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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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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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 ...
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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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Disable Dynamic Windows 8.1 Tile Colors

Is there a registry setting to turn the dynamic tile color off?
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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 ...
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Startup program run before Modern UI?

I have a desktop (not Modern UI) program that is set to run at startup using the registry key currentversion\run. I want it to be the very first thing the user sees, however it only pops up once the ...
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Pin a tile (App or shortcut) to a specified position on Startscreen (Windows 8 / Powershell)

The title is nearly the whole question. I am searching a solution to pin an installed app or desktop application to the windows 8 startscreen. I am in an enterprise environment and the purpose is to ...
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Windows 8 sends duplicate message to facebook user

I'm facing issue with Windows 8 Metro messaging app. It send duplicate message to user if he's accessing facebook with smartphone. Any message I send, appears twice, however user receives only single ...
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Metro Apps won't open (including Windows Store)

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise, on a domain account linked to a Windows Live ID. No Metro Apps will launch (Mail, SkyDrive or Windows Store). When trying to launch Windows Store, the errors in the ...
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern-UI Apps won't start - Keeps losing ALL_APPLICATION_PACKAGES permissions on ‪C:\Users\…\AppData\Local\Packages

My Windows 8 Metro apps won't start. They flip the screen, show an icon, then go back to the new start menu. I went to Store and updated everything. I installed latest Windows update (from desktop). ...
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Removing Wild Tangent metro apps from Windows 8

I just got a new Windows 8 computer and I uninstalled the 'Wild Tangent' application that came with the computer, however, on the start page, I still see 'All Casual Games', 'All Kids Games', etc and ...
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Visio shapes stencils Metro style

I can not find Visio Stencil Metro style for simple services: DNS, DHCP, RRAS, and so on. Found Visio stencil at Metro: New Office Visio Stencil Office Visio Stencil for Exchange 2013. If ...
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Windows 8 context menu and taskbar thumbnails don't stay visible

I installed Windows 8 on an old Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista. This is what CPU-Z says about my configuration: The touch-pad is using Synaptic drivers. The issue is whenever I ...
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Cannot play neither IE10 HTML5 video nor Modern UI apps video

Since today I remarked that I couldn't play neither on-demand/live video in any Modern UI application nor HTML5 video in IE10. Using Wireshark, I see that video URL is never called neither by the ...
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Rearranging Windows 8 tiles within a group

How do I effectively rearrange Windows 8 tiles within a single group. It seems to behave erratically. If I move a tile to one slot to the left or right, it behaves as expected. However, moving it more ...
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The Windows 8 News app is popping up alerts. How do I make it stop? [duplicate]

Lately I've noticed that while I'm doing other things on my Windows 8 PC, the Windows 8 News app will pop up an alert in the upper-right corner now and then about a news story. How do I turn that ...
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Run small metro App on second monitor

in Windows 8 you can stick a metro app to a side of the monitor so it runs on the side. The problem is, that you can do that apparently only on the primary monitor. Is there a way to display it on ...
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No Internet Access for Metro Apps [duplicate]

I have a Laptop running Windows8 that is connected to the Internet via LAN. Because I do not have a WiFi router at the moment, I am sharing Internet over a hostednetwork (ICS enabled for the LAN ...
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Cannot switch between regular and incognito mode in Metro Google Chrome on Windows 8

I have a problem with Google Chrome in Metro mode on Windows 8. The button on the top right corner to switch between the incognito session and the existing session is not working. How do I fix this?
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Why do all Windows 8 Metro browsers require they have Default Browser status? [duplicate]

In order to use IE 10, FF Nightly, or Chrome in Metro mode (As a Windows 8 fullscreen, pinnable app), I have to set it as the default, immediately forcing all other browsers to only run on the ...
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Play Windows 8 Xbox music to TV?

