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I have a Xbox360 wired game controller pluged in a Windows 8 computer. It is working correctly with games. However, I would like to use it with Windows 8 apps in general.

As Windows 8 navigation works in general with the keyboard, can it work in general with a Game Controller?

If not, is there other solutions/device to control a Windows 8 app remotely?

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Kinda - and no, not really. Microsoft sells a specific XBox controller for Windows. I have not tried it on Windows 8 as I don't have one.… – Mark Allen Feb 11 '13 at 22:45
This is what I have. – decasteljau Feb 13 '13 at 1:05

I use Xpadder. It simulates keyboard presses and mouse movement. But you have to create your own profile for Windows 8 or find one on the web.

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