If you primarly work in Desktop Mode in Windows 8, you'll often be irritated when the you get the special Modern (Metro) Internet Explorer.
It turns out this is very easy to force Windows 8 to only launch IE in Desktop Mode.
First, enter Desktop Mode (Windows-D) and Launch IE from the taskbar. If you don't have an IE icon in your taskbar, then click Windows-R which will launch the Run Window, then type iexplore as shown below.
Once IE launches, click on the Tools Icon (the gear) on the top right and select Internet Options.
In the Internet Options dialog, go to the Programs tab and under Choose how you open links select Always in Internet Explorer on the desktop and press OK.
And you are done. Now you'll always see IE launch in desktop mode – even if you click on the IE Icon on the Modern/Metro Start Screen.
For Google Chrome Users
This is pretty easy, first click on this button in the upper-right hand side of Chrome
And then select Relaunch Chrome on the desktop
Now Chrome will always open on the desktop