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windows 8 start screen default background image origin and meaning

Anyone can share the meaning and origin place of the windows 8 default start screen background image? What is the tower used for? the place is real or fake? Why choose such an image?
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36 views

How to disable the Start menu hot corner (bottom-left) in Windows 8

In Windows 8/8.1, when you mouse to the bottom-left corner of a screen, the Start Menu hint appears, even if you are on a monitor without a taskbar, or in a fullscreen application. How do you disable ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen ribbon mysteriously replaced by context menu, how to reverse?

When I first set up Windows 8 (core edition) on my desktop PC, it showed the following behavior when I right-clicked a start screen tile: It was possible to right-click multiple tiles and use the ...
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Windows 8 Start Screen + Metro Apps Issue

I recently experienced a major blue screen crash on my Windows 8.1 computer. When I restarted, the start screen would not render. All I can see is the "Start" label at the top, the icons at the upper ...
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Is there a way to have the Windows 8 start screen displayed on both monitors? [duplicate]

I have 2 monitors, when I open the start screen it does only open on 1 monitor. Is there a way to have the start screen displayed on both monitors at the same time (like an extended start screen)?
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Different keyboard shortcut for Windows 8 start screen

By default, the Windows key will go to the start screen on Windows 8. But I'm using this program called Pokki that adds a classic Windows-like (pre-Win 8) start menu to Windows 8. And I've enabled the ...
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1answer
86 views

How to change Windows Start Screen background

Is there any registry tweak or any tool which can be utilized for changing the Windows 8 Start Screen background? I can see only few options to customize the Start Screen of Windows 8. Is it ...
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24 views

Re-enable automatic pinning to start screen

Just got a new laptop with Windows 8 (unfortunately) and I notice that downloaded apps/programs aren't automatically added to the Start Screen. From here it seems that this was a "feature" added in ...
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1answer
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Where are the start menu customization pictures located on Windows 8?

I would like to take some of the images in the red area shown below for personal use. Are they contained in a specific folder, and if so, which one?
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Windows 8.1 start screen and menu [duplicate]

Many people hate windows 8 screen showing up at the very start-up, and miss the menu, but to me, task bar without start-menu looks better. In windows 8.1, we can choose the option whether to show the ...
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1answer
39 views

How to show 4 tiles per line on the Surface RT?

From these two images, you can see my start screen and then another of the surface rt from a YouTube video. My surface only shows 3 rows of tiles for some reason but the surface from the YouTube ...
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0answers
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Setting Start Screen view to last used

Is there a way to set up the start screen so that it opens in the view I last had it set to. i.e. if the last time I was on the start screen it was in apps view then the next time I go to the start ...
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2answers
494 views

Killing a program from the start menu in windows 8

Occasionally, I have a program that freezes, and then refuses to give the screen to me so I can use the normal task manager to kill it, and no amount of alt-tabbing or ctrl-alt-deleting can get rid of ...
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0answers
612 views

Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds file location

In Windows 8, the start screen backgrounds used to be in the imageres.dll file, but as of 8.1 they're not. Does anyone know where the start screen backgrounds are housed in Windows 8.1? If not, is ...
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1answer
367 views

Linking to an External Folder of Shortcuts in Windows 8.1 Start Menu

I'm trying to add a folder to my start screen using symbolic links. I can't seem to get any linked folders to show up. Here is what I tried first: cd "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start ...
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2answers
100 views

How to Place Shortcuts for Apps Downloaded from Windows Store into Folders

I'm trying to organize all of my apps in Windows 8, and I have run into a problem where I can't seem to figure out how to move the shortcuts for Windows 8 apps downloaded from the Windows Store. They ...
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1answer
71 views

How to find icon in new Microsoft's Start menu?

