Apps / Software :: Close All Open Metro Windows / Apps?

Dec 25, 2013

I have a Windows RT tablet so all my apps are pretty much in the metro/modern UI.

Is there a way to quickly close all open apps? Right now I have to swipe down on each app.

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Windows 8 Apps Open Then Close?

Aug 27, 2014

I just completed a virus and malware removal session over in that forum. The computer is working great except that when I open games or music or camera they open then close and put an icon at the bottom of the screen. I use desk top view. The only game loaded is Microsoft solitare I have never used music or camera.

System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 16 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3530 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7640G, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 454501 MB, Free - 312296 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, VA50_CM
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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How To Close Metro Apps

Nov 16, 2012

Since I've not installed adobe reader, the preinstalled Reader app opened for viewing a pdf file. What is the intended method to close Reader and other metro apps? I don't see any way to do that. I don't expect we are supposed to use Task Manager to close it.

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Apps / Software :: How To Close Metro App

May 23, 2014

I am using Windows 8.1,I use Internet Explorer in Start-screen, I closed it but when I open again, it openes the page I closed, not my homepage.In the desktop, I set "start with homepage" and I select "detele history when close".Store too, I open Game then I close, I reopen Store, it open Game, not its home.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Won't Open Suddenly

May 30, 2014

I've been using Windows 8.1 x64 version for a long while now and it was all good ..

until today when I was playing Football Manager 2014 for the first time and it gave me a BSOD during the first match ..

after restarting the windows logged into a "Temporary account" and my main account was corrupted by the problem ..all metro apps won't open .. even the "PC Settings" !they just "crash on startup"

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Apps / Software :: Can't Open Any Windows Metro App

Jul 3, 2013

I can't open any windows metro app except internet explorer. I have used AppsDiagnostic.diagcab and it only shows that I have an outdated visual driver (I do not, I'm simply not using windows' own driver) and that I might have corrupted files (I already used chkdsk and nothing was picked up).

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Apps / Software :: Latest Windows Updates Removes Hand To Close Apps?

Apr 21, 2014

I've recently noticed a Windows update that changes the way you close apps, amongst a number of other things.

What it was:

What it is now:

This update was unticked in the 'Update and Recovery' section. Every other update had a checkbox ticked, this one didn't.

Other changes bought along by installing this update:

- New applications in the 'Apps' section of the Start menu are now highlighted with a greybox.
- Shut down options now in the start menu (and search, I'm not sure)

One extra thing that seems to be around depending on... something.

This one's related with Chrome. Usually when you start typing in the url box, your search terms are cut off with a rounded border going around. This box has disappeared with the latest update, but I have seen this happening in earlier versions of Windows.



Opinions on these changes?

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Apps / Software :: Finding Registry Tweak To Close Quickly Windows 8.1 Apps

Jun 14, 2014

is there a registry tweak to close quickly windows 8.1 apps?

i mean i can use f4+Alt

but i mean the timing when i close an app clicking with the mouse ,draging it down and wait (3 seconds i guess)

is there a tweak to reduce the 3 seconds? for example to 1

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Open All Apps / Programs In Metro?

Feb 7, 2013

Is there any way to open all apps/programs in metro? Dont like the desktop just want metro

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Open Metro And Desktop Apps At The Same Time?

Oct 27, 2012

... without closing/minimize the metro app? When I'm working with Photoshop I always have my email open because of the meeting notes. The problem I'm having now is that everytime I focus back on Photoshop, the mail app closes/minimizes by itself. The same thing goes with Skype

I know that you can open that tiny multitasking window on the side, but it's just not efficient. Is there a way to remedy this?

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Metro Apps Open By Default On Center Monitor?

Sep 15, 2014

I'm having a little issue with my Screen Setup and I was wondering if there's a fix to that.

I recently upgraded from to Photoshop CC after seeing a YouTube Video with someone working on the same Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch I have using the newly introduced Experimental Touch features of PS CC.

Turns out it didn't worked THAT well on mine.

Panning, Zooming and Rotation in PS CC is totally screwed like the axis of them being totally off or outside my Screen and thus causing my Workspace to vanish off screen which is REALLY annoying.

Working with the Issue for a while I noticed that the issue could be related to me using multiple Monitors unlike the Video which only used one and the Cintiq with the Touch Interface NOT being either the center or rather the Main Monitor of the Setup.

