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Disable new titlebar in Modern Apps

  1. #11


    Gold Coast (Australia)
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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Although I didn't install the leaked updates, I can tell already I'm not going to like this feature.
    lets hope for a reg hack

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  2. #12


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Although I didn't install the leaked updates, I can tell already I'm not going to like this feature. Hopefully in the official release we'll be able to disable it or that it's an added option to turn on.

    I understand it's hidden and slides down, but does this omit the drag-down option?

    So far as closing Store apps out, when dragging down it doesn't close them altogether, but rather they go into a lower dormant state remaining in RAM ready to reopen instantaneously. One can see how they decrease to this state in Task Manager. The only thing I've found to kill them is Alt/F4 or right click in Task Manager.
    I can still drag them down and close them. Slacker Radio reacts differently when closed that way. When I open it up again it starts with a new song in the queue instead of where it was when it was closed. If I close it via the X it freezes right in mid song and picks up again from that very spot when reopened again. I have no idea if Microsoft planed it like that or not.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Mar 2014 at 11:51. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    Hello,

    After updating to update 1, i am becoming more and more frustrated with the inability to disable modern app title bar that was included in the update. I have absolutely no use for it. it just gets in the way, when using remote desktop and other apps. please tell me there is a way to get rid of this useless "feature" (through registry or otherwise). Thank you
    Hello eats, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In the Windows 8.1 Update, modern apps will have a title bar by default on PCs with a mouse. On PCs with only a touchscreen, modern apps will not have a title bar.
    However, the title bar doesn't prevent you from doing the same as you did in Windows 8 and 8.1. It's just an extra feature.

    For example, to close an app by dragging it down: Apps - Close in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Although I didn't install the leaked updates, I can tell already I'm not going to like this feature. Hopefully in the official release we'll be able to disable it or that it's an added option to turn on.

    I understand it's hidden and slides down, but does this omit the drag-down option?

    So far as closing Store apps out, when dragging down it doesn't close them altogether, but rather they go into a lower dormant state remaining in RAM ready to reopen instantaneously. One can see how they decrease to this state in Task Manager. The only thing I've found to kill them is Alt/F4 or right click in Task Manager.
    I can still drag them down and close them. Slacker Radio reacts differently when closed that way. When I open it up again it starts with a new song in the queue instead of where it was when it was closed. If I close it via the X it freezes right in mid song and picks up again from that very spot when reopened again. I have no idea if Microsoft planed it like that or not.

    Apps - Close in Windows 8
    It depends on how it is closed. If dragged down and waiting for the flip, it closes out completely. If no flip, it is suspended in RAM. So Alt/F4 is like dragging and flipping. The X closing method must be dragging down and no flip, so it gets suspended. I would imagine your selection data is stored there?

    I know in the Netflix app when I close it out totally during a movie and open it again to that movie it starts where I left off, but I believe that is a Netflix service.
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  5. #15


    Thanks for the tutorial links, Shawn. Never knew they were there.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 11
    windows 8.1 update 1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by eats7 View Post
    Hello,

    After updating to update 1, i am becoming more and more frustrated with the inability to disable modern app title bar that was included in the update. I have absolutely no use for it. it just gets in the way, when using remote desktop and other apps. please tell me there is a way to get rid of this useless "feature" (through registry or otherwise). Thank you
    Hello eats, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In the Windows 8.1 Update, modern apps will have a title bar by default on PCs with a mouse. On PCs with only a touchscreen, modern apps will not have a title bar.
    However, the title bar doesn't prevent you from doing the same as you did in Windows 8 and 8.1. It's just an extra feature.

    For example, to close an app by dragging it down: Apps - Close in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Thanks for the reply. I understand what it's for and why they did it. I also understand it's a welcomed feature for many. But for me, who has gotten used to using it the other way, I have no need for it. Also when using certain apps E.g the remote desktop app, trying to close or minimize programs inside of my rdp session becomes a hassle. also changing tabs in that session when full screen. I just have no need for this Feature that i've done without for over a year; it just gets in the way as a power user. Does anybody know of anyway to disable it, possibly through registry? I just havent had the time to go searching the registry to try and find it.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    There hasn't been a way found to disable title bar that I know of so far, but I'm sure there will be eventually if it's possible and a bit time once it's been officially released..
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  8. #18


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The bar is a bit of a pain with certain apps. With Chrome, tabs are quite small and if you push your cursor up just a bit too far, the bar hides the tab row.

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  9. #19


    I had a feeling this was a bad idea the first time I read it on the Leak thread. Wondering what it's like for IE now.

    Edwin, would you please post a screenshot with the bar down?
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  10. #20


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    The extra title bar will only be there in the Metro version of IE, and only when you mouse up to the top of the screen.
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