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How can I pin a Metro shortcut to a jar?

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    How can I pin a Metro shortcut to a jar?


    Hello,

    I have many java programs that I use. I can make a shortcut to the desktop but is there a way I can copy these to the start menu (Metro). With programs it is easy - right click and it says pin to taskbar. With Java it seems not to be possible. There is no such option on the context menu.

    I know you can not run Java in Metro but I'd like to invoke the JVM and my jar from the desktop - just like any other program. I've tried the jar and the shortcut but neither work.

    Any ideas?

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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Adam,

    You might see if this may be able to help with that.

    "Pin to Start" Files in Windows 8
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    I don't know what say except thank you. I had been googling for hours for that - works perfectly.
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    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. I'm glad it was able to help.
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