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Windows 8.1 consumers: It's time to move to Update 1

  1. #31


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Don't have many (actually only 2 for now) but none are on any taskbar. Each one has that option though.

    ???? Say What?

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Don't have many (actually only 2 for now) but none are on any taskbar. Each one has that option though.

    ???? Say What?
    OK,ok, I'll say it: "what", but seriously folks no store apps pinned on taskbar, not even a hint of them on it. Duck shoot game and Weather.
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  3. #33


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Don't have many (actually only 2 for now) but none are on any taskbar. Each one has that option though.

    ???? Say What?
    OK,ok, I'll say it: "what", but seriously folks no store apps pinned on taskbar, not even a hint of them on it. Duck shoot game and Weather.
    All I was saying is that the Metro Store App gets pinned to the taskbar by default when you apply update 1. It's a dead give away that you have 8.1 update installed. If you don't have any Apps pinned that's cool. I have two, Slacker radio and the Weather App. Your reply didn't jive with what I was talking about. Maybe the 3 rum and coke I have had has something to do with it.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post


    ???? Say What?
    OK,ok, I'll say it: "what", but seriously folks no store apps pinned on taskbar, not even a hint of them on it. Duck shoot game and Weather.
    All I was saying is that the Metro Store App gets pinned to the taskbar by default when you apply update 1. It's a dead give away that you have 8.1 update installed. If you don't have any Apps pinned that's cool. I have two, Slacker radio and the Weather App. Your reply didn't jive with what I was talking about. Maybe the 3 rum and coke I have had has something to do with it.
    Pear brandy here but still no apps on taskbar. It seams it doesn't care about which drink it is. Why do you insist on ruining Rum? It's not Bacardi by any chance ? I like it white and neat with ice cube.
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  5. #35


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


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    OK,ok, I'll say it: "what", but seriously folks no store apps pinned on taskbar, not even a hint of them on it. Duck shoot game and Weather.
    All I was saying is that the Metro Store App gets pinned to the taskbar by default when you apply update 1. It's a dead give away that you have 8.1 update installed. If you don't have any Apps pinned that's cool. I have two, Slacker radio and the Weather App. Your reply didn't jive with what I was talking about. Maybe the 3 rum and coke I have had has something to do with it.
    Pear brandy here but still no apps on taskbar. It seams it doesn't care about which drink it is. Why do you insist on ruining Rum? It's not Bacardi by any chance ? I like it white and neat with ice cube.
    Captain Morgan Dark. I have a few Metro Apps installed, I only pin the ones I use a lot. lol, I tried to just screenshot my main monitor but it looks like it snapped all three. The snipping tool won't do Metro Screens. I have to do a Print screen and pull it into paint.

    Click image for larger version

    If you look you'll see I unpinned the Store App from my taskbar. Sorry if I dragged this thread off topic.
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    The snipping tool won't do Metro Screens
    How so? Mine does if I launch it on another monitor than the one I'm snipping. Just wonderin!
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  7. #37


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


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    The snipping tool won't do Metro Screens
    How so? Mine does if I launch it on another monitor than the one I'm snipping. Just wonderin!
    I'll play around with it tomorrow, when I'm sober. Your probably right. I may have been on my laptop (single screen) and couldn't get it to work.
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  8. #38


    Orange Park Florida
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Windows8Gamer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If you are set to autoupdate it should be, just in case check what updates you have installed and maybe try to force looking for updates.
    I have checked many upon many times, I never got it...I will just manually install it.
    Did you recently upgrade to 8.1 though the Windows Store? I do believe the Store Upgrade now includes update 1.
    I have already manually downloaded it, in the right order and everything
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  9. #39


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    OK, this is nuts...... I have KB2919355 installed (install date 6/11/2014). Yet when I go through the Control Panel/Program Features/Installed Updates, it says install date of 3/16/2014. Oh well, guess I shouldn't complain, had no problems with updating.

    BTW, Store wasn't pinned to my Taskbar. It was pinned to my Start Menu.
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  10. #40


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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    If you want to pin Metro apps to the DESKTOP (i.e the store etc) rather than the taskbar and / or add them to a cascading menu by using a custom toolbar it can be done quite easily.

    This means you can start metro apps directly from the desktop without either having to go into the "Metro screen" or fill your taskbar up with a lot of apps.

    I think also with re-sizeable windowing for metro foreseen in W8.1 update 2 (later) or windows 9 this will be a lot more useful being able to mix metro and non metro apps and run without changing the environment.


    Metro apps - desktop / taskbar / create cascading menu

    For the Windows store it's a bit easier --- I'll need a better icon though

    screenshot shown below. Simply copy the link into tour toolbar file if you also want this on a custom toolbar.

    added custom toolbar with metro apps as well.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails store.png   tool1.png  
    Last edited by jimbo45; 15 Jun 2014 at 03:55.
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