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Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser?

The internet explorer 10 in windows 8, is opening in desktop mode when launched from the new start menu tile.This started happening when I changed the default browser to google chrome.

what should I do to open it in metro mode by default when launched from start menu ?

marked as duplicate by Karan, Gaff, Hennes, Bob, ChrisF Nov 3 '12 at 20:36

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IE10 can only be metro mode when it is made a default browser. The same rule goes for the other browsers.

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    looks like I am never gonna use ie in metro mode :) – vishesh Nov 2 '12 at 19:35
  • We could hack Metro mode for all browsers by writing a script to continually sets the active browser window as default browser. – mcandre Nov 2 '12 at 21:03

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