Windows 10: Help with icons Solved


  1. Posts : 4
    WIn 10 Enterprise
       19 Feb 2015 #1

    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

    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. Posts : 324
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       19 Feb 2015 #3

    Ditto!
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  4. Posts : 4
    WIn 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       20 Feb 2015 #4

    whs said: 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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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Feb 2015 #5

    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. Posts : 4
    WIn 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       20 Feb 2015 #6

    Thanks Brink, it does appear that all apps have white icons
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       20 Feb 2015 #7

    You're most welcome.
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  8.    20 Feb 2015 #8

    doctore said: 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. Posts : 4
    WIn 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter
       20 Feb 2015 #9

    whs said: 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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