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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Disable Windows Metro Scrollbar Timeout

Is it possible to disable disappearance of scrollbars in Windows Metro apps? I find that using Metro from a non-touch PC is very frustrating. Here's my typical routine in Windows desktop apps that ...
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Windows metro apps not working after renaming default user account

I just renamed my main user (belongs to administrators), and now many metro apps including the Store-App won't open. The outer border appears but then they crash and disappear. A second user that I ...
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Windows 10: Remove all default apps except specified ones

I try to remove all windows 10 default apps, except some specific apps(for example windows store and windows dvd player). The only way I found via google to do this, is the following Powershell-...
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Jagged font rendering in Windows 8 Metro and Windows 10, even with Windows 7 ClearType

I've always been bothered by Windows's font rendering, but it really started to bug me in the Windows 10 Preview. All Linux OSes, including Mac OS X have clear, smooth fonts, but Windows's DirectWrite ...
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Which Modern UI apps are safe to remove?

I got a list all Modern UI apps installed on my machine using Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | findstr ^Name (you need to run this in PowerShell). I would like to remove some of them, and I want to know ...
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Windows Metro apps have wrong icon in search UI

When I search for any app in the Windows 10 search, it has the same wrong icon (this is just an example): When having the app open or when looking at it in different places (start menu, taskbar, ...
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Windows 10 Bing Metro UI apps no longer open (e.g. News, Weather, Sport)

I recently did an upgrade to the latest Windows 10 insider preview (to test out the Ubuntu Bash on Windows). After testing I rolled back to a previous stable version (then disabled the insider ...
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Disable or Uninstall the Metro subsystem

In the old days of Windows, we could disable and uninstall unused subsystems in Windows, like Posix on Windows. See, for example, KB 101270, Disabling the POSIX Subsystem. I'm using Windows 8 and 8.1....
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Remove Unwanted Metro Apps from Windows 10 All Apps List

For conventional desktop applications such as chrome or office, we can remove the shortcuts from all apps list by right clicking on the icon, selecting more, clicking on open file location and then ...
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Windows Store not working

I performed a clean install of Windows 10 and now the Store does not load. The window appears but it just remains blank and sometimes shows the following message: I have tried running wreset.exe and ...
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Win10: I see and can use MicroSD, but missing in Storage settings

I've tried formatting FAT32, NTFS, exFat to no result. It appears once I change drive letter for the card, but can't set is as a save target anyway and disappears after some time all together from ...
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Windows store apps not open

My windows 10 modern apps like store , weather , photos wont open i mean when click on them nothing will happen but rest of apps works fine. before this i had problem with opening and close apps by ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Mail app mail count in tile and lock screen

Windows 10 mail app shows the total number of mail at the metro tile and lock screen, which feels weird for me. I think showing unread number would be much better. How can I disable the count or ...
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How to automatically remove all pinned items from Windows 10 automatically

So I am currently trying to remove all of the pinned items on a windows 10 machine automatically. (Without right clicking them all and doing "Unpin from start") I want to be able to run a command (or ...
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Windows 8 Software Update in Background?

When I start the Windows Update in the Metro UI and then exit to the Desktop, is the Update then still in progress? Is there a possiblity to see running metro applications in the background?
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View running metro apps in the 8.1 taskbar

Is it possible to see the list of currently runing metro apps in the taskbar for multitasking purposes? Having both the taskbar, and the "metro multitask" bar is annoying for switching back and forth....
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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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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 to set the Metro app font size to “larger” when not offered?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a very high resolution display (3200x1800). In desktop mode, this is quite nice, since it gives me really sharp fonts (with the appropriate DPI setting). However, ...
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AppContainer not available for Windows 10 Chrome (no Metro mode)

I can't believe a simple Google search has only 2 relevant results: http://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/4810-chrome-will-not-launch-when-windows-8-mode-selected.html https://code.google.com/p/...
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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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Windows 10 Metro Apps Close Immediately

Apparently out of the blue, I can't run any metro apps. They open, then close after a few seconds. I tried the fix here but it didn't work. I rarely use metro apps, so I'm not sure when it started. Is ...
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Metro Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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Launch Modern-UI 'Settings' without Explorer

I'm attempting to open Windows Settings in Windows 10 on a computer with explorer replaced as a shell via group policy. In Windows 7 up I can press ctrl+shift+esc, and once task manager has launched, ...
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The start button is “not working” to launch metro

This is a very interesting problem. I cannot launch the metro interface with anything other than clicking on the windows logo. So, Ctrl + ESC or The Windows Key don't work to bring the metro ...
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How can I show a list of installed apps (“Metro” only) in Windows 10?

I want to see a list of all of the apps installed in Windows 10. I don't mean traditional desktop programs - just the "Metro" apps, including the system ones. I can see everything mixed together (...
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How do I start Modern UI apps (calendar and mail) minimized when Windows 10 starts?

When I log onto Windows 10 I would like both the Calendar and Mail applications to start minimized. I can make them start automatically by: Clicking on the Windows icon Clicking on "All apps" ...
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Where exactly are the apps shortcuts in the Windows 8 Start Screen stored?

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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How to un/break some Windows Store apps

I wanted to get rid of a bunch of Windows Store apps on my Windows 10 PC. So after Googling around for a way to do so, I settled on renaming a bunch of subfolders of this: C:\Program Files\...
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Reinstall Default Windows 8 Metro Apps Without Windows Store

All the default apps except Metro IE and Camera, one app installed from Windows Store crash as soon as I open them. So to fix this problem, I want to reinstall the default apps. Is there a command ...
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Run Metro application on startup?

I want to know where the Metro applications (Mail, People, Messages, ...) executable file path is. Also, how can I run Mail application when my PC starts?
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Hiding the keyboard layout while keeping the language as default one

I have my display language set in English, with English (US), Japanese and Russian keyboard layouts. I could input English using Japanese layout, so I want to hide English (US) one. Is there any way ...
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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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Disable Server Check for Metro Lync with OCS 2007 R2

Is it possible to disable server check with the Metro version of Lync from the Windows Store? I have Lync 2010 and 2013 Desktop clients where the registry keys work, but not with the Metro Lync. I ...
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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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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 C:\Users\<...
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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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Can't open Windows 10 built-in apps after KB3116908

After updating my W10 PC (KB3116908). All my built-in apps don't want open. I used PowerShell to reinstall them but even after rebooting my PC, they don't want open but there are ever in the Windows ...
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Windows 10 modern/metro applications not working

So my metro applications stopped working, including start button and notifications button. When i try to open one it shows on second then it closes itself. I checked event viewer, and there were a lot ...
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Is there anyway to customize start menu app appearance?

I am loving the new windows start menu. However, I notice for many not native windows apps, they look very wierd in the start menu. Its like their icon, surrounded by a box of a solid color. Is there ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro x64 None of the Modern UI apps work, Powershell, CMD, and wsreset returns error

So, today somehow my pc got messed up while I wasn't home, don't ask how because i don't know (maybe a windows update gone wrong, or ghosts were messing with it :) ) First it started with black scrn ...
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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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Default app on win 10 not working

After enable build-in administrator, some of my app can not be accessed also some pinned like weather on start menu disappear. how to fix this.. or there's a way to reset user without reinstall ...
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Prevent metro apps which have to maintain remote connections from closing when backgrounded

How can I prevent Windows from closing/hibernating/sleeping/etc... backgrounded Metro applications? Basically, I have a Surface 2 (the ARM one), and I often have two applications open. A text editor, ...
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Google Chrome continues in background after exit on Windows 8 mode

When I run Google Chrome in Windows 8 mode, and when I close it by dragging the top to the bottom, the program disappears, but still I can see it running in task manager. I've disabled "Continue ...
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Swipe from Start screen to desktop in Windows 8

In Windows 8, we have the Start screen and Apps screen, and we can swipe between them: Using Windows 8 on my tablet, I ask myself: why is the desktop screen not accessed the same way? Is it ...
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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Cannot run the Netflix Modern app on Windows 8.1

I'm trying to run the Netflix Modern app on my PC running Windows 8.1. To be clear, this is the app that you can install in the Modern interface using the Microsoft Store. I'm not trying to run ...
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Set keyboard macro to launch Windows 10 Metro apps

Recently picked up a keyboard with macro keys for the first time and they're incredibly useful, but it seems I can't set a macro that launches default Windows 10 apps (like Mail, Calendar, People, etc....
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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 ...