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Some App icons in Metro All Apps screen missing

Q: Some App icons in Metro All Apps screen missing

Got a weird bug that's just happened:



This happened after I uninstalled all my metro apps this morning, rebooted then reinstalled them. Chrome also updated in the meantime.

They're the only icons that are broke so clearly something has happened between now and then to stop icons displaying properly for new programs.

Is it worth rebuilding icon cache? Not sure the icons for metro are the same as filetype icons in Explorer though.

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A: Some App icons in Metro All Apps screen missing

I tried deleting the icon cache file file but it didn't fix it.
I also tried installing a new software and it too did not get an icon created in the menu.
However, if I pin it to start menu the app's icon works there.

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Hi there

If you wish to create easily custom desktop Icons from images captured then you can use the LAST FREE VERSION of ICOFX (It Used to be freeware - everybody seems to be trying to Monetise every possible item now -but the last FREE version is still available and the paid version doesn't really have much to offer if you just want to create ICONS).

Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

@Brink - I added a question in your tutorial about How to create the ICONS for Metro apps as you used Custom ZIP one in your example -- perhaps you could delete the remark or refer to the above program which does it easily

1) For Metro simply open the tile and press PRT SCREEN before the application starts
2) Paste to ms WORD / WORDPAD (Standard comes with Windows enter WORDPAD in the Start box)
3) Use Snipping tool to select a reasonable rectangle of the ICON and save as PNG file
4) Import into the ICOFX program - Will create Icon for you
5) Save as .ICO file
6) Now ready to use in Windows.
Cheers
jimbo

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hi
I cant see icon of metro in taskbar of windows 8.1

A:i cant see icons of metro apps in taskbar of windows 8.1

Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

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I have upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and been using it for the last week now with no problems.
Today, during a mandatory update my pc went blue screen and said it had to restart.
Once it restarted it updated and booted fine.
However after the update I realized that my start menu stopped working.
If I press it nothing shows up. It is the same with my search menu.
Also none of my taskbar icons will work like the volume and notifications.
I have searched the internet and tried all the solutions provided like windows powershell and uninstalling antivirus and restarting explorer but nothing seems to work for me.
I can't reformat and clean install at the moment because it's really inconvenient for me and have some important files and big programs that I can't back up.

Can anyone please provide me a solution for this bug?
Is there anyway I can reinstall the last update again manually?
Or if I revert back to win 8.1 would this problem still persist?
I can't afford to lose anything since I am away and need my computer for work.

A:Windows 10 Start Menu, metro apps, and taskbar icons not working

Right click the start button and click on Programs and Features. (It's at the top.)
In the window that opens click on 'View installed updates'
Click on the updates you want to uninstall and Bob's your auntie's live-in lover!

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I have searched far and wide over google, But I cannot find the solution to this issue. I even opened the help document for windows and even it tells me to go to Taskbar and Navigation to show metro apps on the taskbar. Well this is what it looks like for me:

Apparently there's supposed to be a checkbox that reads "Show store apps on taskbar" but that isn't there! I have a version of Windows 8.1 that doesn't have this option. Any help? I really liked this feature. This worked for me until I installed a fresh installation of Windows 8.1.

A:Option to show metro apps in taskbar missing

Hello Enitoni, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Did you install the Windows 8.1 Update yet?

That option is only available after the Windows 8.1 Update has been installed via Windows Update.

Taskbar - Hide or Show Store Apps in Windows 8.1 Update

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Been using WIndows 8 for over a month now, and since I have Start8, I can honeslty say, I never really use any of the metro apps. I've downloaded a few (ie netflix, Cnet) but at the end of the day, just find it easier to open google chrome, and go to the website. What are others opinions on the apps and your usage?

A:DO most of you use the Start screen Metro Apps?

Nope I barely use them at all. I used them a couple of times when I first installed windows 8, but then they were too buggy (sometimes wouldn't open at all, crashed all the time), and their interfaces were just weird and too different. I'm a fan of metro, I switched back to 7 just yesterday to get ready for 8. I actually miss the speed of 8, and I used metro as a quick launch screen. But metro apps are awkward.

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i have two monitors, and when i move a metro app on my second screen
it suddenly flickers on my first screen like a screenshot of the screen before i moved to the second screen, while being frozen on the second screen, it will still recognize mouse clicks, but it wont update the screen.

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Hey there,

I just upgraded to windows 8 ( i just bought the upgrade from the microsoft website).

