Modern IE 11 window doesn't close when last tab is closed RRS feed

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  • Modern/Metro IE 11 in Windows 8.1. I need IE to close when the tabs are closed. However when I close the last tab it just opens again to the homepage. 
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:06 PM


  • Hi Spetroski,

    that is by design as it is what is called a frameless browser, like a web browser on your smart phone.

    You can close Metro with Alt+f4 or swipe from the top to display a title bar that has close and restore buttons on it.


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    • Proposed as answer by Deason Wu Monday, April 27, 2015 1:53 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Wednesday, May 6, 2015 4:18 AM
    Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:03 AM