Last month, Stardock launched the first non-beta version of ModernMix, the application for Windows 8 users that allows Modern apps to run on the desktop user interface. Today, Stardock released a new version of ModernMix that adds a few extra features, as well as fixing some bugs that have popped up since the software launched.
The change log for the new version, 1.05, reveals that ModernMix now adds support for background sounds for Modern apps, such as Netflix, that did not explicitly support such sounds. There are also options in the app settings menu to force background sounds to be on or off. That means a person can, for example, watch and listen to a movie on the Windows 8 Netflix app while still chatting with someone on the Skype app.
The 1.05 version also has a new right screen option that can now force an app to always run in full screen mode. The program's app settings page now has a list of all Windows 8 Modern apps that have been installed on the PC. People who use the config interface to create a shortcut for a Modern app to the desktop will now see that it forces an icon to be created. The change log also lists a number of bug fixes for the 1.05 version of ModernMix. Stardock is selling the app for $4.99 or you can get a free 30 day trial version.
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