How to Set URL Links to Open in Modern or Desktop IE10 or IE11 View in Windows 8 and 8.1

Whenever you open up links in Windows 8 and 8.1, you have the option of opening them up in IE10, IE11 or another browser set by you as a default such as Firefox or Chrome. Here is how you can change these settings in Windows 8:

Open links

1. Open up Control Panel

Open Control Panel

2. Click Internet options

Click internet options

3. Click on the Programs tab

Internet properties

4. Here are the settings described in details:

  • Let Internet Explorer decide – As default settings, IE10 would decide whether the link would open in Win 8 UI or desktop IE10.
  • Always in Internet Explorer (Metro) – This option would open up links always in IE Metro
  • Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop – This would open up links in IE10 Desktop version.
  • Open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop
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