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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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How to create Microsoft.StickyNotes.exe shortcut in Windows 10?

All I want to do is create either a shortcut or a copy of Microsoft.StickyNotes.exe so that I can put it in my QuickLaunch. Whenever I try to do this I get this error: This application can only run ...
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Make localhost server exempt from UWP app network isolation?

By default, UWP apps cannot access network resources on the same machine. This restriction can be lifted per app using the CheckNetIsolation.exe utility. This is described in many places around the ...
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Windows Metro Apps lauch executable

When launching a Windows 10 App from the *.exe (explorer or command line) generally located in "Program Files\WindowsApps\" Windows gave some errors for files not found: MSVCP140_APP.dll ...
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Some Metro (Universal) apps freeze on lost focus?

I don't know if it's possible to fix this, but I'd love to know; I've found that a few of the universal apps, (candy crush is an example) freeze when they lose focus. I was wondering if its possible ...
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Tiles in start menu intermittently become blank

Randomly, some of the app tiles in the start menu become blank. It's the same set of tiles for the most part. Every once and awhile, it decides to change to a different set. This is a new computer. I'...
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Can you have a Microsoft Account and an enterprise/O365 account for the native applications (mail/contacts/calendar etc.) on the same device?

I think I've found a bug with Windows 10 that I put on the feedback app, but, it hasn't had any traction and I've raised with Microsoft but haven't had a lot of luck. I was wondering if I am doing ...
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Mouse scrolling doesn't work in Windows 10 Modern Apps

My mouse scroll wheel doesn't work in Windows 10 "modern apps" (Metro apps). This includes the start menu and the Settings. It works perfectly fine in 'classic apps' though. I've already read many ...
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How do I prevent folders from being removed in a Windows 10 Start Menu custom layout?

Following this tutorial, I used the following command to create a layout XML document of my Windows 10 Start Menu in PowerShell: Export-StartLayout -Path "C:\Users\$Env:USERNAME\Layout.xml" Here is ...
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How to get to Bluetooth settings that are not in the metro form?

I have Windows 10 and when I pair a device for the first time using this form... ...it launches C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTWUIExt.exe which has some additional features that I can'...
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How to control the Windows 10 metro app (modern UI) display language?

I am attempting to control the display language for metro style apps (modern UI), system wide. I want all the metro apps to use English as the display language. In 'Change your language preferences', ...
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Running Metro App Minimized from Command Line

Running a metro app from the command line is simple. Ex: start microsoft-edge:// Running a non-metro app minimized from the command line is also simple. Ex: start /min notepad.exe However, using /...
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Stop Windows 10 from automatically downloading (promoted) apps

A newly installed Windows 10 (since ver 1511) has some non-installed, promoted apps pinned to Start Menu, and as soon as you connect to internet Windows starts downloading and installing them (from ...
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Start Windows Application from command Line

I'm trying to start a Windows Application from the command Line without success: The application details are: Name : SIBSFPS.MBWAY PackageFullName : SIBSFPS.MBWAY_1.6.0....
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Run a batch file using a Windows 8 Metro Start Screen tile without switching to desktop

I was able to add a tile to the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen that, when touched, runs a batch file, following these instructions: How to create shortcut of a file in Windows 8 Tiles?. The problem is ...
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Customization of windows 10 Start menu - can i delete the list of programs?

Can i fully delete last apps/most used/recently added panel from the left side of windows 10 start menu and save only space for metro apps? Like a small, windowed version of start menu in windows 8.1?
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How to change the title of the modern style apps in Windows?

I'm trying to change some app titles in Windows 8. Old-designed apps like Firefox or Notepad can be changed easily by the Window Title Changer or the WinSetTitle command of AutoHotKey: ^j:: ...
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Is it possible to change what the windows button on the screen of HP Stream does?

I'm not talking about the windows key on the keyboard, it's the little windows icon/button on the screen of the convertible laptops (mine is an HP stream but I think other brands have the same button)....
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All buttons in Microsoft's Edge browser are gone, as well as in all Metro apps

I'm not sure how to fix this. Take a look at this screenshot of Microsoft Edge browser on my Windows 10 Lenovo tablet: As you see all buttons and controls are gone. The same by the way happens with ...
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UI elements missing on Modern Apps after upgrading to Windows 10 anniversary edition

After upgrading from Windows 10 to the Anniversary edition, UI elements on Modern Apps aren't showing. For example, take this screenshot from Microsoft Edge: I've tried dism and sfc without success. ...
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Hotkeys available in Windows 10 “Open With” dialogue

Does it support any hotkeys to navigate and open browse dialog? I cannot seem find to find any information on the internet. I also tried to set hotkeys using AHK. It also seems hard to do.
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How to prevent the Windows 10 Anniversary update from reinstalling Modern apps?

Since I've installed the Anniversary update on my work computer it's been reinstalling all those Modern apps like Connect, Microsoft WiFi, and Phone. Since I have no use for them I used to turn off ...
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How to restore default windows 10 video codecs

I installed XVID codec for working with video editor (Sony Vegas Pro). And "Movies & TV" app does not to show AVI with this code, now. After that I uninstalled XVID but Movies & TV still not ...
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Is it possible to force Windows 10 to display reminders about Daylight Savings?

