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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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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Split Screen And View Two Metro Apps At Same Time

Jan 29, 2013

Windows 8 allow us to split the screen and see two metro apps at the same time. I miss the windows' windows ( windows without windows is quite stupid for me ), but I like metro. Is there any way to split the screen many times, horizontally and with different ratios? ( not only 80:20 )

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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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Windows 8.1 - Open Apps Lose Focus After Short Time

Oct 21, 2013

I have w.8.1 but I am unable to type letters as Windows live loses focus after about five key strokes.

Every open app loses focus after as short time, only way to get the focus back is to click the mouse in the app.

The cursor disappears and I cant type until I click on the mouse to regain the cursor..

Typing this request has taken a long time.

Have tried changing foreground time lockout to no avail.

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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 I have used AppsDiagnostic.diagcab and it only shows that I have an outdated visual driver (I do not, I'm simply not using windows' own driver) and that I might have corrupted files (I already used chkdsk and nothing was picked up).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 :: 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 :: 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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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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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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Run Modern / Metro UI Apps On Desktop?

Nov 3, 2012

I was wondering if it was possible to run the Metro/ Modern UI apps on the dektop screen in a window? It seems the new office does this and I really liked it. I find it extremely annoying using a fullscreen app on a 24" screen on my desktop PC.

The new Windows literally kills windows. I don't get why they would do this to desktop users.

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Network / Sharing :: Access Internet From Desktop But Not From Metro Apps?

Jul 20, 2012

I have installed Windows 8 RP, and everything works fine, except I cannot access internet from metro apps: IE, Store, New, Mail etc. Does not access internet, even though I have access to internet from Desktop? I have tried everything, and googled for hours without any useful result.

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8.1 Update - Apps Won't Open In Start Screen Or Desktop

Jun 15, 2014

Since updating to 8.1 my apps don't open in start screen.. I click on the app..the screen goes directly to the desktop and the blank app screen sits in the desktop tool bar. I can't open any of the programs. I have a Gateway ZX6980 ..

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Apps / Software :: Is Open-office Only Openable On Windows 8 Desktop

Mar 4, 2013

Although I have an Oo shortcut icon on the Desktop & a listing under 'Documents', I also have an Oo tile in the Start menu. Why when I select the tile does it open on the Desktop. If I delete the shortcut icon & the Document listing will this allow it to open as a full-screen site from the Start menu?

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Apps / Software :: Way To Open Multiple Instances Of Desktop Application?

Apr 20, 2014

Possible to open multiple instances of the desktop app or if there are any third party applications which could add such functionality. I would like to use the built in side by side app feature but for programs running in the desktop so I can have something like notepad++ or visual studio open on the left side of the screen and have a steam or twitch chat open on the right so I can free up my second monitor for full screen viewing of videos/games/websites. I know I can do this by resizing the windows manually but it is very clunky and harder to manage when I want to close a program or open new applications.

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Apps / Software :: Photoshop Elements 11 Very Slow To Open Files On Desktop

Apr 15, 2014

Out of the blue today when I opened PSE 11 and then tried to use it to open a file on my Desktop, it went to sleep. Task Manager showed it "not-responding". Rebooting the computer did not work. After a couple of tries, I waited for 2-3 minutes and it then displayed files on the desktop. I switched the location it was searching, which was Desktop to my photo folder, and everything started working normally. Closed and restarted, and it was fine opening files from my Pictures folder. But, when I switched it to Desktop it went to sleep again for 2-3 minutes. At one point it got a message, which I forget exactly, but basically saying it could not find the file it was searching for??

It seems unique to the Desktop location. The Desktop is part of the operating system (Windows 8.1), and on a SSD. The Pictures folder is on my HDDs. I don't recall making any changes to the setup.

Summary of the symptoms:

1. Only is slow with File, Open, or File, Open As, when the location is the Desktop
2. Operating system (8.1) is on a SSD. Normal file folder is on HDD.
3. Same actions when location is Pictures on HDD is normal.
4. Process Explorer does not seem to detect any activity going on during the "sleeping" mode

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Dual Monitor - Windows 8 Start Screen Open On One Display And Have Other Open To Desktop

Aug 16, 2012

I'm trying to keep the windows 8 start screen open on one screen and have the other open to the desktop, but any time I click an app on the desktop the 2nd screen with the Windows 8 start screen minimizes. Is there any way to change this behavior?

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Task Manager Very Slow To Open First Time

Jan 25, 2013

I've been loving the new Task Manager, it's better in every aspect except the time it takes to use. 1 minute is not acceptable for anything that isn't Skyrim, it takes so long that at first I assumed I hadn't pressed the keys correctly.

However it's much faster to open the second time, so I guess some process stays running after it's opened the first time. I wouldn't mind slowing down my startup a bit if it allowed me to have that process already running so when I open it the first time it takes a second.

Which process it might be and how I can set it to execute on startup? I'm not trying to open Task Manager on startup, just whatever makes it open faster.

