1.    19 Feb 2015 #1
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    Help with icons


    Anyone can give me a tip/trick to figuring out which icons in the start menu are apps and which - actual programs? For example, Paint and Weather have the same type of icons...
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  2.    19 Feb 2015 #2
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    At the end of the day they are all programs. For what purpose do you need to make the distinction ?
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  3.    19 Feb 2015 #3
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    Ditto!
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  4.    20 Feb 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    At the end of the day they are all programs. For what purpose do you need to make the distinction ?
    lol, at the end of the day - Notepad and Word are both text editors

    I just want to know if there is any icon-indicator that differentiates between an app and a program in the start menu, maybe lack of background, or background color, or something else.
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  5.    20 Feb 2015 #5
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    Hello Doctore, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    One way to help tell the difference is the icon on the tile.

    If it's a modern looking icon (ex: all white), then it's a modern app.

    If it's a normal colored icon, then it's most likely a desktop app.
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  6.    20 Feb 2015 #6
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    Thanks Brink, it does appear that all apps have white icons
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  7.    20 Feb 2015 #7
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    You're most welcome.
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  8.    20 Feb 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by doctore View Post
    lol, at the end of the day - Notepad and Word are both text editors

    I just want to know if there is any icon-indicator that differentiates between an app and a program in the start menu, maybe lack of background, or background color, or something else.
    And what is a text editor - it is a program. But I would really be interested for what purpose you want to make the distinction. Maybe there are other clues that can help.
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  9.    20 Feb 2015 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And what is a text editor - it is a program.
    Sure, but you don't use Notepad to create two-column newsletter now, do you? Horses for courses.
    The same way I don't use the Adobe app on my desktop - I'd rather use the full Adobe program, for example.
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