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Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Q: Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Hello all I don't know if this is intended or not but my Metro apps will only completely close if I use alt f from within the app to close it If I pull the app down from the top with my mouse or Metro closing apps f4 only alt with I go to the switcher right click and click close the only thing that happens is that my Metro apps get removed from the app switcher Metro apps only closing with alt f4 and from the alt tab list Using the task manager I can see that they are still there and still using the same memory that they were before I tried to close them With alt f they disappear from the task manager and I get back the Metro apps only closing with alt f4 memory that they were using Additionally when I close them with pulling down or the switcher when I open them again from the start screen it is as if nothing had happened They still open into whatever state they were in and the splash screen with the app icon doesn't appear again like it would if the app had actually closed and been reopened This definitely seems wrong as all three options to close apps worked in Windows but in Windows only alt f works Any help would be greatly appreciated

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A: Metro apps only closing with alt f4

Hello The Visitor,

It has changed a bit on how to close an app from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. In Windows 8.1, you will now need to wait until the app flips to show it's tile when you drag it down to close it.

Here are some more ways to close apps in Windows 8.1.

Apps - Close in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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A:Metro apps closing

Mate, you mentioned Registry Booster! You've located the problem. As far as I can tell, 95% of people on this forum recommend never using any registry 'booster' (apart from ccleaner), and the number one reason is because it makes a system unstable, and the second is like it: it doesn't actually provide any tangible benefit.

I recommend a system Refresh or a system reset, and failing that, a complete reinstallation.

No defragmenter, reg editor, optimizer, etc. should ever be installed. Upgraded Windows OS's also have SAFE upgraded built-in tools to do the same things as the other guys' stuff (like optimize drives). See Optimize Performance for better speeds.

These are my recommendations, hope they are helpful to you! I really think the only fix for you would be in the tutorials I've suggested (System refresh, and how to optimize performance). Good luck in your quest for the solution!
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A:Metro apps keep running in the background after closing

Hello Antares,

Yep, when you close an app with the red X on the upper right corner it only suspends the app to the background. When an app is supended, think of it as being placed in standby mode. The app will not use any system resources if suspended. A suspended app will still sit in memory (RAM) until that memory is needed by something else in Windows 8 and is then closed automatically to free the memory. While the app is sitting in memory, it will allow the app to be loaded faster the next time you open it since it's already in memory.

The tutorial below can help show you how to completely close an app though.

Apps - Close in Windows 8
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A:Closing Metro Apps takes me to desktop

Hello gizbug,

If you are using Windows 8.1 now, then:

You could uncheck the When I sign in or close apps on a screen, go to the desktop instead of Start box from step 4 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to go to your Start screen.
Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8
You could open the Start screen from the taskbar on your 2nd monitor to have it show until you either open the desktop there or drag and drop a desktop window there.

Hope this helps.
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If you have only just upgraded there may be several updates for the metro apps still happening in the background. I would wait a while, try a restart and see if the problem still exists.
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A:8.1 Update 1 - Closing Metro Apps Always Sends to Desktop

Crisis averted. You need to go to the taskbar properties and uncheck the box that says "Show Windows Apps on the Taskbar."

Desktop or Start - When Sign in or Close apps in Windows 8
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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,
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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.

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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


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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.


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
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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.
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A:Broken Metro Apps

Hello Max, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through each troubleshooting step in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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Hi there!

Are you using the retail edition or Technet edition?
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A:Metro apps don't working

I've only ever had one app crash on me. It worked again after re-opening it. Since then, no problems.
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A:Firewalling Metro Apps?

Depends on the firewall/how the firewall is set-up, but yes they can. The Windows firewall doesn't have a particularly user friendly interface, so I use a third party one.

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I am having the same exact problem
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A:Some Metro Apps not launching

If you have anti-virus software installed, make sure you update to the latest version.

Also try changing your DNS servers.

I had to do both to get my metro apps working, and get them to use my network.
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A:Grouping Apps in Metro

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Very much a big YES! The new and also disappointing to some feature of Windows Phone 8 is that it has a shared core with Windows, probably obviously WinRT code.

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A:Need help reinstalling metro apps

Hello Mansome,

I'm afraid that there's currently a bug in the latest Windows 10 that when you use the usual PowerShell command to reinstall and repair apps, it will delete the folder and break it instead now. Microsoft is working on it, but there's no fix yet.