After installing the upgrade I noticed that I was missing ALL the Metro Tiles basic ICONS ie: windows app store, internet explorer, mail , maps , messaging , music , news , people , photos , reader , travel , video ETC...

PLEASE check the attached JPGs. YOu will notice the empty tiles in the Metro UI. ALSO if i go to Default Programs you will also see that Icons are missing there as well. It's as if windows has no clue where to find the icons or windows never installed them...

Any way to fix this? I've rebooted a bunch of time. I tried doing a sfc scan ( or whatever the name is) It said it found some corrupt files and fixed them. I rebooted again but still no icons are showing up.

As much as POssible, I do not want to do a fresh install or a refresh. I also have no restore points prior because well its always been like this ever since it finished installing.

clicking the empty tiles work. It starts the application. Problem is I have no clue which tile is what.

I would really appreciate some help!
I'm disappointed that it didnt install properly for whatever reason.... Quite annoying ...

THANKS in advance.

A:Missing all windows 8 basic Metro Icons

Hey sgtfrog,

I am having the exact same issue. Tried updating graphics drivers and removing and readding the tiles.

No joy... I'll let you know if I find a solution.

Ben

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Some of my Metro apps have just started to act weird.

My Email app just show a black screen.
XE currency loads forever and my Windows Store just flicker parts of the screen.
Metro shows weird search results.

Is there a fix for this?

I got an Acer 8935G so there only exists one VGA driver for this laptop. I installed it a couple of days ago and I'm suspecting this to be the cause since it wasnt like this before I installed the driver.

But I hope this is not the cause since with this laptop model, I dont have any choice when it comes to display drivers.

Windows Store:
Metro search:

Metro

A:My Metro apps got black screen and glitches.

Hello Balleflass,

For the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670, have you already tried the latest AMD 13.1 WHQL or 13.4 BETA drivers at the AMD link below for Windows 8?

If they don't want to install in Windows 8.1, then you might see if installing them using compatibility mode with Windows 8 selected may allow them to.

(32-bit)
Legacy 8 - 32

OR

(64-bit)
Legacy 8 - 64
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Windows 8.1 Metro screen - how only show recent apps and not aall by Category.
If I click the up arrow at bottom I see just the 8 apps or so I would ike to see
But then when I go back into Metro it shows all

Thoughts?

Thanks in advance

Peter

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So they aren't changing the start screen in the new update right? So with certain things that are either preloaded or downloaded and installed from the internet you should be able to run in metro ui. Like windows media player.
Thanks for reading.

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Hello pals, recently as I was multitasking on my HP W8 Pro I found my Metro UI had been corrupted or I might have done some CCleaner corruption ...
Any help?

A:Metro UI missing SOME tile icons and ALL ICONīS TEXT! HELP

Hello Amoled,

You could see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened may help.

Hope this helps.

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My original start screen Metro Apps are kaput. They act like they will start, but just sort of flash, etc., and fail to start--including IE. I found a variety of possibly related threads in our forums. Below is info about some of the questions and suggestions that came up in the threads as well as about other matters:

1. Installed 32-bit Win8 Pro cleanly awhile back using full non-upgrade install disc made from Technet ISO.
2. The apps used to work as advertised, and i have had zero problems with my install except for the apps.
3. I have never done anything to UAC registry-wise or in any other way.
4. I am running BitDefender 2013, and the program has never caused a problem. BitDefender has never found a problem except for cookies, particularly tracking cookies. It isolates them, and I delete them.
5. Window firewall has never caused a problem.
6. I searched "everywhere," and I did not find anything that is likely to resolve my problem.
7. I did an automatic repair and ran sfc /scannow for starters--trying for an easy simple fix.

At this point, I am not ready to do a refresh, reset, or reinstall since I never use the apps, but I am interested in figuring out how to fix the problem in a hopefully less labor intensive way so that others will have access to the fix. Also, presumably I could fix things using a system restore image, but don't want to go that route unless absolutely necessary.

A:Original Start Screen Metro Apps Kaput

Problem Solved: Backed up all files to external drive since I didn't yet know where I would end up in fixing things. Created new local admin user temporary account. The apps worked. Restarted every time I created or deleted an admin account. Copied everything to the new account. Deleted original local adm account, including user folder in C: > Users (had to take ownership). Created new local admin user account with same name as my original one. Copied everything over. Deleted the temporary account. Tested the apps again. Made new System Image Backup (see sig). Did a little personalization. All is good.

