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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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 ...
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How to remove apps from my list in the Windows 8 store?

I installed Windows 8 on my laptop to play around with it. I downloaded quite a lot of apps, even ones that I don't like. The ones I didn't like I uninstalled. Now, I installed Windows 8 on my ...
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Windows 8 Stuck on Start Screen File Search

I have been searching someone else having the same issue but I couldn't find any. Here is my problem: I'm using Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. File search screen does not close itself after I make ...
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Can't see Google Drive folder in Modern UI/Metro Apps

Happens everytime I want to attach file to an email in Mail app or browse photos in Photos app (I'm not using too many apps so I can't tell whether these two are the only ones). There is something ...
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Removing File type association from Windows 8

I have created a metro style app similar to Windows Photo Viewer using C#. The app is also displayed in the OpenWith context menu of image files. But, due to some reasons the app is not working. So, I ...
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Google Chrome doesn't open in metro style

I have read that the dev build of Google Chrome can work in metro style in win 8 if it is the dev build, is the default browser, and is pinned to start. I did all that, and it is starting in desktop ...
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What kind of JVM support is there for Modern UI apps?

Obviously, the JRE and Java applications and applets still work on the Desktop version of Windows 8. But is there a way to develop a Modern UI application in Java, or another JVM based language such ...
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How do I check the version of a Modern UI (Metro) Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed? As any Windows software, Modern UI apps have a release version, but I couldn't find it by looking ...
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Running Modern UI/Metro Apps as Administrator in Windows 8

I noticed that on Windows 8's Start screen, I could right click a Windows legacy program (A program which runs on Windows XP, Vista and 7), and I could run it as Administrator. However, whenever ...
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How to automatically end the process when Windows 8 Modern UI apps are closed?

When Metro/Modern UI applications are closed, they are not actually removed from memory; they are still running in a 'Suspended' state. This clutters up the Task Manager considerably, and is very ...
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What happens when I uninstall Modern UI Applications?

What exactly happens when I uninstall Modern UI Applications from within the Tile View (not the Programs and Features from desktop view)? Will ALL the registry keys be removed? Will all the settings ...
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Using Metro style in Internet Explorer 10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser? I'm using Windows 8 Pro with Internet Explorer 10 on, and I downloaded Google ...
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Where are Modern UI apps saving their settings? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where are the settings of a Windows 8 App stored? Where are Modern UI apps saving their settings? In registry? Or a per-app file? I'm asking because I wonder if ...
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Prevent users from installing metro applications, but still let them install classical applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can disable the Windows store on Windows 8 completely Is there a way to prevent users from install the fancy new Metro/Modern UI app store applications, but still ...
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Install a Windows 8 Modern UI app without the Windows Store

How do I go about installing a Modern UI/Metro app without using the native Windows Store app on Windows 8? I don't know if it's even possible or if it is, how the app even gets installed from the ...
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Windows 8 RTM Metro Apps Don't Work

I installed Windows 8 RTM into my PC. Everything is great. No BSODs, Halo: Combat Evolved is working seamlessly and other stuff but whenever I click on a Mondern UI app in the Start Screen, it opens ...
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Where to find Windows 8 Modern UI apps source code?

Or Metro UI As an amateur web developer I'm intrested in building native apps for windows 8 with HTML5 and CSS. But It would be nice to see the source code of the apps that I have and which language ...
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Completely disable desktop in Windows 8

I am pondering whether to use Windows 8 as a first OS for completely non-computer-literate (as in, never used a computer) users. I think it might actually work well, except I think the desktop would ...
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Change duration of Live update in Metro UI apps Windows 8

I do not know the english translation of it but for example the contacts app and news app in Metro UI that rolls up news and images every ~5 second. How do I change the duration so it updates just ...
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Is there any way to skip the start menu and go straight to the desktop (without disabling Modern UI)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I have Windows 8 go to the desktop by default? I'm not looking to disable the modern UI, I just want to go straight to the desktop after logging in, rather than ...
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Cannot use both Google Chrome and IE10 in metro mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser? When I set at all defaults to IE10 then I can access IE10 in Metro mode from the ...
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Can I use Syncfusion Metro Studio 2 icons anywhere?

I've been looking about it for a while and I'm quite sure that they say I can freely use those icons on any win8, .net app etc. But how about normal, regular website or some reselling puropses like ...
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Does IE10 Metro support userscripts?

With Windows 7, I used google chrome and installed a bunch of userscripts to enhance my youtube experience (replay button, download options, etc). Now that I have Windows 8, I want to get the same ...
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Hiding email address in Windows 8

When you've got Windows 8 'metro' interface open it's got your MS Account right at the top for the world to see. I often use my laptop in public places and I'm not keen on having my primary email ...
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Is there any way to install Metro/Modern UI applications without using the Windows Store? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get a Windows 8 side-loading product key? Is there any way to install Metro/Modern UI applications without using the Windows Store? I heard that the Windows ...
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How do I access tabbed browsing when using the modern UI Internet Explorer?

