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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Adjust resolution/zoom of individual modern Windows 8.1 app

When I load up the modern Windows 8.1 Microsoft/Bing Maps app, everything is very low resolution. I don't know too much, but I think this is some sort of scaling/zoom/dpi issue. I noticed that if I ...
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Updates through WSUS fails on Windows 8.1 with error 0x80070643

I have wsus on windows server 2008 and i have two machines with windows 8.1 where updates fail with error 0x80070643. There are exactly 8 updates that fail: KB3080457 KB3081397 KB3081398 KB3081399 ...
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How to turn off smooth scrolling for apps and start menu in Windows 10?

Is there any way to disable the smooth scrolling effect for Metro apps and the start menu in Windows 10? The scrolling in Metro apps and the start menu is a little bit delayed in comparison with ...
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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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Disable or Uninstall the Metro subsystem

In the old days of Windows, we could disable and uninstall unused subsystems in Windows, like Posix on Windows. See, for example, KB 101270, Disabling the POSIX Subsystem. I'm using Windows 8 and ...
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Set Windows 10 Bootloader to Metro Style

I'm using Windows 10, upgrading from Windows 7. I have Ubuntu installed in my hard disk, so I want to boot Ubuntu from Windows bootloader. After adding Ubuntu to Windows bootloader, I rebooted, ...
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Set Groove Music sound Windows 10

On Windows 7 I used the sound mixer to manage sound between applications but with Windows 10, Groove Music doesn't appear in the sound mixer. It's a problem because I don't hear correctly when ...
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AppContainer not available for Windows 10 Chrome (no Metro mode)

I can't believe a simple Google search has only 2 relevant results: http://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/4810-chrome-will-not-launch-when-windows-8-mode-selected.html ...
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Removing trusted modern apps in Windows 10

Windows 10 is working out well for me. However, there are some modern apps that are built in such as Mail and Calendar that don't have an uninstall option. Calendar is one such modern app. As far ...
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Why are my Modern UI desktop applications crashing?

For a while now a number of my desktop applications have been crashing within 1 minute of starting them up. They terminate with just a "X has closed" error. They include: Visual Studio Visual Studio ...
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No video in Netflix modern (metro) app on Windows 10

I have just installed Windows 10 on my emachines E443 laptop. Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics Windows 10 Pro 64 bits pt-br (clean install, not an ...
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Unable to pin Edge to taskbar

I've had the quite the ordeal with Windows 10... Is there a way to pin Edge to the taskbar/start menu? I'm able to run it from Run > microsoft-edge:http://www.google.com, but it doesn't give me any ...
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Windows 10 modern-ui apps wrong language

I've installed Windows 10 official release (not the preview) from Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and I've some problems with the language. My OS is in French but all my modern-ui apps (weather, store, ...
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Metro apps not connecting to the internet, but desktop apps can

I've seen several questions around SuperUser and none seem to have an answer. Besides the point, they seem to have a program or error in the way. Metro apps unable to connect Cannot access the ...
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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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Which Modern UI apps are safe to remove?

I got a list all Modern UI apps installed on my machine using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | findstr ^Name (you need to run this in PowerShell). I would like to remove some of them, and I want to know ...
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How to kill hung metro application?

Suppose one of metro application hanged and doesn't respond How to kill it? Here is hung alarms application: It does nothing on Dismiss click. How to kill it? I don't apparently see any Alarm ...
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Jagged font rendering in Windows 8 Metro and Windows 10, even with Windows 7 ClearType

I've always been bothered by Windows's font rendering, but it really started to bug me in the Windows 10 Preview. All Linux OSes, including Mac OS X have clear, smooth fonts, but Windows's DirectWrite ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 None of the Modern UI apps work, Powershell, CMD, and wsreset returns error

So, today somehow my pc got messed up while I wasn't home, don't ask how because i don't know (maybe a windows update gone wrong, or ghosts were messing with it :) ) First it started with black scrn ...
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How to Disable Back/Forward Swipe Animations in Internet Explorer Modern/Metro

I've noticed that when using Internet Explorer in the metro or modern UI, swiping back and forth to navigate pages is very slow and problematic. First, there is a slow forward or backward animation. ...
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Netflix Windows 8.1 app can't be found on applications list and can't be installed from the Store

I installed Netflix app from Windows Store, and I was using it normally. Suddenly one day it stopped working, the pinned tile at Start Screen turned blank, if I search the system for "Netflix" it ...
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Prevent Windows Store app opening from Apps website

When viewing an app on the Windows Apps website, the full-screen (Metro) Windows Store app always opens on my PC. How do I stop this ridiculous behavior? How do I prevent the Windows Store app from ...
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Windows key + <Button> shortcuts not working after driver update

I have reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my laptop. My problem is, that, after connecting to the Internet and letting windows install the drivers automatically, the windows key does not work normally. ...
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How to disable app preloading in Windows 10?

I'm running Windows 10 Insider Preview in my machine to give it a go and get used to it before general availability. One of the things that I find annoying is that it seems to preload modern ...
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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 ...