Having the Cintiq not as the Main Monitor causes Photoshop CC to relocate the Rotational, Zoom and Move Axis to the Main Monitor and thus cause this agonizing behavior.With the Cintiq now set as the Main Monitor every Metro App I use ( including the Start Screen ) opens out of my normal Field of View.Is there a setting that allows me to keep the Cintiq ( 2 ) to be the Main Monitor because of Photoshop while having Metro Apps open by default on the Center Monitor ( 1 ) ?

I do know that hitting the Windows button in the Task bar will open the Start Screen on the screen it was hit and all Metro Apps opened from there will also open on the now active screen but working like this is kind of cumbersome as I prefer to use a Mouse button ( or the Keyboard Windows Key ) with the Windows Key assigned and there it just doesn't work like I want.

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Apps / Software :: Apps Close Themselves After Splash Screen?

Jun 23, 2013

I'd like to know if any of you guys have experienced this issue where when you try to open a metro app you get the splash screen for it and then just a few seconds later you're sent back to the start screen with no explanation whatsoever. It's doing my head in since I can't seem to find a fix - Google returns lots of posts about this issue coming from the win 8 beta, but none of the fixes I've seen seem to work.

It also doesn't happen with all apps. I can open the Music, Messaging or Games apps just fine, but if I try to open the metro Reader app or the Hulu/Netflix apps I downloaded from the store they just won't get pass this screen.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 / Most Metro Apps Crash Immediately At Launch

Oct 20, 2013

having installed and configured all the software I need, I felt almost ready and relieved to finally create a backup image of my system. However, I have just realised that most built-in Metro Apps have stopped working.

In detail, Weather, Maps, Mail, Skype, Calendar, Contact, Stocks (and probably few more) do not work, i.e., when I click-open them, there is the short animation in which the App symbol is magnified to full screen, and then immediately afterwards I am sent back to the Metro interface. However, the apps do still appear in the Metro Apps' taskbar on the left side of the screen. Re-Opening them from there leads gives the same result.

Very few apps work, like Skydrive, Photos and Store.

I can confirm that I neither had this issue with Windows 8 nor right after my Windows 8.1 installation, which is when I checked Metro apps for the last time.

What settings in the meantime have caused this disruption, I can only say that I have not done any real work with the computer since the fresh install but merely installed and configured everything to my specifications.

Just for the sake of ruling out some possible causes, I can confirm that: I have no third-party firewall or antivirus programs installed; that I have no nvidia or ATI/AMD graphics card, just the Intel HD 4000 onboard graphics; and that I use the most recent drivers everywhere.

I have already read Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8 and gone through most of the points, except the refresh install, which I would like to avoid since this is a newly installed computer.

The following errors are reported in the application event log of Windows:

1) Event id 10: "Fehler beim Laden der Anwendungseinstellungen for Paket "Microsoft.BingMaps_8wekyb3d8bbwe". Fehlercode: 5" This is the original German message, translated to english this means:

"Error loading applications settings for package "...". Error code: 5"

I get this type of error for every app I launch, and a few more errors like:

2) Event id 5973: "Translated: The following error occurred while activating the app "...": The remote procedure call failed. You can find more information in the protocoll/log "Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Idle""

3) Event id 1000: "Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: Map.exe, Version: 2.0.2210.2336, Zeitstempel: 0x5257124f
Name des fehlerhaften Moduls: Windows.UI.Xaml.dll, Version: 6.3.9600.16408, Zeitstempel: 0x523d4b78
Ausnahmecode: 0xc000027b
Fehleroffset: 0x0000000000a4f30a
ID des fehlerhaften Prozesses: 0x16bc

[Code] .....

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Metro Apps Auto Startup?

May 23, 2014

i'm running Windows 8 Home Premium.I'd like to increase my startup speeds, I already disabled as much as I can in Task Manager, msconfig, etc.In the Task Scheduler, it shows Metro Apps are taking CPU time at startup though. After much searching on the topic, I find very little about how to disable the Metro Apps from starting up. The main one I want to disable is "Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging". I do not want to uninstall them, I just do not want them to do anything until I open them. It takes over 2 minutes of CPU time at startup for that one Metro App to fully load, and most of the time I never use it.

I have tried going into the Permissions of the App, and I disabled all of its Permissions to run in background of lock screen and everything. Still, it loads in Task Manager and takes CPU time.

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Apps / Software :: Win 8.1 - Metro Apps Crash To Desktop Or Don't Operate Correctly

Jun 16, 2014

I initially created the thread below but I have since discovered the problem relates to many apps and not just the People app.

People App Opens then Crashes to Desktop

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 8.1 Core Edition. After only a week I found most of the apps would crash to the Desktop on opening. I thought I had solved the problem by creating a new user account and reinstalling the apps but that only worked for a week before the same problem reappeared.

