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  1.    18 Jul 2016 #1

    How can I add Office programs to the Most Used area?


    I use Excel all the time but it doesn't show up in the Most Used area. When apps are in that section they get the little pop out window so I can go directly to a specific XLS file without having to open Excel first and then go open it.

    Is there any way to force Excel to go into that list? It was in there on my previous computer but I just can't get it in there on my current one.

    Thanks!
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  2.    18 Jul 2016 #2
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  3.    18 Jul 2016 #3

    Well, that talks about All Apps which isn't what I need. There is another tutorial linked in that one that references the MOST USED section but only talks about Removing something from Most Used and not adding.

    See attached for where I want Excel to show up (red box) so I can get it with the little pop out arrow things (green box).
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  4.    18 Jul 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    Well, that talks about All Apps which isn't what I need. There is another tutorial linked in that one that references the MOST USED section but only talks about Removing something from Most Used and not adding.

    See attached for where I want Excel to show up (red box) so I can get it with the little pop out arrow things (green box).
    Why do you need that when you have a nice big unmissable tile to click - I turn off all but new apps.

    With new menu design in RS1, these sub menus get in the way even more.
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  5.    18 Jul 2016 #5
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    I also Pin to Start frequently used programs to the list of Tiles which puts them at the bottom then click and drag them up to the top or Commonly Used section.
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  6.    18 Jul 2016 #6

    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    Why do you need that when you have a nice big unmissable tile to click - I turn off all but new apps.

    With new menu design in RS1, these sub menus get in the way even more.
    Because the tile doesn't support the pop out menu to let me choose a specific file that I want to open. I have to click the tile and let Excel open, then click the file I want to open. It's easier to just click the arrow on Excel from the Most Used area and then pick the file right off the Jump list.
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  7.    18 Jul 2016 #7
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    I don't use the frequent or most used lists on Start either. Most used go on the Taskbar and less most used go on Start. There are a limited number of items stored on Most Used (10?) - I forget if it can be scrolled. If you remove other items from the list, Excel might become visible. When I played around with these features in the Preview, I removed everything from the lists and let them be rebuilt as I worked.

    If you pin most used apps to the Taskbar, you should be able to use the jumplist to select the file (unless it gets rolled off the list by other files)
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  8.    18 Jul 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    Because the tile doesn't support the pop out menu to let me choose a specific file that I want to open. I have to click the tile and let Excel open, then click the file I want to open. It's easier to just click the arrow on Excel from the Most Used area and then pick the file right off the Jump list.
    Fair enough but you probably will not like new design then as much.
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  9.    18 Jul 2016 #9

    Here's the exact problem I'm having, although I don't think I never manually removed any office programs from my Most Used list.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...238ed95?page=4
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  10.    18 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
    Here's the exact problem I'm having, although I don't think I never manually removed any office programs from my Most Used list.
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...238ed95?page=4
    Interesting, I'm using Win10 Version 1511 Build 10586.494 and if I Pin to Start my Excel immediately comes off the Most Used list to show up in the Tiles. If I then Unpin from Start [Tiles] it immediately shows up again on the Most Used. The exact same thing happens with Word. And it works the same with WordPerfect X7. Guess one has to make a choice of how/where to display the shortcuts.
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