1. kuau's Avatar
    Really liking my new Windows RT device, Lumina 2520 which I use 99% of the time as a consumption device.
    Though here is my rub, sure YouTube with flash works great but a lot of the sites I frequent everyday with pull sown menus don't operate correctly with either metro IE or desktop IE even if I add the site to the comparability list. I don't own a keyboard, just wanted the best tablet experience.
    What is the issue? I even went and tried a surface pro 2 and it had the same issues, well at lease without using the keyboard.
    Will IE ever be fixed?
    12-07-2013 08:50 AM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    It can be fixed through Microsoft, but the optimal fix would come from the site publisher in the form of simple tasks like tap to open drop down menu. It is not Microsoft's fault on this one.
    12-07-2013 09:25 AM
  3. Reflexx's Avatar
    It's not IE.

    Some drop down menus are set to open on "hover", not on a press/click. Basically, these sites were not developed with touch in mind.
    12-07-2013 09:37 AM
  4. kuau's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, that's what I was afraid of, interesting though how IOS6 can handle 90% of these sites though IOS7 sucks so bad, I was a long time iPad user, even purchased the new air, yet ending up returning it because safari crashed all the time, so I jumped ship and went with a windows tablet, no regret except this issue I am having. I have to assume that these websites just want to make sure they work in IOS and don't really care about windows tablets.
    Bummer.
    So I hope MS can figure out away like apple did
    12-07-2013 09:50 AM
  5. troylytle's Avatar
    Yeah. It would be stupid and tedious for Microsoft to pour all this money into updates when the site publisher will have to do it anyway.
    12-07-2013 11:44 AM
  6. Winphoner's Avatar
    One thing you can try is to tap and hold (long press) on the links. In IE11, long press equals hover, so holding down should open up the hover menu. It also opens the windows right click menu (in Metro IE, it's the bottom bar with "Open in a new Tab" etc.).
    Sometimes, it's not usable, sometimes it works well... worth a try
    12-09-2013 08:36 AM
  7. rmeigs's Avatar
    One thing you can try is to tap and hold (long press) on the links. In IE11, long press equals hover, so holding down should open up the hover menu.
    This is how I've handled pull down menus and it has always worked.
    12-09-2013 09:06 PM
  8. M Coffey's Avatar
    I have encountered this same problem. Try this. In IE11 (metro or desktop BUT with no touchpad or mouse connected) and go to www.gmail.com and log in. Then, try to log out
    using the icon in the upper right hand corner. If you're lucky, you MIGHT get the menu to appear ONCE. But then it will never appear again. This is using touch.
    12-25-2013 09:01 PM
  9. justop26's Avatar
    One thing you can try is to tap and hold (long press) on the links. In IE11, long press equals hover, so holding down should open up the hover menu. It also opens the windows right click menu (in Metro IE, it's the bottom bar with "Open in a new Tab" etc.).
    Sometimes, it's not usable, sometimes it works well... worth a try
    This.
    12-25-2013 10:33 PM

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