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    Default How to view download in IE Metro?

    Hi all,

    My friend and I both are using W8 Release Preview. We were trying to download a game and when he went to download his he hit "Close" on the "Cancel - Close dialogue that appeared so he could just ctrl+j and look at it in the download manager..... That's when nothing happened. I started mine on the desktop IE and ctrl+j brought up my download manager and I [am still watching it] download. We have looked and looked and looked and looked and there is absolutely no way to view his download in IE Metro. Ctrl+J in desktop IE says he has no active downloads. Looked in his downloads folder and there was no .partial file. So "Close" actually cancelled the download? Why does it say "Cancel - Close" if they both do the same thing? Why is there no download manager in IE? Please don't give me any automated **** like "Click tools and" because there is no tools button in IE Metro, please give me a real response.

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    Default Re: How to view download in IE Metro?

    The Modern UI IE is more limited IMO than the Desktop version. Have him switch to the Desktop Version. The Modern UI version does not accept any add-ons. (other than Flash which is resident by default)

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    Default Re: How to view download in IE Metro?

    When you click Close on a download that in progress in Metro style Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview, there isn't a way to view the download's progress again. The download will continue until it finishes and then the bar along the bottom of the screen will reappear while the security scan is finished. Finally you will be given the option to open the file.

    Also the Metro style Internet Explorer must remain open for the download to continue. If you move into another application the download will be paused.

    As a workaround, if you use the desktop Internet Explorer you will have access to the download manager as you described in your reply.

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    Default Re: How to view download in IE Metro?

    Quote Originally Posted by threeone View Post
    When you click Close on a download that in progress in Metro style Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview, there isn't a way to view the download's progress again. The download will continue until it finishes and then the bar along the bottom of the screen will reappear while the security scan is finished. Finally you will be given the option to open the file.

    Also the Metro style Internet Explorer must remain open for the download to continue. If you move into another application the download will be paused.

    As a workaround, if you use the desktop Internet Explorer you will have access to the download manager as you described in your reply.
    It seems to me that IE in the Retro UI is worhtless. I am not impressed this retro ui.

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    Default Re: How to view download in IE Metro?

    By the way that's now Modern UI, not Metro UI or Retro UI.

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