I am glad I didn't have to use prior system image backups in solving my problem. Not sure how far I would have had to go back to get to where the apps were working properly--since I almost never use the apps. Incidentally, system restore was not an option for me. For some reason, even when my Win8 machine was new, maybe 5-6 years ago, it has never been able to do system restores consistently. Have tried them under Win8 after new partition set up/clean non-upgrade install for Win8--using disc mentioned in prior post.

My only disappointment, if you can call it that, is that I didn't need to try an "old-fashion" repair install using my disc mentioned in prior post. It should be equivalent to a system builder disc I think. I've been wondering for a long time if either of these disc types can be used to do old-fashion" repair installs." Maybe someday I'll ge... Read more

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Sometimes when I toggle from the classic desktop to the metro desktop using the Win key there is no way for me to get back to the classic desktop - basically it gets stuck (nothing wrong with my keyboard - I've duplicated this using two keyboards). Whenever this happens, I can see the little Windows start-button icon depressed (it is perpetually pressed down). When this happens the only way I can see the classic desktop is by pressing ALT+Tab (which will show the classic desktop for as long as I hold the ALT+Tab keys down for, then when I let go will revert back to metro).

Basically when this happens, I have to reboot my computer so I can us the classic desktop.

Anyone experience anything similar, and if so, how I might remedy this?

A:Stuck in Metro apps screen - Win-key doesn't toggle

Hello Maoci,

When this happens next, see if pressing the Windows + D keys will take you to the desktop.

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Hello, everyone. Have you ran into this message:

"This app can't open
The screen resolution is too low for this app to run.
Change your screen resolution"

This tutorial will teach you how to run metro apps and use the snap feature on computers that run less than 1024 x 768 screen resolution. It is a fairly simple process of 2 small registry tweaks. Netbooks mainly run 1024 x 600. A little short to almost complete OS usability. Just follow the steps, which I have done myself, and it will be good in no time.

Beware, I'm not responsible for any problems or defects to your device that happen during this tutorial. Proceed with caution.


Enabling the snap feature:

Press WIN+R. Type in regedit and click Enter. Registry Editor will open up.Go to the following key: "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\"Under the ImmersiveShell key, create a new key and name it "AppPositioner".Under the newly created key, create a DWORD. Name it "AlwaysEnableLSSnapping" and set its value to 1.

If you only want the snap feature and have no interest in running Metro apps, you are free to stop here. Just reboot your device and you are free to start snapping. -Have not tested- Continue on if you are interested in enabling Metro app functionality.

2. Enabling Metro apps:
Press WIN+R. Type in regedit and click Enter. Registry Editor will open up.Now press CTRL+F, and the find dialog box will appear.Type in "... Read more

A:How to run Metro apps and use Snap feature on low screen resolutions

The Enabling the snap feature reg edit didn't work for me. Rumor has it, it doesn't work in the Release Preview.

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Hey all,
So i'm having this weird problem. None of the stock metro app will work on my system (weather, news etc')
It will just get stuck on splash screen. It worked a few days ago. Started reading about it on the forum and this is what I've done so far:

1. I don't have Avast or any antivirus installed yet.
2. Tried refreshing Windows, I'm getting an error saying Windows couldn't refresh and no changes were made.
3. Uac is on default
4. Windows Firewall service is set to be Running and Automatic
Annoyed and tired I added another language to windows that will change the display UI etc', I added Hebrew, resarted my machine and the metro apps now WORKS but, in Hebrew. Switched back to english, metro apps doesn't work. Tried adding other types of English (Canada etc') still no go.

My stock Metro apps will work only in Hebrew display mode.

Any help would be great.

A:metro apps stuck splash screen - I can force them to work kinda

Bump

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Hi
I have a Windows 8.1 x64 and for some time (I guess after the Update 1) my apps have no icon in the taskbar
as you can see from the picture the exe files missing icons too and notifications are not working as well
removing and installing again didn't help and some of these apps i installed recently
any help would be appreciated

A:All Apps missing Icons

no answers huh?
guess i'll have to reinstall windows

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Hi everyone,

I have an issue with some icons in windows 10, some of them are not being displayed by windows.

Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:Missing icons in some apps

Are the icons only problematic in the start menu or is the same problem for these particular icons showing on the executable on your C: drive? I'm not in front of my Windows 10 machine right now but if memory serves correctly you can right click these short cuts and select 'more' and then 'open file location'. I wonder how the icons look in here. If they are wrong try right clicking and properties and see if you can change the icon from there.

If the icons look ok in file explorer you could also try to pin the short cuts to the start menu again.

It could also be a problem with the icon cache. One of the more educated gurus might be able to advise better but I believe the default icon cache is set very low by Microsoft. A meagre 500 kb - God knows why so low in this day and age. Sometimes if the upper limit of this is reached it can cause icon corruption. There is a registry edit that can increase the icon cache to more acceptable level. Hopefully someone can back up my ascertion and knows the correct registry path.

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I have installed windows 8 and it worked fine, but now I seem to have lost the white icon display on the Metro Page task bar. when right clicking on a tile the task bar would popup with a selection of white icons and text. I now get the text but in place of the icons I get small white boxes, they still function so the link is active. Also when right clicking on the tiles a whit tick would appear, now it is a white box. How can I get the icons to re-appear? where are they stored? is there a regedit code I can change? I attach an image to show the problem.
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  12 downloadsIf anyone can help I would be eternally grateful.

Deleted duplicate topic which didn't show image - Platypus

A:No white icons on Metro screen task bar

For your info: Here . Hope that helps.

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Hi guys,

Just got this error and couldn't find anything like this solved.
The icons (or maybe the apps) are missing from the start menu.

Thanks,
Gabriel.

A:Start menu icons/apps missing

If you have one you can try a system restore to a time before this happened. You could also try down loading the ISO from MS and doing a in-place repair install. Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
To do the in-place repair mount the ISO by double clicking on it. Then look for the install.exe and clicking on it. This will repair Windows 10 without you loosing anything and hopefully fixing your problem.

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OK, i'd like to make it clear that i'm using the so-called "real" Administrator account that is hidden but can be activated, not a regular account with admin privelidges. At first i was trying to figure out if Metro apps can be used by this account, and it appeared that they cant, but managed to find a trick to enable it. i did it by making sure UAC is on, making sure that FilterAdministratorToken is set to a value of 1 in the Registry, and by enabling "User Account Control: Admin approval mode for the built-in Administrator account" (secpol.msc [Local Security Policy]> Local Policies> Security Options).

So i did a bit more research and toying around, only to discover that although i might have found a workaround for running most Metro apps in general, i discovered that syncing, d/l'ing of apps from the Windows Store, etc is not possible unless you're using a Microsoft account.Please note that any other account with admin privelidges can use the apps without a hitch, as well as any Standard account. So it clearly is not a limitation of just having an admin account, alone.

Also, the built-in Admin is the only kind of account that cant be converted from a local account to a MS Account, all other accounts with admin privelidges can do so. If you look in the Control Panel and try to make changes to the account, you will find that the option isnt available, whereas with other accounts it is. This brings about the issue of not being able to sync or d/l... Read more

A:Use Metro Apps As Admin AND Be Able To Sync, d/l Store apps, etc???

Hello Stephen, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Setting that security policy below to be enabled will basically just turn the built-in elevated "Administrator" account into an unelevated administator account that requires UAC approval to open or run anything that requires elevated rights to do so.

This would be why you are able to open the Store afterwards, but you would still need to sign into the Store with any Microsoft account to be able to install any "Metro" Store apps.
Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8

You still will not be able to switch the built-in "Administrator" to be a Microsoft account. It can only remain as a local account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I know how to display two metro apps in a 85/15 (approx.) split screen but is there any way to give each app equal screen space (i.e. 50/50 split)? I can't seem to find a definitive answer for this.

A:displaying split-screen "metro" apps equally

the answer is that Microsoft don't thing it will be useful to make the Metro apps re sizable like we wants. Ths come really dam stupid on multi-monitors setting.

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Hello.
when I just installed windows 8, I could run the Windows Store, Bing search and more.
now, when I run metro apps, the Logo moves from the center to the top left corner. have these "dots of loading" moving. but nothing happens.

after installing windows 8. and saw that this worked. I installed Kaspersky 2013 internet security, installed Visual Studio 2012 express. and changed the Windows Language appearance from Hebrew to English.

I don't know from what point it stopped working.

My screen resolution is 1050x1680. I tried using a local account. a live account. tried to "Refresh" - that didn't work at all. at the beginning it asks me to put media with the windows 8 installation or a recovery disc. I tried both of them (tried to refresh the computer for like 6 times). it didn't work. and when it said on startup that the refresh didn't work, it had a link for suggestions, what to do. but the link didn't take me anywhere.

