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  • I'm multitasking in my work and and I run Windows 8 on large screen.

    The reason I bought a large screen is that I can keep an eye on several tasks simultaneously.

    Now I find that more and more applications are simply occupying the full screen and you cannot avoid it.

    Is there a way to make those full screen applications work in windows?

    After all, the name of the OS is Windows. Am I missing something?

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:12 AM

Answers

  • If you refer to those new Apps, they run ALL the time in Fullscreen and you can't change this. This also sucks for me and slow down my work dramatically, but Sinofsky ignore every feedback about this issue :(

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by AnthonyDa Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:44 AM
    Answerer
  • All the Metro apps are fullscreen. But you are not forced to use Metro apps. I setup a few for Live Tiles on the start screen, then spend my time in the Desktop with windowed apps.
    • Proposed as answer by AnthonyDa Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:27 PM
  • I'm multitasking in my work and and I run Windows 8 on large screen.

    The reason I bought a large screen is that I can keep an eye on several tasks simultaneously.

    Now I find that more and more applications are simply occupying the full screen and you cannot avoid it.

    Is there a way to make those full screen applications work in windows?

    After all, the name of the OS is Windows. Am I missing something?

    Hi

    Multi-Tasking is only possible when you are using the traditional Desktop applications, although you can use the Split option to see 2 Windows 8 Apps, side by side.

    When you are multi-tasking on the Desktop and you switch to a Windows 8, full screen app, you can quickly switch back to the Desktop where all of your multi-tasked apps are visible.

    Press WinKey+D.

    Press Alt+Tab and select the Desktop app you want to use.

    Press the WinKey to view the Start Screen and select the Desktop Tile.

    Regards


    • Edited by Ronnie VernonMVP Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:56 PM

All replies

  • If you refer to those new Apps, they run ALL the time in Fullscreen and you can't change this. This also sucks for me and slow down my work dramatically, but Sinofsky ignore every feedback about this issue :(

    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Proposed as answer by AnthonyDa Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:44 AM
    Answerer
  • All the Metro apps are fullscreen. But you are not forced to use Metro apps. I setup a few for Live Tiles on the start screen, then spend my time in the Desktop with windowed apps.
    • Proposed as answer by AnthonyDa Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:27 PM
  • I'm multitasking in my work and and I run Windows 8 on large screen.

    The reason I bought a large screen is that I can keep an eye on several tasks simultaneously.

    Now I find that more and more applications are simply occupying the full screen and you cannot avoid it.

    Is there a way to make those full screen applications work in windows?

    After all, the name of the OS is Windows. Am I missing something?

    Hi

    Multi-Tasking is only possible when you are using the traditional Desktop applications, although you can use the Split option to see 2 Windows 8 Apps, side by side.

    When you are multi-tasking on the Desktop and you switch to a Windows 8, full screen app, you can quickly switch back to the Desktop where all of your multi-tasked apps are visible.

    Press WinKey+D.

    Press Alt+Tab and select the Desktop app you want to use.

    Press the WinKey to view the Start Screen and select the Desktop Tile.

    Regards


    • Edited by Ronnie VernonMVP Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:31 AM
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:56 PM