Windows 8 the next operating system in queue from Microsoft, boasts of an entirely new user interface called the Metro UI. Metro UI is the default Start screen on Windows 8 which sports a set of tiled boxes on a green background. These tiles are Live and they fetch news / mails / current status depending on the application.
Finally there is a one-stop solution for tweaking Windows 8 Metro UI and other features on Windows 8 explorer. In fact it can be called as a ‘live’ replacement for the old Start menu and the taskbar. The following screenshot gives us an idea of how the Metro UI looks like.
For this all you have to do is to run the Metro UI Tweaker ( portable EXE file in Download link at the bottom) and select the applicable options.
How to Customize Metro UI
- Disable Metro Start menu to get back Windows 7 like Start Menu( screenshot below)
- Disable the Explorer Ribbons to get back normal Windows 7 like explorer (screenshot below)
- Add Log Off / Sleep / ShutDown / Lock / All application shortcuts to Metro UI (screenshot below)
- Add any file or application to the Metro Start Menu.
Hope the tutorial answers all questions about partially or completely customizing the Windows 8 Metro UI, Windows 8 explorer. Do drop in your comments.