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Apps instead of start menu

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Win 8

    Apps instead of start menu


    Hello all, is there a way to have the apps menu opened when i press the winkey instead of the start menu?

    I like how everything is organized in apps, icons, sizes, etc but i can't find a way to open apps without opening the start menu first, or press win-x or click on search.

    I have a lot of shortcuts in different folders and i'd like to have them organized the way the apps menu organizes all the programs.

    thx all in advance

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gallo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Actually, the Start screen may be better for this since you could organize and arrange them how you like in Start where you can't in Apps. The tutorials below can help show you how to if you like.





    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8


    thx for the welcome and quick reply.
    actually if i could just make the icons smaller like in apps screen i think i could live with that... i guess what i'm asking is not possible, i know how to pin and group and all that, but maybe you're right about the start screen being better for arranging my icons. thx for the help!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 248
    Windows 8 RTM (Retinas taking damage...)


    I think you can do it using start8. Set it to show the apps by default and use fullscreen.
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