Windows 10: Navigate through "all apps" menu using key presses

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  1.    07 Jun 2016 #11

    I can't accep that: my remarks have not been sarcastic. They have been measured responses to very cursory replies. It's not like words cost money.

    Nor does it cost money to read what a poster has asked.

    The answers have not been very clear and have assumed I'm asking a question I'm not. And yet I took a bit of trouble to explain the whole thing.

    It is, indeed, sometimes better not to answer than to answer in an unhelpful way.
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       07 Jun 2016 #12

    Click on the search icon and type apps: f and it will list all apps with the letter f in the name.

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  3.    07 Jun 2016 #13

    Thanks... I'm not sure what you mean by the "search icon"... so I tried the "Winkey" / "Start key"...

    Then I typed "apps: f"... and all the apps that normally come up when you type the first few letters of an app are indeed shown.

    The problem is that it's actually a couple of shortcuts I've got in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs that I'm trying to start up conveniently... e.g. a shortcut of a Word document called "Proc.docx - Shortcut".

    Unfortunately this does not show up by going Winkey --> "apps: p" or "apps: proc"...

    This document *is* listed, however, in the "All apps" list... but the accursed Microsoft does not appear to have enabled key press navigation in this list (either version, as detailed in my original post).

    Thanks though!
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