Usually when this happens, it may take doing a repair install to fix them without losing anything.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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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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Hi I have a problem here I upgrade my Win to Win Pro and later to Win Pro with WMC using the free key that Microsoft gave Later I realized that few of my Metro Apps not Not Working Certain Metro Apps working especially News Sport Certain Metro Apps Not Working and Weather From what I read this Certain Metro Apps Not Working usually caused by the antivirus But strangely when I check the other account that apps are fine so I think its not the problem I even create a new account and found that those apps were fine I've using my current account for a long time so it had been so customized and the data had growing so many and big more than GB when I check so I don't want to abandon moreover delete it I have tried to create a new account use the WET Windows Easy Transfer to transfer my setting and app data only to found that the problem come again I've confirm that those apps were working before transfer my setting Any ideas about the cause Any help would be appreciated Thanks and sorry for my english

A:Certain Metro Apps Not Working

I had a similar problem when installing 8 pro over 7, nothing worked. I contacted Microsoft and they were as usual unhelpful, giving solutions such as checking my timezone, anti-virus etc. In the end I did a full clean install and everything worked luckilt I didn't lose much of anything because all my important app installs/docs/pics etc where on a seperate partition, it's been fine since even though WMC took ages to be activated (not that it would have proven to be a great loss!) and even now Windows still tells me it is not activated but when I follow the link it then tells me the opposite. Anyway thats the only solution I found !


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For those people that are confused about running two apps at once in Metro.

Snap an app: Use two apps at the same time - Microsoft Windows
See also:

A:Video: Using two metro apps at once

Thanks. For me, the issue is that the smaller app (the one that is 320px) is in most cases too small to be usable and I cannot make it just a little bit bigger. Just far too limited in the ability to adjust to fit your monitors or the size of the application itself. Some things simply don't need to consume the entire screen from top to bottom. With metro, there is nothing I can do about that.
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Hi everyone. I'm running windows 8 on a Toshiba WT200 windows tablet. I have upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8, and everything is working just fine except for the metro apps. Whenever I tried to open one of them, the loading screen for it show up for a couple of seconds, and then the screen goes black, and I get an error message that tells me my computer has to restart.

Other than that, windows 8 works fine. Just wondering if anyone knows a solution to this problem, please and thank you

A:Metro Apps Crashing

is this with all apps ,or just specific ones , on my win8pro dell tower i get some that crashed,but only free on that i have downloaded , ,i just uninstall them ,I haven't had any problems yet! with any of the microsoft pre-installed apps
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I don't have Metro (Modern) Apps (Fresh Install). How do i get it?

A:Metro Apps Problem

Hi, could you expand on that please?
You've done a clean install, so presumably you can log in and get to a desktop display.
Can you launch the start menu - left click on bottom left button? What happens?
What happens if you press Win key + X?
What happens if you press Win key + S?
What happens if you press Win key + A?
What happens if you double click on a jpg file?
What happens if you press Win key + X, click command prompt, and enter 'start ms-photos:'? (Without '')

Please post screen shots to illustrate the problem you're experiencing. Thanks.
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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.


A:How to close Metro apps?

Move your cursor to top left corner and close.

Apps - Close in Windows 8
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I'm attempting to uninstall apps downloaded from the Windows Store, but they keep coming back. Windows Store reports updates for the apps, but attempting to update them results in an "This app couldn't be installed" error. I'm guessing the apps were uninstalled properly, so now I cannot install them nor remove them. I've been told that refreshing the PC would do the trick, but I'd rather not go through the hassle of re-downloading programs.

Any suggestions?

A:Can't uninstall apps from Metro

Hello Omlet,

Did you uninstall the Store app like in the tutorial below?

If so, then you might clear the Store cache to reset the Store to see if that may help.

Store Cache - Clear in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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I am using W8 Pro (French + US) retail. Clean install. Activated. UAC on. No driver issue.
System is working correctly except some Metro apps.
Metro applications pinned are updating correctly, all seems to work. Mail, explorer are working flowless.
When I try to open for example Bing Meteo or Bing Sports, they are opening but not showing the content (each frame is showing an error message).
Finance is not working at all (green screen), I tried to remove and reload the applications but some as Finance are refusing to install.

I guess that I created this mess trying to install a third party firewall.
I tried to turn off firewall (no change in behavior) and to repair with sfc /scannow without success.

Any idea... thanks in advance.

A:Problems with Metro apps

Exept SOME metro aps?

