^ are you serious? IE is supposed to have been built for touch. Guess what? Opening it up on the Metro UI actually just opens it up on the desktop...:crazy:
You are not opening the correct IE in metro. If you open the correct one from metro, it will bring up a touch friendly browser....address bar is at the bottom, and the back and forward buttons as well. You touch in the address bar and then you get your recent and favorite buttons...big squares that you scroll left and right on.