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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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 ...
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Changing font size of UI in Windows 8 Mail app

Is it possible to decrease the font size of UI in the Windows 8 mail app? The folder list is huge (I think for touch purpose) and wastes a lot of space.
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Is is possible to share cookies between Windows UI IE and desktop IE?

After installing Windows 8 Pro, I have 2 different versions of Internet Explorer 10: The "Windows UI" version, which works as Windows 8 UI app, and the regular Internet Explorer 10, which runs in ...
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Disable associations for Modern UI apps in Windows 8

Is there any way to completely remove associations set for Modern UI apps in Windows 8 (like opening webpages, files, etc.)?
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Windows 8 can't open any modern UI app

I just upgraded my machine with Windows 7 Pro x64, to Windows 8 Pro x64, with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. Everything went great, but none of the Modern UI Apps open, and they do not show any ...
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How do I set traditional printer settings from a Modern UI app (Reader)?

How do I change settings such as print quality and duplexing when printing from a Modern UI app? Or, better yet, access all the traditional settings including greyscale, watermarks, mirroring, ...
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Stop Start Screen on W8 from minimizing on dual screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI with Dual / Multiple Monitors? I'm running Windows 8 with two screens, and have set it so that I have Metro on my secondary screen, because I ...
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Copying files from Remote desktop metro app

I'm using Remote desktop metro app to connect to my office computer and I really like it but I can't copy files from the remote machine to my computer as I usually do with Windows RDC. Is this a ...
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Is it possible to always show the address bar in ie10 metro?

I'm setting up Windows 8 for a friend of mine, and I'm trying to ensure that they have a way to avoid going to phishing websites. When educating my friends about spoofed/phishing email I always ...
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Add programs to start menu search without adding a tile

In Windows 7, I had many portable software programs like KeePass, PDF X-change, or Chrome application shortcuts that I used the portable version rather than full install. With these I was able to add ...
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How do I change the tile image of a Modern UI application?

Let's say I want to change the icon of the Weather application, how would I do that?
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Are Windows 8's Modern UI graphics hardware accelerated?

The start screen is really slick and smooth and I'm quite impressed by how snappy everything seems, but I noticed something interesting... Even when connected over RDP, the animations seem just as ...
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How do you close a metro app that is currently running without switching to a different app first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I exit a Modern UI app? Basically, is there any easy way to quit an application and automatically return to the start menu? Currently, I have to do the following ...
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What are the differences and benefits of using a Modern UI Application instead of it's Desktop mode respective?

Looking over technical(performance, stability and resources consumption) and not just over functional view, what are the main differences and benefits on using a Modern UI (Metro) Application instead ...
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Windows 8 smaller Tiles and without title?

Windows 8 Modern UI is wasting so much space on the screen. Until now I'm still using the old "Quick Launch Bar" on the bottom left with all my programs I use. But I think it's time to arrange also ...
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Where can I get a Windows 8 side-loading product key?

I have Windows 8 available through MSDN, as such, I have access to a lot of things such as volume licensing, though for now I'm just using the regular single-license Windows 8 Enterprise. I've tried ...
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Weird “smoothing” effect in Windows 8 app store

Can anyone tell me what's causing this weird smoothing effect in the Windows 8 app store? It's the only screen (I've found) it appears on. It doesn't happen on the Start screen itself. Here's what it ...
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Force a non-metro app to run fullscreen outside the desktop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suspend Modern UI app to taskbar In Windows 8, is there a way to make a normally desktop-only app run outside of the desktop? For normal apps that can be fullscreen, I'd ...
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Adding an RSS feed to the Windows 8 start screen

Loving Windows 8, but it would be nice if I could put my own newsfeeds into the boxes on the start screen. At present you can just choose to have a "News" app, but surely there's a way to replace that ...
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How To Create Tiles With Custom Colors On Start Screen

Is there any way to create our own tiles and set our own color for other tiles on the Start screen in Windows 8.So that we can find the applications and files by their tile color and display our files ...
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How can I force Xbox Music to find music in all subfolders of my Music library?

My music library is organized (roughly) like this: Music mp3 (original) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Tom) Artist/Album/Song mp3 (from Dick) Artist/Album/Song ...
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Metro or Modern UI? [closed]

In the previews of Windows 8 everyone was talking about Metro and since a few weeks ago it's called Modern UI. Why the change and should I stop using the term Metro?
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Switching between non-suspended apps (with alt-tab?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch between applications in Windows 8? In the Modern UI it seems we are encuraged to just go back to the start screen without closing an app we are using, ...
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Is it possible to remove an app's results from Modern UI search on the start screen?

How can I remove all search items (for example emails) from a particular pre-installed Modern UI app when searching by typing on the start screen?
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Named Group of tiles (Applications) in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I group icons in the Start menu of Windows 8? The tiles in Windows 8 ModernUI are just all on that scrolling page (the new "Start Menu"). Like the old iOS had ...
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How do I switch users or log off from Windows 8? It's not under the shut down menu

In every previous version of Windows, the "log off" option was in the same menu as the power options. In Windows 8, when I click the "power" button in the charms bar, there's no option to log off -- ...
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Display both Metro and desktop apps at the same time in Windows 8

Is it possible to display metro and desktop apps at the same time in Windows 8?
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Where exactly are stored the apps shortcuts in the Windows 8 Start Screen?

I'm trying to mess around with starting up modern UI applications from the desktop and various other weirdness. While I've been digging, I can't seem to work out where exactly the shortcuts to windows ...
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Remote Desktop app can't connect through VPN or through RDP load balancer

Using the regular Remote Desktop Client (in the desktop environment) I can connect just fine to remote servers when connected through Cisco VPN or when accessing a server behind a load balancer. When ...
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Change default monitor for Windows 8 Metro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 start screen on secondary monitor To clarify, this is NOT for traditional default monitor. Let me explain my scenario: I have a 3 monitor setup, I would like ...
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Adding custom shortcuts to Modern UI

Is it possible to add a shortcut (for example launching a program with custom parameters or to run a command line command) to the Modern UI start page?
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Modern UI app pinned to second screen

In a previous question I asked if Metro can span over two monitors, but seems not to be the case and it opens always on my primary monitor. Now I pinned a Modern UI Application (Mail) to the side of ...