Solved New question about internet explorer

May 8, 2015 at 11:42:41
Specs: Windows 8.1, 6GB
Every time I use Outlook.com/Hotmail or Google anything, all the tabs are on the bottom of the screen. I have to click on Tools tab and then click View on desktop to get rid of tabs on the bottom. How do I keep the screen that way?

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#1
May 8, 2015 at 12:09:13
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#2
May 8, 2015 at 12:26:17
Aha, that foxed me for a bit but I think what you are wanting is to use the desktop IE version rather than the one on the Start screen. If so:

Go to the old style desktop (one with small icons rather than blocks). Right click the desktop and select "New > Shortcut". In the box under "Type the location of the item", type this:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
It has to be "exactly" as given, including the quotes each end. You can copy/paste it in if that is easier. Hit the Next button. Best change the name to IE Desktop (although this is not essential). Hit Finish button.

You will now have an IE icon on your desktop which should give you what you require. If you want to be able to access it from the new style Start menu (blocks) then right click it and select "Pin to start".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
May 11, 2015 at 07:29:50
To Derek
Thank you for trying to help. I followed your instructions twice and got the same response even though I copied and pasted the word from your response.
This is what I got on my screen when I did that:

" This page can’t be displayed

•Make sure the web address http://www.internet%20explorer.com is correct.
•Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.

Fix connection problems

>Look for the page with your search engine.
•Refresh the page in a few minutes.


Fix connection problems


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#4
May 11, 2015 at 08:28:27
To riider
Thank you for your advice. I do not have Chrome 32, I have Internet Explorer 11 so do not get the same windows when clicking on Options.. Maybe I need to change to Chrome but do not know the advantage of Chrome over internet Explorer. I tried to follow your instructions but since I don't get the same choices, I need to find another way.

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#5
May 11, 2015 at 12:49:52
Re #3

It looks like you were working in Internet Explorer rather than the old style desktop. Maybe the terminology threw you.

This is the old style desktop:
http://screenshots.en.sftcdn.net/en...

This is the (new) Start menu - with blocks:
http://i.i.cbsi.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2...

You can switch between the Start menu and the old style desktop by pressing the Windows key.

You should be trying to create a shortcut on the old style desktop. That is what you then right click and, following the details in my post #2, create a shortcut to IE (an icon). When you double click that new icon, IE should arrive with the "look" that it sounds as if you are after. You then use that to go online in future. If you generally use the Start menu then you right click the new icon and select "Pin to Start" and the icon will appear there.

I might be wrong but I think what I'm suggesting is exactly what you want if we can get it sorted.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
May 11, 2015 at 14:22:42
I am using the old style desktop with small icons instead of blocks. This did not work for me and I did follow your exact advice. Maybe I should leave off the quote marks??

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#7
May 11, 2015 at 14:42:43
First of all, do you normally access IE from an icon the old style desktop? If so then you probably don't need what I am suggesting. Difficult to describe but you don't get the full width pages and black bar it the bottom that you get in Internet Explorer from the Start menu.

Just for now I'll assume we want to continue. Yes the quotes are important and should be included. I need to try to find out where this goes wrong. Do you get to the Window that is headed "Create Shortcut", which has a slot to type the target in and a Browse button to the right of it? If so are you able to put this in it?:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"

Did you ever get a desktop icon (should have a blue E)?

Another question:
Do you happen to know if you have a 32 bit or 64 bit computer?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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