This is what I have discovered to date:

Initially most apps crashed on openingReinstalling the apps made many of them work but there are still some issues e.g. selecting Maps within Bing weather causes the app to crashThe apps work fine in a new user account or in other local accounts I have not used much to dateNone of the steps recommended in Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8 solves the problemI've spent an hour with Microsoft Support who have found no obvious problem and have escalated the problem to the next tier

The problem appears to be due to access rights and priveliges in user accounts since the apps work in other accounts or if I create a new account.

Where the apps are located for each user account and whether there is way of checking that they are set up to have the correct access rights and privileges.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps / Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

Jan 8, 2014

Metro Apps/Tiles Keep Refreshing To Default Settings?

I consider myself an advanced user, but I still overlook a lot of things and make mistakes like everyone.

Basically, Windows 8.1's Metro apps and tiles keep refreshing to default settings like it's the first time I've used them or opened them.

When I go to use Skype, it will always ask if it is allowed to use my webcam and microphone. It seems to remember the settings for a while, then forgets them.

I'm assuming this is CCleaner related, but I unchecked all of the settings that correspond to the Metro applications, and this changes nothing.

I'm unsure if I am actually deleting important information Windows needs without knowing. I usually delete logs on top of the usual things to keep my computer clean.

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Apps / Software :: Closing Metro Apps Takes Back To Desktop?

Oct 20, 2013

I open up my Live tiles screen on my 2nd monitor. When I open an app, say facebook. All is fine. When I drag from top of screen to bottom with my mouse to close the app, it goes to desktop. Is there a way for me to go back to the Live tiles screen?

Also, is it possible to have the live tiles screen visible all times on my 2nd monitor. I use Stardocks Start8.

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Apps / Software :: All Metro Apps / Magnet And BBC IPlayer Links Don't Work?

Mar 12, 2014

I have two, probably connected, issues with my new Windows 8.1-running laptop.

Recently, and very suddenly, all Windows 8 metro apps have stopped working.

A typical experience: Swipe for charms bar > Settings > Change PC settings .... This then takes me to the metro start screen. If I press the windows key, it shows me the settings icon in full screen for a few seconds then takes me back to the start screen. This happens for every app!

(I have followed this, but to no avail: Can't access "Change PC Settings" in Win 8 - Microsoft Community.)

Also, I have been getting the 'No apps are installed to open this kind of link' error message when opening a magnet link in uTorrent and selecting to download a program from the BBC iPlayer website, using the previously installed BBC iPlayer Downloads program for windows.

I have reinstalled both programs, restarted multiple times and used CC Cleaner to try repair any possible damage to the registry, but all this has had no effect. I have tried to open both magnet links and iPlayer downloads using Internet Explorer instead, but this hasn't done anything either.

Other Relevant Info:

I have recently tried Iobit's Advanced System Care (or, ASC) programs, but I uninstalled them all because I suspected they were causing at least some of the issues. As far as I know, the internet link problem (#2) started first. In the past, I have had to reinstall the BBC iPlayer Downloads program because it would lose saved programs and stop working because (I think) ASC deleted some of its temporary files.

Edit: Also, the problems seem to coincide with the recent 8.1 update... but that isn't necessarily relevant.

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Apps / Software :: 8.1 Update - Metro Apps Keep Running In Background After Closing

Jun 24, 2014

Whenever I open a Metro app like Weather, even after closing it using the red cross in the upper right corner (feature added in 8.1 Update), the app will keep running in the background forcing me to end it with Task Manager. Is this normal?

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Apps / Software :: Win 8.1 - Most Metro Apps Not Loading / Minimizes With No Error Message

Jul 23, 2014

I am having a strange issue with my Windows 8.1 where every time I click on an app aside from store (games, project spark, Despicable Me etc) it comes up for 3-5 seconds before minimizing with the icons on the desktop. I am running Windows 8.1 64-bit Professional, an Nvidia Geforce GT545 with 3GB VRAM, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Intel Core I7 3.2GHZ quad core processor and Intel HD Integrated Audio.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Got Black Screen And Glitches?

Jan 30, 2014

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.

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:

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Remains On Taskbar And Can't Maximize?

May 10, 2014

I have just fixed the PC SETTINGS and STORE APP. As of today all of the apps have been repaired and installed via STORE but the problem still persist. Even though they have been repaired and installed. They can't open on maximized mode. I have already made this steps.

