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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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 ...
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Starting Internet Explorer 11 in Modern UI via command line?

I want to start Internet Explorer in kiosk mode AND using the modern UI. Is this possible, I'd imagine there'd be another argument to call, but don't see any evidence of it. iexplore -k ...
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Windows Store can't install any application with Error code: 0x8007002

Before some-time my metro-apps stopped running - whatever I start one it then immediately closes. I then uninstalled all user-apps and was able to fix the system ones - as store, metro control panel ...
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Running the immersive version of IE11 in Win 8.x from Command line? [duplicate]

My wife had some nasty malware on here computer a month ago that I was able to clean up with malwarebytes. While it was infected, if I clicked on the IE shortcut on the start screen it would ...
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windows 8 apps forget saved credentials on close

Some of my windows 8 apps forget the stored credentials and preferences, facebook and lastpass apps being the most common. Facebook for example will forget my credentials and then once logged in ...
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Whats the difference between windows search vs metro search

whats the basic difference between windows metro search and normal windows search at my computer,while i searched the files with respective to other drive locations its not visible in search items Is ...
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Windows 8 Modern apps

We're looking to develop an app for numerous platforms such as iOS, Windows 7, and Windows 8. However Windows 8 is a really confusing platform! As you have: Desktop apps Desktop (fullscreen apps ...
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Windows 8 facebook displaying as “app”; can't uninstall

I'm on a surface 3 and I installed facebook as a metro app a few weeks ago. Without any discernible reason, Facebook now appears as "app" in my start menu, with a different color theme. When I ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro UI stopped working. Stuck in desktop mode

So, today Windows 8.1 crashed and restarted by itself (I wasn't in the room so I didn't see what error it gave). When restarting (which I was present at), it "repaired" itself. After that, the OS is ...
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Remove Metro results from Settings search

Is there a way to remove Metro settings (a.k.a. PC Settings) results from Settings search in Charms? Or at least, is there a way to move these results to the bottom? I know I'm not completely crazy ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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Metro Skype and OneNote keep opening when I Alt-Tab

I have completely closed the Metro Skype and OneNote apps using every possible way including killing them from Task Manager. However a few minutes later when I Alt-Tab, it opens Skype fullscreen! It ...
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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Displaying Power options by account picture in Metro on Windows 8.1

I somehow managed to get my home PC showing this next to my account picture: This is really useful to have the power options readily available to me in the top right whenever you hit Win. My work ...
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How to navigate the Windows 8.1 metro login screen with keyboard?

A family member uses the Windows 8.1 computer, then leaves. When I arrive, the sign in screen only shows his user. In order to sign in, I have to left-click the back arrow on the screen to get to the ...
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Windows 8.1 Search does not automatically select first search match

When I search in Windows 8/8.1 (start menu->start typing), it doesn't automatically highlight the search term. For example, if I'm trying to open the "Internet Options" panel and type the entire ...
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Boot Windows 8 with Modern UI and a desktop application, in split screen view, feasible?

The way I expect this to work is as follows: Windows 8 starts and executes code, scripts or configurations... The Desktop application is launched and goes full screen The RT application is launched ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen + Metro Apps Issue

I recently experienced a major blue screen crash on my Windows 8.1 computer. When I restarted, the start screen would not render. All I can see is the "Start" label at the top, the icons at the upper ...
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Create a Short cut to a URL on the start menu windows 8 [duplicate]

how do I create a tile on my windows 8 start menu that will open a browser and go to a specific URL.. any ideas?
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How to set hyperlink text in the “Modern” version of OneNote

Note this question is specific to the "Modern"/"Metro"/"Windows Store" version of OneNote. I am trying to accomplish a very simple task (at least - it used to be simple). I simply want to set the ...