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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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 ...
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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 ...