Hello and thank you for visiting our blog! I wanted to take a moment to discuss an issue I encountered during a consultation with a customer. This is a very simple task, so simple I was looking so hard into the answer that I quickly overlooked the correct solution!
To open Internet Explorer in Windows 8 aka Metro mode: Simply open the start menu and run or open Internet Explorer. Opening Internet Explorer from the desktop produces the regular version of Internet Explorer. Opening Internet Explorer from the new start screen produces the newer full screen, Metro mode, which is very useful for the new touchscreen computers that are being released a bit more affordable. I could not figure out how to open Internet Explorer in full screen or Metro mode from the desktop. If anyone has the solution please post the answer and I will edit this blog post accordingly to help out other computer technicians and people in general curious to this answer, as well!