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2answers
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI with Dual / Multiple Monitors?

I'm using always 2 Monitors and just installed Windows 8 and always need to scroll to my Application in the new Metro interface, because the Metro is only on my main screen (the other one shows the ...
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1answer
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Metro Apps do not open in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 via VirtualBox - Metro apps won't open when clicked My monitor resolution is set to 1280 * 720. I cannot open any Metro Windows-8 style UI apps, because I ...
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1answer
483 views

Open LAN-hosted website in IE 10 Metro

It appears that IE10's Metro mode blocks connections to servers running on the local network (for example, 192.168.1.x). I am able to connect to the server from IE 10 in regular desktop mode. How do ...
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1answer
929 views

Do metro apps in windows 8 lose their internet connection when I switch to the desktop or any other app?

I am using Windows 8 Release preview. One thing that seems irritating to me is that when I browse using metro IE after entering URL I switch to desktop for using other apps, so that the page loads ...
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0answers
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How skip Windows 8 Consumer Preview Start Screen On Startup and jump directly to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable the start screen on Windows 8 Release Preview? Unlike previous versions of Windows where you are taken to desktop at system startup, Windows 8 welcomes ...
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9answers
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Metro apps crash on startup, driver or permissions issue?

After installing Win8 x64 RC, Metro apps worked correctly, but desktop OpenGL apps were slow and unresponsive. I installed the latest Win8 nVidia drivers, and the OpenGL apps started working ...
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0answers
57 views

How to log out of Metro Messaging app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop Windows 8 from automatically signing into MSN? At some point my Metro Messaging app in Windows 8 got logged into my MSN account. Now it occasionally ...
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1answer
923 views

Make a Windows 8 metro app icon/panel larger. (not a win8 native app)

Some apps in Metro have a panel that is double the size of a smaller panel. These apps include Photos, Music, People, Desktop, etc... I can change between the states by right clicking on them, and use ...
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1answer
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Select custom color for metro UI in Win8 CP

I would like to select (really) custom color of metro interface in Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The color set in metro control panel is very limited. There is a technique which changes color in ...
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4answers
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Windows 8 Metro App's “Can't Open”

I have installed the Windows 8 consumer preview and all working fine, with the exception of the communication apps (mail, calendar & people). The apps were working during initial installation ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to enable metro on a 1024x600 netbook?

Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on my 1024x600 netbook but, for some strange reason, Microsoft decided to provide its Metro interface only to 1024x768 and up screens. "Strange" because Android ...
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3answers
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Windows 8 Desktop IE - Pin to Start

The Metro version of IE 10 has a nifty - Pin to Start button. The benefit is that one can have a whole column of tiles to one's favourite websites. However, the Desktop version of IE 10 has no such ...
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0answers
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Use metro background as desktop background

I would like to use my metro start screen background as my desktop background like Ed Bott did here: Change the desktop background to match the Start screen. However, I would like to just 'find' the ...
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4answers
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Can't add Gmail to Windows 8 Consumer Preview's Mail app

I suppose the following screenshot is the normal thing. But when I start my mail app, the Gmail option is not available. My lower left corner is blank.
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7answers
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In Internet Explorer 10 Metro, how do you change the home page?

There appear to be two copies of Internet Explorer in Windows 8; the Metro version, and the normal version. The Internet Options settings do not appear to apply to the Metro version of IE; and the ...
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4answers
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Change Windows 8 start menu back to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8? I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview edition and I tried to modify the RPEnabled to 0, ...
14
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6answers
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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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1answer
2k views

Cannot access the internet in Metro

I am having one odd problem in Windows 8. Everytime I start my computer I need to connect manually to the internet with a username and a password. When I get connected I can access the internet in ...
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0answers
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Metro apps won't start under consumer preview of Windows 8

I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Metro apps won't start when clicked. The app appears to start, the screen fills up with a green background with the app logo ...
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1answer
327 views

Why won't Metro applications start on the Windows 8 preview?

I have installed the Windows 8 Developer Preview edition on Oracle VM Virtual Box. After installation was complete I loaded the new O.S and was directed to the windows new Titled UI with all the ...
3
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1answer
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Windows 8 Metro/Start resolution vs Desktop resolution

I am testing Windows 8 on my HTPC connected to a HDTV in my bedroom. The TV is 720p, but can scale down 1080i resolutions. I was running at 720p and the Metro/Start page wasnt working correctly. ...
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8answers
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Can I put documents onto the Windows 8 Metro Start Menu?

You can search for a document and click to open it, but is there a way to put a document you are working with on the Start Menu (Metro UI) for quick selection?
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4answers
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How can I revert back to the old Start menu in Windows 8 Preview?

I don't like the new Metro UI. Is there any way to get rid of the new Metro UI in Windows 8 Preview and go back to the old Aero UI with its' Start Menu?
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2answers
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Windows 8 via VirtualBox - Metro apps won't open when clicked

When running the Windows 8 developer preview via VirtualBox, Metro apps don't seem to open when I click them. Has anyone encountered the same issue? Additionally in the traditional UI mode, I can't ...