Thursday, 4 December 2014

How to stop links opening in the Internet Explorer full screen app.


How to stop links opening in the Internet Explorer full screen app

Problem

In Windows 8, when you click a link it opens up Internet Explorer in the full screen app as opposed to the Desktop program.

Solution

1. Hold down the “Windows Key” and press “X”.
2. Click on “Control Panel”.
3. Click on “Internet Options” and click the “Programs” tab.
4. Under the heading “Choose how you open links”, check the box that states “open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop” and click “OK”.

If you find “Choose how you open links” is grayed out, please follow these steps:

1. Open “Internet Options” then click the “Programs” tab and click “Set associations”.


2. Tick the “Select All” check box and click “Save”.
 Now when you click links, your web browser will open in the desktop environment.