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Metro App for Cumulus for Windows 8

Discussion and support for 3rd-party (non-Sandaysoft) tools for Cumulus
dive76
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Metro App for Cumulus for Windows 8

Postby dive76 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:24 pm

Just installed Windows 8. No more desktop gadgets possible like in Windows 7. Very much enjoyed the sidebar gadget before.
I am no programmer at all and was wondering if anybody could write a simple Metro App for Windows 8 to display the results from the realtime.txt

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Re: Metro App for Cumulus for Windows 8

Postby water01 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:21 pm

It's only a release candidate at the moment and is not fully released until October 28th, so I doubt you will see anything before then.

Speaking for myself, having installed it, I hated it and the sooner I got it off my desktop the better. Like, I suspect 80% of the world, I will be sticking with Windows 7 or earlier for a proper desktop until Microsoft see the light and give me a Start button and make the Metro interface a secondary interface for tablets.

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Re: Metro App for Cumulus for Windows 8

Postby dive76 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:05 am

Thanks David for your comment. Agree that Windows 8 needs some time to get used to. Missing the start menu.
I am using the final version (RTM) of Windows 8 as it has already been released to TechNet.

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Re: Metro App for Cumulus for Windows 8

Postby dive76 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:59 am

Managed to get the sidebar back to Windows 8. Details how to do that can be found here: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thread ... it-Version
No more problem now to run the cumulus gadget.


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