+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Windows 8 Thread, Windows 8 Weather app - Animated backgrounds in Technical; Has anyone noticed the animated backgrounds similar to the Vista 'movie' like wall papers that came with Vista Ultimate? Are ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,396
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630

    Windows 8 Weather app - Animated backgrounds

    Has anyone noticed the animated backgrounds similar to the Vista 'movie' like wall papers that came with Vista Ultimate? Are these new as I can't seem to recall seeing them in the initial build and they play havoc with the RM Slate's performance! If anyone has found a way of disabling these it would be nice to find out how as well.

  2. #2

    bladedanny's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    1,271
    Thank Post
    189
    Thanked 298 Times in 224 Posts
    Rep Power
    130
    Not so much an 'official' way but if you navigate to c:\program files\applications and find the weather folder, there's a folder called video. Just rename this folder to video_old (or whatever) and then start the weather app. Just get a plain blue BG then.

    You may have to play around showing hidden files to see the application folder then take ownership or alter permisions to be able to get in it etc. but it should work (did on a test laptop I've got).

    Hope this helps,

    Dan

  3. Thanks to bladedanny from:

    Dos_Box (10th October 2011)

  4. #3

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,396
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630
    Cheers. It'd be nice to have more options for Metro apps, but I suspect many are there to demonstrate proof of concept rather than be truely useful release standard apps. I did think the HD FMV was a bit over the top though!
    The poor 64MB Intel graphics really wasn't amused!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 18
    Last Post: 27th April 2012, 01:32 PM
  2. Workaround: APP-V / Windows Live Essentials Clashing
    By TheLibrarian in forum Windows
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th June 2011, 02:38 PM
  3. Windows 7, App-V - Your Experiences
    By binky in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th February 2010, 02:47 PM
  4. Windows Backgrounds
    By Gibbo in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27th November 2008, 09:15 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •