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For some reason, I cannot find the Metro version of IE10 on my Windows 8 computer. Help?

I've also looked in the store. How do I get it back guys?

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You put google chrome as your default browser. The metro chrome browser replaces the metro IE.

It seems like you can only have one metro browser

edit: for putting it back, you need to set IE as the default browser again

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You need to have IE10 as your default browser.

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You put google chrome as your default browser. The metro chrome browser replaces the metro IE.

It seems like you can only have one metro browser

edit: for putting it back, you need to set IE as the default browser again

There is a Metro Chrome?

You need to have IE10 as your default browser.

Ok! Thanks!

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There is a Metro Chrome?

Yes, but it's not really Metro at this time. To enable it, you need to have Chrome Dev and set it as your default browser.

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Ah so that explains why my Metro IE has never been there. You dont need to be on the chrome dev version, it replaces it on the latest stable.

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You need to set IE as your default browser, but there's a trick.

You can set to open the Desktop IE or the Metro IE, make sure to pick up the good one :)

Also, there's an option to open the pinned website/pinned IE inside the Metro app.

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No, even the stable version of Google chrome now has Metro version. If you look at the screenshot by the OP, the chrome icon is the metro one. If you set Chrome as the default browser, launching from the start screen will launch the metro version.

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No, even the stable version of Google chrome now has Metro version. If you look at the screenshot by the OP, the chrome icon is the metro one. If you set Chrome as the default browser, launching from the start screen will launch the metro version.

I can confirm. Latest stable chrome launches "Metro Chrome" when launched from Start screen.

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Does Metro Chrome auto install from the desktop version or something? Because I noticed this exact same thing last night. I have desktop Chrome installed because the desktop IE keeps un-maximising Flash videos and crashes a lot. I wanted to play with the Metro IE last night though, and noticed that Metro Chrome as installed and IE was missing.

I have absolutely NO idea how Metro Chrome got on there... I didn't install it!

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Does Metro Chrome auto install from the desktop version or something? Because I noticed this exact same thing last night. I have desktop Chrome installed because the desktop IE keeps un-maximising Flash videos and crashes a lot. I wanted to play with the Metro IE last night though, and noticed that Metro Chrome as installed and IE was missing.

I have absolutely NO idea how Metro Chrome got on there... I didn't install it!

Metro versions of browsers will be installed with the desktop versions. You don't have to install it separately. When metro version of Firefox is released, installing the desktop version will install both versions on Windows 8. Just set the default browser to whichever browser you want to use in the metro mode.

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Metro versions of browsers will be installed with the desktop versions. You don't have to install it separately. When metro version of Firefox is released, installing the desktop version will install both versions on Windows 8. Just set the default browser to whichever browser you want to use in the metro mode.

Unacceptable. I chose to install the DESKTOP version of Chrome, which I did before there even WAS a Metro version. At no time was I told the metro version would install, or that it would remove the Metro IE from use. I have a requirement for multiple browsers on my machine.

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Unacceptable. I chose to install the DESKTOP version of Chrome, which I did before there even WAS a Metro version. At no time was I told the metro version would install, or that it would remove the Metro IE from use. I have a requirement for multiple browsers on my machine.

But that's not Chrome (or Firefox's) fault. That's how it works in Widows 8. There are no two browsers for each mode. Rather, how it works is that it is the same browser (engine) running with two diferent user interface. internet Explorer, for eample, doesn't have two exe files for each version (metro vs desktop). There is only one Internet Explorer that can display BOTH versions. Same with chrome, there is only ONE chrome exe that can work as BOTH versions. Even though you installed it before there was metro version, when Chrome updated itself, it gained the CAPABILITY of displaying both versions.

To get metro IE back and remove metro chrome, set IE as the default browser.

I agree that the default browser rule is weird. But there's how I do it. I keep IE default browser, but just launch and use chrome daily. I really don't care chrome is not my default browser because it doesn't affect the fact that I still use chrome as my primary browser.

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Chrome is set as the default browser, but clicking on links in apps outside of the browser launches desktop IE, so clearly the default browser part isn't working quite right; at least in the RP anyway.

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Chrome is set as the default browser, but clicking on links in apps outside of the browser launches desktop IE, so clearly the default browser part isn't working quite right; at least in the RP anyway.

