Windows 10: Windows 9 - both Metro and Desktop working together

Discus and support Windows 9 - both Metro and Desktop working together in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there Seems fairly obvious to me that there are people out there who want the desktop while others like the idea of what metro can theoretically... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimbo45, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Windows 9 - both Metro and Desktop working together


    Hi there

    Seems fairly obvious to me that there are people out there who want the desktop while others like the idea of what metro can theoretically bring to the table -- although I think most would like these apps to be available in re-sizeable windows too rather than in fixed 50%, 25% etc screen sizes.

    I'm sure some of these apps will improve a lot from the rather rubbishy selection we have currently - a problem is that with Windows changing its direction nobody quite wants to spend a lot of time developing these if the whole code and API need to be changed.

    Another problem is that for desktop users there's no "official" way to pin Metro apps to the desktop or add them to a cascading menu so integrating these for desktop users is a pain as a desktop user essentially has to leave the desktop environment to launch these.
    A few can be put on the quick launch toolbar but that's not always a satisfactory solution - especially if you want Cascading menus.

    Anyway by using Custom toolbars in Windows 8.1 I've managed to create a cascading menu containing a mix of standard and metro applications and also I've shown how to pin these to the desktop. No 3rd party apps or registry hacks are needed and the toolbar can be saved as a file so you don't have to re-create again if you re-install windows or get a new computer.

    If Windows 9 DOES bring back the classic menu again then I hope it WILL incorporate Metro and non Metro apps as I've done on the custom toolbar.

    For screenshots and how this is done please read my thread on W8 Forum

    http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...ding-menu.html

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Jun 10, 2014
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  2. joerango Win User

    Remote Desktop App not working

    I am using the non-metro (old-style) Remote Desktop client to remotely access a VirtualBox VM (using the remote display option). This works perfectly fine. I am not able to use the new Remote Desktop Metro app to connect to the same machine.

    I am running Windows 10 home on my client machine. To summarize: The server is perfectly fine and it works well with the old remote desktop client application. My problem is with the new Remote Desktop App. It stays on 'Initiating remote connection' then
    fails with the error 'Can't connect to remote PC'. I have tried both version of the metro app, the one that came with windows 10 and the new preview version. Both don't work.

    What's wrong with the new metro style RDP client?
     
    joerango, Jun 10, 2014
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  3. rgsiii Win User
    Windows Phone Desktop App Preview 2 does not see my phone

    For another reason, I rebooted my system.



    After the reboot, both the Metro and the Desktop versions are working now.
     
    rgsiii, Jun 10, 2014
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