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Automatic back to 'Metro' screen?

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    Automatic back to 'Metro' screen?


    i like windows 8 'metro' start screen so so much, just cool! is that any way can set when i idle sometime at desktop it will auto back to 'metro' screen, just something like screen saver??

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    Palm Coast FLorida
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    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Wow, somebody that like Metro, will blow me down

    i don't think there is an automatic option for returning to Metro from desktop, just hit the windows key and you are back in Metro land.
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    I have been googling for the same thing, Wilting. But look at it this way. You are asking how to return to the Metro Start menu. Hitting a key is not, as I see it, automatic. But, on the other hand, if you do regard Metro as a start menu, and not, as most see it, as a desktop, then the problem is no different from Windows 7. You still had to hit a key there, in fact, at least twice, to get back to the menu.
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    What would the Idle time? I could cook such a program in VB.NET
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    None to speak of. If I close an App, I would like to find myself returned to the metro screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    None to speak of. If I close an App, I would like to find myself returned to the metro screen?
    Thats an odd request and im not sure I could do that, since many applications have many windows (subwindows).
    It would drive people crazy (multitasking on desktop?)
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    Even better: Microsoft should force a time out for desktop and desktop applications use: After 4 minutes outside Metro, Metro goes back automaticaly. Then it closes without saving all applications on the desktop but capture the jobs you were doing (image, text, spreedsheet...), then auotmaticaly launch similar application in Metro and paste the jobs (image, text, spreedsheet...) into them, before deploying an extensive help page explaining how to use the new app and why it's bad to use the old one. If the Metro application is absent, it downloads it automaticaly, installs it and pop up the software's payement and registration form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Even better: Microsoft should force a time out for desktop and desktop applications use: After 4 minutes outside Metro, Metro goes back automaticaly. Then it closes without saving all applications on the desktop but capture the jobs you were doing (image, text, spreedsheet...), then auotmaticaly launch similar application in Metro and paste the jobs (image, text, spreedsheet...) into them, before deploying an extensive help page explaining how to use the new app and why it's bad to use the old one. If the Metro application is absent, it downloads it automaticaly, installs it and pop up the software's payement and registration form.
    LOL
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    That is an interesting request. Glad you're liking the Start Screen!

    But the only way to get to Start is by hitting the Start key or Start button. It's like asking to see the start menu all the time, who'd want that!?!
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    Although it would be easy to make program that relays on timer and when timer triggers it woudl send windows key to go back to metro.
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