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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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 ...
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Windows 8 Metro apps no longer animating

I have a strange problem with windows 8 Usually when you open up a metro app, there will be a swivel animation of the tile expanding to the size of the screen, this animation no longer exists. Also ...
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WIndows 8 Start/Metro scaling for big TVs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Pixel density large screen Is there any way to increase the Metro UI / Start elements size ? I mean in the same way you can change the dpi scaling for the ...
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How do I change a ModernUI games permissions to update Xbox Account Information?

When you first use an Xbox enabled game from the Store, it first asks for permission to modify your Xbox Account Information, stating that you can change this from the account settings. Which account ...
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Can't see Windows 8 default apps

As seen in the image below, I could not even access Settings because everything could not be seen. For some other apps like Weather, I could somehow see it but some of the text looks really blurred. ...
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Windows 8 Pixel density large screen

I have Windows 8 Media Center Edition running on an HTPC and would like to make the Metro icons 'larger' on my 62" 1080i TV. I've found a blog article that discusses how Windows determines pixel ...
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Error 0x80200013 when downloading apps from Windows Store

I'm using windows 8, a lot of times when I try to download an app from the store I get error 0x80200013. I tried searching the web but only found articles about this error related to Windows Update, ...
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Why does the error “(app name) can't open while File Explorer is running with administrator privileges” occur?

I'm getting this message when I try to start a Modern UI app after explorer was restarted with admin privileges (by a setup program). I know how to fix it (just restart explorer without admin ...
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file association in Windows 8

Associating a file to a program should be easy in Windows. However, i find it rather difficult when I'm working on Windows 8. associating a file to a desktop application that I install on my computer ...
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Modern UI file picker not displaying

I have a problem with modern UI apps. After investigating a bit, I narrowed it down to the file picker not appearing. This results in a number of problems, as: unable to open file in Music app ...
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Windows 8 - “Metro” apps say “No internet connection.”

I'm connected to Wifi on my laptop. I can access internet from the Desktop fine, but none of the metro (or whatever they're called now) apps can access the internet. For example, IE when opened on the ...
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How to programatically allow a Windows 8 app to run background tasks?

When you run a Windows 8 modern UI (previously called Metro) app that has background tasks, you must explicitly choose if it is allowed to run background tasks. Is there a way to automate this? I ...
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Windows 8 scroll lag

Don't have an issue with the desktop experience, but when it comes to the apps, scrolling in some of them is impossible to use correctly. Very laggy and jumpy, which is surprising because my computer ...
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Repair all “broken” Metro apps?

It often happens to me that a lot of Windows 8 Metro apps need to be repaired (i.e. cannot be opened). Is there a way to repair them all at once?
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Switch between IE from desktop view to Modern UI view

How can I switch from desktop view to the Modern UI view in IE 10? I know you can switch from IE 10 Modern view to desktop view, but vice-versa…?
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How can I specify custom folders for file-browsing in Metro Apps?

Whenever you use an Metro app and you want to import some files there is a little file browser. Like this: A lot of folders possible; however there is a folder that is very important: The personal ...
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How can I send a file using Skype for Modern UI?

I tried to send some files to my friend using Skype for Modern UI. But there are no buttons for doing it! You can make a call, add more friends to a conversation, but you still can't send a file! I ...
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some windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't open, but live tiles DO work

Some of my default windows 8 metro (modern UI) apps don't work properly, the apps are the Weather and the News apps. when I open them, I only get the loading screen, that is, the big colorful screen ...
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What user activity does Microsoft monitor on a Windows 8 machine? [closed]

With Windows 8 requiring a Microsoft Live account for login does that mean Microsoft is monitoring user activity? If so, what? Is the need for a Live account primarily for Metro apps and usage, or ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen Tiles Grouping in “All Apps” view

Is there an easy way to group tiles in the "All Apps" view? SQL Server comes installed with like 23 apps and I want to group them into one tile.
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Windows 8 disable Modern-UI options bar animation

The option menu at the bottom of the Windows-8 Modern-Ui is sliding in with a nice animation (i.e. right-click on an application). How can I completely disable this animation? and make the bar appear ...
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Enable background image for the Start screen of Windows Server 2012

This is what I get from the user settings on Windows Server 2012: As you can see I don't have the choice to pick the background of the Start screen (like on Windows 8). I can only pick the accent ...
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Is there an app for displaying Live Tiles?

