Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
  1.    06 Aug 2015 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    That's pretty much what I've been trying to say - I couldn't find the Powershell script I had before, but I dis find this on MSDN. It might describe the timedate stamp a little better than I did. This goes back to Win8 and is specific to customizing Start with XML.

    Still it might make things more clear. The key is the lastwritetime and the PowerShell updates that with the current time.

    To use the script, you'lll have to change it to accept a parameter or modify it with the real name of the shortcut (.lnk)

    Step 7. Refresh your shortcut file

    If your app is already installed, you must nudge your shortcut after the new or updated .VisualElementsManifest.xml is in place or it will be ignored.

    The following Windows PowerShell command example for the fictional Contoso app is one model for how to accomplish this, although there are many ways that it can be done.

    (ls "$env:programdata\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs\contoso.lnk").lastwritetime = get-date

    That's all I have - good luck.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    3 Weeks Ago #22
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows many versions

    Quote Originally Posted by Mercarcher View Post
    I made this for the windows community support forums and figured I might as well link it here as well.
    Thank you very much Mercarcher for a very exact pinpoint of this behavior.
    The behavior is annoying from my point of view: Writing installation programs and instructions on how to open my programs. I think that shortcuts placed under Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs should always show up under "All Apps". No matter if they are also a tile.

    I did some more testing and can add that
    • The behavior is the same with the Windows 10 anniversary update (1607), for which I have also found that:
    • Restarting Windows after removing the tile but before copying to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs does not help. Same problem.
    • If you do it in the more normal order: FIRST add to Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (often done by an installation program), THEN the user pins the shortcut to Start so a tile is shown you get a good behavior: The shortcut is BOTH shown as a tile AND shown under "All Apps" (I keep the term "All Apps" even though after the anniversary upgrade "All Apps" is now always visible as the second to the left column in the start menu). And if then the user then chooses to remove the tile, the shortcut is still shown under "All apps".
    • If more than one shortcut to the same exe file is placed under Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs then only one of them is shown under "All Apps". This seems to apply even if the shortcuts have different names and are placed under different sub folders (sub menus) [not thoroughly tested].
    • But if the Destinations in the shortcuts to the same exe file have (different) options (e.g. C:\Temp\MyProgram.exe /MyOption) then they are all shown under "All Apps" [not thoroughly tested].

    Note that I did these tests on a PC with Windows 10 anniversary upgrade. It may be different prior to the anniversary upgrade.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
[Help] Start Menu All Apps - List vs Groups
Win10 forams plz halp mi. Iz ther a wai tu maek all apps list insted of groups (0-9, A, B, etc.)? when wif win7 i crated mi own foldrs in all aps menu. pls wni10 farum halp mi.
General Support
List of working apps/programs
Since the latest build has the kernel revision to 10 (that escalated quickly), I'm curious as to see if this is causing any programs to not work, work just fine, or work in capability mode. List away!
Software and Apps
way to modify the Start Menu programs?
General Support
Start Button/Start Menu/All Programs
Customization of the Start Menu (no tiles please) equals speed! As you can see I am using the classic theme in Windows 7. We professionals and powers users can customize the Start Menu in such a way that we can access the most important areas,...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums