Slideshow: Change IE in Windows 8 to open links in desktop mode every time

Control Panel

Internet Properties

The Internet Properties configuration window in Windows 8 is remarkably similar to Windows 7. You can get to the configuration several ways.

On the Start Screen, type "control panel" and press enter. On the Control Panel screen, click the "View network status and tasks" link to get the Network and Sharing Center screen.

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