1. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,894
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       04 Jun 2015 #1

    The New Windows 10 Store App now supports Desktop Apps Updates


    Yesterday Microsoft released an update to the Windows 10 Store App, with this update came the ability to update Desktop Apps in-place. We are used to Metro or Modern Apps receiving updates via the Store, but now we are in the era of any App receiving updates via the Windows Store.
    Source: mcakins

    Also Listing your desktop app in the Store
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!
       04 Jun 2015 #2

    i just want a way to purge my start menu of all the metro apps


    i cant find my desktop stuff because garbage like "alarm clocks" and "news" is all i see


    no MS, im not using my desktop PC as an alarm clock!
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  3.    04 Jun 2015 #3

    bromanbro said: View Post
    i just want a way to purge my start menu of all the metro apps


    i cant find my desktop stuff because garbage like "alarm clocks" and "news" is all i see


    no MS, im not using my desktop PC as an alarm clock!

    Right click on each of the pinned apps on the right and you can remove them from the menu.

    As for the other apps on the list, you can uninstall them.
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  4.    04 Jun 2015 #4

    Hi there

    I just hope it doesn't automatically update desktop apps -- I prefer to apply those manually as sometimes they don't work and with Store type apps there doesn't seem any way to undo the updates or uninstall them -- similar to updates on mobile phones - often an app doesn't work after an update. !!! (Or doesn't work as well or you just don't like the new version).

    I hope that there is a way of downloading an app so you can manually apply it to individual computers in a network -- and what about those computers that for security / sensitive areas (CIA etc) other reasons you NEVER connect to external networks including the Internet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!
       04 Jun 2015 #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    Right click on each of the pinned apps on the right and you can remove them from the menu.

    As for the other apps on the list, you can uninstall them.
    Already removed the ones on the right, it's just why have a "all programs" section of the start menu when it's plagued with garbage? Yeah it can be individually removed, but sheesh MS >_>.

    At least in Win8 you can just right click everything then unpin all at once.

    Also agreed Jimbo! MS better not touch my outdated programs! I leave some outdated intentionally!
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  6.    04 Jun 2015 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    Right click on each of the pinned apps on the right and you can remove them from the menu.

    As for the other apps on the list, you can uninstall them.

    Hi there

    It's not uninstalling the ENTIRE APP from the store - but just being able to UNDO the update -- a totally different thing completely.

    Also how do you address the idea of updating computers that are in secure locations that NEVER are allowed to connect to EXTERNAL Networks such as the Internet. There are plenty of these computers in Police, Govt, Military, high security Labs etc etc. Normally these are updated OFFLINE via secure media in stand alone mode.

    The Start menu is a non issue -- you can remove all the tiled apps if you want to.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       04 Jun 2015 #7

    The built-in apps cannot be uninstalled. MS is tying some apps to the OS, which I think is the wrong approach.

    For instance, Clock on the Taskbar seems to be Alarms app.

    I agree, there are apps I don't want or will never use - I should be able to clean up my list and remove the clutter.
    There is a way, but it's a hack. Hopefully this restriction will be removed before 29 July.

    This isn't the first time MS tied things to the OS - IE was tightly bound
    It still is in some ways - Taskbar Quick launch is in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    There are remnants of IE4 (maybe that's when quick launch was introduced - not sure) and IE5 (history).

    Once you tie a knot, it is sometimes hard to untie it.

    I get it though ... everything universal for the sake of being universal.

    To be fair, there were CPL cmdlets (calculator) that were built-in to previous versions and you couldn't uninstall those without a hack. The difference is those were relegated to a sub folder and you didn't have to traverse through a long list to find the things you want to use.

    If MS puts these built-in apps in a sub-folder, it would help a bit.
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