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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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 ...
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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 ...