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#1 hb860

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

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I found out what Start Screen is very annoyng thing as well as edge panels at the Classic Desktop.
So I have created a tiny application "Skip Metro Suite" wich allows you:
  • To skip Start Screen and boot directly to Desktop
  • To disable edge panels aka "Switcher" and "Charms Bar"
All of these features can be configured via UI:
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You can see the Skip Metro Suite in actions here:

It works fast and handles first logon and logoff/logon events.

Click here to download Skip Metro Suite

#2 netbox

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 12:10 AM

Another useful app buddy. Going to try it out now on my Win8 RTM ;)

#3 hab

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 02:22 AM

I'm dual booting Windows 7 and Windows 8 Release Preview and it automatically goes to the desktop after I login. It's probably because I shut down/restarted from the desktop (go to charms > settings > power).

Also, the switcher is actually helpful, I'm not sure why anyone would disable that (and I hate Metro)

#4 hb860

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:32 AM

hab, Windows 8 Release Preview automatically goes to the desktop ONLY with help of third-party software. Same for RTM.
The switcher is actually helpful only for those who use Metro apps. I am not a Metro apps user.

#5 Mayankoo

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:42 AM

Great Thingy.
Now Microsoft will slowly realise how cruel they were to force us to use Start Screen all over.
And how big a mistake they made by removing Start Button, the most beloved thing of a Windows User.

#6 orcus

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:04 PM

I wiped my test system. No way I am using W8 anytime soon..

#7 hb860

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

Skip Metro Suite 1.1 allows you completely disable all edge panels, not just hide them! All of them will be disabled, including square start button at bottom-left corner!
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#8 KamZay

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 11:05 PM

Haha, finally an app for all the Metro haters! :lol:

#9 hb860

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

With version 1.1.1 I have increased switching speed and fixed some bugs. UI was not changed.

#10 hb860

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

Please update ASAP
v1.2
  • Edge UI panels disappear much more faster (startup folder is not used anymore).
  • You will able to close Metro apps with mouse drag - this part of Edge UI now will be kept.
  • Multi-user environment improvements.
  • Better installer behavior for "update" mode.
Download new version

Edited by hb860, 23 August 2012 - 08:53 PM.


#11 ayoshi

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:00 AM

Another useful app. thanks I like the "skip start screen" option :woot:

#12 Borix

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

My app tip: skip windows 8

:)

#13 Dalibor

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:51 PM

My app tip: skip windows 8

:)


Fully agree :lol:

#14 pcHuntqwerty

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

It's pretty useful for those who buy a new laptop after 26th of October and don't want to use the modern UI of Windows 8.

#15 hb860

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 09:00 PM

Working on Skip Metro Suite 2.1 :whistle:
Attached File  sms21.png   95.73K   19 downloads
btw, VS 2012 is MOST unstable IDE from MS. :angry:

Edited by hb860, 30 August 2012 - 09:02 PM.


#16 Darren 54

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:49 PM

V2.1 looks good. :)

#17 hb860

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

released.
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Enjoy the full control on hot corners
Download Skip Metro Suite 2.1

Edited by hb860, 31 August 2012 - 07:48 PM.


#18 mediar

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 07:55 PM

Windows 8 + Skip Metro Suite + Start8 + Aero Enabler = Usable desktop OS

#19 hb860

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:05 PM

What is Aero Enabler?

#20 mediar

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:21 PM

Your Aero8Tuner - http://www.winmatrix...-for-windows-8/ . I find it hard to remember its name so I call it Aero Enabler.

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