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Clearing Browser History In Metro Mode

The latest versions of Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer utilize a special mode to display programs called Metro. The Metro app for Internet Explorer uses a different method to clear the browser cache and cookies (temporarily files) than other browsers. The steps below will show you how to clear cache and cookies for the Internet Explorer Metro app.

 

How do I know if I am running the Internet Explorer Metro App?

The Metro app for Internet Explorer has the address bar at the bottom and different buttons. Here is an example:

 

Internet Explorer Metro Mode

 

 

Follow these steps to clear cache and cookies for the Metro app:

 

  1. Press Windows + C or mouse to the right side of the window to bring up the Charms on the right side of the screen. It will appear on the right side of the screen:

    Windows Charms

  2. Click Settings at the bottom of the Charms bar.

  3. Click Options:

    Options

  4. Click the Select button under the History section (you may have to scroll down to see this option):

    Options

  5. At minimum, select Cached images and Cookies and set "Keep data for favorites when deleting history" to Off.

  6. Click Delete:

    Delete options

  7. After a few seconds you should see "The data you selected was deleted":

    Done