When running Internet Explorer from the the modern UI, I can't find out how to access tabs. I can create tabs using Ctrl + T, but I'm not sure how to switch between tabs, see what tabs I have open, ...
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Can I wrap Windows 8 desktop apps in Modern UI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suspend Modern UI app to taskbar Force a non-metro app to run fullscreen outside the desktop? Is there a way to make regular software in Windows 8 appear as a Modern ...
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Show latest notifications in Windows 8?

There is a way to show past notifications in Windows 8? If for example I was away from keyboard for 30 minutes, I want to see what happened, in a glance. Or I have to watch the "alert bubbles" in ...
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Is there a way to backup files associated to my windows store applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Explain Windows 8 Windows Store AppData/packages and what to backup I want to reinstall Windows 8 from Enterprise to Professional (I want Media Center), but I'm worried ...
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How do applications differ when they are run from the Start screen?

In Windows 8, when you open an application, say, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, it looks strangely different than when you open the same application from the new Start screen. For example, Google ...
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Open email links in Start Chrome browser

I would like to know if I can force Windows 8 to use the Modern UI version of Chrome when opening links, rather than the desktop version?
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How to see what changed in Windows Store apps?

Is there any way to see "change logs" of my Windows Store applications when they come up as available for updates? I can't seem to get any information about what actually changed in several of my ...
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Skype Modern UI app - message sync acts strange

Sometimes when I come back to Skype Modern UI App (pressing Start -> Skype icon) and send message to one of my friends (any of them), I receive several messages that were sent before my message. Those ...
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Connect Photos app with Facebook/Flickr

I'm trying to use Windows 8 Photos (Metro App), I tried to connect Photos App with my Flickr and Facebook accounts which both associated with a Yahoo Mail account, But it seems it requires a Hotmail ...
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Can a touchscreen be used as a functional secondary in windows 8?

I have recently purchased windows 8, and unlike some I'm really enjoying the metro interface. I'd just like to know whether I can attach a second monitor, touchscreen enabled, and use that as a ...
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Run Windows Store Apps in a Window on the Desktop in Windows 8?

Is it possible to run Windows Store apps in a window on the desktop in Windows 8? For example, I think the Finance app is awesome, I just don't want it to occupy dedicated space on my screen (either ...
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Is it possible to run Modern UI Apps in Windows 7

It seems like a basic question, but is there a way to run Windows 8 (Modern Apps) in Windows 7 (without a VM, that seems like cheating)? My hunch is that it would be possible with some sort of hack, ...
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How to log out from skype app?

I have installed the Skype-App for Windows 8 and a friend logged in first with his account. Now I want to log him out to log in myself with my account but there is no Logout option. I tried to ...
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How to customize tiles (change/bigger icon, change color) for desktop applications in the Start Screen?

In my start menu have I have tiles (/shortcuts) to different desktop applications. They all get the same background color, a small icon etc. and don't look very nice compared to Modern UI app tiles. ...
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How do I restore the desktop tile?

I'm using Windows 8 and have managed to lose the Desktop tile. How do I put it back?
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Load ModernUI but also preload desktop on background

Login Windows load modern UI Only when I click on the "Desktop" tile shortcut that my desktop is really loaded, it take a few seconds to open everything (like rainmeter and other things) How can I ...
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How to remove the black borders after installing Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 on my PC and now only 80% of the screen is used. There is a black border around my screen. I own a Acer Predator G3610 with AMD Radeon HD 7670 and a 1920 x 1080 Acer monitor ...
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Can't connect to a network from the Windows 8 Modern UI (have to switch to desktop mode)?

I can't figure out how to switch networks on Windows 8 in the Modern UI (I can do it from the desktop mode though). I move my mouse to the right side to bring up the side menu. This also brings up ...
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How to replace unpinned desktop icon on windows 8 metro screen

I failed to shutdown my windows 8 pc properly and the next time i restarted my pc it went through a hard disk check and fixed some errors in my file system. After that, all pinned programs on my metro ...
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Get Windows 7 Start Menu Back in Windows 8 RTM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change Windows 8 start menu back to Windows 7 How do I turn off Modern UI in Windows 8? I want to get back the Windows 7 start menu in Windows 8 as well as use the ...
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Show Modern/Metro UI permanently on one of two monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get Windows 8 to run 2 Metro apps on each display of an extended display? I have two monitors and I'd like have Moderm/Metro UI opened in Monitor #2 (as it is ...
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How to add a shutdown tile to the start screen?

How do I add a tile on the Windows 8 Modern UI that allows me to click that tile to start shutting down the computer?
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Why do Metro/Modern UI videos and games crash on Windows Server 2012 with Desktop Experience feature installed?

I am using Windows Server 2012 as a desktop OS and but videos and Metro games from Windows Store keep crashing. Where can I see error logs of what goes wrong? How can I fix my problem? Update I ...
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In Internet Explorer 10, are developer tools not available from [F12]? If so, how do I access them?

With metro IE 10 for windows 8, I assumed that I could use F12 to open developer tools, just like it was possible in every IE since 8. However, in windows 8 that doesn't seem to do anything - has it ...