Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


start screen windows 8.1 bar icons missing

  1. #11


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    That is normal for the Metro Interface. Now if you are in the true Desktop mode, which you can tell 8.1 to choose the Desktop over Metro, you will start with the older conventional interface. 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    T 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    i hope that is not correct as i like the metro start along with my desktop
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    T 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    i hope that is not correct as i like the metro start along with my desktop
    Not exactly, just by default starts up with either desktop or Start screen depending on the machine on which is installed with a choice of either one available still.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is normal for the Metro Interface. Now if you are in the true Desktop mode, which you can tell 8.1 to choose the Desktop over Metro, you will start with the older conventional interface. 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    This is the first I've heard of this. Where did you get this information from?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is normal for the Metro Interface. Now if you are in the true Desktop mode, which you can tell 8.1 to choose the Desktop over Metro, you will start with the older conventional interface. 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    It does make some changes. Removing the Modern (Metro) interface is not one of them.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #16


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Some really interesting info guys, keep up the good work; really do like learning a little more each day. . .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #17


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    T 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    i hope that is not correct as i like the metro start along with my desktop
    That is very correct. Microsoft listened to the end users and realized they screwed up, forcing Metro onto users. It is basically killing their bottom line.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #18


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is normal for the Metro Interface. Now if you are in the true Desktop mode, which you can tell 8.1 to choose the Desktop over Metro, you will start with the older conventional interface. 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    This is the first I've heard of this. Where did you get this information from?
    See Page two. Windows 8.1 Update 1: 10 Key Changes - InformationWeek

    As I stated, if it is not a Tablet device or no Touchscreen detected, 8.1 Update 1 will automatically boot to the Metro Interface. It also brings to the users the ability to run Metro apps from within the desktop, as you can with Stardock Software's Metromix app.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #19


    Quote Originally Posted by dreaming View Post
    Thanks HippsieGypsie do not want to make mistakes now are to work as soon as I get home .... I look at it until yesterday because the bar was visible with all the functions and that this morning and I did not even completely disappeared and only the customize icon
    If you right click on an empty space, you get only "Customize" in the right bottom, if you right click an App, you get as in the second snip.
    Click image for larger version
    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #20


    Posts : 176
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is normal for the Metro Interface. Now if you are in the true Desktop mode, which you can tell 8.1 to choose the Desktop over Metro, you will start with the older conventional interface. 8.1 Update 1 removes Metro all together from laptops, desktops, gives you the option for either with touchscreen convertible laptops, that can be used either as a laptop or tablet.
    This is the first I've heard of this. Where did you get this information from?
    See Page two. Windows 8.1 Update 1: 10 Key Changes - InformationWeek

    As I stated, if it is not a Tablet device or no Touchscreen detected, 8.1 Update 1 will automatically boot to the Metro Interface. It also brings to the users the ability to run Metro apps from within the desktop, as you can with Stardock Software's Metromix app.
    Were does it say it does away with Metro all together?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
start screen windows 8.1 bar icons missing
Related Threads
How to Restore Missing "Desktop" Tile on Start and Apps Screen in Windows 8 and 8.1 This tutorial will show you how to restore the default Desktop app tile on the Start and Apps screen if missing in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. You must be signed in as an...
So, I guess I should explain... I went into This Computer and went to my C:\ drive to attempt to clean things up and make my system run faster by compressing files to save space. Unfortunately, I clicked some of the wrong stuff and hid data that I'm pretty sure the computer thinks is important,...
Got a weird bug that's just happened: 14581 This happened after I uninstalled all my metro apps this morning, rebooted then reinstalled them. Chrome also updated in the meantime. They're the only icons that are broke so clearly something has happened between now and then to stop icons...
33743 hello. first I'm sorry if I'm in the wrong category. I want to ask about start screen, here the screenshot. the icons changes like box show in the screenshot. the last thing I remember before it's happen is, I installed all the font that I copied from other computer using windows 7. Is...
So basically, I was just messing around in file explorer trying to view hidden files and I done something, now most the start menu tiles are gone. I have tried a system restore with no succes. :( The files are not in the start folder either. I checked.23927
When I installed Windows 8 it had icons about news and stock, weather and other icons in the start screen. I deleted many of these icons but would like to get them back, do not know how. Thanks
I am getting quite used to the start screen on Windows 8 (as opposed to a start menu (?) - this change in nomenclature is sure to confuse users...) I followed the tip on organizing into groups - quite helpful and useful. However, once I have my start screen organized the way I like, I find...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook