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 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 ...
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How to change the default weather provider in Windows 8 Weather Modern UI app?

The Modern UI Weather app in Windows 8/8.1 uses 3 weather forecast providers - WDT, Foreca & AccuWeather. The default is WDT, and its info about the current weather conditions is displayed on the ...
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Chrome Metro mode move window hotkey

Is there a hotkey to position Chrome Metro mode windows to the left/right half of the screen? When using Chrome as a Windows 8-style app I can have multiple tabs and windows open inside the space ...
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What does “N new apps installed” message do in Windows 8.1?

Sometimes, probably after some programs installed, I get the following message in new super windows main menu: If I click this down arrow, then the useless list with numerous applications is ...
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Installed programs are not showing up on the Windows 8.1 start screen

Its a very weird problem. This is happening on a clean install of Windows 8.1. Applications installed, say Microsoft Office, are not showing on the start screen appls list. All the start menu ...
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OneNote shortcut for deleting notes in Modern UI

When using modern UI version of OneNote I can select exactly one note (not multiple notes at a time as I'd wish). Further, neither the Backspace nor the Delete key work at all. I have to invoke the ...
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No Windows 8 Apps will start - Windows.Launch for registered

I am unable to start any of the Windows 8 "Metro" applications anymore on any of the users on my system. This includes the Store, and the PC Settings application. When I try to run these apps, it ...
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New update Windows 8.1: get rid of top panel in metro apps

my Windows 8.1 was updated today and now I have an irritating pop-up panel in metro apps whenever I put my mouse pointer to the top part of the screen: this is how things are fine with me and here ...
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How to copy a cookie in Windows 8.1 Metro IE from one domain to another

I want to copy all cookies from domain1.com to domain2.com for the Windows 8.1 Metro IE browser. How can I do that? Where are the files stored?
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Unable to see Windows Metro App on StartScreen in Windows 8

I am not able to see any of my Windows 8 metro app on my StartScreen (Windows 8). I checked for viruses and malwares and found my laptop to be clean. I checked that if all metro apps have been removed ...
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How to pin modern ie to the taskbar?

Regarding the new Windows 8.1 Update 1's ability to pin modern apps to the task bar, I have a problem - I cannot pin the modern IE to the taskbar. When I right click and set "Pin to taskbar" it pins ...
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Gesture to switch between IE tabs [duplicate]

I have the Yoga 2 pro (touchscreen convertible). In tent or stand mode, with no access to the keyboard, what is the quickest way to switch between open tabs in Internet Explorer (running in Modern ...
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Is it possible to disable the title bar on metro apps in Windows 8.1 Update?

I find the title bar a bit annoying when using the mouse in Internet Explorer. Many website have their navigation at the top, after all.
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How to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows ...
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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Can you change Outlook desktop notifications to metro style in windows 7?

There is a major difference in the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Outlook desktop alerts (see below). I was wondering if it was possible to make it so the desktop notifications seen in Windows 8 could be ...
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Modern UI Internet Explorer - Swiping up doesn't reveal navigation bar anymore?

I'm using Windows 8. When I touch my screen on the Internet Explorer tile, an unfamiliar screen comes up. I can still touch on all sides EXCEPT the bottom of the screen where I used to be able to ...
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Why is the Metro screen randomly coming up for me?

I log into my computer, see the Metro screen, hit the Desktop icon. I'm now in the Desktop. Sometimes the Metro screen shows itself again after a first login/desktop click, without me doing anything ...
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Windows 8 Metro background audio stopped working

Inexplicably, almost all of my Metro music apps that previously worked in the background now fail to play background audio at all. This includes MediaMonkey, Hyper for YouTube, VLC for Windows 8, and ...
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Missing toast notifications in Windows 8.1

I have clean-installed Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and decided to give some of the "modern" (or however they're called) apps a try. So I am using the app for e-mails and the Facebook app. They ...
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Disable Windows Metro Scrollbar Timeout

Is it possible to disable disappearance of scrollbars in Windows Metro apps? I find that using Metro from a non-touch PC is very frustrating. Here's my typical routine in Windows desktop apps that ...
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Windows 8(.1) Disable Metro Left Click Network Manager Popup?

Clicking on the Network tray icon, pops up a metro style strip from the right side. This is not just annoying, it's also useless since you can't do anything with it. Any way to get rid of this? I ...
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View running metro apps in the 8.1 taskbar

Is it possible to see the list of currently runing metro apps in the taskbar for multitasking purposes? Having both the taskbar, and the "metro multitask" bar is annoying for switching back and ...
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Bing Food & Drink app always crashes

My Food & Drink app that came pre-installed on my Windows 8.1 PC keeps crashing to the start screen immediately after opening. Other Bing-based apps work fine. I've taken several steps to try to ...
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Windows 8.1 Weather live tile occassionally displays weather for Washington, DC and not my home city until the app is restarted

For some reason, the Weather live tile on the Start screen sometimes displays the weather for Washington, DC instead of the correct New York, despite having set the home location: This issue ...
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How to further dim the screen for Windows 8.1 Metro interface?

For using the tablet in a dark room, I am trying to set my screen dimmer than the lowest brightness setting that windows provides. Just like you would use screen filter in Android devices. So far I ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro UI icons missing

I used FontExplorer X Pro to delete non-system fonts but after that metro UI icons disappear (shows only squares). I find this thread ...
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How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...
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Can I let users download my windows 8 metro application from my website?

I wanted to post my new Windows 8.1 metro application to the windows store but I got rejected because I was a minor. (utter bs) I signed up with a new account to try and bypass the age limit (which ...
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Save as dialog is not appearing in any “metro” app on Windows 8

I have a problem that Save dialog is not appearing in any metro app. Only save as dialog is not working, I think. For example if I find a download link and press it - everything is fine, but if I ...
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Reverse mousewheel scrolling for Windows 8 Store apps

I'm using this method for inverting the scrolling direction for my mouse. It works perfectly fine in Windows 8 desktop mode. However, in Windows Store apps, the mouse direction is apparently inverted ...
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Two-fingered scrolling is slow in Windows 8 modern UI aka Metro

I own a Packard-Bell te69hw. It has an ELAN tech touchpad built-in. The issue is that the scrolling is really slow in Metro. It works perfectly fine in desktop mode. The problem was the since day one. ...
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How do I remove the Chrome App Launcher in Windows 8?

I made a huge mistake and enabled the app launcher on my Windows 8 Chrome installation. Now I cannot get rid of it. I already tried removing Chrome and installing it again.
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Border of a selected tile in the start menu be more visible?

I'm trying to customize my start screen in such a way that selection a tile will clearly mark the tile selected in the start screen. Amama, the highlight around selected tiles, regardless of which ...
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Chrome Metro Switch windows shortcut

Is there a shortcut to switch between Chrome windows in Windows 8.1 Metro mode? Normally I'd do it with a alt+tab, but in this case that does not work cause the browser window are all inside a single ...
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Is it possible to run desktop Windows apps in Metro mode?

I've got a Windows 8 tablet and I really like metro mode while using touchscreen. Is there any possibility of converting some of standard Windows apps to run in Metro sandbox? To clarify: I think of ...
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How to have the time permanently visible in Win 8.1 Modern UI?

How can I keep the time always on top/always visible when I'm using different apps in the Modern UI mode? Thanks!
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Promote a Windows 8.1 desktop app to be a Modern app?

Trying to get used to the whole windows 8 thing and don't appreciate the bipolarness, like a lot of people do. I've seen a lot of people try to fix this by making Modern apps windowed (using ...