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How to get rid of the word "NEW" in Start screen apps

  1. #11

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Oh, I get it, you stick them in the root of the folder, under "Programs"? - I'll try it, see what happens.

    if I mess with it too much, it messes up my Start8 Start Menu

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  2. #12

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    The easiest way is to just launch them individually and be done with it.
    I had the same problem. NO solution by launching pasted shortcuts. The new stays permanently.
    Would like to see a solution that works to disable all new highlights.

    new highlight in 8.1
    I had a problem with the "new" highlight not going away after selecting the app. After hours of troubleshooting, I found that checking the box labeled "Store recently opened programs" in the "Jump Lists" tab of the "Taskbar and Navigation properties" menu allows the "new" highlight to disappear after I open the app.

    The "Taskbar and Navigation properties" menu is accessed by right clicking the taskbar on the desktop and selecting "Properties."

    iTunes still has a "new" highlight after selecting it, but every other app sheds it.

    I hope the same works for you.
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  3. #13

    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0

    Hello benji. Welcome to 8 Forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by benji View Post
    ... I hope the same works for you.
    Thanks. Yes, it does work. Thanks. Unfortunately, how I was copying and pasting hundreds of shortcuts, including shortcuts to uninstalled programs, >> it still is a problem. I would like a way to turn them all off at once without having to run each shortcut or having to wait a specified length of time.
    Microsoft has not posted a solution to this issue.

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    But ... << I am not using Windows 8.1 except as a testing model. My OS is server 2012 which uses the original Windows 8 metro model and does not have this problem and uses IE 10.

    I am very interested in 8.1 and will only use Internet Explorer, (my preference),
    but IE 11 (in preview and RTM / GA release) has a zoom issue, as far as I am concerned. When snapping the metro IE 11, it should auto resize to the Window, but it zooms incorrectly. It should not retain a set zoom factor inside of a snapped window. Also, in my experience, it mistakenly zooms to over 300% often.
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