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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Is it possible to use the IE10 App without making Internet Explorer the default browser?

Windows 8 comes with two versions of Internet Explorer: the normal desktop version, which looks just like IE9, and the Modern UI version, which is a full-screen tablet-style app. By default, links ...
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How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8?

I just bought a new Windows 8 laptop, but I want to get rid of the new "Modern UI" Start Screen, and get the old Start Menu back. How do I do this?
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How do I exit a Modern UI app?

So I downloaded and installed Windows 8. I'm very impressed, except for one thing. I don't have touch, and I have this running in a virtual machine. How do I exit one of these full screen Modern UI ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to a Windows 8 Modern UI app?

I am using Windows 8 at the moment and I was wondering if there is a way to make a shortcut to a Modern UI (formerly known as Metro UI) application on my desktop.
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How can I have Windows 8 go to the desktop by default?

I've played around a smidge with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview in a VirtualBox VM and I think the improvements under the hood may be worth tolerating the Metro UI crap. I don't like that the entire ...
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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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Is there any way to resize the tiles in MetroUI in Windows 8?

Well I really love the MetroUI in Windows 8 but is there any possibility to resize the tiles ?
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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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Windows 8 Metro/Modern UI with Dual / Multiple Monitors?

I'm using always 2 Monitors and just installed Windows 8 and always need to scroll to my Application in the new Metro interface, because the Metro is only on my main screen (the other one shows the ...
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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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Backup Metro apps to install Later or on other PC's

I want to backup my current Windows 8 Metro apps so that I can install them to other PC's or Install them later if I format and re-install Windows 8 again. I want to install these Metro Modern UI ...
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Metro apps crash on startup, driver or permissions issue?

After installing Win8 x64 RC, Metro apps worked correctly, but desktop OpenGL apps were slow and unresponsive. I installed the latest Win8 nVidia drivers, and the OpenGL apps started working ...
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In Internet Explorer 10 Metro, how do you change the home page?

There appear to be two copies of Internet Explorer in Windows 8; the Metro version, and the normal version. The Internet Options settings do not appear to apply to the Metro version of IE; and the ...
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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 group icons in the Start menu of Windows 8?

I love the new start menu of Windows 8 but I would like to be able to organize my icons into sections. How do I organize my app icons in Windows 8?
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern Start Screen with Multiple Monitors — Keep it always maximized?

Before installing Win 8 today, my plan was to keep the Metro UI up on my smaller, laptop monitor and have the classic UI running on my two larger monitors. However, in reality, as soon as I click on ...
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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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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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How can I revert back to the old Start menu in Windows 8 Preview?

I don't like the new Metro UI. Is there any way to get rid of the new Metro UI in Windows 8 Preview and go back to the old Aero UI with its' Start Menu?
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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 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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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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How to change Windows 8 Start Background Image and Color Scheme?

I want to change the style of the Windows 8 Start Screen: Under Charmsbar > Settings > More PC Settings > Personalize > Start Screen you can choose out of 20 predefined background ...
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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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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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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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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 make full-screen desktop applications only cover the snapped desktop?

In Windows 8, you can "snap" two apps next to each other, and one of those apps can be the legacy Windows desktop environment. A convenient application for this (or so I thought) would be to snap a ...
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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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How do I get Google Chrome back to desktop mode on Windows 8

The Windows 8 version of Google Chrome seems to have been updated to support the UI formerly known as Metro. However, this seems to be the only option now, which means that I can no longer use Chrome ...
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Windows 8 via VirtualBox - Metro apps won't open when clicked

When running the Windows 8 developer preview via VirtualBox, Metro apps don't seem to open when I click them. Has anyone encountered the same issue? Additionally in the traditional UI mode, I can't ...
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Is it possible to change the default install location of Modern UI apps?

Is there a way to change where Modern UI apps get installed, to a different disk for example? I tried looking in the Settings charm for the Store app, but there is no option in there.
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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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How do I get the Modern UI of Firefox in Windows 8?

Mozilla mentions Elm is the experimental repository where most of our Metro development work has been happening. Now, I grabbed the latest nightly from the Elm repo, installed it & then ...
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Is it possible to disable the title bar on metro apps in Windows 8.1 Update?

I find the title bar a bit annoying when using the mouse in Internet Explorer. Many website have their navigation at the top, after all.
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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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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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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 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 do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed?

I can't seem to find it anywhere, even in the Windows Store and looking up say, the Microsoft "News" app, it does say I have it installed, but does not reveal what version it is. It would be nice to ...
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Change Windows 8 start menu back to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I turn off Modern UI and get the old Start Menu back in Windows 8? I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview edition and I tried to modify the RPEnabled to 0, ...
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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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Windows 8 Metro App's “Can't Open”

I have installed the Windows 8 consumer preview and all working fine, with the exception of the communication apps (mail, calendar & people). The apps were working during initial installation ...
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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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Force Windows 8 Metro apps to run lower resolutions below 1024x768?

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Samsung NB30 netbook. I was very excited to try it on this little box cause it has a touchscreen and Windows 8 is supposed to be optimized for ...
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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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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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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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How do I enable an auto download of newly installed Metro Apps?

I have multiple devices running Windows 8, and would like to sync up the apps that I install on one between the others. Is there a way to enable auto download and installation of apps purchased ...
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Chrome Metro Switch windows shortcut

Is there a shortcut to switch between Chrome windows in Windows 8.1 Metro mode? Normally I'd do it with a alt+tab, but in this case that does not work cause the browser window are all inside a single ...