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How to use the Internet Download Manager(IDM) inside the Metro UI Internet Explorer. I Used it in Desktop Version but eager to use it in Metro Version?

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It is very likely you will never be able to since its a add-on. – Ramhound Oct 24 '12 at 10:41
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If I'm not getting you wrong then you are talking about the IDM(Internet download manger) for the windows(correct me if I'm going in wrong direction). If you want to use IDM for the IE for ModernUI then I don't think they have updated it yet. So I think you have to wait until they don't fix it.

Version 6.12 adds IDM download panel for web-players that can be used to download flash videos from sites like YouTube, MySpaceTV, and Google Videos. It also features complete Windows 7 and Vista support, YouTube grabber, redeveloped scheduler, and MMS protocol support. The new version also adds improved integration for IE and IE based browsers, redesigned and enhanced download engine, the unique advanced integration into all latest browsers, improved toolbar, and a wealth of other improvements and new features.


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Yes you are correct. – webcoder Oct 24 '12 at 8:59
So yet there is no update for the ModernUI they have, you have to live with it. – avirk Oct 24 '12 at 9:02

So far you cannot access the Downloads in the ModernUI Internet Explorer. There are some workarounds available:

  • After the download you get directly a "Open" button for the recently downloaded file

  • Otherwise you need to go to the Desktop Internet Explorer

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and then view the downloads (Ctrl+J) as in old days.

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Considering you cannot use add-ons with the Modern UI Internet Explorer I am not sure where the second image came from. – Ramhound Oct 24 '12 at 10:41
As I said in my answer - when you open the Desktop IE with View on the Desktop you'll have all these options... – FiveO Oct 24 '12 at 12:03

I use IE 11 with the latest IDM build , I noticed that it now works with the metro app! It also shows the download video bar , but this functionality is only limited to videos(flash).

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