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Metro apps - desktop / taskbar / create cascading menu

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    Metro apps - pin to desktop / create cascading menu


    Hi there

    Metro apps CAN be pinned to the desktop or added to a cascading menu via a custom toolbar so it's only a question of finding out what the executable is. You can mix these with standard apps too.

    This method works and DOESN'T NEED any 3rd party apps or Registry hacks !!!!!

    (Tested on Windows 8.1 -- can't say though on Windows 8 but in theory should work).

    From CMD Mode run this command :

    explorer shell:Appsfolder

    Then from the Window press F10 or choose View ==>choose details and click the 3 boxes Name, Long Display name, AppuserModelID

    now choose display DETAILS in the file explorer and you'll see the extra columns including the APPuserModelID


    From this point it's now easy -- you simply right mouse click on your desktop and create shortcut =>new

    type in the script - for example the Sports application

    explorer shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingSports_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexSports

    This will appear on your desktop -- I need to sort out sensible icons for these but it works !! -- excuse the Printer icon but I'm just testing

    The idea is to add these to my custom toolbar - so I can also CASCADE these at will.

    Read first my post on creating a custom toolbar with your own standard apps (you can save these in a file so you can re-use if you re-install / get a new system).

    Creating Usable Pgm toolbar WITH sub menus


    Now if you want top get these into a custom decent toolbar do the following.

    Watch typing errors - however if you browse into your standard user (home) folder documents==>appdata==>local==>Microsoft==>windows==>application short cuts you should see the metro stuff so right click==properties now you can copy and paste !!!.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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