Modern UI, officially named "Windows Store" apps, is how we refer to the new design language and style used in Windows 8 (and Windows Phones); which through guidelines lays more emphasis typography and less on graphics, resulting in a more simplistic UI.

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AutoIt: Get text from inside a Windows Metro app

I'm automating a Windows Metro app and need to read some text that it returns. I've tried using the "AutoIt v3 Window Info" utility to inspect the application but it's unable to see the text. What ...
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How do I switch back to using Modern IE instead of Desktop IE?

Like many, when I first got Windows 8.1 I thought I would not like the new version of IE (Modern IE), so I switched to using Desktop IE (Classic UI) exclusively. Now I want to undo my mistake. Trouble ...
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Closing IE and other metro apps on touch screen

I'm trying to configure a device for a client who wants to use metro apps on a touch screen. The problem I'm running into at the moment is that the interface for some of these metro apps is not ...
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How do file associations work in Windows 8.1?

Windows 8 added metro apps. Since Metro apps are not run the same way as other programs, the file association seems to be different from other programs. How are files associated in Windows?
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SOLVED - Open Internet Explorer Desktop version from Start? [duplicate]

Is it possible to pin IE tiles that when you tap it, it open IE in desktop mode? I imagine it will be possible to make a shortcut with iexplorer.exe /somecommand or something like that and then pin it ...
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Metro Apps crashing Windows 8 - corrupt windows files?

I have Windows 8. (Not 8.1) Metro apps won't open, i.e. Mail, Photos, Weather, Games, Sport, Bing, Travel, Skype... Windows Store works until installing an app, to which I get the error message ...
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Change text size greyed out in Windows 8.1 - how do I make the UI larger

I have just got a brand new 8" 1280x720 tablet but I found that the text size is too small. I entered PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Display but the "change the size of application, text and other ...
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Are there any Metro Internet Explorer command-line options?

IApplicationActivationManager::ActivateForProtocol works fine but only takes one parameter that has to be a URL. ActivateApplication(..., L"-private http://example.com", ...) does not work. The ...
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Problems With Windows 8.1 Metro Tiles and Apps

I just reinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) on to my computer and I'm having lots of problem in regards to the Metro Tiles (aka the start menu). One of the problem's is that when I boot into Windows and ...
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Windows 8.1: PC crashes after opening metro app

I recently installed windows 8.1 to my ASUS computer, it works and I installed my drivers. But for some reason when I connect it to an external display and open windows store, the computer crashes. ...
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Windows 8.1 tiles do not react until I close Modern UI manually

I have the problem that I cannot start a program using modern-ui. If I click on a program from the apps-section of modern ui NOTHING HAPPENS. Its the same with apps that are pinned to start. ...
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How to resize used area in metro?

When I run an older program in my laptop i.e Worms Armageddon sometimes the Metro interface "area with icons" will be resized to a part of the screen. If I restart the computer it gets back to ...
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Windows 8.1 drag from top to down makes desktop small and take only half the screen

I know the title is silly, but I really don't know how to describe it. So when I am on the desktop, and I try to make a selection by holding left click, and I do it from the top, it makes the desktop ...
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System-wise large font for Windows modern apps & Start screen

I bought an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet today. The font size for the icons on the Start screen and the Settings, and all modern apps generally, is too small. And there are LOTS of empty margins round the ...
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How to uninstall the Windows 8.1 apps screen completely?

There are plenty of pages on the web that describe how to boot/login directly to the desktop instead of the apps screen. For example: Boot straight to desktop and remove Metro UI elements How to ...
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Customize Windows 8 Snapped Window Border Size

Is there a way to make the border between a snapped metro app and the desktop/other apps smaller? It is such a minor thing, but I really don't need it to be nearly 1/4" thick.
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Windows 8.1 search not finding programs or control panel

My problem is similar (although not identical, i.e. the solution is not the same) to the problem addressed here. In short, neither Control panels (i.e. Update, NVIDIA, Display) or Programs (in the ...
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how to quickly select multiple processes in windows 8 task manager to tile vertically or horizontally?

this was possible in windows 7 but is not in windows 8: open task manager sort processes by program name click the top program, hold shift, click the bottom program, highlight them all right click ...
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Windows 8.1 Change Win+S to Win

Is there a way to change win+s shortcut to only win? I want this after pressing only one, win key instead of whole metro UI.
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Metro apps make my mouse weird

I have 3 monitors connected and set up in the right order, but whenever I launch the Mail app (or any other W8 app) my mouse cannot cross the edge of the screen. Now the weird part is that it ...
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Hotkey for IE11 tabs in metro / modern / touch mode

Is there a Hotkey for the tabs button in IE11 in metro / modern /touch mode? Having to slide out the menu and click it is somewhat burdensome and would love a shortcut. (I am aware of ctrl+# for ...
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Windows Metro Apps Minimize themselves when Launched

After installing the Microsoft January 2015 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 8.1 Pro x64, I have noticed some strange behavior with my computer. For one thing, my task tray icons, which I am OCD ...
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Can I show the “All Apps” section of the Metro Start screen using the keyboard?

