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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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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Updates through WSUS fails on Windows 8.1 with error 0x80070643

I have wsus on windows server 2008 and i have two machines with windows 8.1 where updates fail with error 0x80070643. There are exactly 8 updates that fail: KB3080457 KB3081397 KB3081398 KB3081399 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Set Groove Music sound Windows 10

On Windows 7 I used the sound mixer to manage sound between applications but with Windows 10, Groove Music doesn't appear in the sound mixer. It's a problem because I don't hear correctly when ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Where do “Modern UI” Windows apps store data? Can they share it with desktop programs?

The “Modern UI” (i.e. app) version of Dropbox has default behavior like that of Dropbox for Android – it show the files, but does not download them until they are clicked on or favorited. Presumably ...
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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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How to Disable Back/Forward Swipe Animations in Internet Explorer Modern/Metro

I've noticed that when using Internet Explorer in the metro or modern UI, swiping back and forth to navigate pages is very slow and problematic. First, there is a slow forward or backward animation. ...
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Netflix Windows 8.1 app can't be found on applications list and can't be installed from the Store

I installed Netflix app from Windows Store, and I was using it normally. Suddenly one day it stopped working, the pinned tile at Start Screen turned blank, if I search the system for "Netflix" it ...
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Prevent Windows Store app opening from Apps website

When viewing an app on the Windows Apps website, the full-screen (Metro) Windows Store app always opens on my PC. How do I stop this ridiculous behavior? How do I prevent the Windows Store app from ...
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How to disable app preloading in Windows 10?

I'm running Windows 10 Insider Preview in my machine to give it a go and get used to it before general availability. One of the things that I find annoying is that it seems to preload modern ...
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Closing IE and other metro apps on touch screen

I'm trying to configure a device for a client who wants to use metro apps on a touch screen. The problem I'm running into at the moment is that the interface for some of these metro apps is not ...
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Are there any Metro Internet Explorer command-line options?

IApplicationActivationManager::ActivateForProtocol works fine but only takes one parameter that has to be a URL. ActivateApplication(..., L"-private http://example.com", ...) does not work. The ...
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Windows 8.1 tiles do not react until I close Modern UI manually

I have the problem that I cannot start a program using modern-ui. If I click on a program from the apps-section of modern ui NOTHING HAPPENS. Its the same with apps that are pinned to start. ...
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How to resize used area in metro?

When I run an older program in my laptop i.e Worms Armageddon sometimes the Metro interface "area with icons" will be resized to a part of the screen. If I restart the computer it gets back to ...
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Customize Windows 8 Snapped Window Border Size

Is there a way to make the border between a snapped metro app and the desktop/other apps smaller? It is such a minor thing, but I really don't need it to be nearly 1/4" thick.