Well, I love the Xbox Music app for Windows 8, however I cannot find a way to stream it from the app to my TV. I know that by right clicking media files on the desktop I can hit Play To>TV, but I ...
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Windows 8 built-in maps app doesn't load anything

It doesn't load any map tiles: I'm using Windows 8 Pro x64. How to fix?
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x64 Windows 8 Pro Metro IE 10

In an x64 architecture of Windows 8, is it possible to run the Metro IE 10 application in 32 bit mode? I know it is possible in the desktop version of IE, but I am wondering if it is possible in the ...
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Refresh Windows 8 without metro UI?

I would like to refresh windows 8, because no Modern UI app will run. I have degraded start menu and search behavior. The first misbehavior I noticed was the "out of box experience" ran on system ...
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Forcing Windows Update to Update Metro Apps through Command-Line

I got a couple of Surface RTs and I need a batch file to force Windows RT to update all Store apps; that is, instead of using the Store app's GUI to install updates one by one, I need some kind of ...
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Windows 8 Metro Apps Are Slower Then Classic Apps

I'm using Windows 8 Enterprise on a quad core machine with 8GB of RAM. The performance is excellent and applications are launched amazingly fast. Even heavy ones, like Microsoft Visual Studio. That is ...
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Windows8 Metro Applications, change PackageUserInformation from Staged to Installed?

Curious problem I'm running into. We have a series of Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T's that come pre-installed with Windows 8 core. Unfortunately we need these on the domain so we're upgrading them to ...
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Are there alternative keyboards for Windows 8 Modern-UI?

On Android there are alternative keyboards available. For Windows 8 I couldn't find any such. Specifically I'd like to have a keyboard that limits itself to the lower right edge of the screen in ...
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Clearing app install history in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Store is showing complete app history for Microsoft Account including currently uninstalled apps. How can the latter be deleted from list?
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Windows 8 Metro Apps won't load

How do I get my Windows 8 Metro apps to load? The tiles update, but when I click on them, they spin around and show the solid splash screen, then disappear. Only the Store app opens. I've tried: ...
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Is it possible to use Metro apps in “desktop mode”?

Some of the metro apps are pretty interesting and could spare the user to install third-party apps, like the PDF reader app, the messenger app, ... The major issue with these apps is that it seems ...
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How can I properly change default installation directory of Windows 8 Tile Apps?

I've gone into regeddit and attempted to change the default location from C://program files/WindowsApps to the same directory on my E: drive. First my apps wouldn't open, then I noticed that nothing ...
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Start Internet Explorer 10 in Metro UI with Script

I want to create a custom tile which starts Google Mail. I have this script to open Google Mail in IE10: 'File Launcher for Modern Tile Maker Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") ...
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Can I have 2 PDF documents open in Windows 8?

I tried to open 2 different PDFs by clicking on the files in Windows explorer but only last one can be seen. I need to cross read them. I am surprised this is not simple operation. Am I missing ...
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How to fix broken AppData permissions in Windows 8

Not knowing that this is a bad mistake — or maybe a massive bug in Windows 8 — I shared my complete user folder using Home Group on Windows 8 Pro x64. This changed the permissions for ...
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How to delete, edit and quote chat messages in Skype Metro?

I can't find a context menu for individual chat messages in Skype's MUI. Are they no longer available? To be precise, I want to be able to delete, edit and quote individual chat messages like it is ...
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Windows 8 Store (Metro/ModernUI) apps not connecting to internet (in very specific cases)

I've recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro, and so far I have no real regrets. However I'm having issues with various "Modern UI" apps, and it has gotten to the point where it's widespread enough that I ...
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Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, Messaging crash on launch

These 4 apps - Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos and Messaging crash on launching them almost always. I saw the Applications log and it redirected me to the TWinUI/Operational Log. In that log, it says ...
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How to unmount (safely remove) USB disk/pendrive from Windows 8 after opening file in Metro Application

I have problem with unmounting (safely removal) of disk/pendrive from Windows 8 after opening some files from Metro application: Attach disk Open file (say photo) from Metro Application Move to ...