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 Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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Launch Modern-UI 'Settings' without Explorer

I'm attempting to open Windows Settings in Windows 10 on a computer with explorer replaced as a shell via group policy. In Windows 7 up I can press ctrl+shift+esc, and once task manager has launched, ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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How can I show a list of installed apps (“Metro” only) in Windows 10?

I want to see a list of all of the apps installed in Windows 10. I don't mean traditional desktop programs - just the "Metro" apps, including the system ones. I can see everything mixed together ...
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How do I start Modern UI apps (calendar and mail) minimized when Windows 10 starts?

When I log onto Windows 10 I would like both the Calendar and Mail applications to start minimized. I can make them start automatically by: Clicking on the Windows icon Clicking on "All apps" ...
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How to un/break some Windows Store apps

I wanted to get rid of a bunch of Windows Store apps on my Windows 10 PC. So after Googling around for a way to do so, I settled on renaming a bunch of subfolders of this: C:\Program ...
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Hiding the keyboard layout while keeping the language as default one

I have my display language set in English, with English (US), Japanese and Russian keyboard layouts. I could input English using Japanese layout, so I want to hide English (US) one. Is there any way ...
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Disable Server Check for Metro Lync with OCS 2007 R2

Is it possible to disable server check with the Metro version of Lync from the Windows Store? I have Lync 2010 and 2013 Desktop clients where the registry keys work, but not with the Metro Lync. I ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Mail app mail count in tile and lock screen

Windows 10 mail app shows the total number of mail at the metro tile and lock screen, which feels weird for me. I think showing unread number would be much better. How can I disable the count or ...
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Can't open Windows 10 built-in apps after KB3116908

After updating my W10 PC (KB3116908). All my built-in apps don't want open. I used PowerShell to reinstall them but even after rebooting my PC, they don't want open but there are ever in the Windows ...
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Is there anyway to customize start menu app appearance?

I am loving the new windows start menu. However, I notice for many not native windows apps, they look very wierd in the start menu. Its like their icon, surrounded by a box of a solid color. Is there ...
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Windows 10 modern/metro applications not working

So my metro applications stopped working, including start button and notifications button. When i try to open one it shows on second then it closes itself. I checked event viewer, and there were a lot ...
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Google Chrome continues in background after exit on Windows 8 mode

When I run Google Chrome in Windows 8 mode, and when I close it by dragging the top to the bottom, the program disappears, but still I can see it running in task manager. I've disabled "Continue ...
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Prevent metro apps which have to maintain remote connections from closing when backgrounded

How can I prevent Windows from closing/hibernating/sleeping/etc... backgrounded Metro applications? Basically, I have a Surface 2 (the ARM one), and I often have two applications open. A text editor, ...
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Swipe from Start screen to desktop in Windows 8

In Windows 8, we have the Start screen and Apps screen, and we can swipe between them: Using Windows 8 on my tablet, I ask myself: why is the desktop screen not accessed the same way? Is it ...
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Set keyboard macro to launch Windows 10 Metro apps

Recently picked up a keyboard with macro keys for the first time and they're incredibly useful, but it seems I can't set a macro that launches default Windows 10 apps (like Mail, Calendar, People, ...
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Default app on win 10 not working

After enable build-in administrator, some of my app can not be accessed also some pinned like weather on start menu disappear. how to fix this.. or there's a way to reset user without reinstall ...
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One specific metro app not running in Windows 10

There are only a few metro app I have installed after installing and refreshing Windows 10. One of them is "Star Wars: Commander". I used to play it almost everyday. But suddenly, one day the app ...
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Windows 10 Metro Apps Close Immediately

Apparently out of the blue, I can't run any metro apps. They open, then close after a few seconds. I tried the fix here but it didn't work. I rarely use metro apps, so I'm not sure when it started. Is ...
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How to change the search path for the search app in Windows 8.1

How to change the search path for the search app in Windows 8.1. Currently, the quick search(search without opening the fullscreen result window) will be show shortcuts in start menu.
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Remove / hide the “All Apps” shortcut from the Start Menu — or uninstall them totally

This question has two parts: I've Googled but cannot find anything about this. Is there a way to make that "All Apps" section disappear completely from the Start Menu? (The section to which I refer ...
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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 ...