Is there a way to keep desktop items running in the background?

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  1. Ben Freedman

    Ben Freedman New Member

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    Howdy...

    I have some desktop apps that will run whilst onscreen, but when I switch to a MUI app, they pause or stall...

    Is there a way to have desktop apps keep running in the background while other MUI apps are in the foreground?

    Thanks!

    Best,

    Ben
     
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    When you say some, which ones are you talking about? The ones I have work fine in Metro and can even have both desktop and MUI versions running simultaneously.
     
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    Any desktop apps I run continue when I switch to a MUI app.

    We need more detail in order to be able to help, as you are not seeing normal behaviour.
     
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    For example, uTorrent.... Runs perfectly whilst I have the desktop showing... When I switch to a MUI App (Metro Media Player, for example), after a very short time, uTorrent will stop downloading. When I switch back to the Desktop, uTorrent has a download speed of zero.

    Then, as I sit on the desktop, it'll resume and begin downloading again...

    Thoughts?

    Best,

    Ben
     

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