Windows 10: Shortcuts to Metro Apps on Desktop

  1.    24 Nov 2015 #1

    Shortcuts to Metro Apps on Desktop


    I'm not at home with access to Windows 10. Does anyone know if this still works with Windows 10?

    Launch any Modern app from desktop without going to Metro screen
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  2.    24 Nov 2015 #2

    Just checked it on 1511. Works fine.

    You end up with a shortcut on your desktop that looks like this:

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  3.    24 Nov 2015 #3

    lx07 said: View Post
    Just checked it on 1511. Works fine.
    Thank you! I'm going to be upgrading a senior citizen's computer (hardware and to Windows 10 from XP) and he's definitely going to need shortcuts on the desktop. We are also going to be adding a Blu-ray player to his TV - that is going to be hell enough.
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  4.    24 Nov 2015 #4

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Thank you! I'm going to be upgrading a senior citizen's computer (hardware and to Windows 10 from XP) and he's definitely going to need shortcuts on the desktop. We are also going to be adding a Blu-ray player to his TV - that is going to be hell enough.
    TV's are more complicated than computers in my opinion. I can never figure out where the start menu is. Good luck with that :)
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17672
       24 Nov 2015 #5

    If you like, you can also drag and drop apps from Start to your desktop to create a shortcut of them on the desktop. :)
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  6.    24 Nov 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    If you like, you can also drag and drop apps from Start to your desktop to create a shortcut of them on the desktop. :)
    Ahhh.... I didn't think of trying that because I keep Start in full screen mode.
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