Only one Microsoft accounts is accepted. So you can only hotmail, msn or live account.
When you exit an app using the 'traditional' red cross top right (like I do for more than 20 years) is the old desktop appears.
This was metn to work with Metro App, is'nt is? But back to the Metro screen you have to close by moving your mouse in the upper right and clicking the Start icon or left of your screen on the home screen. So clumsy. That had to be the other way around.
Even if you open a, not yet Metro ready, app such as MS Office 10, then via the desktop. Not really nice.
All in all, the desktop is still too often the screen.
Then the Mail app. How clumsy can you make it! The display of the contents of your email will not fit on the screen! Moving an email, you can not drag, you need to right click and then click the folder where it should go. Cumbersome!! Some accounts are impossible to implement. Folders format of accounts taken over from original accouint. Making an extra folder is not possible. Each email account has therefore a different folder structure. Search old mails is not possible. Mail has been classified as read when you open the account and the e-mail on top.
For if you manage multiple accounts, there is no overview of all received emails.
Gmail account is in a separate map and in a map under Live???? This morning TWO maps for the same GMAIL account.
Emtying a map like Trash, you have to select all mail manualy and hit the trashcan. No button ?mpty Trash!'
Searging mail is not possible.

PDF reader has no print option! So you have to install Adobe again....
Print to PDF is not standard.

The calendar app... About the layout one can discuss, but there are plenty of examples of clearly calendars. Right above you can enter a title. Which is visible in the agenda, among you a Message Add that is not visible in the calendar until you click on the message and open. But then you can also 'Where' form. That is also visible. It is not always a meeting that is held at a certain place that you put in your diary! Sometimes it is a reminder as 'Call Piet' or 'Look after payement'! But much worse is that the message can be set to be repeated daily, weekly, etc. But nowhere can you specify how much time should be or what date!
And there is no search option to find an item. Have to back tot the Gmail agenda for that.
Free Games are no longer standard. But you can install Apps Games, but they are all commercially! For a small part to play for free, but every time you want something more is the checkout! I do not like that game, and I certainly do not pay for games I had previously always included and free could play.
Why is nobody complaining about these items?
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Win store apps will open then close immediately I have done my own troubleshooting unfortunately to no avail Tried all suggestions listed here http blogs technet com b askperf archive what-to-do-if-your-windows- -modern-app-fails-to-start aspx http www eightforums com tutorials -apps-tiles-not-working-responding-fix-windows- -a html http www eightforums com Apps Metro Store tutorials -apps-update-windows- -a html Event Viewer Errors ID Source Apps Activation of app microsoft windowscommunicationsapps wekyb d bbwe Microsoft WindowsLive Mail failed with error The app didn't start See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI Operational log for additional information ID SOURCE DistributedCOM The server Microsoft WindowsLive Mail AppXj e v xw sf t nqr tqqb yq zsfg mca did not register with DCOM within the required timeout ID SOURCE Metro Store Apps DistributedCOM The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Launch permission for the COM Server application with CLSID A B -D - F -AF -E E FEE F Metro Store Apps and APPID ADA B C-C FD- A - CC -D EFDE BE D to the user PAS skeetz SID S- - - - - - - from address LocalHost Using LRPC running in the application container Unavailable SID Unavailable This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool RAN STORE APP REPAIR TOOL DIDN'T SEEM TO FIX ANYTHING all drivers are up to date CHECKED LOGS With event viewer open navigate to Event Viewer gt Applications and Services Logs gt Microsoft gt Windows AppModel-Runtime Apps AppXDeployment and AppXDeployment-Server Application and Services Logs gt Microsoft gt Windows gt Applocker TEMP winstore log LOGS I HAVE logAppsACL AppLocker-EXE and DLL AppLocker-MSI and Script AppLocker-Packaged app-Deployment AppLocker-Packaged app-Execution AppModel-Runtime Apps AppXDeployment AppXDeployment-Server Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool log winstore CHECKED PERMISSIONS In Windows there is a new principle used to run Windows Apps - ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES To check for this principle right-click on a folder or file in the file system gt Properties gt Security Tab gt Advanced ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES need the following permissions to execute properly Read amp execute List folder contents and Read in the following locations C Windows C Program Files x C Program Files List folder and read data Create Folders and Append Data C Users lt userName gt AppData Local Microsoft Windows WER Read HKEY CLASSES ROOT HKEY LOCAL MACHINE Drivers HKEY LOCAL MACHINE HARDWARE HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SAM HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SOFTWARE HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SYSTEM HKEY USERS These all checked out Finally if all other steps fail you can try clearing the Windows Store cache by running the following command ran WSRESET EXE GOT ERROR MSG ms-windows-store PurgeCaches the app didnt start Any insight would be appreciated