Coming from Win7 I was upset that I could no longer use Gadgets. I have a dual-monitor setup and I liked have things like CPU Meter always showing. I was going to ask if I could just leave the Start ...
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Metro style applications are loading with messed up UI.

I upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate x64 to Windows 8 Pro x64, but Metro(Modern) style applications load rather odd, whats the problem?
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Windows 8 Metro Applications not working

I have been using Windows 8 now for the past 2 weeks, and have had some interesting experiences with it. At first, nothing on it worked, but after uninstalling Lenovo One Key Theater, and it worked ...
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Metro App are not installaling (side loading) in Windows 8 when the simulator is running

When I am trying to install any metro app using side loading it will not install if I also have the simulator running (Visual Studio 2012) on same pc. If I close the simulator, the app installs ...
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In Windows 8, how do you set the sound to persist across applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stop windows 8 from muting your running apps? Use case: opening up a browser for music, then switching to emacs. But Windows 8 will mute sound from ...
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How do I get back the Metro version of Internet Explorer on Windows 8?

I'm trying to open the Metro version of Internet Explorer, however it opens as a desktop app. It just goes from the metro interface to the desktop. How can I do this?
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How can I control the audio volume of a Modern-UI application?

I've been spoiled by my ability to control the volume (or mute) any individual program running on my computer. I just tried a Modern-UI game from the store and it was shockingly loud, so I did what I ...
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Windows 8 shortcut keys for Modern UI (tiled) Apps

Is there a way to assign shortcut keys like Ctrl+Alt+E (or non-used Windows+key) to Modern UI (Tiled) Apps. Some of them are useful to be able to bounce in and out of them with a keystroke. I'm ...
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Setting Metro Remote Desktop App as Default .RDP handler

Running Windows 8 with the Microsoft Store version of Remote Desktop ("Modern UI"). Ye olde Remote Desktop app is installed as well (the one like we had in Windows 7 and earlier). That older version ...
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Metro UI - multiple snapped view on one monitor, desktop on the other one

I tried Googling that but I didn't get anything so now I post it here. How I can get multiple snapped view (multi-app) on my second monitor while running my Desktop app on the primary one? It would ...
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Windows 8 Windows Store (Metro/ModernUI) applications not working (just show 'busy' animation or white screen)

I have a Dell XPS 15 which shipped with Windows 7 x64, which I recently upgraded to Windows 8. The process went surprisingly smoothly (given that this was an upgrade, not a complete re-install), and ...
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Metro apps unable to connect

Ive got an active internet connection, and my browsers can access it. However, none of the metro apps are able to connect. They all indicate that the system is offline. I'm quite sure it's because my ...
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Where is the 'Home' button in internet explorer for windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Internet Explorer 10 Metro, how do you change the home page? I set my homepage in desktop IE in windows 8. Went back into 'metro', opened internet explorer and it ...
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What happens to Modern-UI apps when they aren't in the foreground?

If I start a Modern-UI app and then switch to a different app or a normal program running on the desktop, what happens to the first app? I've heard something about the first app being suspended, but ...
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Making a shortcut for the Skype Metro application

In the accepted answer to this question, it is described how to make a shortcut for any Metro app, which you can then place in the startup folder. Example: By making a shortcut, People.url, ...
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Reduce Aliasing in Modern UI

The aliasing on the on modern UI controls seems to be quite bad on my laptop (Intel "HD" graphics). I have tested two resolutions 1680x1050 (pictured) and 1366x768, in both cases the controls do not ...
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What is this sidebar?

I keep bringing the below sidebar up by mistake. I am not sure exactly how I get it to appear and so far I have only seen it for music. What is this called and it it just specific to the music ...
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Adding Windows Store apps to startup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Run Metro application on startup? Is there a way to add a Windows Store/Metro/Modern/Whatever app to the Windows startup? E.g., the Skype desktop application could be ...