I already spent like 10 hours just to try solve this. reading at forums. I even tried to install all over again windows 8... but it didn't work (as I expected).

I think this have something to do with Antivirus. but I am not sure. than again, I paid money for that Antivirus. so I need to find a way to solve this and stay with my Antivirus.

help?

thanks in advance.
UPDATE:
I read somewhere that its probably the Kaspersky Antivirus 2013..
they suggestion was to make Sharing Network option off/on.
Tried both. still doesn't work.

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A:Windows 8 Metro Apps (Like Windows Store) get stuck on splash screen

Just to let you know, I had the exact same problem and none of the troubleshooting steps I found online helped. The solution I had was to uninstall McAfee VirusScan 8.8. Note that just disabling it did not help, I had to completely uninstall it. When I tried re-installing it failed, which tells me the compatibility check when upgrading from Windows 7 didn't catch it. I installed McAfee EPO and that works just fine. Good luck.

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Hello.
when I just installed windows 8, I could run the Windows Store, Bing search and more.
now, when I run metro apps, the Logo moves from the center to the top left corner. have these "dots of loading" moving. but nothing happens.

after installing windows 8. and saw that this worked. I installed Kaspersky 2013 internet security, installed Visual Studio 2012 express. and changed the Windows Language appearance from Hebrew to English.

I don't know from what point it stopped working.

My screen resolution is 1050x1680. I tried using a local account. a live account. tried to "Refresh" - that didn't work at all. at the beginning it asks me to put media with the windows 8 installation or a recovery disc. I tried both of them (tried to refresh the computer for like 6 times). it didn't work. and when it said on startup that the refresh didn't work, it had a link for suggestions, what to do. but the link didn't take me anywhere.

I already spent like 10 hours just to try solve this. reading at forums. I even tried to install all over again windows 8... but it didn't work (as I expected).

I think this have something to do with Antivirus. but I am not sure. than again, I paid money for that Antivirus. so I need to find a way to solve this and stay with my Antivirus.

help?

thanks in advance.
UPDATE:
I read somewhere that its probably the Kaspersky Antivirus 2013..
they suggestion was to make Sharing Network option off/on.
Tried both. still doesn't work.

fu... Read more

A:Windows 8 Metro Apps (Like Windows Store) get stuck on splash screen

Just to let you know, I had the exact same problem and none of the troubleshooting steps I found online helped. The solution I had was to uninstall McAfee VirusScan 8.8. Note that just disabling it did not help, I had to completely uninstall it. When I tried re-installing it failed, which tells me the compatibility check when upgrading from Windows 7 didn't catch it. I installed McAfee EPO and that works just fine. Good luck.

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As a desktop power user (large screen monitor(s), several windows open, complex programs, writing, spreadsheet, coding, picture manipulation, etc.) have you found any "Metro" (full screen on your monitor) apps that pull you away from the desktop?

A:Desktop Power User, what "Metro" full screen apps get your attention?

:thumbup: The Fud would ask -> "Is this wun of dose twicky kwestions?!!"

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Hi guys,

Can I have icons on the Start screen that do not show up on the Apps screen ?

Thanks.

A:Icons on Start But Not Apps Screen ?

Hello Emperor,

Sure, you can. Anything that you "Pin to Start" from another location will not be added to the Apps screen. It only pins to the Start screen.

Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8

If you like, you can add and remove items from the Apps screen though. Be sure to read the warning in the tutorial below though.

"Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Most of the apps icons on my Start Screen have gone blank...just colored tiles with nothing in it. No name, no live update, nothing. What is going on???

A:Apps Icons have gone blank on start screen in Windows 8

Run sfc /scannow to try to repair the system. Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi,
I just did a system restore on my PC and when I came back all pre installed metro apps now have a little "x" on the corner of the screen?

Does anyone know how to get rid of the "x"

Thanks

A:Metro apps screen have a "x"

Hi,
i had your same probem,here are 2 fixes for it:
_reinstall the apps.
_make that important update in windows update center.

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Couldn't seem to find an answer to this by searching, apologies if it has been asked in different wording.

Basically, most apps when I launch them from Metro UI, switches to the standard Desktop and opens it there.

Is it possible to get them to open over the top of the Metro UI instead? Otherwise it feels like I am using two different OS's at the same time; driving me nuts.