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OS Version Microsoft Windows Pro bit Processor Pentium R Dual-Core CPU E GHz Intel Family Model Stepping Processor Count RAM Mb Graphics Card Intel R G G Express Chipset Hard Drives C Total - MB Free - MB Motherboard Dell Inc D Y Antivirus AVG Internet Security Updated apps Metro themselves uninstaled and Enabled all my preinstalled metro apps uninstalled themselves one day I was just listening to music on the computer when I received a notification that my app quot maps quot had leftover files to be removed registry entries and so forth via Iobit uninstaller the initial uninstall was not initiated by me Metro apps uninstaled themselves at all then every so often hours or days later I would receive the same popup notification about another app having quot leftover files quot I uninstalled Iobit thinking that was the culprit but to no avail I ve ran AVG full system scan hitman pro malewarebytes microsofts quot malicious software removal tool quot they all came up clean other than the standard browser cookies now I m at the point Metro apps uninstaled themselves where the only built in app that remains is quot store quot and I cannot even open it most of the time Metro apps uninstaled themselves Immediately opens then minimizes tried reinstalling them and get a x error on all attempts while rd party apps are hit or miss I can download and install via browser with no issues at all other than having to set a default browser and reassert permission for my programs to connect to the web after every reboot I ve had no further problems but would like to be able to use the start screen and windows store Also half the time I cant even acces quot PC SETTINGS quot via charm bar same issue with opening then minimizing instantly yet quot SOMETIMES quot it works sorry for the long winded explanation but has anyone else encountered anything like this and how to fix PLEASE nbsp

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For people who don't quite get metro apps I don't care what MS says they should be called but until they come up with a better name than quot Modern quot or quot Windows Store Apps quot i'll continue to use the name Metro consider this Metro is turning future apps are Metro the out to be the single largest motivating factor of new software development in Windows history The ability for average everyday joes to write a Metro app submit it to the store and have people BUY it and pay them is a huge motivating factor This is the same ecosystem that has driven the iOS and Android app development markets Certainly iOS has been far more successful at getting people to buy apps than Google has with Android but the fact remains that 's of thousands of apps Metro apps are the future exist for both platforms and Metro apps are quickly Metro apps are the future catching up Yes the first apps Metro apps are the future out of the chute tend to be simple and often times rather useless apps but as time goes on those apps mature and become more productive and complex Win commercial app development is all but dead and has been for a number of years If you go into a computer store all you see on the shelves are Windows Office Adobe and a thousand different anti-malware anti-virus apps Enterprise in-house development is still relatively strong in Win but even that has seen huge erosion to Web based apps and mobile apps For all but a few sectors Adobe Office etc commercial apps are nowhere to be found anymore What's a budding application developer writing code in his basement going to do to make money There are lots of quot app store millionaires quot out there who have created very nice iOS and to a lesser degree Android apps and made a lot of money selling them at - This is simply a market that is going to drive the software economy for the next decade or more So go ahead and scoff at the Windows Store Certainly the quality of apps there is inconsistent at best at the moment but in a years time things will be very different And people Will be using Metro apps more and more on tablets phones and yes on Desktop PC's The amount of opportunity for people to make money here is huge And if there is opportunity people will take it You really should keep an open mind
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alright I've started to browse around 8 Windows (Metro) apps for good or great Windows apps I thought maybe a thread for people to Windows 8 apps (Metro) post apps they enjoy would help make discovery easier for people Whatever complaints you guys Windows 8 apps (Metro) have this is not the thread for that This thread is to help people find apps stuff I like streaming I like the TuneIn app even though it's really really slow at starting the stream and the iHeartRadio app tunein is various radio stations whereas iHeartRadio is ClearChannel radio stations Netflix is nice pradio for Pandora stuff Youtube is great though it does have some flaws I just discovered PrimeTube which seems to be a great youtube app as well the Tom and Jerry app Windows 8 apps (Metro) is great VideoSnacker is pretty good I like GiantBomb video gaming sports the ESPN and SportsIllustrated apps are great especially the ESPN one with a great notifications system photos editing I love Perfect a great easy to use photo editing app definitely a nice companion to Photoshop Skitch is easy to use and a lot of fun Picazoid too pictro is a good one travel i like skyscanner and flightaware miscellaneous the Yahoo app is good check out News Bento very customizable and easy to add your favorite RSS feeds MetroTwit is a pretty slick Twitter app Wikipedia is awesome much better than the browser version except for formatting of some tables the amazon app is nice if you like an app please share I'd love to add new apps would also help if you can tell us the difference between the paid version and the free trial version

A:Windows 8 apps (Metro)

Here is my list of must have Metro apps:
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GIF to explain what is happening:

A:A way to disable the new top bar in W8 U1 in Metro apps?

