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Author Topic: Windows 8 Metro UI Tweaker now available  (Read 1527 times)
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« on: September 26, 2011, 06:43:08 PM »

Wishing you could retain more of a Windows 7 oriented look with your install of Microsoft's Windows 8 developer release? You'd certainly be one of many who just can't get used to the vastly different interface at this stage, in which case you'll be impressed to know there is now a way to get more of a Windows 7 look from Windows 8 thanks to the "Metro UI Tweaker" from The Windows Club.

Using this tweaking tool (after first installing .NET Framework 3.5.1), disabling the Metro start menu and Explorer Ribbon is just the start of what it can do. Other tweaks on tap include :-

1. Disable Metro Start menu: Disables only Metro Start menu screen. This function requires editing a system file. It does not remove the file

2. Disable Metro Ribbon: Disables only the Metro Ribbon UI. It requires taking ownership of a system file. It does not remove this file

3. Disable Metro Start menu and Ribbon: Disables the Metro Start menu UI, Ribbon UI, Metro Task Manager UI and the lock screen

4. Enable Metro Start menu and Ribbon: Re-enables all available Metro UI options

5. Add power options to the Metro Start menu screen: Logoff, Switch User, Lock, Sleep, Restart and Shutdown

6. Add any application/file to the Metro UI Start menu screen: Some applications/files may not be available to you to add to the Metro Start menu screen. This program allows you to add those applications/files which would otherwise be unavailable

The tool is freeware and is available here.

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