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What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

Q: What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

I'm about 75% desktop - 25% metro.

I've got a 2-in-1, Lenovo Yoga Pro 2.

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A: What % do you use the desktop vs. modern UI?

100% Desktop. I do not like the Metro.
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A:Modern app vs Desktop app

Hello mx900 and welcome to the TenForums

There is no general rule of thumb on this; often the modern apps lack some of the functionality of the desktop apps but this is not always the case. I think you have to experiment and see. I have found OneNote to be good as the modern app, the Dropbox app is not so good for me as it does not sync with my desktop folders.
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What are the advantages/disadvantages using one over the other.

A:Modern AppIE versus desktop IE

Originally Posted by billberry12

What are the advantages/disadvantages using one over the other.

Here are several decent comparisons.

IE10 in Windows 8: Metro style vs. desktop style - CNET

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Are Modern UI apps truly sandboxed? If so, how will system apps like A/V, Firewalls, and others work from a sandboxed environment?

Can system apps from the Old Desktop scan and check things related to Modern UI apps?

I am trying to find out how much Modern UI apps and Desktop apps can communicate and coexist. Also, when the old desktop apps go away (if it goes away), how Modern UI apps will deal with System Applications.

Modern UI apps seem like WPF apps to me with an XML style interface and code behind with a new framework for the tiles. Is that correct?


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A:Modern Desktop Icons are Blank?

Hi, how did you try to create the shortcuts?
Whilst you can create them by dragging them from the Win 10 start menu, when I tried that a couple of months back, as you say, some went blank.

Here's another way to create such shortcuts you might consider:
How to Create Shortcuts for Modern UI Apps in Windows 8.1 | SumTips
Note that you have to manually assign the icon, though, so you would need a suitable source.

For interest: Classic shell offers the ability to show a full folder of modern apps as part of a conventional start menu.
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you can't. if you set any other browser to default, you won't see the Metro IE.

same thing for the Nightly build of Firefox (the Metro version of Firefox). If you don't set it as the default browser, you get regular Firefox.

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A:Modern Desktop Icons are Blank?

Hi, how did you try to create the shortcuts?
Whilst you can create them by dragging them from the Win 10 start menu, when I tried that a couple of months back, as you say, some went blank.

Here's another way to create such shortcuts you might consider:
How to Create Shortcuts for Modern UI Apps in Windows 8.1 | SumTips
Note that you have to manually assign the icon, though, so you would need a suitable source.

For interest: Classic shell offers the ability to show a full folder of modern apps as part of a conventional start menu.
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A:Switch between desktop and modern Ui apps in Windows 8.1

Welcome to Windows EightForums, jimi21.

Not quite sure what you mean by “all in the same left pane”. Please explain.
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A:Modern Apps Kicking to Desktop (not crashing)

Maybe you can use the Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter - Fix Apps in Windows 8 tutorial.
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Hi Zahhaus, welcome.

I'm pretty sure that when you do the update to windows 8.1 that everyone is crying about, you can pin apps to the desktop taskbar. I am 99.9999 sure its doable.

And just to show my support I pinned the metro calendar app to be sure.

Right click, pin to taskbar.
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could you add some more detail? as I don't know what you are asking.
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A:Modern apps not connecting to internet, desktop apps work fine.

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A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

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A:IE in Modern UI?

Hello OrlandoTek,

Usually the modern IE is not available on Start when Internet Explorer is not set as the default browser. Here are some other items to check as well.

Internet Explorer Modern - Restore in Windows 8

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Because that is where the picture I wish to use is located.

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A:Skype-Modern App

Hello WinD....

First off, I'm not a Metro person so could you explain how you were able to get that view? I can't seem to duplicate it?

Next, have you tried enabling "show hidden files and folders" in the explorer view? Maybe those settings are global and will carry over to Metro? See screenshot:
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What is the name of the app? Just simply "Modern" is not an app I can find.
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A:Modern Warfare 2


You can go to C:\Windows\Minidump

Rar or zip the contents there, then attach to a post using the paperclip.

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Welcome to the Windows 8 forums, Orless.

Your screenshot shows that yes, all updates are installed. I just checked and I have a context menu when I right click, but nothing like what I had before. There used to be a list of stuff along the bottom of my screen that's no longer there. Strange, but I guess I don't need it since I haven't missed it until now.

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Hello Mahde

Welcome back....You can click on Posting screenshots in my signature and follow the instructions.

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A:Windows 8 Bypass Modern UI

Originally Posted by A Guy

In Windows 8, Microsoft has prohibited the user to log on straight to the Windows Desktop through a system licensing policy. Due to this policy, you always have to start with the Modern UI.

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This should be helpful for you:

[Windows 8 Recovery & Repair|]

Probably the best choice would be the option ?Refresh your PC?
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To close a Start Screen app, use Alt + F4
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Here's a few screenshots :

^ I like this last setup, there are as many icons here (70) than on 3 screens worth of Modern UI (scrolling).

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I'll try this! Thanks!
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try right click the Taskbar, click Properties and uncheck "Show Windows Store apps on the taskbar"

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A:IP hack or unwired modern virus

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Hello SlackerITGuy,

You might see if the listed troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help.

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dude, I said Modern UI backgrounds.

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Do a system restore. Pick a date that is 2 to 3 days ago as your restore point.

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-- Tom

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I have this problem too. Eight (8) instances of Lenovo.Modern.ImController.PluginHost are running when the computer is idle. This is not good.