Windows – How to force all links to open in the Desktop browser

browserwindows 8

When I click a link from a Modern UI app, it opens in my default Modern UI browser. How do I force all links, regardless of source, to open in the desktop browser? Ideally, the Modern UI browser would not open at all, except possibly if I manually opened it.

I am currently using Firefox Elm (a Nightly build), but answers for IE10, Chrome, or any other browser that supports both a Modern UI and Desktop interface would be great too.

Best Answer

IE10 has an option in the desktop Internet Options settings dialog under the Programs tab to specify that links and tiles be opened in Desktop Mode:

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(it's disabled here as it's set by Group Policy)

The Group Policy location for these settings is in both User Configuration and Computer Configuration at Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Settings:

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