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Links in Windows 8 Mail App

Rosemary from Shirley, AR writes:

I have Windows 8. When I go to mail, if I click on a link in an email, and try to go back to my emails I keep having to go back to start to get back into my email program. It will not let me go back with the back arrows. I have hotmail which is now outlook.

Hello Rosemary,

The reason you cannot use the back arrows is because when you are looking at your mail, you are using the App from the Metro interface. Then when you click on the links, your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome) opens up in the Desktop mode. It’s kind of like opening in another window, so you would not have a website to go back to.

However, your mail is still fairly easy to get to, even when you have been switched to the Desktop mode. Simply take your mouse and point to the top left corner of your screen. You will see all your active Apps. Click on your mail app and you will be right back to your email.

If you have updated to 8.1.1, you will have the Mail app as an icon on your task bar. You can simply click back and forth between apps that way. You can also easily close the mail app when you are done by moving to the top of the screen and clicking the X in the top right corner.

– Audra