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  1.    28 Feb 2016 #71
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks Cliff. . .Featured that one out without any help. . .


    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Related, but slightly off topic

    Is there any way to pin the Check for Updates part of the Store to the start menu, I don't use the store much, mainly just to see if any apps have an update
    I tried several things Paul, but to no avail
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  2.    28 Feb 2016 #72
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    Thanks Cliff

    I tried earlier but I couldn't see a way, just wondered if a hidden way of doing it, looks like not
    I have them set to auto update so not much of a problem, just when I read of update I like to try and get it
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  3.    28 Feb 2016 #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Thanks Cliff

    I tried earlier but I couldn't see a way, just wondered if a hidden way of doing it, looks like not
    I have them set to auto update so not much of a problem, just when I read of update I like to try and get it
    While I was looking in file explore, I created a Settings App shortcut to desktop though
    Now to customize the icon
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  4.    28 Feb 2016 #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    @Night Hawk, I'll make even easier and nicer looking for everyone:
    Here is the Custom shortcut, just download it, right click, open properties, check "unblock", apply, then extract to Desktop folder.

    Attachment 66756

    Here is a screenshot of it:
    Attachment 66757
    Fantastic! There you go! Made simple and rather good find except you are not able to download it even by saving it as an image file with a right click unfortunately. You would need a direct link for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    the trouble with moving everything at the moment to the settings option is you might not know the name of the item you are looking for - so how do you "find" it from the settings

    For example on the control panel you can easily see for example Administrative tools - but if you didn't know this name how would you get it from the Settings as there's no (or at least none that I can see) Browse facility of all the options.

    If you have the wisdom of "The Holy Ghost" and know about "Administrative tools" then you can get to it from the settings.

    There are other options too that unless you know the name of you won't get at from the Settings.

    Maybe it's a deliberate design policy to keep a lot of available options from the user -- in my experience of almost every field of endeavour EDUCATION is far better than keeping users in ignorance or generally dumbing down things as so often seems the case these days.

    Note also in future releases that control.exe program might not be there so that trick won't be guaranteed to always work. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    So don't you know after that Linux Mint breach at the main site everyone will now become Windows expert from simply paying more attention now to Windows then before! Now many will be scared enough to stay with MS for fear of getting bugged with open source downloads!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Now don't forget the control.exe shortcut there since you can right click to pin a good number of CP items if not simply create a new desktop shortcut for just about everything found there to the Start menu or Quick Access! Some items like Desktop Gadgets only see the shortcut option only.

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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    While I was looking in file explore, I created a Settings App shortcut to desktop though
    Now to customize the icon
    I have a shortcut on the taskbar for settings I just click
    That way I don't have to click start button every time
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  6.    28 Feb 2016 #76
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    One thing not mentioned so far is the Desktop Icon Setting option to see the CP made visible the same way the Recycle Bin, Network, User files are also listed as check box items. That's another quickie besides browsing for the control.exe file to create and simply pin a shortcut.

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    The one thing about all this however is that over time and even with the newer builds to come for 10 only the gradual change will see more items open up the Settings sub section when going to click on something in the present CP! Several besides what is mentioned in the report regarding the taskbar are already in there as most are aware.
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  7.    28 Feb 2016 #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    Fantastic! There you go! Made simple and rather good find except you are not able to download it even by saving it as an image file with a right click unfortunately. You would need a direct link for that.
    I forgot to include the icon in the shortcut zip file. The download zip has now been updated
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  8.    28 Feb 2016 #78
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    The download link was the problem since I was only finding the icon itself. Added that one into the Utilities Quick launch toolbar's folder there.

    Ut oh since the Threshold 2 upgrade over the 10586 Insider Preview it replaced got buggy and not allowing folders to be renamed the main is now seeing the latest back to Insider builds 14271 going on! Restart scheduled! That was quick!

    Update: That did the trick! That problem has a solutiion!
    Last edited by Night Hawk; 28 Feb 2016 at 09:16. Reason: additional comment
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulsalter View Post
    Related, but slightly off topic

    Is there any way to pin the Check for Updates part of the Store to the start menu, I don't use the store much, mainly just to see if any apps have an update
    explorer ms-windows-store:updates
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  10.    28 Feb 2016 #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    explorer ms-windows-store:updates
    Excellent, Thanks

    Got that now pinned to start menu
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