The Start Screen is the default Welcome page and Application Launcher in Windows-8. It is based on the Metro UI, features static or live content as Tiles, and search capabilities.

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Is it possible to prevent the start screen from covering the whole screen, making it more like the start menu?

I'm getting used to the start screen, however it would be nice if I could stop it covering the entire screen and popup a bit like the old start menu. Is there some configuration option, or program ...
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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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Hide non metro apps from the 'Start Screen' or create a different column for them

How can I hide all the non-metro apps (ie: desktop apps) from the Start Screen on Windows 8, they take up a lot of space on the screen. Also, for an alternative, non-metro apps should always be ...
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What is the name of the start screen executable?

It just stopped running and I want to know how to restart it w/o logging out and in...
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How to set start screen tiles' language in Windows 8

I've installed English Windows 8 x64 on my notebook and selected Slovenian as locale during installation. Like so: The problem I'm having now is that my tiles on start screen display in Slovenian ...
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How can I display the Windows 8 Start Screen on a secondary monitor?

Is there a way to get Windows 8 to use my secondary monitor for the start screen?
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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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Prevent applications from adding to start screen on install

On a Windows 8 machine, after installing Visual Studio, Office, SQL Server, VLC etc... the start screen is a mass clutter of unneeded shortcuts such as readme, shortcuts to homepages, various tools ...
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What are the definitive rules for Windows 8 Screen Scaling

I have a laptop + external screen multi-mon setup running windows 8. The laptop has a 15.4 Inch 1920*1080 Screen (Smaller Physical / Higher Pixel Density) The Monitor has a 22 Inch 1680*1050 Screen ...
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How to search for a folder from the Windows 8 Start screen

In Windows 7, if you press the Windows key and type the name of a folder, and the folder shows up among the Start menu search results. In Windows 8, if you do the same thing, no folders are listed. ...
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How to speed up the booting process in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose a slow booting laptop How to diagnose slow booting or logon in Windows 7? When I turn on the computer, I have to wait about 1 minute to the boot ...
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How do I add a shortcut to a website to the Windows 8 start screen?

There's a couple of things that bother me in Windows 8 and one of them is that I don't seem to figure out how to add a shortcut to a specific website to the Start screen. Is this possible at all?
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Can I move Windows 8 Start menu hot corner?

I like my task bar vertical at the right edge of the screen. This puts the Windows button to the top-right corner, however not the windows hot corner. Is there any way to either move or disable the ...
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Can I put documents onto the Windows 8 Metro Start Menu?

You can search for a document and click to open it, but is there a way to put a document you are working with on the Start Menu (Metro UI) for quick selection?