[Tip] Enable New “Flip Ahead” Feature in Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8

We all know that Microsoft's latest OS Windows 8 comes with 2 versions of its built-in web browser "Internet Explorer". One is the traditional Desktop version of Internet Explorer which comes bundled with every Windows version and the other is a new version of Internet Explorer which is called "Metro IE". Its a special version of Internet Explorer specifically designed for touch devices such as tablets.

The Metro IE version can be accessed from the new Start Screen. Its shown as a tile in Start Screen and you can launch it by clicking on the tile. Its a chromeless version of IE to provide maximum browsing area to users.

But did you know this new Metro version of Internet Explorer comes with a nice and useful feature called "Flip ahead"?

"Flip ahead" feature only works in Metro IE. It allows you to quickly and easily go to next page in a website which you are browsing by either swiping across the screen or clicking on forward button which is shown in the middle-right area of screen as shown in following image:

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By default this feature is not enabled but interested people can enable it using any of following 2 methods:

  • METHOD 1: Using Metro IE Settings
  • METHOD 2: Using Desktop IE Options

METHOD 1: Using Metro IE Settings

1. Launch Metro IE by clicking on Internet Explorer tile on Start Screen.

2. Move your mouse cursor to top-right corner of screen and click on Settings option from the Charms bar. Alternatively, you can press Win+C keys together to access the Charms bar.

3. Now click on "Internet Options" given in the right sidebar.

4. It'll open Metro IE settings page. Scroll down a little and set the option "Turn on flip ahead" to On.

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That's it. It'll immediately enable the new flip ahead feature in Metro IE.

METHOD 2: Using Desktop IE Options

You can also enable flip ahead feature using Desktop version of Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer and select "Internet options" from Tools menu.

2. Go to "Advanced" tab and scroll down a little to get "Enable flip ahead" option present in Browsing section.

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3. Enable the option and apply the changes.

Now you are ready to enjoy the new "Flip ahead" feature in Internet Explorer 10 present in Windows 8.

NOTE: According to Microsoft, if you enable this option, your browsing history will be sent to Microsoft to improve how flip ahead works.





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Posted in: Internet Explorer, Windows 8 / 8.1


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Comments

  • Another Sweet Tip. Thanks VG!

  • Very nice find VG. Loved it. :)

  • I don't have access to Windows 8 atm, does this include a 'flip backwards' feature as well (to go to the previous page)?

  • VG

    ^^ No.

  • But how does it know which page is next? And hasn't Opera had something like this for years? I seem to remember something similar about 10 years ago.

  • VG

    ^^ When it finds a paginated link such as part 1, part 2 or page 1, page 2, etc on a web page, it shows the flip ahead button.

  • Awesome tip. Thats why I love this site. :D

  • amazing find. nice addition to metro ie. :)

  • As long there is no option to deactivate unvolontary sending of my browsing history I will definitely NOT USE this

  • What I'm looking forward to is paginated links being pulled into one page. Now THAT would be an addition worth implementing.

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