While using Windows 8, you might experience clicking IE tile on Start screen launches in desktop mode instead of launching IE in Modern UI. Looking at programs tab in internet options, you see “Open Internet Explorer tiles on the desktop” option grayed out.
In Windows 8, if default browser is set other than IE, like FireFox or Chrome, IE won’t launch in Modern UI.
Bringing back is simple, just set IE back to default browser. Click gear icon at right top corner of IE window, and click “Internet Options”.
Go to “Programs” tab, click “Make Internet Explorer the default browser.”
Set Default Programs window will open, select Internet Explorer from Programs list.
Click “Set this program as default”, and you are set. IE will start to launch in Modern UI again. (Unless if you set IE to always launch in desktop).
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