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Windows 8 Metro Interface Is Just a Desktop App
By Robert Basler on 2012-10-16 12:11:56
Homepage: www.onemanmmo.com email:one at onemanmmo dot com

Despite the hype, there's no doubt that Windows 8 Metro is just a regular Windows Desktop application. I was playing around the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and I tried Aurora Suite 2005, which is an accessibility program for Windows, when this happened:

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Made me laugh seeing a standard Windows Desktop app running on top of Metro. I can click on the icons, and bring up the Aurora Suite menus, but as soon as I open a dialog, it switches back to the desktop. Aurora Suite uses Windows' HWND_TOPMOST feature.

By Robert Basler on 2012-10-16 19:11:12
Homepage: www.onemanmmo.com email:one at onemanmmo dot com
Did some reading, and there are some specific requirements for this to work which this program just happens to have. Details here.

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