Immersive IE10 On Windows 8 To Offer Browser Switch

By | February 2, 2012 | 5 Comments


Immersive IE10 On Windows 8 To Offer Browser Switch

Back in 2011, we reported that Microsoft will ditch plugins support from its Immersive Internet Explorer browser in favor of the HTML5.

Now, software giant reports that when the touch friendly version of IE detects some sort of plugin, Flash for example, it will offer them a one click option to switch to the desktop version of IE10.

How exactly will this happen? See the screenshot below

Immersive IE10 On Windows 8 To Offer Browser Switch

According to Program Manager, John Hrvatin, “This mechanism provides a short-term mitigation. The desktop browsing experience and most plug-ins were not designed for smaller screens, battery constraints, and no mouse. Providing an easy way to the Windows desktop is the last resort when no comparable plug-in free fallback content exists.”


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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

  • IE & Opera Fanboy

    Youtube, VideoFy.Me, Vimeo,..etc these video service have to move to HTML5 completely before Windows 8 reaches market. Also, hopefully the world settles down on the video codec that users in HTML5.

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  • adumpaul

    Windows 8 is a nice application.

    • Mikah

      I was under the impression that Windows 8 is an operating system