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metro ui and desktop merged?

  1. #1

    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro

    metro ui and desktop merged?

    This might not be something that is possible. But ill try....

    I like the Metro UI
    Tho since i am sitting infront of my desktop computer i dont see the need of a desktop mode and a metro UI mode.
    I rather want to merge them.

    So that the metro UI are an interactive background in desktop mode.
    a "desktop" that have everything as the metro UI have but i am in desktop mode.
    i have the taskbar visible all the time, my icons on my desktop are gone and replaced by the metro UI.

    am i making any sense?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello behedwin,

    The desktop and Metro UIs are hard coded to be separate. There's no way to merge them.

    However, you might see if this may get you closer to what you are wanting.

    Start Screen - Add Taskbar or Dock on Desktop in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 7
    windows 8 pro

    that looks interesting

    the reason for asking is that i belive it is wierd ot have two separate modes when using a desktop PC with a mouse and keyboard
    would feel much more fluid if i had both at the same time. the removal of the start menu would make more sense for many if they direct had a new menu/start screen in front of them.

    i can understand the metro UI mode tho more when talking about other devices like tablets
    then it makes more sense to have a rapid mode that works with touch based controls.
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