Hello Matrix,

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this top bar to help clarify.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
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Hello guys,

I installed windows 8 last night, and I was booting it up this morning to try out the mail app, and all of a sudden it was in German, and when I tried to start up my messaging app again, it was in German too! The entire OS is set to English and I have no idea how to change it back to English.

Thanks for the help,


A:Metro apps are in German?

Same experience here.
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How to really uninstall metro apps ? There is "uninstall" option in start screen, when you right click an app, but its a fake one as it only removes the shortcut... There still is a few gigabytes of metro apps files left after all that "uninstall".

Also, how to remove that silly apps list from app history in task manager ? There is one button inside "app history" tab, but it doesnt work...

A:How to uninstall metro apps

Did you follow the steps to uninstall the Modern Apps per this tutorial, Option 2

Apps - Uninstall Modern Apps in Windows 8

Also: clear app history

App History - Delete Usage History in Windows 8
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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.


Apps - Install Metro Apps from Windows 8 Store
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Any ideas would be appreciated

A:Installing Metro Apps

You could try sfc /scannow with : SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8
and also try a refresh :Refresh Windows 8
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A:Metro Apps on Desktop?

Hello Retexan,

If you like, you could use the snap views feature in Windows 8.1 to see multiple apps on the same screen.

Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

Hope this helps some,
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Something happened with the Release Preview's app on my end. Everyone of them will not start up. They all continue to have live updates, but none of them will initialize and launch, except for IE10.

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I thought I could reinstall an app, but the Windows Store won't open either.

Right now, I'm sfc /scannow and hopefully that could work.

Is anyone else having issues?

A:Having issues with ALL metro apps

Hello Andy,

Double check to make sure that you have a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 to be able to access the Windows Store and to download and run apps.

Hope this helps for now,
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A:Several Metro Apps Not Opening

Follow the suggestions in this tutorial

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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A:Metro Apps Crashing

I'm having a similar problem, whenever I try and launch a metro app, the tile indents to show that I clicked, but then nothing happens. I can launch system applications like Control Panel and Desktop, but none of the apps are working.
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Got this info to show:

1201 - Time : 2/18/2013 4:22:37 AM
1202 - Source : Microsoft-Windows-Immersive-Shell
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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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A:Metro Apps not Opening

Well, the problem is your resolution is too low. It says Generic Non-PnP Monitor because it doesn't have drivers. If you find drivers, everything should start working.
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Got some strange problems with Metro apps, when some apps won't load. The problem is occuring only sometimes, sometimes it loads blazely fast.

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A:Metro apps won't load

You could try a Refresh using this Tutorial:
Refresh Windows 8
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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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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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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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When i close the metro app from metro task manager (or whatever it called) or from close button. the metro apps still running in background and i always have to stop them with Windows task manager. It is not happen on Windows 8. i can't understand why Microsoft made this...

A:Metro apps still running in background (Win 8.1)

Click the red x in the upper right corner will only suspend the application on the Metro screen. To really close it use Alt + F4
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Hey apps having problems with my I'm massive metro guys I'm having massive problems with my metro apps At first they worked for like months now all I'm having massive problems with my metro apps fine and dandy Today I'm having massive problems with my metro apps I tried running the weather app to check up on the freezing cold outside to find that my apps didn't work at all They would start up normally full screen with the big icon in the middle but then suddenly close I'm having massive problems with my metro apps This happened every time I tried the apps the only one that still worked was the quot Store quot app So I tried reinstalling the news app to see if it is still broken after that - now it stays at the loading screen forever until I close it with the little circles spinning under the icon So as I had my UAC turned all the way down to quot do not notify quot but was still getting annoying messages I tried the fix in the previous post to turn off UAC completely in hopes that this would get rid of the annoying messages and also maybe fix my apps My apps are still broken but the annoying messages are almost gone only messing around deep inside the Windows folder pops some messages up So my question how do I go about fixing my apps I've tried reinstalling them updating them starting them about a million times hoping every time that they would miraculously work it's Christmas - miracles could happen - NOTHING I've read that many users with Avast antivirus have had the same issues but I don't have Avast nor any other free antivirus I have ESET installed also tried disabling that to no avail Funny thing is this is the first OS that I've legitimately acquired and activated Probably the last one after this nuisance of a problem EDIT Thanks for moving this to the proper section whoever did it The first time I noticed this problem was today so I uninstalled the updates I had today We'll see if it solves my problem Update Nope still no working metro apps Any tips on what I could try I'm all for troubleshooting and I'm comfortable in changing registry values if needed I'd just like to get this thing to run as stable as Windows did Update Now randomly after I restarted my PC after uninstalling the updates from today most of my startup programs are not starting up at all Need advice and quick

