What is the Metro user interface?

In Windows Phone 7, Microsoft introduced its Metro style user interface. The Metro style UI is the touch-and-tile interface that Microsoft designed to create an interface focused on content, information, and movement. It is designed to embrace 5 principles: clean, light, fast, open aesthetics; dynamic, moving transitions and interactions; embrace the beauty of typography; content-focused interface; and authentically digital design.

The user interface for Windows 8 will be the Metro style UI. The Metro style works particularly well with new tablet and touch-screen devices. Windows 8 features such as user log in with tap and trace gestures, and accessing the new charms menu with a swipe are just a couple of the ways in which Microsoft uses the Metro UI to work well with new hardware as well as hardware users already own.

Microsoft Windows Metro is the clean, dynamic, and content-focused UI in Windows 8, the Windows Store, and the Soluto Metro app.

The new Soluto app for Windows 8 is designed in the Metro style. Accessible through a tile in the Start screen, the app is a full-screen experience that lets you fluidly scroll, click, tap, and swipe through a clean and fluid interface. Soluto embraces the Metro UI and pin feature too. With one tap or click, you can pin a shortcut to the Start screen so you can easily access specific PCs from their own tile.

Manage your PC the smart way with Soluto

  • Stay up-to-date with silent app updates.
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And help other people to get more from their PCs too. All for free.

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