Windows 10: All Apps sorting issue
All Apps sorting issue
Greetings all. I have a couple of persistent irritations with my Win10 Pro setup that I can find no remedy for. Posting on various MS forums in the past for other issues has generally only elicited a 'run sfc /scannow', followed by no further comment. So, I'm bypassing them this time and submitting them as two separate posts. The second relates to File Explorer.
First up, I'm having trouble getting the AllApps start menu to show in alphabetical order. Most apps show correctly, but several don't want to play ball. The relevant shortcuts are in 'C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs' (see image) and changes can be seen in the menu immediately. I have no shortcuts in my 'C:\Users\JP\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs' directory, although I have created the problematic ones there when trying to resolve this issue. As it had no effect, I removed them from that directory. Two menu items that fail to sort properly are 'Mozilla Firefox' and 'Mozilla Thunderbird'. Although the shortcuts were renamed after program installation to 'Firefox' and 'Thunderbird', they cling to the 'M' in sort order, rather than 'F' and 'T', respectively (see image). I have tried all sorts of things in an attempt to fix this, but to no avail. Instead of moving the shortcuts, I have deleted them and rebuilt them on the desktop, before placing them in the Programs directory. Nothing changes though .
Windows 10 64 bit
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Hi I don't think you can move them even though you have shortened the Name
Because Windows recognises them as Mozilla App
Thanks for your reply hTconeM9user. That's a bit of bad news . The same thing happens to all my dBpoweramp shortcuts as well. 'dBpoweramp Batch Converter' is listed under 'B', 'dBpoweramp CD Ripper' is under 'C', and so on! Never had this issue under any previous Windows incarnations. I suppose this comes under 'progress' .
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Yes you might find in a later upgrade or update that it will work
So your best bet is to just wait and see what they have in the pipe line
I doubt Microsoft is going to change that.
If you find it important, you can try posting your request in Feedback app which you can find in All apps list. The chance of MS taking action on your request is very slim however. But no harm trying.
Thanks for the input davidhk. I'll have a quiet word with MS .
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