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Unable to Pin Legacy Shortcuts to Start

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    Unable to Pin Legacy Shortcuts to Start


    I was under the impression that shortcuts to legacy programs would be able to be pinned to the start screen. The option's there in the r-click menu and it says they're pinned but they don't show up anywhere on the start screen.

    Is anyone else able to get this working or has the feature not been implemented yet?

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    Which app?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 DP


    Steam.

    I was also wondering whether anyone knows how to rename groups of tiles as demoed on a tablet at build?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazzab View Post
    I was under the impression that shortcuts to legacy programs would be able to be pinned to the start screen. The option's there in the r-click menu and it says they're pinned but they don't show up anywhere on the start screen.

    Is anyone else able to get this working or has the feature not been implemented yet?
    You have to right click the Application and click Advanced then click Pin to Taskbar. HTH.
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    I mean legacy apps within the 'desktop' side of the OS... like when I r-click the Steam application, I get the option to pin it to start and pin it to the taskbar, but pinning it to start doesn't do anything. I'm guessing this is probably just left over from Windows 7.

    Only a couple of legacy apps seem to show up from a search within the start screen, Steam sits in a folder outside of the standard Windows folder structure, but I get the same issues with pinning shortcuts from the desktop
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