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Metro apps notifications on classic desktop

  1. #11

    I agree with pparks1 but I just installed today. Why wouldn't you want notifications no matter what screen or desktop/metro you're in? I have a lot of reading to do because I'm not getting this metro and desktop separation and why IE has no option on the metro side. Very confusing.

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  2. #12

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    This thread is spot on. Thanks OP. I was trying to find some topics that were related to this.

    I actually love the apps in the Metro UI.
    As far as I understood it kind of Microsofts attempt to make users use these apps instead of downloading malware stuff from the internet etc .
    Anyways whatever the reasons I actually really enjoy the apps . But it's true that when on the desktop. I get a notifcation but when missing it I have to manually go back to the metro UI. That's terrible really.
    So while working I have to switch back and forth.
    There should have been something that shows in the desktop that there are new mails in that metro UI client.
    For the moment I keep using my client that I used in W7. But reallllly hope there will be a solution soon. Cause this has not been thought through IMO.
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  3. #13

    I am having to use the website pinned to the taskbar and minimized so i get notifications when new mail arrives, not a perfect way but its the only solution i have found so far.
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