Watching YouTube videos on Internet Explorer in Windows 8 Metro UI

by Shijaz Abdulla on 20.09.2011 at 22:37

Windows 8 Developer Preview was made available last week and it came with Internet Explorer 10. Internet Explorer 10 can be started within the Metro UI and also in the desktop mode.

However, when started in the Metro UI, Adobe Flash plugin is unavailable and hence you cannot play YouTube videos. There is a workaround for this as Internet Explorer supports the next generation HTML5 capabilities.

YouTube now offers an HTML5 trial on their website. All you need to do is to activate the HTML5 trial using your YouTube account. To activate HTML5 trial, go to .

Once you opt-in for HTML5 on YouTube, you can start watching YouTube videos on IE10 in Metro mode.

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“How to make a PDF” for Dummies

by Shijaz Abdulla on 04.07.2007 at 16:34

How do you convert a Word document or Excel sheet to PDF?

“Easy” I hear you say. “Just install that Adobe thingy and you will get the option in Word.”

Not necessarily. With Office 2007, just download and install the Microsoft “Save As PDF” plug-in (for free) and then point to Save As… PDF or XPS.