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Can Share charm use Windows Live Mail or Outlook?

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Can Share charm use Windows Live Mail or Outlook?


    When I try the Share charm to send a screenshot, it only gives the choice of the Mail program. Can I make it use other email programs?

    I've got WLM set as the default mail program, but it does not show up in Share.

    Thanks

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello ,to the best of my knowledge ,the answer is no ,and the reason is its a email [app]Program already .
    it can use some different web based email clients like yahoo and a few others .
    this site might help
    Mail app for Windows - Windows Help
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    Windows 8 Pro


    OK thanks.

    As far as I can tell, the Share charm can only connect to Share-enabled apps, and there are very few of them. Maybe MS only planned to use it with Metro apps. I understand Win 10 has made Share more friendly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    OK thanks.

    I understand Win 10 has made Share more friendly.
    yes ,but will still not be able to do what you are asking Mail app to do .an app ,is an app ,is an app .lol
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    I am not asking the Mail app to do anything, I don't use the Mail app.

    I am asking for the Share charm to display another email program other than Mail.

    Thanks
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    Hi there. WLM is a Win32/64 desktop program whereas Charms is in the Modern UI environment. Never the twain shall meet. Modern Store apps work in conjunction of one another, whereas Win32/64 apps do not. That's the beauty of the system. e.g. As you know if I want to share a screenshot I simply press Share Charm, an email draft opens, not the whole program interface.

    Let me demonstrate. I highlight all this. Then press Charms > Share > Start typing name > Pick name > Press Send or Alt/S. Done.

    Too bad most don't see the beauty of it.


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    Yes I realized that would make it easier for people to send me screenshots when they have questions. But very few are using Mail.
    I was hoping with what seems like increased integration between metro and desktop in 8.1 that I could connect the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincenzo View Post
    I am not asking the Mail app to do anything, I don't use the Mail app.

    I am asking for the Share charm to display another email program other than Mail.

    Thanks
    woosh right over my head ,sorry . now I get it
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