A:I'm having massive problems with my metro apps

turning off UAC will disable many Metro apps.

you only need 1 firewall/antivirus running. choose one and uninstall the other. they will conflict with each other. if your ESET is not confirmed to be fully Windows 8 compatible, you should wait for an officially updated version and not use the old version.

did you update any device drivers recently like your graphics card?
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I have a client running windows on a dell laptop with touch This started about weeks ago When she tries to open any of the apps you see a flash and nothing opens This is for all apps including the store When she reboots the machine the apps open This is a random thing and sometimes this works and sometimes she has to shut not 8.1 windows Metro open will on apps down the laptop to get it to work I did a sfc scannow- showed noting and did the microsoft refresh apps fixit and it worked for a while then started happening again Other than trying to make a new account which is a royal pain in the butt because her only email address is her live account this would mean i would need to set up another live account I do not know if this would even fix it and i do not want to reinstall windows it did not come with a windows disk Any suggestions to try robin

A:Metro apps will not open on windows 8.1

Hello Robin,

You might see if any of the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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I completely disabled UAC and Windows Firewall as I hate them totally annoying. I read on here that UAC is REQUIRED to run Modern Apps ... I can safely say it is NOT the case coz I re-enabled it to no avail still same annoying issue xD

The weird thing is that they work great when I run them from Stardock's Start8 menu ... But if I try to run them from Modern UI they simply just crash xD

I tried every single "Solution" posted here and M$ support community to no avail ....

Any ideas ?

A:Weird Metro Apps Issue

UAC needs to be set to Medium for apps to work correctly.

Make sure a third-party anti-virus program is not hampering your apps.

Make sure that Stardock program is windows 8 compatible
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I installed my RTM Technet Win 8 pro as an upgrade of my Win 7 ult.

Everything was golden... For awhile.

After uninstalling some stuff that I wouldn't use/and or designed for tweaking Win 7, etc, some metro apps no longer work.

But.. Some do.

Example: Minesweeper works, but won't "login" to xbox live.
But, the store app, flashes up, drops back to start.

At one point, when doing all the installs and uninstalls, I disabled UAC, but when done, re-enabled it.

Would Avast Internet security mess with metro (or whatever it's called now) apps?

A:Metro apps stopped working? Not all tho.

It was AVAST Internet Security.

BE careful uninstalling. It has keyboard hooks that don't uninstall......
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A:Metro apps opening randomly?

Hello Adriana, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you using a touchpad or trackpad by chance when this happens?

If so, then you may want to disable the Edge Swipes feature of the touchpad to see if that may help.

Touchpad Edge Swipes - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
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A:Photo App and other Metro apps will not launch

Despite spending hours today trying to figure this out, I managed to uninstall the other troubling apps and reinstall them and so far I got the Photo app working.

Hopefully this helps someone else. Uninstall the metro app and reinstall if you moved your user folder.
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A:Apps Crashing to Metro UI Upon Opening

My PCSettings short cut in the same location doesn't do anything either.
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A:Metro Apps stop working one by one

Hello Jimbin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, before doing a refresh or reset of Windows, you could see if the items listed in the tutorial below may be able to help get your apps working again.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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Windows 8 metro apps not opening... Hello to all!!
I'm very frustrated. The windows 8 metro apps like Mail, People, Skype etc. except store are not opening. , when I open the metro apps, the apps opens but then the app just minimizes to the taskbar. When I try to maximize it, it minimizes again. The metro tiles are working fine and they update frequently, but the main app doesn't open. I have Windows 8.1 Update 1 which is freshly installed less than a month ago, there is no av on system, also no virus issue (regular update on demand scan is scheduled)
Is there a shortcut to repair this problem?
Here's a video that describes my problem.

A:metro apps couldn't be maximized

Hello Hagimostafa, and welcome to Eight Forums.

For now, you might see if going through the listed items in the tutorial below may be able to help get your apps working properly again.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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Hi all.

Ive been doing some digging online and found this article explaining how to make non certified windows devices to play video, pictures and music to dlna devices.

Using MSFT Uncertified Play To DLNA devices with W8 Modern UI Apps | Barbs Connected World

My home tv is windows certified so I cant test this right away but thought it might be of interest to others.
Please post your results!

