Mouse click to invoke Metro UI If you have a mouse with programmable buttons: The Windows Key is 'ctrl-esc' I have a Logitech mouse with programmable buttons. In the Logitech button settings you can program any button to go to the Metro UI:
1.) Go to your mouse settings;
2.) Choose a button;
3.) Select 'Keystroke Assignment;
4.) in the resulting 'Specify Keystroke' - Keystroke window:
5.) Simultaneously press Ctrl and Esc.
6.) Note: In the Logitech example, you cannot use your keyboard key-by-key to enter ctrl+esc. You must simultaneously press the control and escape key in the above window. [Hold down ctrl and esc] Worked for me.
Explanation:Windows 8 dumped me into the old W7 desktop when I exited an application -- even if I started the application in Metro UI. Then I had to go back to keyboard to press Windows key. Now I have a mouse button to get me back to Metro UI. Editorial comment - DWJ: I think Windows 8 should default to the Metro UI upon exit from any application. After many months of objecting to Windows 8, I now like it -- but I do not like the extra key press on the Windows Key [on the keyboard] to get me back to Metro UI -- where I started. If Microsoft wants me to use the Metro UI, then Microsoft should dump me into the Metro UI whenever I exit any app.
When I play Far Cry 3 and try to aim or throw explosives, my field of view/crosshair to the left and down. Holding shift and clicking makes the crosshair move less... I tried installing the latest driver for my mouse, my graphics card but nothing changed.
I installed Windows 8 in another partition just to learn it and do the move later. I got no big issues but...The next day I noticed I have no mouse pointer in the "metro" interface. If I am in the desktop the pointer shows OK.
I looked carefully at boot/turn off stages and at the beginning the mouse pointer is there but suddenly disappears. The same is when power off. Suddenly appears just before the final stages of the turn off procedure.
I can see the visual signals (mouse over) and click in apps but no pointer at all.
I want to know how to get smooth scrolling in metro app with mouse wheel. I'hv seen some videos of windows 8 it has really smooth - fluid scrolling with touch. I have smooth scoll in start but not in metro apps.
I have a new Dell Inspiron 15r as of this Christmas, running Windows 8. I ran the upgrade to 8.1 but I still have a problem with my cursor wanting to "hover click" on links or browser tabs, as well as being stuck in the down position, when I'm not even pressing on the touchpad left button. I end up selecting an entire region of stuff while moving the cursor across the screen.
I can't figure out what to change or configure in Control Panel, or is it in the Dell Touchpad configuration utility?
In Control Panel/Ease of Access Center/Make Your Mouse Easier To Use I have unchecked "Activate a Window by hovering over it with a mouse." Still happens.
IE Metro tile is missing from my metro start screen. It's not in the 'all apps' list either. when I go to program default, it is set as the default browser. I went through all the checks in the tutorial on here, but at best, I can only get the desktop IE tile to pin to start. I would rather have the metro version tile on my start.
since getting windows 8.1, I find it does not have a right click print option. Others I have contacted say theirs does give right click print, is there a hidden menu somewhere to add options to the right click menu?
So I have limited experience in computers. I recently had to download some images for a class and after I did so I noticed that I could no longer right click on any icons or folders without my mouse pointer turning into an hour glass, then my screen going black and restarting.
I've done virus and mal-ware scans and everything came back in the clear. I'm running windows 8 or 8.1 also.
Any way to turn off and on my monitor with just click? I know how to turn off with click but in seconds Monitor will on automatically.. I think its because mouse movement. Thats why I wanna know how to TURN ON MONITOR WITH CLICK.
I have a problem with the right click menu opening. When I am in the file explorer and right click a folder or a file it takes a minimum of 16 seconds for the right click menu to appear. As you can imagine this makes the simplest of actions very drawn out. How to sort this out?
When I search everywhere for example device manager, the icon shows up on the sidebar but when i click it nothing happens even if i hold it. It is random too some things work like cmd, word, pc settings and things like change screen settings or something that deals with directly changing a setting without actually going to the control panel or pc settings first doesn't click.
I was trying to configure the WiFi on this laptop when I 'discover' this. You cant configure the network by doing a right click over the net I want to configure. This means that I cant change the password of this WiFi connection and so on.
Im not sure whats wrong. It was installed from this MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.PROFESSIONAL.RTM.X64.VOLUME. WITH.ROLLUP-1.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT and nothing more.
I upgraded from Win 8 Pro with Media Center to 8.1 Pro with Media Center. Upgrade went smooth (but what's with going completely thru the install BEFORE asking if you accept the new license?)
But now it takes 15 seconds to open the right click menu on the desktop as opposed to probably less than 1/10 of a second before. All other right clicks seem normal. No significant CPU usage during the wait.
If it matters, I'm pretty damn vanilla but I do have Start8 and ModernMix.
Also if its significant, Catalyst Control Panel won't start (I'll reinstall the latest but it was current less than a week ago).
Also my secondary monitor is set to the correct resolution (1920x1080) but its shrunk with a more than half inch black border around it. I'm hoping the Catalyst/driver reinstall fixes this too.
In 8.1 if I right-click the start-button to get up the new "simplified gray start menu" there are options like "Programs and Features", "Device Manager", "Command Prompt" etc. When I click on these they no longer launch, nothing happens.
Windows 8 is new and I previously used windows vista. I downloaded my games to an external drive. When I use external drive I display all games on the drive. I would like to drag 1 game to the desktop to be able to play at leisure. When I click and drag to desktop it copies the game, then when I want to drag game back to external drive it tries to copy again...I would like to pull off external to desktop, then put it back on external when complete. Is it possible ?? Do I have to copy game to desktop ??
I have win 8.1 x64 Core installed.The thing is, i want to remove some items from my start screen and right clicking does not bring up any menu (which it used to on my previous win 8.1, this is new installation).
WEe, I deleted some files which were actually looking like shortcuts (had arrow below icons, like shortcuts) in C:Users (and directories in it), thinking that these shortcuts are just useless. And I think this somehow caused the problem. now I want to remove a few thing from my start screen and no option is appearing. Is there any way to manually remove them?
Same thing happens in the "detailed" start screen, the checkmark appears, but no menu to do anything.