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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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...
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Windows8 Metro Applications, change PackageUserInformation from Staged to Installed?

Curious problem I'm running into. We have a series of Samsung ATIV Smart PC 700T's that come pre-installed with Windows 8 core. Unfortunately we need these on the domain so we're upgrading them to ...
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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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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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Pin a tile (App or shortcut) to a specified position on Startscreen (Windows 8 / Powershell)

The title is nearly the whole question. I am searching a solution to pin an installed app or desktop application to the windows 8 startscreen. I am in an enterprise environment and the purpose is to ...
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Metro apps won't start under consumer preview of Windows 8

I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Metro apps won't start when clicked. The app appears to start, the screen fills up with a green background with the app logo ...
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Metro apps not connecting to the internet, but desktop apps can

I've seen several questions around SuperUser and none seem to have an answer. Besides the point, they seem to have a program or error in the way. Metro apps unable to connect Cannot access the ...
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AutoIt: Get text from inside a Windows Metro app

I'm automating a Windows Metro app and need to read some text that it returns. I've tried using the "AutoIt v3 Window Info" utility to inspect the application but it's unable to see the text. What ...
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Change text size greyed out in Windows 8.1 - how do I make the UI larger

I have just got a brand new 8" 1280x720 tablet but I found that the text size is too small. I entered PC Settings -> PC and devices -> Display but the "change the size of application, text and other ...
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System-wise large font for Windows modern apps & Start screen

I bought an 8-inch Windows 8 tablet today. The font size for the icons on the Start screen and the Settings, and all modern apps generally, is too small. And there are LOTS of empty margins round the ...
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Windows 8.1 search not finding programs or control panel

My problem is similar (although not identical, i.e. the solution is not the same) to the problem addressed here. In short, neither Control panels (i.e. Update, NVIDIA, Display) or Programs (in the C:\...
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How to turn off notification about available updates in Modern-UI apps?

When I start any Windows 8.1 Modern-UI app, it may notify me that the app need update. Thus, to use it I have to update the app, but this is troublesome if I don't want to update the app (at that ...
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How do I use Windows MouseKeys with Modern apps?

I've enabled mouse keys in my Windows 8 installation, and I've noticed that some modern apps don't properly respond to the mouse events. For instance, the Netflix and Mint apps don't receive the ...
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windows 8 apps forget saved credentials on close

Some of my windows 8 apps forget the stored credentials and preferences, facebook and lastpass apps being the most common. Facebook for example will forget my credentials and then once logged in ...
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Remove Metro results from Settings search

Is there a way to remove Metro settings (a.k.a. PC Settings) results from Settings search in Charms? Or at least, is there a way to move these results to the bottom? I know I'm not completely crazy ...
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Windows 8 freezes when killing “Metro” apps

Often after I use certain Windows 8 (formerly "Metro") apps, usually about a day later, I notice a marked drop in available RAM over what I was expecting. Since I am running Virtual Machines that ...
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Boot Windows 8 with Modern UI and a desktop application, in split screen view, feasible?

The way I expect this to work is as follows: Windows 8 starts and executes code, scripts or configurations... The Desktop application is launched and goes full screen The RT application is launched (...
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How to set hyperlink text in the “Modern” version of OneNote

Note this question is specific to the "Modern"/"Metro"/"Windows Store" version of OneNote. I am trying to accomplish a very simple task (at least - it used to be simple). I simply want to set the ...
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How to pin modern ie to the taskbar?

Regarding the new Windows 8.1 Update 1's ability to pin modern apps to the task bar, I have a problem - I cannot pin the modern IE to the taskbar. When I right click and set "Pin to taskbar" it pins ...
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How to browse Samba network shares from PC Settings in Windows 8.1

For some time I have kept a lot of my files stored on a home server running Debian Linux with Samba. I have several shares connected as network drives and, using the desktop interface under Windows 8....
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Why is the Metro screen randomly coming up for me?

I log into my computer, see the Metro screen, hit the Desktop icon. I'm now in the Desktop. Sometimes the Metro screen shows itself again after a first login/desktop click, without me doing anything ...
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Bing Food & Drink app always crashes

My Food & Drink app that came pre-installed on my Windows 8.1 PC keeps crashing to the start screen immediately after opening. Other Bing-based apps work fine. I've taken several steps to try to ...
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Save as dialog is not appearing in any “metro” app on Windows 8

I have a problem that Save dialog is not appearing in any metro app. Only save as dialog is not working, I think. For example if I find a download link and press it - everything is fine, but if I ...
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Two-fingered scrolling is slow in Windows 8 modern UI aka Metro

I own a Packard-Bell te69hw. It has an ELAN tech touchpad built-in. The issue is that the scrolling is really slow in Metro. It works perfectly fine in desktop mode. The problem was the since day one. ...
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Is there a way to run full screen legacy programs in Windows 8 Modern mode?

I know most people are looking for the other way around and that is doable with Stardock's ModernMix, but I want to do the reverse. Lets say I'm running a full screen game or other program that is ...
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How to open multiple Modern UI Google Chrome Windows?

Is it possible to somehow trick Windows 8(.1) to open multiple Google Chrome Windows on the modern UI side? I'm using multiple profiles with Crhome and would like to see all of them at once. By ...
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern-UI Apps won't start - Keeps losing ALL_APPLICATION_PACKAGES permissions on ‪C:\Users\…\AppData\Local\Packages

My Windows 8 Metro apps won't start. They flip the screen, show an icon, then go back to the new start menu. I went to Store and updated everything. I installed latest Windows update (from desktop). ...
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Visio shapes stencils Metro style

I can not find Visio Stencil Metro style for simple services: DNS, DHCP, RRAS, and so on. Found Visio stencil at Metro: New Office Visio Stencil Office Visio Stencil for Exchange 2013. If possible,...
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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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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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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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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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Windows 8 Log In After Remote Desktop Session Slow

I often log into my Windows 8 machine remotely when I am out of the office. When I return to the machine and try to log in locally the system often sits for a few minutes with a black screen before ...
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Use metro background as desktop background

I would like to use my metro start screen background as my desktop background like Ed Bott did here: Change the desktop background to match the Start screen. However, I would like to just 'find' the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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One specific metro app not running in Windows 10

There are only a few metro app I have installed after installing and refreshing Windows 10. One of them is "Star Wars: Commander". I used to play it almost everyday. But suddenly, one day the app ...
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How to change the search path for the search app in Windows 8.1

How to change the search path for the search app in Windows 8.1. Currently, the quick search(search without opening the fullscreen result window) will be show shortcuts in start menu.
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Adjust resolution/zoom of individual modern Windows 8.1 app

When I load up the modern Windows 8.1 Microsoft/Bing Maps app, everything is very low resolution. I don't know too much, but I think this is some sort of scaling/zoom/dpi issue. I noticed that if I ...
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Why are my Modern UI desktop applications crashing?

For a while now a number of my desktop applications have been crashing within 1 minute of starting them up. They terminate with just a "X has closed" error. They include: Visual Studio Visual Studio ...