In Windows 8.1, if I move my mouse to the bottom left of the Start screen, I see a small arrow in a circle. Clicking it shows all installed applications. I cannot figure out how to show this without ...
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How to print in a Windows 8 Modern UI app using the native printer dialog

The printer dialog of Modern UI is simple, but it is missing advanced features for business range printers. Is there a way to access the native printer dialog from within a Metro (Modern UI) App ? ...
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Windows 8.1 Start menu scaling not the same on different displays

I have an unusual problem with scaling in start menu , I have two monitors (extended) , laptop screen (18.4") and one connected with HDMI (22"). start menu on laptop screen: start menu on other ...
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how do i browse the file in any location to put into my attachment

As you see in the image.On the right side. It is the mail app on "WIN 8.1 METRO MODE" I try to find the file that i want to put into my attachment but when i press go up to "this PC" I cannot see ...
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Windows 8.1 “Modern” Internet Explorer space key undoes itself

When I use the "Modern" Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1 (x64) to access facebook pressing the space key after some words (I didn't see a pattern) simply undoes itself, even when I backspace to the ...
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Open a Windows 8 app with AutoHotKey

I'd like to make an autohotkey script to open or minimize a Windows 8 app which plays music (depending on if it's already open or not). I've tried directly launching the modern app's .exe with ...
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How can I stop Windows 8.1 system tray icons from launching metro (Modern UI) apps?

I've installed Start Menu 8 and since Windows 8.1 boots to desktop, I'm able to avoid most of the Modern UI/Metro tablety stuff. Unfortunately, there's one area where I'm thrown into PC Settings ...
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How to turn off notification about available updates in Modern-UI apps?

When I start any Windows 8.1 Modern-UI app, it may notify me that the app need update. Thus, to use it I have to update the app, but this is troublesome if I don't want to update the app (at that ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro Apps Not Working (Including Built-In Ones Like “Computer Settings”)

I don't care about 3rd party metro applications, but i can't enter "Computer Settings" either.. When i enter control panel/User Accounts/ and click to "add a new user" some metro ui tries to open ...
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Windows 8.1 RT apps won't work

Windows apps open (?), I can see the icon on the taskbar but when I click on it, the desktop seems to give its place to the app, but the app minimizes instantly (in fractions of a second) and I can't ...
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How to Re-register all Modern Apps in Windows 8 and 10

Sometimes modern apps will not load or open, the icons disappear from the task bar and they don't respond to any tap/click or command. Resulting in some apps returning: Windows cannot find ". Make ...
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How to set the Metro app font size to “larger” when not offered?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a very high resolution display (3200x1800). In desktop mode, this is quite nice, since it gives me really sharp fonts (with the appropriate DPI setting). However, ...
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Metro apps on Windows 8.1 crash on start

After a while Windows 8.1 apps won't open anymore. Opening the app will show the splash screen and then exit to the desktop with the icon still present in the task bar. A restart temporarily solved ...
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Get old Windows 8 metro on Windows 8.1

I loved metro in Windows 8, but the os forced me to upgrade to 8.1. I seriously dislike the new metro here. Ít is incredibally slow, and when typing, it automatically also searches for all files and ...
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Google Chrome - change from metro mode to desktop mode [duplicate]

On one of our desktop computers Google Chrome suddenly opens in metro mode. The user does not remember to having changed that setting. How can I force Google Chrome to open in desktop mode again ? ...
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Windows “modern UI” apps fail to display in RDP

This is a problem which only recently emerged. If I boot my 8.1 system and RDP into it (login over the network), and then within the RDP session attempt to launch a "modern UI" app (e.g. Contacts, ...
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modern ui apps don't show

Since the last windows update, all the Windows modern UI apps don't show. Here is a short story of the problem. My windows boots to the classic desktop, let's assume it is empty, no apps running. ...
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How do I prevent the Windows 8.1 news app from downloading in the background?

Every so often, the Windows 8.1 News app spawns a background task that locks up my internet for a minute or so while it downloads articles. Very annoying when I'm in an RDP session, or trying to play ...
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Keep Metro bootloader when Windows 7 is set as default

Recently I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview as a second OS, and I dual-boot it with Windows 7. I have UEFI setup, with Secure Boot disabled. Every time I set Windows 7 as the default OS I lose ...
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Taskbar Disappearing on Windows 8.1

It seems that the taskbar disappears permanently whenever I use certain Metro apps on Windows 8.1. That is, when I exit the app, the taskbar is gone from the screen that the Metro app appeared on ...
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Why does the .exe file of a Modern App fail to run and produces an error regarding the app container?

Inside the C:\Program Files\WindowsApplications folder there are the .exe files for the Modern Apps on my PC. When I double-click on one of them, a pop-up tells me: This application can run only in ...
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For what purpose that window is on left side?

Why that window is on the left side of screen-shot?
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Get Rid Of App Switcher Tip Prompt In Virtual Machine

Running Windows 8.1 in a VMware Player virtual machine, and after launching a metro app I got this irritating tip: Swipe in from the edge to go back to the last app you were using. Since I'm ...
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Unable to start Windows apps (application of unknown origin)

Opening any app on Windows 8.1 Enterprise will give me the following error: This app can't open There's a problem with [App]. Contact your system administrator about repairing or reinstalling ...
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Associate extension to a Modern Windows 8 app

I'm trying to associate some file types (like flv) to new VLC for modern Windows app. They registered their app just for mkv,mp3 and mp4 extensions, while their app really can read flv files (It's ...
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Windows 8 Side-Bar Not Appearing

Bringing the mouse to the bottom right hand corner of the screen does absolutely nothing. I am not really sure how I can expand on this - it used to work and now it simply doesn't, and I can't think ...