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1answer
64 views

Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
0
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1answer
57 views

Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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1answer
30 views

All application disappeared in windows 8 start menu

I had problems lunching windows 8, every time i start the PC, it hands in the Start menu, and i can't do anything (Open desktop or any other application), so i booted in linux, and i cleared the ...
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0answers
14 views

Choosing Audio-out for Apps

I have a question regarding the use of seperate audio outputs for seperate apps. So I would theoretically be able to put music on speakers while listening to something different on headphones. (not ...
2
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0answers
385 views

Windows 8.1 WindowsApps Folder Permissions

I read some threads about people who were able to modify metro apps files (WindowsApps dir) on Windows 8. However, I cannot do this on Windows 8.1. I am an administrator and even when I take the ...
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0answers
27 views

Program to track time and describe what I did

I want to know if there is any program to run like this app of chrome extension Simple Time Track. Because I want to count the time that I spend in a task. I´m using Windows 8.1, but also can be app ...
0
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1answer
86 views

Windows 8.1 - How to delete an apps shortcut?

I can't find the answer anywhere online. I have a program I wrote in VS, installed it, and it put a tile in the apps start screen. Now I want to delete it. Not uninstall the program, I just want to ...
1
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2answers
221 views

Advantage of windows 8 apps over desktop programs

Introduction I currently have a laptop running windows 8 without touchsceen, apparently I somtimes use 'apps' and more often I use 'desktop programs'. However, I just don't get the point of making ...
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0answers
27 views

How to Download windows 8 Apps through IDM? [duplicate]

Downloading apps through windows 8 app store doesn't complete at all, though they get downloaded till 90% and then dead like nothing downloads after it. Restarting PC and app troubleshooter from ...
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0answers
46 views

Where is Windows 8's “package cache” for store applications?contd

Here's Where is Windows 8's "package cache" for store applications? in which I read about Bob's answer and did exactly what his post said.But on downloading the apps through any web ...
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3answers
9k views

Hide Windows 8.1 apps from All apps screen

I am using Windows 8.1 now and I have some installed apps that I don't want my children to use. When I was using Windows 8, I had no problem when I wanted to hide apps because all installed apps ...
0
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0answers
98 views

Backup Note Anytime files

I am using the Note Anytime app on Windows 8. I want to save my files, that are transcripts/notes of lectures (and therefore very important to me), but I can't find the files. So how can I backup the ...
1
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0answers
427 views

Very slow performance

I'm using Windows 8.1 RTM with following PC: Foxconn h61mxp mb 500gb Seagate ST500DM002 HDD The problem is, I have nearly always 100% disk load Here are running applications on tray: And ...
0
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2answers
4k views

How to backup metro “app” data, manually

I'm a PC tech and I have been getting more and more Windows 8 issues. First off I hate metro, and secondly I hate "apps". I like to do fresh installs of Windows8. I backup my user's data and then ...
2
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0answers
614 views

Windows 8 apps not connecting to internet with USB dongle/modem

The question pretty much says it all. I have Windows 8 Professional 64-bit and my main/only method of getting connected to the internet is to use this USB dongle/modem I have. Now it works perfectly, ...
1
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0answers
48 views

Leftover app shortcuts on the all apps screen

I have uninstalled a couple apps in windows 8 pro using the windows uninstall program however the app tile is still appearing on the all apps screen although it is showing a blank page icon instead of ...
0
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1answer
286 views

Windows 8 “Modern UI” applications show as offline

When I start Windows 8 and the home screen comes on I can't get onto Bing because it says I am offline, the same happens with Internet Explorer. When I try to get into any app it says it is offline ...
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2answers
1k views

Using a Windows Memory Cleaner/Optimization application [closed]

My desktop computer run Windows 8, with 2 GB of RAM installed. It gets really slow when I open few programs. Even when I close a running program it doesn't seem to recover its memory quickly and runs ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Run small metro App on second monitor

in Windows 8 you can stick a metro app to a side of the monitor so it runs on the side. The problem is, that you can do that apparently only on the primary monitor. Is there a way to display it on ...
0
votes
1answer
258 views

How do I remove built-in applications from win8 [duplicate]

I purchased a new laptop that (unfortunately) comes with Win8. I would like to learn whether and how I can remove some of the pre-installed (built-in) applications that Win8 comes with. To be more ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Inbuilt Ways To Create A Reference List For All Installed Applications/Programs On My PC? [duplicate]

Is there an inbuilt way or ways in Windows to show (alphabetically ideally) all the programs/applications that are installed on my Windows PC that can then be saved as a PDF or Word document for ...
0
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0answers
52 views

How can I launch single instanced applications multiple times on the same machine without VMWare?

I have a game in which I want to test how many players are able to join a multiplayer game - the problem is that my VMWare machines return "Graphics Hardware not supported on this platform" when I try ...
4
votes
2answers
17k views

How do I view the content of the Clipboard in Windows 8?

