Metro interface


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Metro interface

The original name of the user interface in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7.5. In contrast to the previous Windows 7 version, the Metro style adopted the flat look (see flat design). Officially the "Microsoft Design Language," other names were also used for this style from time to time, including "Windows 8 style UI," "New User Interface" and "Modern UI." In 2017, Microsoft moved to a new interface style that abandoned the flat look (see Microsoft Fluent Design System). See Windows Phone, Windows 10, Win10 abc's, Windows 8 and Win8 abc's.
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Microsoft has only over-hauled two of the applications--the OneNote note-taking program and the Lync collaboration software--so that they will work under the Metro interface.
Can, for example, Microsoft build an ecosystem of application developers and payments as attractive as those of Google, Amazon and Apple Microsoft has launched its own version of Apple s app store, but it s not yet clear how it will work for those programmes that don t use the Metro interface.
The new version of PhatPad not only leverages the new Windows Metro interface, but also offers even better handwriting recognition quality and a range of advanced features optimized for the Microsoft Surface tablet and other Windows-based computers.
We may have to wait a little longer to find out the true fate of Windows Phone and the Metro interface, though; not sure even Microsoft knows what's going on at this point.
While inside sources have claimed iOS 7 6 codenamed "Innsbruck" 6 resembles the flat design of Microsoft's metro interface used for Windows 8 and Windows Phone, we have not seen any alleged photos of the new operating system 6 until now.
According to the report, the Start Menu and the desktop both have been replaced with the Metro interface, which uses 'Live Tiles' for updates and for programs, in a manner similar to Windows Phone 7, and the upcoming Microsoft Surface tablet.
The well-designed Metro interface makes it easy to find, pause, "heart," and skip tracks.
If the company can persuade developers to rework existing Windows applications for 8′s Metro interface and craft new mobile-centric apps, it has a chance.

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