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
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?.