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10th October 2011, 09:02 AM #1
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.
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10th October 2011, 11:36 AM #2
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,
Thanks to bladedanny from:
Dos_Box (10th October 2011)
10th October 2011, 12:53 PM #3
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!
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