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Why arn't my tile apps starting when I click on them?

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  • Why arn't my tile apps starting when I click on them? I click on them and nothing happens. I have reinstalled Windows 8 3 times and still they do not open.

     

    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:06 AM

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  • Hello,

    Metro applications require a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher. What is your resolution? If you are using a device like a netbook that doesn't support the minimum you can try to hook up an external monitor.

    -Curt

    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:53 AM
  • Thanks. In my case, I am using a netbook. But other things don't work. For example, the weather app. No way to configure it and it does nothing. Clicking on it does nothing.  The only things clickable that actually do anything are Desktop, Windows Explorer and Control Panel.

    I'll attach a monitor and see what happens.

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    Yep, resolution was the answer.  Things started working when I plugged in my monitor.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:20 AM
  • If you want to change the screen resolution from your netbook to the minimal METRO requirement (1024x768), try to change all "Display1_DownScalingSupported" (without quotes, of course) key values as you'll find to "1" on Windows Registry.

    cya.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:23 AM

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  • I have the same issue. Which version did you install? For me it is on the 32bit version.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 3:43 AM
  • Hello,

    Metro applications require a minimum screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher. What is your resolution? If you are using a device like a netbook that doesn't support the minimum you can try to hook up an external monitor.

    -Curt

    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:53 AM
  • Thanks. In my case, I am using a netbook. But other things don't work. For example, the weather app. No way to configure it and it does nothing. Clicking on it does nothing.  The only things clickable that actually do anything are Desktop, Windows Explorer and Control Panel.

    I'll attach a monitor and see what happens.

    ---

    Yep, resolution was the answer.  Things started working when I plugged in my monitor.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 5:20 AM
  • If you want to change the screen resolution from your netbook to the minimal METRO requirement (1024x768), try to change all "Display1_DownScalingSupported" (without quotes, of course) key values as you'll find to "1" on Windows Registry.

    cya.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:23 AM
  • If you want to change the screen resolution from your netbook to the minimal METRO requirement (1024x768), try to change all "Display1_DownScalingSupported" (without quotes, of course) key values as you'll find to "1" on Windows Registry.

    cya.


    Maybe you should restart the netbook.
    Friday, September 16, 2011 6:27 AM
  • The Display1_DownScalingSupported = 1 trick worked! Thanks.

    I searched for that in the registry. I changed the first one I found and verified the others were set to 1 then did a restart. Then I was able to increase the resolution. I also went into advanced and set up medium 125% for text size.  Some fonts are still small but at least I can mess around with some of the Metro stuff.

    I may be daring and load it up on my laptop that has more power.

    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:13 AM
  • It worked.

     

    Thank you.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 6:00 PM
  • How does one do a registry hack? Can this be done from Win8 or does it need to be done from Win7? As long as I can get to the reg edit then I'm golden. Thanks
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 2:49 AM
  • You have to do it when logged into Windows Developer Preview. Please see this video. It's for Windows 7 but it should work for Windows Developer Preview as well. 

    If a registry hive is locked, you can try unloading it by using:

    reg unload <YOUR_REGISTRY_PATH>

    Or see here for details.

    Here you find a nice guide that walks you through changing your registry setting on your notebook.

    Hope this helps.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:55 AM