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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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...