Launch Metro Apps Directly from Desktop

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  1. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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  2. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    HI

    great & nice.:hug2::worthy:
     
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  3. Windows Fan

    Windows Fan MDL Senior Member

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    awesome find. :)
     
  4. mustdie

    mustdie MDL Novice

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    #4 mustdie, Mar 16, 2012
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    A good addition to the Automatic login to classic desktop:worthy:
     
  5. Cippolippo1959

    Cippolippo1959 MDL Novice

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    Very useful for me :yeah:
     
  6. suvrojit

    suvrojit MDL Novice

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    Many Many Thanx...
     
  7. Shenj

    Shenj MDL Expert

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    #7 Shenj, Mar 17, 2012
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    I lol'd, lets see.

    Winkey > Click big tile.

    Desktop (or where ever you place it, heck pin it to taskbar) > Folder > click tiny icon.

    :rolleyes:

    Just get used to the Startscreen.
     
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  8. darknethacker

    darknethacker MDL Novice

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    Is their any way to pin metro apps to the taskbar or can any body work out a hack for it?
     
  9. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    That's what I am dying to find out.:eek:
     
  10. sourojit

    sourojit MDL Novice

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    About Task bar I haven't found anything yet, but you can add any Modern app directly on desktop or anywhere within folders, using a freeware MordenApp Link. Its eliminates the need to registry hack manually, which is indeed hectic.

    blogsolute[dot]com/modern-apps-shortcut-windows-8-desktop-my-computer/26470/
     
  11. s1ave77

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  12. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    In real: Why I should pin an Start Screen Apps to the desktop? For to save time? For to save steps? Or what? Just press the WinKey and you're on Start Screen and could click your apps just once!

    In reality, Multitasking gets more easy to use with using the new Start Menu of Windows 8.
     
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  13. s1ave77

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    For those using StartIsBack or similiar this won´t work :D. New startscreen is not that comfort to deal with, imho.
     
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  14. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I didn't use them!.:druff: Use Pokki instead and here it works!:D:D
     
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  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Nah..won´t do that myself, StartIsBack is much more sophisticated and i do not use any of those crappy "Metro-Apps".
     
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  16. skaza

    skaza MDL Novice

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    I do prefer Classic Shell, way more integrated than startisback

    classicshell.net

    It also displays the metro apps as a program list...
     
  17. s1ave77

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    #17 s1ave77, Jan 24, 2013
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    :eek: How could this be more integrated than using native Win 8 code like SIB does?
     
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  18. parapher

    parapher MDL Senior Member

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    I guess the "I can't launch Store apps from desktop" is another way of saying, "I can't directly create desktop shortcuts from ANY program found on the Start/Apps Screens." :sad:

    To make a shortcut to desktop of any program, all you can do from Start Screen is right-click and 'Open file location' and then make the shortcut from the start menu folder shorcuts with which you're then presented.
     
  19. Tihiy

    Tihiy MDL Junior Member

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    StartIsBack 2.0 will bring shortcuts to desktop :rolleyes:
     
  20. noncentz705

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