Windows 8 feature, when I select a pinned item on the Start screen, it keeps going back to the desktop?

When I select a pinned item on the start menu, it keeps ging back to the old desk top. How do I stop this annoying feature with Windows 8?
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 264 Applies to:
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If you are trying to use the IE app, it has to be set as default browser or you will get kicked back to the desktop!  You can't have another browser as default and be able to use the IE Metro app!  Stupid behavior!  I hope it's a bug that can be fixed and not a feature!

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When I select a pinned item on the start menu, it keeps ging back to the old desk top. How do I stop this annoying feature with Windows 8?


Hi

When you select a tile for a Desktop app, it will switch to the Desktop to open the app. This is by design since the older desktop apps cannot use the new UI to open.

 

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