I don't mind the Metro UI as I use my PC is an HTPC, but it does not feel like my programs are integrated with one another.

I guess what I'm asking is how can I disable the desktop completely so I only have the Metro UI as the underlying layer?

A:How to keep non metro apps on top of metro UI?

I assume you are referring to the new Start Screen. It has tiles for Metro Apps and Desktop Apps. If you click on a Metro App it opens in its own window. When you click on a Desktop App it opens in the Desktop. Its just a big Menu screen.

Jim

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I need some help!

I lost the Desktop app in the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen. I can replace it with a show desktop shortcut but I was looking to get the original Desktop app back.

Can anyone assist? I searched the internet with no luck.

Thanks,

Stevenoj27

A:Help! - Lost Desktop Metro Icon in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Search for Desktop on the Windows Start screen. RIght click on the resulting Desktop search result and specify to pin to the start menu.

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When I was on Windows 8 I could install an app from the store and it would automatically put a tile for it on the start screen. After upgrading to 8.1 it stopped doing that. Now after I install an app I have to search for it and right click and tell it to pin to the start. Is there any way to have a tile automatically put on the start screen after install with 8.1?

A:8.1 installed apps missing from start screen

I don't think so, they go on the "All Apps" screen by default. I actually like it that way, less clutter and I only have what I actually want on the main Start Screen.

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I notice non-metro app icons are small. Is there way to make it big like Metro apps? Thanks!

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Has anyone noticed what happens when you have more Metro Apps open than can fit in the task list down the left side? With me the screen flashes and the list is cleared and you end up on the start menu. The apps remain open in task manager though but you have to press the tiles to switch to them. That needs some work.

A:Too many Metro Apps

That happened to me today for the first time, probably because it was the first time I had quite a few apps open. I'm getting in the habit of closing down the ones I dont think I'll use again in the immediate future.
Its probably some memory thing and hopefully will be fixed.

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Hi

I use the excellent Classic Shell on windows 8.1 and love it !

Unfortunately, every now and then Apps try to open files when i double click them.

Also the annoying metro "Start screen" is taking over my desktop from time to time.

I'd like to know if/how to remove all traces of Metro Apps from my environment.

Any advice ?

Thanks !

A:Getting rid of Metro Apps

I'm unsure if you can remove all of them. However go to the Start Screen and right-click on each and click on uninstall. The pre-installed one's like Mail, Store, Internet Explorer, etc. may not be able to be uninstalled. Either way, I'd atleast leave the Windows Store one alone. Just like it was needed to get Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, it'll probably be needed for future versions of Windows.





Originally Posted by mpoirier


Hi

I use the excellent Classic Shell on windows 8.1 and love it !

Unfortunately, every now and then Apps try to open files when i double click them.

Also the annoying metro "Start screen" is taking over my desktop from time to time.

I'd like to know if/how to remove all traces of Metro Apps from my environment.

Any advice ?

Thanks !

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Greetings,
Just installed Win8 transformation pack(I have Win7) all apps are working except the weather app when I hit the app it opens it just doesn't load blank blue screen. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I disabled UAC and now i cant run any metro app...
How to run metro app with UAC disabled?

A:UAC and Metro apps

Hello IR123,

If you disabled UAC by modifying the EnableLUA DWORD value to 0 (zero) in the registry key below, then that's why. This does not work the same in Windows 8 like it did in Windows 7. Setting EnableLUA to 0 instead of 1 will break Store apps in Windows 8.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

You can use the tutorial below to disable UAC mostly instea, and still have Store apps work.

User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I wonder what the best way is to reinstall a Metro UI app? I am thinking of the Metro UI Wikipedia app. It recently started crashing at start up, but had been working just fine. On the iPad, uninstalling and reinstalling an app, is the way to clear corrupt settings. On Android there is a clear settings function. I am not clear how to do this with Windows 8 Metro UI.

Also I checked the registry. It doesn't seem like Metro UI apps use the registry. I was hoping to delete some settings in the registry.

Bottom line: I am curious how to get the Wikipedia app to come back to life.

A:Reinstall Metro apps?

If you right click a metro app tile (checkmark it) you should see an uninstall option on the toolbar that pops up from the bottom of the screen. Then just go to the app store and install it again.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

and

Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store

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I've been searching for some Metro Styled Apps for Windows 8 [apart from Windows Store) for sometime now and unable to find anything much except Genie Timeline Professional

If anyone of you have stumbled upon more such apps, please list here.