One of my favorite features about previous versions of Windows as opposed to Windows 10 is how it reminds users at least a week in advance about Daylight Savings, which is always nice since it gives ...
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Windows 10: Remove all default apps except specified ones

I try to remove all windows 10 default apps, except some specific apps(for example windows store and windows dvd player). The only way I found via google to do this, is the following Powershell-...
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Windows metro apps not working after renaming default user account

I just renamed my main user (belongs to administrators), and now many metro apps including the Store-App won't open. The outer border appears but then they crash and disappear. A second user that I ...
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Windows Metro apps have wrong icon in search UI

When I search for any app in the Windows 10 search, it has the same wrong icon (this is just an example): When having the app open or when looking at it in different places (start menu, taskbar, the ...
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Remove Unwanted Metro Apps from Windows 10 All Apps List

For conventional desktop applications such as chrome or office, we can remove the shortcuts from all apps list by right clicking on the icon, selecting more, clicking on open file location and then ...
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Windows Store not working

I performed a clean install of Windows 10 and now the Store does not load. The window appears but it just remains blank and sometimes shows the following message: I have tried running wreset.exe and ...
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Windows 10 Bing Metro UI apps no longer open (e.g. News, Weather, Sport)

I recently did an upgrade to the latest Windows 10 insider preview (to test out the Ubuntu Bash on Windows). After testing I rolled back to a previous stable version (then disabled the insider ...
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Windows store apps not open

My windows 10 modern apps like store , weather , photos wont open i mean when click on them nothing will happen but rest of apps works fine. before this i had problem with opening and close apps by ...
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How to automatically remove all pinned items from Windows 10 automatically

So I am currently trying to remove all of the pinned items on a windows 10 machine automatically. (Without right clicking them all and doing "Unpin from start") I want to be able to run a command (or ...
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Metro Boot Manager - Boot between two Windows 8.1 without restarting

I have installed two Windows 8.1 os and Debian on my Device. I use Grub2 EFI to boot between Debian and Windows. After choosing Windows via Grub menu The Metro Boot manager appears. I have ...
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How can I show a list of installed apps (“Metro” only) in Windows 10?

I want to see a list of all of the apps installed in Windows 10. I don't mean traditional desktop programs - just the "Metro" apps, including the system ones. I can see everything mixed together (...
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How do I start Modern UI apps (calendar and mail) minimized when Windows 10 starts?

When I log onto Windows 10 I would like both the Calendar and Mail applications to start minimized. I can make them start automatically by: Clicking on the Windows icon Clicking on "All apps" ...
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How to un/break some Windows Store apps

I wanted to get rid of a bunch of Windows Store apps on my Windows 10 PC. So after Googling around for a way to do so, I settled on renaming a bunch of subfolders of this: C:\Program Files\...
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How do you launch a Windows 10 app at startup? [duplicate]

Some programs (for example, Outlook) you can launch at startup by creating a shortcut. You press Win+R, type in "shell:startup" to open the Startup folder, then you right-click Outlook, Open File ...
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How to disable Windows 10 Mail app mail count in tile and lock screen

Windows 10 mail app shows the total number of mail at the metro tile and lock screen, which feels weird for me. I think showing unread number would be much better. How can I disable the count or ...
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Can't open Windows 10 built-in apps after KB3116908

After updating my W10 PC (KB3116908). All my built-in apps don't want open. I used PowerShell to reinstall them but even after rebooting my PC, they don't want open but there are ever in the Windows ...
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Is there anyway to customize start menu app appearance?

I am loving the new windows start menu. However, I notice for many not native windows apps, they look very wierd in the start menu. Its like their icon, surrounded by a box of a solid color. Is there ...
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Windows 10 modern/metro applications not working

So my metro applications stopped working, including start button and notifications button. When i try to open one it shows on second then it closes itself. I checked event viewer, and there were a lot ...
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Prevent metro apps which have to maintain remote connections from closing when backgrounded

How can I prevent Windows from closing/hibernating/sleeping/etc... backgrounded Metro applications? Basically, I have a Surface 2 (the ARM one), and I often have two applications open. A text editor, ...
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Default app on win 10 not working

After enable build-in administrator, some of my app can not be accessed also some pinned like weather on start menu disappear. how to fix this.. or there's a way to reset user without reinstall ...
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Windows 10 Metro Apps Close Immediately

Apparently out of the blue, I can't run any metro apps. They open, then close after a few seconds. I tried the fix here but it didn't work. I rarely use metro apps, so I'm not sure when it started. Is ...
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Remove / hide the “All Apps” shortcut from the Start Menu — or uninstall them totally

This question has two parts: I've Googled but cannot find anything about this. Is there a way to make that "All Apps" section disappear completely from the Start Menu? (The section to which I refer ...
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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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How to turn off smooth scrolling for apps and start menu in Windows 10?

Is there any way to disable the smooth scrolling effect for Metro apps and the start menu in Windows 10? The scrolling in Metro apps and the start menu is a little bit delayed in comparison with ...
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Minimise/Restore/Close buttons not showing on Modern apps, Windows 10

What is Windows 10 desktop supposed to look like? All my Modern apps - Weather, News, Calendar, Edge etc. exhibit blank (hidden?) close, minimise and restore/maximise buttons. Ok, by design perhaps? ...
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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 8.1....
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Set Windows 10 Bootloader to Metro Style

I'm using Windows 10, upgrading from Windows 7. I have Ubuntu installed in my hard disk, so I want to boot Ubuntu from Windows bootloader. After adding Ubuntu to Windows bootloader, I rebooted, ...
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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 ...