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

Desktop Internet Explorer

In some cases this may be fine with you, but for many desktop users this is not what we want. To configure Internet Explorer to open all web links in the desktop version, you have to make a change in Internet Properties.

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