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How to remove a URL shortcut from the Apps sceen

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    How to remove a URL shortcut from the Apps sceen

    Greetings from Colorado;

    I'm new to Windows 8.1 - Been playing around with putting shortcuts on my Metro desktop. I opened IE11 from my standard desktop and got to a website I liked then clicked on the gear in IE11 and clicked Add Site To Apps; which worked just fine. But I later found a better website than that one. So I went to my Apps screen and attempted to Uninstall it just like any other App that I no longer wanted; but, the uninstall option was not available. So now I appear to be stuck with this URL shortcut in my Apps menu. So how do I remove an App listing in my App menu when it doesn't give an option to remove or uninstall it?

    Regards, Patric

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    Right click the shortcut >> Open File Location and then just delete the shortcut there.

    "Apps" Screen - Add or Remove Items in Windows 8

    Does that help?

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    That worked great, Thanks very much. I just thought it should have given me an option to Delete/Remove/Uninstall right from the Right-click options without having to go to the actual file location. But it worked and I'll remember how to do that for other URL shortcuts.

    Thanks again, Patric
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    Glad that helped
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