Re: FW: [win10] Tip: you can in fact create desktop shortcuts for universal apps #a11y #universalapps #article

Rick Alfaro
 

Great tip, thanks for sharing.

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Rick Alfaro

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: [TechTalk] FW: [win10] Tip: you can in fact create desktop shortcuts for universal apps #UniversalApps #A11Y

 

Hi,

For those who are discovering the beauty of Edge, Windows 10 Mail app and other universal apps, hope the following would be useful. Thanks.

Cheers,

Joseph

 

From: win10@win10.groups.io [mailto:win10@win10.groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2016 2:35 PM
To: win10@win10.groups.io
Subject: [win10] Tip: you can in fact create desktop shortcuts for universal apps #UniversalApps #A11Y

 

Hi all,

A question was asked on another list regarding possibility of creating desktop shortcuts for universal apps. The answer is a resounding “yes”, as the following article points out:

http://www.groovypost.com/howto/create-desktop-shortcuts-windows-10-universal-apps/

 

Try:

1. Press Windows+R to open Run dialog.

2. Type the following as exactly as shown:

shell:appsfolder

3. Locate the app you'd like to pin to desktop (e.g. Microsoft Edge).

4. Open context menu and select "create shortcut". Answer "yes" when a follow-up dialog asks if you'd like to create a desktop shortcut instead.

5. Go to desktop and locate the shortcut you've just created. The shortcut should be named "AppName - shortcut". Rename the icon label.

Turns out the above steps actually work (I have managed to create a desktop shortcut for Microsoft Edge).

Cheers,

Joseph

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