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Gesture to switch between IE tabs

I have the Yoga 2 pro (touchscreen convertible). In tent or stand mode, with no access to the keyboard, what is the quickest way to switch between open tabs in Internet Explorer (metro UI)?
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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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1answer
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Can you change Outlook desktop notifications to metro style in windows 7?

There is a major difference in the Windows 7 and Windows 8 Outlook desktop alerts (see below). I was wondering if it was possible to make it so the desktop notifications seen in Windows 8 could be ...
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Setting password for Windows 8 metro tile application

Is it there any way to set password for execution of metro tile applications? For instance imagine an IM+ metro tile at Windows 8 screen - is there anyway to setup password for Metro tile application ...
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28 views

Windows 8 Metro background audio stopped working

Inexplicably, almost all of my Metro music apps that previously worked in the background now fail to play background audio at all. This includes MediaMonkey, Hyper for YouTube, VLC for Windows 8, and ...
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2answers
175 views

Missing toast notifications in Windows 8.1

I have clean-installed Windows 8.1 Pro a few days ago and decided to give some of the "modern" (or however they're called) apps a try. So I am using the app for e-mails and the Facebook app. They ...
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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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1answer
55 views

Windows 8(.1) Disable Metro Left Click Network Manager Popup?

Clicking on the Network tray icon, pops up a metro style strip from the right side. This is not just annoying, it's also useless since you can't do anything with it. Any way to get rid of this? I ...
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1answer
49 views

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 ...
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How to further dim the screen for Windows 8.1 Metro interface?

For using the tablet in a dark room, I am trying to set my screen dimmer than the lowest brightness setting that windows provides. Just like you would use screen filter in Android devices. So far I ...
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124 views

Windows 8.1 Metro UI icons missing

I used FontExplorer X Pro to delete non-system fonts but after that metro UI icons disappear (shows only squares). I find this thread ...
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1answer
63 views

How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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“Access is denied” when editing Windows Store app files even after taking ownership

I'm having a strange problem. I want to edit Windows Store apps' files, but for some reason the WindowsApps folder doesn't give even administrators access by default. So I take ownership of the folder ...
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1answer
41 views

Can I let users download my windows 8 metro application from my website?

I wanted to post my new Windows 8.1 metro application to the windows store but I got rejected because I was a minor. (utter bs) I signed up with a new account to try and bypass the age limit (which ...
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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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96 views

Reverse mousewheel scrolling for Windows 8 Store apps

I'm using this method for inverting the scrolling direction for my mouse. It works perfectly fine in Windows 8 desktop mode. However, in Windows Store apps, the mouse direction is apparently inverted ...
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0answers
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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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156 views

How do I remove the Chrome App Launcher in Windows 8?

I made a huge mistake and enabled the app launcher on my Windows 8 Chrome installation. Now I cannot get rid of it. I already tried removing Chrome and installing it again.
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1answer
123 views

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 ...
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114 views

Is it possible to run desktop Windows apps in Metro mode?

I've got a Windows 8 tablet and I really like metro mode while using touchscreen. Is there any possibility of converting some of standard Windows apps to run in Metro sandbox? To clarify: I think of ...
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1answer
59 views

Promote a Windows 8.1 desktop app to be a Modern app?

Trying to get used to the whole windows 8 thing and don't appreciate the bipolarness, like a lot of people do. I've seen a lot of people try to fix this by making Modern apps windowed (using ...
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1answer
60 views

How can I open a new window in Google Chrome Metro Mode? is there any plugin?

I see the question How can I open a new window in Google Chrome Metro Mode? But i need a plugin or a tool for making a new window!! New window is not a special feature just it have fresh tab ...
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92 views

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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79 views

Windows 8.1 live tiles WITHOUT animation? Possible?

Is it possible to have live tiles enabled, but with the animation (scrolling) disabled? I find the scrolling animated live tiles on the windows 8.1 (or 8) start screen very distracting/irritating. I ...
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43 views

Sync OneNote without opening the application

I've been spoiled by Dropbox. All I do is turn on my laptop and all of the offline changes I've made to documents is synchronised to the cloud. Except for the OneNote Windows 8 app. I have to ...
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Switch between Proxy easily in windows 8 for Metro Apps

I am using my Windows 8 Notebook in my office and at Home and i am using internet through direct connection at home and via proxy at my office. The Problem is i am in the need of changing my proxy in ...
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159 views

Is there any reason to upgrade to windows 8.1 if I avoid using metro? [closed]

I run windows 8 on a multimonitor setup. I use classic shell, and avoid using metro if at all possible. I do not use the "hot corners" and am not interested in desktop backgrounds except for solid ...
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Is there a Metro-style app for sharing to then printing in Windows 8 store?