Type in default programs on start screen. In the default program applet, set the browser you want as default

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I don't really understand the logic in this. What if I want my default browser to be Firefox or Chrome and still have IE 10 Metro?

If it is indeed the same .exe, then why does this behavior happen? I'm trying to get with this whole 'Metro' concept, but it's constantly pulling me out of it.

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I don't really understand the logic in this. What if I want my default browser to be Firefox or Chrome and still have IE 10 Metro?

If it is indeed the same .exe, then why does this behavior happen? I'm trying to get with this whole 'Metro' concept, but it's constantly pulling me out of it.

Ask Microsoft why this is. But I am going to guess this is to prevent people from distributing metro apps outside of the store. All metro apps EXCEPT web browsers must go through the store. If the default browser rule didn't exist, people could have used this loophole as a way to distribute metro apps outside the app store.

In my opinion, forcing developers to the app store is the dimmest move MS made in Windows 8

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Ask Microsoft why this is. But I am going to guess this is to prevent people from distributing metro apps outside of the store. All metro apps EXCEPT web browsers must go through the store. If the default browser rule didn't exist, people could have used this loophole as a way to distribute metro apps outside the app store.

In my opinion, forcing developers to the app store is the dimmest move MS made in Windows 8

If this is true then how will administrators deploy metro apps to managed users? I really hope you are slightly wrong because if not, the true ramifications of this decision are going to show themselves very soon.

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If this is true then how will administrators deploy metro apps to managed users? I really hope you are slightly wrong because if not, the true ramifications of this decision are going to show themselves very soon.

there is a specific procedure that enterprises will be able to do to side load their apps, this has already been explained by microsoft

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If this is true then how will administrators deploy metro apps to managed users? I really hope you are slightly wrong because if not, the true ramifications of this decision are going to show themselves very soon.

Yes, enterprise have a way to deploy metro style line of business (LOB) apps. However, this requires, I believe, the enterprise versions of Windows to do the deployment. Also, it is not so simple that anyone can use this back door. There are strict rules and procedures that IT administrators to follow to deploy these apps to Windows 8 and RT devices. Bottom line: It's easy for IT to deploy apps in business. But for regular consumers, the only way to get apps is through the app store (which I am fully against). Web browsers are the only exception.

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there is a specific procedure that enterprises will be able to do to side load their apps, this has already been explained by microsoft

Keyword being "their". You must be talking about this ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsstore/archive/2012/04/25/deploying-metro-style-apps-to-businesses.aspx ) and if so then my comment stands. You cannot distribute Metro apps. Apple allows you to freely distribute and update Mac Apple Store apps that are free and paid as long as you have the right amount of licenses. If Microsoft doesn't allow this then you basically cannot manage apps in any real way, much akin to the iOS App Store.

That's an instant deal breaker for my organization. Please correct me if I'm misreading the blog post.

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I agree. I am a die heart Windows 8 fan, as you may already know. However, I was always, since the developer preview, against the idea of only one source of app distribution. This prevents competion. How is Steam supposed to make their metro style app store? This is MS being stubborn, all in the name of "security". "Well, app store is secure, so that's the only way we will allow". But we should have a choice of installing apps from outside source because we are the users and shouldn't be told be be stuck under Microsoft's own app store.

Anyways, that was my big Windows 8 rant.

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I don't really understand the logic in this. What if I want my default browser to be Firefox or Chrome and still have IE 10 Metro?

If it is indeed the same .exe, then why does this behavior happen? I'm trying to get with this whole 'Metro' concept, but it's constantly pulling me out of it.

You can have Metro IE and still using Firefox as your default browser, just check the options inside IE.

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I agree. I am a die heart Windows 8 fan, as you may already know. However, I was always, since the developer preview, against the idea of only one source of app distribution. This prevents competion. How is Steam supposed to make their metro style app store? This is MS being stubborn, all in the name of "security". "Well, app store is secure, so that's the only way we will allow". But we should have a choice of installing apps from outside source because we are the users and shouldn't be told be be stuck under Microsoft's own app store.

Anyways, that was my big Windows 8 rant.

TBH, they're unlikely to get away with it for long. Not in the EU, at least. :p

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This is MS being stubborn, all in the name of "security".

Nothing to do with security, Microsoft has always worked this way, it's their game. To stifle competition, to make software that blocks competition. People forget, Microsoft IS a Monopoly.

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