Suppose I want to find MyProgram's icon in new great superior progressive and very charming Microsoft's start menu of Windows 8.1? I press Windows button and this wonderwork appears. I starting to ...
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Windows 8 Start screen mouse wheel scrolling

I have my mouse wheel set to scroll one page at a time. I'm usually happy with this, but the behavior for the Apps page of the Windows 8 Start screen isn't too good. The problem is that whatever ...
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3answers
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Hide Windows 8.1 apps from All apps screen

I am using Windows 8.1 now and I have some installed apps that I don't want my children to use. When I was using Windows 8, I had no problem when I wanted to hide apps because all installed apps ...
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1answer
81 views

How can I manually pin a URL to the Windows 8 start screen?

The only way I've found so far to pin a URL to the start screen, is to load this URL in Internet Explorer, then click Pin, and Pin to Start. The problem is, it forces me to load the URL, which then ...
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1answer
69 views

Reset download state of start screen tiles in Windows 8?

After installing Windows 8.1 a while ago, I noticed that a lot of the apps that I have downloaded and installed on the computer still show the "Install" icon in the lower right hand side of the tile, ...
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2answers
1k views

How to reset Windows 8.1 START screen to default?

I would like to reset my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 START screen. It has so much stuff on it from installing software that it defeats its usefulness. I tried links such as this one but it doesn't seem to ...
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0answers
772 views

Can't change standard monitor for start screen (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to find a way to get the start screen to start on my secondary monitor as default. I just cant find a way to make it work. I've googled and found the shortcut for doing it(windows key ...
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How to quickly select multiple tiles in Windows 8 start screen?

after installing an application there are lots of new tiles appeared at my Windows 8 start screen. I want to remove them, but currently I only can right-click on them one by one and after selecting ...
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2answers
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Do Windows 8 “Live Tiles” actually use a lot of one's monthly broadband data allowance?

Windows 8 Live Tiles are a great way of showing constantly updated information regarding stock prices, weather bulletins etc on the Windows 8 Start Screen. Is it plausible to suggest that they can ...
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Customizing app search of the Windows 8 start screen

I pretty much start apps hitting and typing the app's name. Unfortunately I have apps (both desktop and modern) that contain the same search string but have nothing else in common. Is it possible ...
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0answers
64 views

How to enable being able to move tiles and launch as another user in the windows 8 start screen

I'm on a fresh windows 8 install and as part of an early roll-out program it happens to be customized for a normal user, where as I'm a developer. I would like to be able to move tiles and customize ...
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1answer
818 views

How to set default Start screen layout?

I've seen some OEMs install custom apps and add them to the start screen layout. Does putting the appsfolder.itemdata-ms in the C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows folder work? I want to ...
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250 views

Windows 8 how to enable Start Options - UEFI Firmware

I wish to get that screen But I have If I click Troubleshoot I get only button that says Advanced Settings - Startup Settings How do I enable it to make it look like on first image?
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Windows 8 suddenly removed my Desktop tile from the start-screen, how to restore it? [duplicate]

(Not a duplicate, because the suggested fix in the linked duplicate DOES NOT WORK, read the whole post!) I did not delete the Desktop (go to classic Win desktop) tile (icon) from the Start screen, ...
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0answers
151 views

Any way to make the start screen transparent?

Is there any way to make the start screen background fully transparent so that it displays my desktop (including everything on my desktop and any open windows)?
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1answer
142 views

How to make Windows 8 Start Screen search result icon to open a new instance of a Desktop App

There is a registry hack that makes Windows 8/8.1 Start Screen Tiles to open a new instance of a Desktop App (see accepted answer of this question: How to make a Start Screen icon for Notepad that ...
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Windows 8 Tile Color

With Windows 8.1, the start screen tiles for desktop apps seem to have all sorts of colors. It seems to be based on the color of the icon or something. Anyways, this makes the screen look messy. With ...
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1answer
135 views

How can I fix these rendering issues on the Windows 8 Start screen?

