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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Gesture to switch between IE tabs

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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Setting password for Windows 8 metro tile application

Is it there any way to set password for execution of metro tile applications? For instance imagine an IM+ metro tile at Windows 8 screen - is there anyway to setup password for Metro tile application ...
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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 ...
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How can I open a new window in Google Chrome Metro Mode? is there any plugin?

I see the question How can I open a new window in Google Chrome Metro Mode? But i need a plugin or a tool for making a new window!! New window is not a special feature just it have fresh tab ...
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Change Windows 8.1 Metro Search Provider

Windows 8.1 is a great improvement over Windows 8. But the one thing that irks me is the deep integration of Microsoft services into the new Metro/Modern interface. Bing is now integrated into every ...
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Disable Drag of MetroApps/Desktop ability on Windows 8.1

I am trying to figure out how to complety disable the drag functionality of MetroApps/Desktop (not the whole drag and drop of files/folders) on Windows 8.1 so far no luck. The only thing I could ...
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Is there a way to run full screen legacy programs in Windows 8 Modern mode?

I know most people are looking for the other way around and that is doable with Stardock's ModernMix, but I want to do the reverse. Lets say I'm running a full screen game or other program that is ...
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Windows 8.1 live tiles WITHOUT animation? Possible?

Is it possible to have live tiles enabled, but with the animation (scrolling) disabled? I find the scrolling animated live tiles on the windows 8.1 (or 8) start screen very distracting/irritating. I ...
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Sync OneNote without opening the application

I've been spoiled by Dropbox. All I do is turn on my laptop and all of the offline changes I've made to documents is synchronised to the cloud. Except for the OneNote Windows 8 app. I have to ...
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Windows 8.1 Metro - Mouse scroll wheel doesn't scroll horizontally

This seems to have occurred after updating to 8.1; basically when in any Metro app (including the start screen) scrolling up and down with the scroll wheel does not scroll the app. I have one of those ...
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Switch between Proxy easily in windows 8 for Metro Apps

I am using my Windows 8 Notebook in my office and at Home and i am using internet through direct connection at home and via proxy at my office. The Problem is i am in the need of changing my proxy in ...
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Is there any way to make Windows 7 desktop look like Metro UI of Windows 8? [closed]

Imagine there is a slider in your desktop on Windows 7 and you can slide to right or left sides. Like an extended desktop. For example like 4000 x 1080 pixels. Is it possible? Any software that makes ...
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Is there any reason to upgrade to windows 8.1 if I avoid using metro? [closed]

I run windows 8 on a multimonitor setup. I use classic shell, and avoid using metro if at all possible. I do not use the "hot corners" and am not interested in desktop backgrounds except for solid ...
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Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%

Since upgrading to Windows 8.1 this weekend, the Search feature became pretty useless. When I start typing, it sends my CPU usage to 100% (Task Manager shows Windows Explorer as the main offender), ...
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Hide Win 8.1 “tip” about “Switch between apps”?

I've just installed Win8.1 and I'm trying to set up IIS. When I open Add remove programs from the start menu I get the pc-settings app. In the pc-settings app I get a "tooltip" or whatever we should ...
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Is there a Metro-style app for sharing to then printing in Windows 8 store?

Is there an app in Window 8 Store (metro app) that lets other apps share to it and then print? For example, OneNote Touch doesn't currently have a printing feature, but it does have a sharing feature, ...
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How can I easily display *all* currently running Metro apps in Windows 8?

What is the best way to list all currently running Metro apps in Windows 8, included those which have been minimized by dragging them down to the bottom of the screen? Initially, I assumed the ...
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Download and Sideload Production Metro App (Win8)

I am not talking about an app you make. I know the tricks to obtain a developer key or self sign the app and sideload it using a pseudo DC. I am talking about production store apps. There are some ...
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Windows 8.1 Modern titles has a little down arrow in right bottom corner

I have installed a fresh copy of Windows 8.1 (not upgrade from Win 8, fresh install) and after I logged in my Microsoft account again almost all the titles on my Start screen have a little down arrow ...
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How to backup metro “app” data, manually

I'm a PC tech and I have been getting more and more Windows 8 issues. First off I hate metro, and secondly I hate "apps". I like to do fresh installs of Windows8. I backup my user's data and then ...
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Chrome support for new automatic metro split screen in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1 Pro if you are viewing a metro ("Windows 8") app (such as the Mail or Facebook applications) and you click on a URL, it will automatically open the IE Metro browser in a 50-50 split ...
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Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here ...
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New tiles not being added in Windows 8.1

So I updated to Windows 8.1 tonight and I noticed after installing a few new apps, that their associated tiles where not being automatically added to the Metro interface, however they can be manually ...
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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...