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Brian Burgess

Add Modern App Shortcuts to Desktop Windows 10

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Windows 10 (Technical Preview) has a feature that allows you to create shortcuts for Modern apps on the desktop.

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In Windows 8.1 update 1 you could pin Modern apps to the Taskbar, but not add them to the desktop.

Just open the Start menu, click and drag the app you want to make a shortcut for to the desktop. It's easy -- just like making shortcuts in previous versions of Windows. Hopefully this feature will make the cut when it comes to the final version.

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It appears this capability was lost with build 9926, and the Customize button for the Start Menu is greyed out, hopefully the next build will bring it back . . .

Interesting, I'll see if there's a work-around for it or something. Features being added and pulled during the technical preview phase.

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