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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #21
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Win7/win8.1/win10

    I do have alot of apps. and might hit that 512 wall. and also have to count the windows store app installed.

    my pc is used for everything I do. so there is alot of apps installed.
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #22
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    How can people make fun over this. My cousin who collected Beanie Babies might well start collecting apps. I can see a whole new market for collectable apps with themes. Apps inspired by romance novels might be a big seller.
    . . .really. . .it is easy. . .
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #23
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    How can people make fun over this. My cousin who collected Beanie Babies might well start collecting apps. I can see a whole new market for collectable apps with themes. Apps inspired by romance novels might be a big seller.
    I can already see whole basement filled up with unopened App boxes (any collectables are worth more like that).
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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #24
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    LOL - that the first question I asked when I saw this title
    I'm not sure it's 512 apps, I'm pretty sure it's 512 items in the start menu. I don't have that many apps installed and this bug is affecting me big time. Keep in mind that on a blank windows install, there are already around 100 items in the start menu (maybe more), including dozens of items under windows accessories, administrative tools, ease of access, system tools, etc., not to mention the metro apps. Most third party programs that are installed add more than one item to the start menu, including manual, "read me" file, uninstall link, etc. I do audio editing and use a lot of plugins, and each one takes up an "app slot" in the start menu.
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  5.    07 Aug 2015 #25

    Hi there

    If this really is a restriction why not create a Custom Toolbar and just have your Video editing apps on it.
    Easy to do --same method as has been available from at least W7 onwards if not earlier.

    For details I posted a thread about this in the W8 Forum some time ago - just search for it. You can also add Metro apps to the custom toolbar if you want. -- No registry hacks or 3rd party stuff required - just bog standard Windows.

    You can also save these entries in a file so if you re-install Windows you don't have to re-create the toolbar again from scratch. Menu fully flexible and cascadable.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #26
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    How many apps can earlier versions of Windows accommodate? I have enough trouble with about 100 internet favourites, and they are in alphabetical order,
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  7.    07 Aug 2015 #27
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by tinmar49 View Post
    How many apps can earlier versions of Windows accommodate? I have enough trouble with about 100 internet favourites, and they are in alphabetical order,
    As far as I know it has been unlimited in previous Windows versions. This is bug/oversight unique to Win 10 that Microsoft has announced it is working on fixing. There should be an update addressing the problem hopefully soon.

    For now, we can stick to third party start menus like Start10, Startisback, etc., which don't have this problem.
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  8.    07 Aug 2015 #28
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10

    I have 45 apps/programs on my "Start Screen" that I use on a daily basics. That is also about all I have on any of my systems be it OSX, Win 10, Win 8.1 or win 7. . ., sorry no Linux. . ..
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  9.    08 Aug 2015 #29
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    With 512 apps, probably 50 or 60 would want to load on startup so they can be "ready" when needed . Imagine the size of the registry with 512 apps loaded. Wonder what the boot times would be with 512 apps?
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  10.    09 Aug 2015 #30
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    LOL - that the first question I asked when I saw this title
    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    Maybe someone that beta tests software??
    Quote Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
    Anyone with that many apps must be suffering from "app-oplexy."
    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    The person that tried to load the 513th app and failed sure must have a lot of time on their hands.
    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    May I ask why you have so many?
    Quote Originally Posted by kbronski View Post
    Who even has 512 apps? Jeeze.
    Quote Originally Posted by vgchat View Post
    Installed programs that are shown on the start bar are called "apps" now.
    If you install lets say, 60 programs. Each adds links to their start menu entries lets say 3 each. There in your start menu are now 180 apps. I can tell you, on my fresh install of windows 10, for work, gaming, and "apps" from the window store, I'm at 100+ installed. If I don't customize my start menu shortcuts at all, I'm already at 300, "apps" not counting the windows stuff by default on the windows 10 start menu. So any shortcuts, now called apps, count. So ... let's say office 365 ( 2013 ) gets installed, there's 35 shortcuts right there........for one set of programs, from their respective shortcuts..... all counted as "apps" (exaggeration but you get the idea)

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
    Except that you have to specify adding the game to the start on install, otherwise they're only accessible through the steam app library
    This would be false. Every steam game I installed in my 190 game library put a shortcut or "app" on the app menu, as well as various misc shortcuts to websites etc via those specific folders, by default, from windows. This also doesn't count the ones that windows classified as "games" and put automagically in a game folder "for me" for more "convenience".

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    If this really is a restriction why not create a Custom Toolbar...
    I'm new here, sure, but the question shouldn't be "why not do this instead...." but should be "why should they have to do that instead...". Especially considering the boasting Microsoft has done stating it's the most user custom windows yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Antilope View Post
    With 512 apps, probably 50 or 60 would want to load on startup so they can be "ready" when needed . Imagine the size of the registry with 512 apps loaded. Wonder what the boot times would be with 512 apps?
    Most of the "apps" people are complaining about not showing up are shortcuts. Not actual apps. I upgraded and lost my customized start menu completely. I did a fresh install and have to rely completely on alphabetized "app" shortcuts. Well... why? I want the cascading menu how "I" want it. Not how Microsoft "thinks" I want it.

    I have posted in the insider forums on multiple occasions suggesting openly about making the start/metro menus more custom-izable and user friendly then they are.

    The 512 limit is a bug and oversight. It should be fixed. With SSD's reaching into the TB now, and traditional drives going up to 5TB for the average user, there is no reason to have a limitation at all for adding anything to anywhere for any reason within an OS.
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