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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
62 views

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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176 views

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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330 views

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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1answer
158 views

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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175 views

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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271 views

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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1answer
265 views

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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290 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
69 views

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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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 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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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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1answer
462 views

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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1answer
146 views

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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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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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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167 views

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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How to boot to the desktop in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 8.1, but I can't locate the setting to disable the Metro start screen, and boot directly to the desktop instead. So how do you configure Windows 8.1 to boot straight to the ...
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How to open multiple Modern UI Google Chrome Windows?

Is it possible to somehow trick Windows 8(.1) to open multiple Google Chrome Windows on the modern UI side? I'm using multiple profiles with Crhome and would like to see all of them at once. By ...
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In-apps in Windows 8 Metro Store Apps

I'd like to know if in-apps from Windows 8 Metro Store Apps are bound to the account you used to buy them? If you use the same store account in another pc and install the same app, does it also have ...
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Resetting The Windows 8 Music App Database

The Windows 8 Music App (XboX Music is not available in my country, and this is the alternative) downloads album art by default. I didn't want the app to show vulgar pictures, so I have disabled the ...
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Metro Apps won't open [duplicate]

Most of those Metro apps on my Windows 8 computer won't open. It looks like the internal renderer is broken or something like that. Here is some screenshots. This is the store app. The logo and ...