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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 ModernMix or something), but how about doing the opposite -- making desktop apps modern apps? Being able to close them and switch them with the same touch gestures. That's the main thing.

So someone asked this for Windows 8 Force a non-metro app to run fullscreen outside the desktop?

It's been asked several times actually

Not sure if it's yet possible for Windows 8.1

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No, it's not possible. Windows 8.1 still does not allow running desktop apps in the way you suggest.

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