Is there an app in Window 8 Store (metro app) that lets other apps share to it and then print? For example, OneNote Touch doesn't currently have a printing feature, but it does have a sharing feature, ...
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1answer
316 views

How can I easily display *all* currently running Metro apps in Windows 8?

What is the best way to list all currently running Metro apps in Windows 8, included those which have been minimized by dragging them down to the bottom of the screen? Initially, I assumed the ...
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1answer
132 views

Download and Sideload Production Metro App (Win8)

I am not talking about an app you make. I know the tricks to obtain a developer key or self sign the app and sideload it using a pseudo DC. I am talking about production store apps. There are some ...
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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 ...
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668 views

Which folder\entity in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps corresponds to a given Modern UI app URI?

Problem fully described (with screenshots and links, which are limited for new SU accounts) here ...
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1answer
157 views

New tiles not being added in Windows 8.1

So I updated to Windows 8.1 tonight and I noticed after installing a few new apps, that their associated tiles where not being automatically added to the Metro interface, however they can be manually ...
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How to boot to the desktop in Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I just installed Windows 8.1, but I can't locate the setting to disable the Metro start screen, and boot directly to the desktop instead. So how do you configure Windows 8.1 to boot straight to the ...
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260 views

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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In-apps in Windows 8 Metro Store Apps

I'd like to know if in-apps from Windows 8 Metro Store Apps are bound to the account you used to buy them? If you use the same store account in another pc and install the same app, does it also have ...
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Resetting The Windows 8 Music App Database

The Windows 8 Music App (XboX Music is not available in my country, and this is the alternative) downloads album art by default. I didn't want the app to show vulgar pictures, so I have disabled the ...
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2answers
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Metro Apps won't open [duplicate]

Most of those Metro apps on my Windows 8 computer won't open. It looks like the internal renderer is broken or something like that. Here is some screenshots. This is the store app. The logo and ...
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How do I disable sticky keys on the Windows 8 *touch* keyboard?

Disabling sticky keys in the control panel disables sticky keys only for hardware keyboards, but tapping on shift, alt, or ctrl in the touch keyboard continues to behave like sticky keys. How do we ...
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558 views

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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1answer
46 views

Windows 8 sends duplicate message to facebook user

I'm facing issue with Windows 8 Metro messaging app. It send duplicate message to user if he's accessing facebook with smartphone. Any message I send, appears twice, however user receives only single ...
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Windows 8 Music App panel on Desktop

If I click a sound volume control key while I am playing music using the Music App (X-Box Music) on Windows 8 a small panel comes up on the desktop showing me what is playing, the current sound ...
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1answer
1k views

Metro Apps won't open (including Windows Store)

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise, on a domain account linked to a Windows Live ID. No Metro Apps will launch (Mail, SkyDrive or Windows Store). When trying to launch Windows Store, the errors in the ...
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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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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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Can't see shared Google Drive folders in Windows 8 Apps (specifically Mail)

I am using the Windows 8 Mail App. When I tried to save an attachment, my Google Drive folder was not appearing. I solved this by adding it as a library as per Can't see Google Drive folder in ...
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Windows 8 context menu and taskbar thumbnails don't stay visible

I installed Windows 8 on an old Laptop that came pre-installed with Windows Vista. This is what CPU-Z says about my configuration: The touch-pad is using Synaptic drivers. The issue is whenever I ...
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2answers
898 views

Cannot play neither IE10 HTML5 video nor Modern UI apps video

Since today I remarked that I couldn't play neither on-demand/live video in any Modern UI application nor HTML5 video in IE10. Using Wireshark, I see that video URL is never called neither by the ...
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how to change port of WWAHost.exe windows program

I have Win 8. And I need to install XAMPP, but both use port 80 and even 443. I need to know if : I could change WWAHost port, I read that WWAHost is used to Modern/Metro Apps. And maybe I could ...
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1answer
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Rearranging Windows 8 tiles within a group

How do I effectively rearrange Windows 8 tiles within a single group. It seems to behave erratically. If I move a tile to one slot to the left or right, it behaves as expected. However, moving it more ...