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Morning Everyone, don't you just hate working all-night and doing nothing!

My mate has just started to use avast! and has hardened mode enabled, he has loads of metro apps, but avast! keeps blocking them when launched. I know you just click to add them to exclusions, but is there any way to configure avast! to allow them by default i.e., like Kaspersky?


A:Avast! & Windows Metro Apps

- ignore -

Mod: please delete this reply. thanks
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I am trying out Emsisoft Internet Security 9 as I have a license key. I have about 15 apps installed from the Windows 8 store, but none of them will update or refresh, I just keep getting error messages. I looked in Emsisoft's settings under 'application rules' and rules like:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\104RobertNjane.TheGuardian_1.0.0.0_neutral__zxkacctavt2ag\AppStudio.exe

Has custom rules created by Emsisoft, I have to manually change the settings for behavior blocker and firewall to allow all. I have also tried to install the latest Windows 8.1 updates, I left the laptop and returned to find all had failed, turning off Emsisoft the updates were successful. I am really confused at why Emsisoft would block native Windows features, even built in Apps i.e., calendar and news & weather are blocked. Is this normal, Kaspersky, even with Trusted Applications Mode enabled never blocked Windows updates/Apps?


A:Emsisoft & Windows 8 Metro Apps

Tony Cole said:

I am trying out Emsisoft Internet Security 9 as I have a license key. I have about 15 apps installed from the Windows 8 store, but none of them will update or refresh, I just keep getting error messages. I looked in Emsisoft's settings under 'application rules' and rules like:

C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\104RobertNjane.TheGuardian_1.0.0.0_neutral__zxkacctavt2ag\AppStudio.exe

Has custom rules created by Emsisoft, I have to manually change the settings for behavior blocker and firewall to allow all. I have also tried to install the latest Windows 8.1 updates, I left the laptop and returned to find all had failed, turning off Emsisoft the updates were successful. I am really confused at why Emsisoft would block native Windows features, even built in Apps i.e., calendar and news & weather are blocked. Is this normal, Kaspersky, even with Trusted Applications Mode enabled never blocked Windows updates/Apps?

Tony.Click to expand...

Do you have Beta Updates enabled?

What settings are you using for Firewall rules creation for newly installed apps?

Just a suggestion...

No matter which settings you are using, the best way to get this issue resolved is to post it on the Emsisoft Support forum (not via e-mail Technical Support ticket).

It is extremely likely that a senior Emsi Staff member will address your post they will want to know more about this issue.

I can assure you that Emsi is not deliberately blocking Windows Update or legitimate Metro Apps.

If you post on the Emsi support forum, it will be all right...
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A:Windows 8.1 Metro Apps Not Working...

Hello Ekansh,

Here's a list of troubleshooting steps that will hopefully help with this.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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Need advice ASAP

I just need to get the Windows 8 App store working, is there an installation file which i can use to reinstal it?

A:Metro Apps not working after migrating From HDD to SSD


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

Take a look at page 99.

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A:Deleting Metro Apps - A one way trip?

Hi Ron,

You can find all the Metro Apps in the store. So, yes you can delete/uninstall them if you like.

Perhaps in your situation it is also a sollution to simply remove them from Start only? And with the setting that you boot to the dekstop?

Good luck with it.

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I recently installed windows 8.1 and now none of the default and apps that I installed don't work, I have tried to refresh but even the pc settings doesn't open, I really want to avoid deleting all my stuff so if someone has a solution that would be great

if you need any more information reply to this thread and I can post more information as it is needed


Here is a picture of my start menu to help you understand what im getting at and the apps are messed up

In the All apps view the apps look like "ms-resource:BingSeach" and stuff like that

Thanks Again

A:Windows 8.1 and Metro Apps Issue

Hello Colin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
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Tried powershell command and got this:

PS C:\Users\Steve> powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode - Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XMLpowershell : The term 'powershell' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the
spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (powershell:String) [], CommandNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException

WIndows Firewall is on -

Not sure how to fix -
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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 ..
so I followed this useful guide here and got my account back (thanks to you ! ) ..
but now all metro apps won't open .. even the "PC Settings" !
they just "crash on startup"
any ideas to fix this ?
sorry for disturbing and thank you.

