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Metro Apps on Desktop?

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    Metro Apps on Desktop?


    I am a Windows 8.1 desktop/mouse user. The metro apps (may not be using right term for that) seem useful to me, but I do not like them taking up my full monitor screen to display. For example, I would like to be able to have the Calendar app display in a reduced size window on my desktop, or the Map app. I looked around for a solution, but did not find one. Presumably this is not possible? Alternatives?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Retexan,

    If you like, you could use the snap views feature in Windows 8.1 to see multiple apps on the same screen.

    Snap Views of Apps - How to Use

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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