I just needed a new laptop and Windows 8 came with it...
One of the issues we're frustrated most about is those applications that open in the "Windows UI" mode (formerly known as Metro-style). Such as Internet Explorer.
We hate the "Windows UI" mode for Internet Explorer because we
- Don't see tabs
- Can't just close it normally (I know, there are other ways, but we prefer the close icon)
- Internet Explorer switches to "suspended" mode when toggling applications which causes audio to stop running
I don't seem to be able to start Internet Explorer in "desktop mode", while there are supposed to be two modes possible (see here and here).
Internet Explorer is still the default browser.
I read in other questions (here and here) that Metro style is only possible when it's the default browser. But I actually can't succeed in the reverse: Is desktop mode possible at all when Internet Explorer is the default browser?.