I'm seeing some weird symbols on the UI elements on my Start screen. What is going on?
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Windows 8 Start Screen Lagging

For some reason, when explorer.exe gets restarted on my Windows 8 PC, the start screen is laggy. What I mean by laggy is that when I scroll in the start screen, it takes a bit to show the rest of the ...
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2answers
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Windows 8 isn't searching/indexing secondary hard drives?

I've recently installed Windows 8 on one of three drives (C:), and it's unable to search or index any of the other hdds (A: and B:) where I've stored any user files: music, videos, pictures, etc). ...
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2answers
656 views

Disable startscreen *being triggered* by touchpad/mouse [duplicate]

I happily run stock Windows 8 on my own devices, i am not another "i do not get/like the start screen" whiner. A laptop running windows 8.0 is hooked up to a 2nd display (LED wall, or a beamer) to ...
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1answer
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How do I double the speed of the Start Screen effects in Windows 8?

When I say double the speed, I mean make the effects happen twice as fast. I only want the Start Screen effects to be modified, however if I had to modify all effect speeds that'd work too. The ...
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1answer
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How to fix Windows 8 Start screen [closed]

I have install k9 web security then Found this thing. Look like something goes wrong. This happen after reboot. I am not sure if something else make this issue. Do someone know how to fix it.
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1answer
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How to add shortcuts to HTML files to Win8/Win2012 Start Menu without UAC?

I have a Windows 2012 server joined to a domain with UAC disabled by group policy. I'm logged on as a domain user with local admin rights. I create a shortcut to a local HTML file, then I add that ...
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416 views

Programmatically customize windows 8

Could I make the Windows 8 Start menu behave more like the task-bar? The functionality I have in mind is to automatically pin running applications to the left most group, and also to create that group ...
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1answer
389 views

Detecting already installed programs on a secondary HDD in Windows 8

I recently bought a new computer and installed Windows 8 on to a 150Gb hdd, with a 2Tb hdd for most programs and files. After a week of using the computer and installing a fair few programs, I have ...
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220 views

Windows 8 tile scroll counter-intuitive

I can do a 2-finger swipe on my trackpad to scroll the tiles left and right in Windows 8 Modern UI, but every time I do it, it scrolls in the opposite direction I'd expect. Is there a way to reverse ...
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2answers
982 views

Is it possible to sync the Windows 8 Start Screen between machines?

Windows 8 PC Settings offers a way to sync desktop personalization themes, taskbar, wallpaper, etc. but it does not appear to offer a seamless way to sync tiles/shortcuts/apps between machines. This ...
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1answer
293 views

Windows 8 start screen, making scrolling position stick?

One thing I hated the most about Windows 8 is that I have to scroll the Start Screen to the right each time I press Win to start a program. Often times I try to launch 2 or 3 apps together, and they ...
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2answers
2k views

Why don't some of the tiles on Windows 8 Start Screen have the “larger” choice?

It seems like some of the app images on the Windows 8 start screen have a "Larger" button to show a rectangle bigger layout tile (compared to the square). But I noticed that a number of apps don't ...
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2answers
240 views

Make system tray apps start up before going to the desktop

I have a couple of apps that start up and appear in the system tray. The one I'm really interested in is Steam. What I've found is that if I turn on the PC and login, but don't go to the desktop, ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 Start Menu - sometimes it's still got my last search populated?

I've been using Windows 8 across a number of different workstations and VMs, and noticed a strange behaviour with the start menu that I'm starting to think is a bug. In Windows 7, the quickest way to ...
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6answers
571 views

How to change background of Windows 8 Startscreen

I was a big time user of Windows 7 untill switched to Windows 8. I had customized the login screen for Windows 7 and Microsoft had a nice Registry switch to do so. I am looking for a similar way to ...
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1answer
480 views

Is the Windows8 start screen capable of spanning 2 monitors?

Is the Windows8 start screen capable of spanning 2 monitors? This is not a question of multiple monitor support; this is a question of whether the Windows-8 start screen is able to display across 2 ...