Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Windows |

Combining classic desktop and Metro interface in Windows 8

Combining classic desktop and Metro interface in Windows 8

Windows 8 is just around the corner. The date, October 26, in an event that promises to be the beginning of another carrara to seize leadership in the world of operating systems, something that Microsoft already has Windows 7 and this time it seems so clear to go get.

The reason is precisament innovation that results in Windows 8. The Metro interface is designed to be very colorful and also to be comfortable to use with touch screens, one of the niches in which the Redmond try to break through but. The problem is that it is a dual project also focused on traditional systems in which surely are reading this note, that you use your sopena tablet or smartphone.

Fortunately, we can skip the new home screen and the Metro interface, not without feeling that we lose part of the new system, but it may be a good choice if we want usability. In Bitelia have seen several notes centered rid Metro interface , although you may not wish to do so completely.

So today I want to talk about a utility to modify the home screen and keep it next to the classic desktop. Start Menu Modifier does just that, change the home screen making it take up less space.

The application allows you to program hotkeys to switch between screen and desktop, and also allows us to adjust the height and width the same, allowing us to run the modifications with every Windows startup to leave it to our liking so permanently.

With it we can, for example, leave the screen as you see in the header image, combining and Start Screen in a way that may be of interest depending on our needs.

Tags: , ,

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Changing application notifications in Windows 8 | Tech Crash - [...] previous episodes we have seen how to combine classic desktop and Metro interface , how to encrypt files and ...