1) Chkdsk /f /r

2.) Reregister Store

3.) Scan for virus via ESET NOD32

4.) Almost all of the options on the thread Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

5.) sfc /scannow

6.) Fixed problems via Advanced System Care Ultimate 7

7.) Fixed problems via CCleaner.

the apps can't be opened.

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Apps / Software :: Some App Icons In Metro All Apps Screen Missing?

Jan 10, 2013

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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Apps / Software :: Possible To Update Metro Apps Installed From Store?

Oct 31, 2013

Is it possible to update the apps I already have installed from store?in windows 8 on store icon was showing the number of win 8.1 this doesnt work.

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Apps / Software :: Metro (Modern) Apps Not Working Right After Some WinUpdates

Oct 24, 2013

I set up my 8.1 installation, played with all the apps, got used to how M$ wants the future to be...and this morning when I turned my PC on, it said it was installing some updates. No biggie.

Now today I am having a bad time with some of the Apps. Skype for example(though this seems to be a known issue?) loads for about 4 seconds then CTS(CrashToStart). Photos will let me look around for about ten seconds, then CTS. Reading List, CTS soon as it looks loaded.

I have tried re-installing the apps, to no avail. or a hotfix will be released, because a refresh would be a sucky option just for it to break again.

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Apps / Software :: Downloaded Metro Apps Doesn't Work

Feb 24, 2014

when I used one of my Metro App(Asphalt 8), The game showed the Gameloft logo but right after that it crashed.

Then I used another app which was Weather.. but it worked fine.. Again I tested Facebook app and it also crashed...

So then I downloaded one app (Flappy Birds Free) and it also crashed.. So I think that the downloaded apps are getting crashed.. I tried several fixes like using another user, turning off Windows Defender and Firewall, Clean booting, Updating Video drivers, scanning for viruses, using Metro apps troubleshooter, sfc /scannow, and all sorts of things.. There is only one more option left and that is to refresh Windows. But I don't have 8 CD. It got broken.. and I can't afford to buy a new one.. What should I do now?

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8.1 Apps Will Not Open?

Jun 8, 2014

I not used some of the Apps in a while and went to use the Music, Weather and News App in Windows 8.1 and they will not open and it says to check the Windows store. I checked the store and alll it says is i own these apps. I then next uninstalled these 3 apps and then re-installed them but i am getting the same and cannot open them.

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Apps / Software :: Windows 8 Apps Won't Open

Jun 7, 2013

I can't seem to open any off my apps from the start menu. When I open an app, the app closes back but is available at the sidewindow(?). It doesn't load or anything. When I click it, the app sort of minimizes to the sidewindow(?).

So I've been lurking around and one of the problems that I thought was happening to me is that I do not have the temporary internet files. C -> Users -> My Name -> AppData -> Local. I read that it should have a windows folder in the local folder and a temporary internet files in the windows folder.

I changed my local user to the microsoft account and then changed back to the local user using another username so that might affect these change in my pc.

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Apps / Software :: Open Apps That Are Active Lose Focus In Seconds?

Oct 21, 2013

In w 8.1 If I open an app within seconds it loses focus. It makes it very difficult to type ie in e mail, the only way to get focus is to left click the mouse within the app and the cursor comes back for a few letters then the cursor disapears again. So any time I make an app active it becomes inactive quickly. To make it active again I have to click on it with my mouse.

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Apps / Software :: Right Click Open With Giving Unnecessary Apps

Oct 24, 2013

I have put irfanview as my default image viewers of all types all over the system.

However, when I am using irfanview on a particular image, I want some other app to open the other images that I am trying to open. For that I have installed FastStone Image Viewer, so I want FSView.exe to appear in my RightClick - Open With defaults so that I can select it.

However I try, windows 8 is always showing
Microsoft Office 2010
Windows Photo Viewer
in that open with setting.

I have selected Faststone viewer a dozen time through disk, but it doesn't stick to the right click menu. Those names are always coming.

I don't want even to see 1. Microsoft Office 2010, 2. Photos, 3. Windows Photo Viewer in that list, I just don't want to use these three programs to ever open any of my images.

So I want, 1. irfanview, 2. paint, 3. Faststone viewer to appear in my rightclick openwith list.

How do I do it. I have tried control panel - Default programs. I have downloaded and run Default Programs Editor.exe mentioned elsewhere in this forum, but they don't give any option to "delete" there options of rightclick menu that keep on appearing.

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Apps / Software :: Metro Apps Opening Randomly?

Mar 5, 2013

Well, It seems like every few minutes the last metro app I used opens itself and I don't think I'm clicking anything, I even disabled the hot corners with start8.

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