Difference between "Create a Shortcut" & "Pin this Tile to Start Menu"


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909
       #1

    Difference between "Create a Shortcut" & "Pin this Tile to Start Menu"


    I have several desk top tiles(Apps) that do not work properly, when clicked on to open. Instead when they do open they automatically just default to a Microsoft search engine instead of the desired "App". To reinstall the "App" again I have to google the desired web site and then when it is open on my desktop, I select Menu from the 3 dots in the upper right corner and in the Menu drop down menu I get under the "More Tools" button either an option to Create a "Short Cut" and other times I get the option to "Add a Tile to the Start Menu". I then open the Start menu (lower left corner) and click on "All Apps" and sometimes the selected web site appears under the tab at the top of the screen entitled "Recently Added" and sometimes it doesn't. When the new app appears under the "Recently Added" screen I am able to right click on it and "Pin to Start Menu" . I added "AD Blocker" and "Ghost" recently which may have messed up my settings. I do not want to reinstall windows to avoid having to reinstall all "Apps", Favorites and software programs i.e. Microsoft Office, Outlook, Turbo Tax for past 5 years etc.

    1. So why do I have 'Apps" that stopped working and now just default to a search engine website.
    2. Why do I get option to "Create a "Short Cut" and other times I get the option to "Add a Tile to the Start Menu" when I
    select Menu from the 3 dots in the upper right corner
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  2. Garyw's Avatar
    Posts : 186
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #2

    HOWITTRO said:
    To reinstall the "App" again I have to google the desired web site and then when it is open on my desktop, I select Menu from the 3 dots in the upper right corner and in the Menu drop down menu I get under the "More Tools" button either an option to Create a "Short Cut"
    This sounds as if you are creating a link to an internet web page

    HOWITTRO said:
    and other times I get the option to "Add a Tile to the Start Menu"
    This is one of the choices you should get when you right click on a shortcut to a Windows Store App or a program executable.

    Can you please post screen shots of the two conditions?
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'm sorry but I could not see page 2 from your reply
    Thank you
    Bob
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  4. Garyw's Avatar
    Posts : 186
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #4

    HOWITTRO said:
    I'm sorry but I could not see page 2 from your reply
    Thank you
    Bob
    ?????? This is my entire post.

    HOWITTRO said:
    To reinstall the "App" again I have to google the desired web site and then when it is open on my desktop, I select Menu from the 3 dots in the upper right corner and in the Menu drop down menu I get under the "More Tools" button either an option to Create a "Short Cut"



    This sounds as if you are creating a link to an internet web page


    HOWITTRO said:
    and other times I get the option to "Add a Tile to the Start Menu"



    This is one of the choices you should get when you right click on a shortcut to a Windows Store App or a program executable.

    Can you please post screen shots of the two conditions?
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1909
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Desk Top Tiles Windows 10 Not Working


    My system defaults to a search engine page every time I try to open an "APP or TILE)"
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  6. Garyw's Avatar
    Posts : 186
    Windows 10, usually latest version
       #6

    Simplest thing to do might be an upgrade repair. See link, or search the tutorials section for "Upgrade repair"

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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