I'm looking to visually view the contents of my clipboard in Windows 8. From what I've researched the Clipboard viewer program is only installed in Windows XP and below. Is there another way to view ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 apps, after uninstalling whole app folder and data still resides?

I have just completed a fresh install of my new laptop with windows 8 as it came with a load of pre-installed rubbish. After deleting the apps that are pre-installed on any windows 8 install, I ...
4
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1answer
4k views

Set up email in Windows 8 Mail without a Microsoft Account/Email Address?

Is there a way to use the default Mail app in Windows 8 without signing in using a Microsoft Account? I'd like to only add an Exchange account and have no need for an extra Microsoft Account on my ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Disable app access to internet on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I recently started using Windows 8 Pro for work purposes but I also occasionally use my laptop at home where I don't have an unlimited internet connection: I use tethering to connect to the internet ...
1
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2answers
108 views

Windows 8 app modification results in “This app can't open”

I was pretty sick of the Windows 8 app Messenger purple color, so I decided to make some basic modifications to the app's CSS to change it. Unfortunately, after initially opening the app it exited ...
3
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2answers
3k views

How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
0
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0answers
379 views

Video app doesn't work in Windows 8

I just started using Windows 8 today and it seems I've already managed to mess it up. The video app doesn't work when I launch it. It opens and closes after about 1 sec and returns to the start ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps?

Do you really need a license to develop Windows 8 metro apps? Even for third party ones not intended to be included in the Windows 8 store? I thought the Metro was the future, and I understand why ...
1
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2answers
5k views

Repair all “broken” Metro apps?

It often happens to me that a lot of Windows 8 Metro apps need to be repaired (i.e. cannot be opened). Is there a way to repair them all at once?
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1answer
1k views

Installing app on WIndows 8 phone without going through the store [closed]

I'm planning on writing an app for personal use on Windows phone 8, but I have no idea how to test it or install it without going through the windows store. How can I install an app on a phone for ...
-1
votes
1answer
94 views

Last uninstalled application [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Windows 7 uninstall log that shows who uninstalled what? I accidenally uninstalled 1 of my applications. (Actually I wanted to uninstall another one) The ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

some windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't open, but live tiles DO work

Some of my default windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't work properly, the apps are the Weather and the News apps. when I open them, I only get the loading screen, that is, the big colorful screen ...
3
votes
3answers
840 views

Windows 8 shortcut keys for Modern UI (tiled) Apps

Is there a way to assign shortcut keys like Ctrl+Alt+E (or non-used Windows+key) to Modern UI (Tiled) Apps. Some of them are useful to be able to bounce in and out of them with a keystroke. I'm ...
1
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0answers
487 views

All Windows 8 Modern UI apps crash on upgraded user account; work perfectly on a new one

Exactly what the title says. I've run the troubleshooter, disabled startup services, fixed ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES permissions, enabled UAC, enabled Windows Firewall, and still, all of them (save for ...
18
votes
1answer
606 views

What happens to Modern-UI apps when they aren't in the foreground?

If I start a Modern-UI app and then switch to a different app or a normal program running on the desktop, what happens to the first app? I've heard something about the first app being suspended, but ...
3
votes
3answers
831 views

How to access AppStore from Windows 8 in unsupported region?

I am from Myanmar and I am now using Windows 8. The Windows 8 App Store is not supported in our country, but still I would like to open and download applications from it. So, how can I access App ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

Change location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8

Does anyone know how I can change the location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8? I've had a look in the hidden and very difficult to get into "Windows Apps" folder ...
19
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1answer
1k views

Install Windows Store apps from the command-line

We can install AppX packages (Metro/Modern/Microsoft-style UI apps) by using the following PowerShell command: add-appxpackage C:\path-to-app.appx But, I want to install free Windows Store apps ...
0
votes
1answer
239 views

How to download Windows 8 Apps from Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install a Windows 8 App directly from the app store website? I am running Windows 8 on my laptop. I want to download Skitch, so I visited this page, which gave me ...
5
votes
1answer
469 views

How do I check the version of a Modern UI (Metro) Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed? As any Windows software, Modern UI apps have a release version, but I couldn't find it by looking ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

How to monitor resource utilization by apps in Windows 8? [closed]

I read that letting apps run in the background, they will simply fade away and not use resources. I wanted to know how long is a general fade away? Is there a way to control it? Can I monitor this ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Games App won't update on Windows 8

On a newly installed Windows 8, the games app has a tile which says that there is an update for the app and it needs to be updated. Clicking the tile does nothing. Going into the app store and ...
25
votes
4answers
25k views

How to log out from skype app?

I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to ...
3
votes
1answer
13k views

How to remove an account from Mail app in windows 8?

I added my Outlook mail account and Gmail account to the Mail app of Windows 8. Now I want want to remove one of those account from the app. How do I do that ? I searched every where but there if no ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Can I use the Windows 8 mail app with Exchange without adding a Microsoft Account?

I am using Windows 8 at work. Our Exchange server is configured to allow access from the Windows 8 mail app. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to use the mail app without first adding a Microsoft ...