wehavetogoback, on 18 August 2012 - 23:47, said:
I'm using Windows 8 RTM as a sort of duplicate as my main machine for work, everything's ok except a couple of things I still can't understand of the start screen.
Here the first:
This is the All Apps portion of my start, and while the second part is basically the start menu with all the folders of the apps installed, I can't understand the first two columns, or simply the first group named just APPS.
There's a strange mix of Metro apps (are these ALL the metro apps I have?) and normal apps, which I pinned to be organinized in the first start screen. They don't even seems to be my most used apps. So what define what's in this group?
You've basically got it right. The All Apps screen is more or less the equivalent of the All Programs view in the classic Start menu. The first, alphabetical group is a bit different as it consists of all Metro apps, plus all apps not in any folder, plus all pinned tiles - including tiles that aren't actually for apps.
Even pinned folders, websites, or for example people from the People app are counted as "apps" on this screen. This is weird, but does provide a handy way to find things once you have a ton of tiles pinned. (They are also included as "apps" in the Search charm).
Why the hell Chrome is GREY?
Some apps, AFAIK just Chrome, always open in Metro style from the Start menu. Which is of course just nonsense, for reasons I don't even have to explain. Solution?
Yeah, that's because web browsers, or rather only the web browser you've set as your default, get a special exception from the normal separation between desktop and Metro apps. Your default browser is allowed to have both a desktop and Metro UI mode for the same executable. IE10 works the same way - it is really just one app, not two, just with two UI modes it can open in. Which mode it opens in is up to the browser itself, so if there's a way to change that it'll be in the browser's own settings somewhere, not the OS settings. With IE you'll find it in the desktop Internet Options dialog under Programs, Chrome I'm not sure.