Where does Windows 8 put the exe of the default browser for Modern UI?

Posted by avirk on Super User See other posts from Super User or by avirk
Published on 2012-10-23T14:25:11Z Indexed on 2012/10/23 17:06 UTC
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I was trying to some hack with Win-8 and I found something which is really gonna out my mind. When I set the default browser to the IE then its icon become Modern UI and I can't see the option Open file location at the bottom when I select it by right click. But if I don't set it default then it became a desktop version icon and show up the option when I select it.

Same is for the Google Chrome when I checked it.

IE icon when it is not set to default, I can see the option open file location.

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Google Chrome icon when it is set to default.

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Google Chrome of desktop version when it is set to default.

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So my question is where does Modern UI keep exe of the default browser? And why the default browser has Modern UI icon and non-default browser has desktop version icon.

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