A:Metro Styled Apps

Microsoft has made Metro where you have to buy apps through the Windows store, similar to Apple's iOS. The only way you can run Metro apps without downloading them from the Widnwos Store is if you're a developer testing your own app that was developed using Visual Basic 2011 beta.

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am trying to open word hunt but its not working. not one of the tiles do anything when i click them..

A:Metro Apps not working

Please explain your problem elaborately. Your problem can't be solved just reading what you have posted, can it be?

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I have an OCZ-AGIl ITY3 ssd, amd radeon HD 6570 graphics card, amd fx4100 cpu and win 8 of course. Where do I look for the bug report? Desktop apps seem to be working.

Got this info to show:

1201 - Time : 2/18/2013 4:22:37 AM
1202 - Source : Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
1203 - Description : Activation of app Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App failed with error: This app does not support the contract specified or is not installed. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information.

A:Got DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION and metro apps want run

Did a system restore, now i only have 4 items in the metro screen, file manager, internet explorer, desktop and store tiles. Store tile doesn't open. emptied my taskbar. Left desktop icons. Won't go to pc settings from the charm bar.

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Does anyone know how you can set up an account for paying for Metro Apps when you live in Australia? I tried setting up via paypal but only seems applicable if you live in the US.

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Hello All,
I am having somewhat of an odd issue. When I launch a Metro app, it will show the 'app start screen' but then immediately close. It would appear that the process is still running because I can see it, and others attempted, in the running Metro apps area (top left, mouse down). I recently completely disabled UAC but then re-enabled it to get them to work. I now know that it is not a UAC issue because I have seen the error about it not being enabled. I do believe however, that disabling may have started this issue.

Any tips?

Thanks in advance!

A:Metro Apps not working

Hello InfectionZer0,

What release (DP, CP, or RTM) of Windows 8 are you using?

The issue with UAC having to be turned on to the default level for Metro apps to run has been fixed in the RTM release though.

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The apps don't recognize that I have a wireless internet connection. When I go to desktop, I can use the internet. Also, printer does not work in apps at all, and only sometimes from desktop (also connected by wireless).

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So far pretty much all of the Metro apps I've tried are really terrible, clunky and amateurish. Granted, I have only tried a handful (only FREE apps) but the ones I've tried are pretty bad.

Take, for instance, the Mail app that comes with Win 8. It doesn't allow any form of customization that I can determine. I can't resize the panes (I'd really prefer to turn off the preview pane) and I can't find any way to open an email full screen. Lack of customization seems to be the norm with other Metro apps as well.

I think Metro apps will need to get a whole lot better before they will help Win 8 succeed.

Do others like Metro apps? Can anybody point me to any apps they really like?

A:Are there ANY Metro apps that don't suck?

Yeah, there are a few actually.

-Fine Cooking, for recipes and delicious food.
-Radio apps. Most of them are quite awesome.
-Chess.
-News apps
-Sky drive
-Maps. Avoid if you are paranoid.
-Calendar
-One Note FX
-Bing, for the pretty pictures it shows.
-Reader
-Internet Explorer is actually quite cool once you get used to it.

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Hey guys, long time reader fist post tho.
i considere myself computer "able"! but i have this stupid problem since upgrading to windows 10. upgrade went fine although when i wanted to register a new user, this new user start menu wont even open. tried many times and did many sugestions, none worked.
i realizaed after those tries that my start menu had gone maniac, ie, all windows apps show like in the picture and none works. looked around and all the solutions just dont seem to work.
anyone has any ideas (the term "outros" means "others" in portuguese!
cant also opens windows store or OneNote or anything! since i'm just about to buy an ssd i'll just probably reinstal everything! just worried this might happen again!

many thanks for your help and merry Christmas!

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i have recently installed windows 8 and added my email Hotmail id too and synchronised my id and pc both. but when i click on any of the metro apps it enlarges for few seconds and again the start screen comes . it happens for all metro apps. when i put the mouse pointer to left corner then it is minimised there and when i maximize it then same start screen comes, so what is going wrong; i have installed kaspersky pure internet security and disabled it but got the same problem. please help me

A:metro apps are not working....please need help

What you may need to do is go into "Setting" and do a recovery. Not really sure what could be causing this problem. How long have you had Win 8 installed, and was it working prior to this problem.

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