A:Metro apps won't open suddenly

Hello Sameh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry to hear that you have been having such a rough experience. The listed troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8
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After upgrading from Windows to Windows Metro apps won't open anymore Opening the app will show the splash screen and then exit to the desktop with the icon still present in the task bar Task Manager does not show the app as running I have an HP Envy running Windows and AVG Been researching this for the past days Thing that I have tried while researching this problem on the internet include In Administrative Powershell console entered Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register Env SystemRoot ImmersiveControlPanelAppxManifest xml Checked and insured proper Screen Resolution Insured resolution was above x by something x currently at CMD x Downloaded and ran the Crash Windows Apps Metro 8.1 Modern UI App troubleshooter and checked for issues Clean Booted CMD in Admin mode sfc scannow - No problems detected All drivers are up to date including video drivers The Metro Style Microsoft apps still crash The third party apps still run without problem as is the Windows Store app In Windows I never had any problem running any app Right now it's not a big deal since I have other ways to accomplish for instance email It's just really aggravating Any suggestion how to solve this Thanks boomer
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I also experienced problems when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 on my desktop but my laptop went flawlessly.

On my desktop, virtually none of my metro apps would work, I had to uninstall virtually all of them and re-install them. However, about five of them including Kindle and Crackle will just not work anymore. As well, a couple of apps I didn't previously have installed do not work on my desktop but work just fine on my laptop. I've tried almost every proposed solution I read so far on this site and updated my video card drivers to no avail.

If anyone else has any ideas please share.
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I bought Win 8 Pro today and upgraded from windows 7. When I connect to the internet via the desktop everything works perfectly (connected to home wifi) but whenever I try to launch a metro app I get general issues that I'm not connected to the internet, check my connection and try again... see attached screenshots

What I've tried
creating a new user accountcreating a new admin accountusing a local profileusing my Hotmail accountrefreshed the install / lost all programs (will be a pain to reload all)

when I view the network and sharing centre it doesn't show my active connection (see attached)

Has anyone came across this?

I was thinking of trying a clean install, or perhaps using a different connection; phone as modem etc

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Metro apps keep telling me they are offline


I used my phone as a modem and that connection showed in the N&S centre and allowed me to use some/most of the Metro apps such as the market, messaging, mail and sky-drive... I'm not exactly sure what this means or how to resolve the issue

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My weather, news, finance, travel and maps tiles can never connect to internet even though I can, at the same time, browse and download. I tried to figure it out in many ways but failed eventually . When I click any of those tiles, it opens and a message pops up and says the app cannot connect to the internet. The network indicator on top-right side of the tile also shows 'Offline'. The tiles show sample data only. My computer gets automatically connected to internet after log in. So the tiles should have got connected. I'm really frustrated now
I have windows 8 pro and I searched many forums and tried many methods to fix this problem but it did not work. Please give me a solution ..

A:Metro apps can not connect to internet !!

Try a Refresh using this tutorial:Refresh Windows 8
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After going through all the immediate solutions for the problem:

Resolution is ok
User account enabled
delete ole keys from registry
update video drivers

I finally used the option: refresh windows 8

Note: this discards the installation of a lot of third party software!!
Had to reinstall Microsoft office and Kapersky Internet security 2013.

And lo and behold...... apps work!!!

A:Soluton to metro apps don't work

I have some apps that wasnot working well or always connecting ..
I did refresh
I got a message that says Some files are missing your windows installation or recovery disk may provide these files

plz help

the tunein app is always connecting
the Skype app is auto shutting down b4 the login

if I chose repair my pc from the installation disk will it help ???
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I used to get this error before '' could not be resolved'

Another problem came up. When i use a cdma modem(ZTE Modem) and i connect it via its dashboard, metro apps won't access the internet.
Another thing is that not all metro apps behave this way. The mail app,internet explorer,messaging and people app always work.
From the screenshot you can see that the Internet explorer works but bing search doesn't.

A:Some Metro Apps are not using the internet on some modems

The solution is to dial all modems via a specific connection(see screenshot). Only this connection allows all applications to access the internet on any modem connection.
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I recently came across a problem with some of the metro apps, black boxes would start appearing whenever an animation was needed in the app, or the areas would be blank.

I looked this up, and some have suggested that it was a problem with AA settings on nvidia cards. However, I have an AMD radeon dedicated graphics card.

I have tried reinstalling the apps, rebooting my laptop, updating windows, and updating AMD control centre to no avail. How do I fix this?

Thanks in advance

My system specs:
Computer type

System Manufacturer/Model Number
Sony Corporation

Windows 8 x64

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz


Graphics Card(s)Edit Value
Intel HD 4000/AMD Radeon HD 7670M

A:Metro apps black boxes

A refresh would be the easiest fix.