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Browsers/Mail :: Metro IExplorer Slow And Crashes After Short Time

Apr 23, 2014

Since a few days my Internet Explorer 11 (newest version) crashes after a few short browsing time on my Dell Venue 8 Pro. There are specific mostly high crowded sites I can go to and it will freeze, or just if I tab/surf fast enough for example click links in a row. I had the same problem 3 months ago, and the only solution which worked was to reset Windows, install everything new. It worked so far until a view days ago, it began again to show the same behavior: slow site rendering, and freeze after a short time. The behavior is described for example here too by other users:

IE11 crashing constantly after upgrading to 8.1 - Page 2 - Windows Phone Central Forums [URL] .....

I already tried the following steps without luck:

- reset IE settings to default
- cleared all cache/cookies/settings
- deactivated every plugin (I didnt have any special installed at all, I just deactivated the default ones one Flash, adobe pdf, Intel, to see if it worked, it didn't)
- gave "all installed applications" rights to c:
- did a sfc /scannow
- cleared Windows Store cache (wsreset)
- enable software rendering (which though doesnt have impact on metro ie I think)

Heres one of the appangs:

Protokollname: Application
Quelle: Application Hang
Datum: 23.04.2014 11:41:36
Ereignis-ID: 1002
Ebene: Fehler

[Code] ......

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Mar 1, 2014

another one of those annoying little things, how to stop the annoying Checking Compatibility Ad ons pop up every time I open Firefox. I dont want it, dont need it - so where do I 'switch' it off? I have check through settings cant see it anywhere.

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Sep 7, 2014

I have upgraded my windows 8 to 8.1 and now no apps will work and the pc settings wont open also I have activated windows but still wont work

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Apr 13, 2013

I have this problem here since ~2months ago, i try to open IE10 on Metro interface, and nothing happens! i already tried to put all defalut settings for IE, and still won't open. the IE10 on classic interface opens and works with no problems.

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Apr 8, 2014

Problem I'm having with windows 8.1.1 .... When I'm using Firefox or Chrome and visiting for example [URL] .....

My Metro store automatic open and I feel that this action is just wrong.

How to disable this Metro Microsoft Store from monitor my URL's and auto opening it in Metro ....

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How To Change Desktop Taskbar Time To Datetime

Sep 8, 2013

(At least the Recycle Bin can be removed without a registry edit hack. These have always been my top 2 peeves of Windows.)

From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the "Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 2:17PM" I see now ... but have to move my mouse over there and hover over it first. Why would I want to have to do that?

It wasn't possible in XP (that I know of) not without having to expand your taskbar to twice the width. (And let's face it, there is nothing quite as intimidating as a big huge fat thick taskbar.)

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Apr 25, 2013

my dell Inspiron running Windows 8 keeps freezing at the same spot every time I use it now for the past day, and has to be manual powered off, before that I had no problems. Its an old dell, about 5 y/o but have had no problems before this. When I start it up, it can sometimes freeze out of nowhere on the desktop, and if I start it up, and go to shut it down, it will freeze on the shut down. It also ALWAYS freezes when I try to load itunes, but chrome is fine.

I have done an error check on the hard drive in my computer and it said no errors. One thing I have noticed, is when I start the computer, in task manager, the Disk activity is always at 99/100% and when I load itunes, the CPU goes to 100% consistently. But I have all things on start up disabled apart from skydrive.

Few bits of info on computer: Only running defender as antivirus 4gb Ram

Have tried to do a system refresh/restore but the computer freezes everytime while its in progress

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Aug 15, 2013

I was messing around with the Win 8.1 preview in a VM tonight and noticed that you can have the Desktop Mode opened half screen along with Modern UI apps on the other half of the screen. I haven't heard about this capability, only 2 Modern UI apps sharing the screen at any one time.

[URL] .....

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Aug 14, 2014

I had 8.1 installed, and did the update from 8/12/2014 and now I can't change my date and time from the desktop, it gives me the following message;

You are attempting to open a file type of 'System file' (.cpl)

These files are used by the operating system and by various programs. Modifying or editing them could damage your system.

More options

So what do I use to open and run it?

Windows 8.1 is becoming a real hassle to deal with

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May 7, 2013

How do I disable the desktop in windows 8 and only use Metro UI, it for a child.

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When I start my computer the Metro screen appears then I have to go to the desktop to log on.

There must be some way to log on at the Metro screen?

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Jan 23, 2013

Is there a way to allow desktop pop-ups to display in Metro that are desktop related. For example if I'm in Metro and my firewall (ESET) has a pop-up asking me to approve/deny a connection it displays to the desktop and so I can sometimes not realise it's there.

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Continuous Switching Between Metro And Desktop?

Oct 25, 2013

My issue is that I'm working on a machine that is continuously switching between Desktop and Metro several times a second. It does it in clean boot mode (only Microsoft services enabled, everything else disabled), but not in Safe Mode. I'm running SFC /scannow at the moment, and I already ran linux badblocks /sv and CHKDSK (no errors). SMART status is okay, no triggers have been popped and the quick test passed.

Running Windows 8 Pro on an HP 2000.

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