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How do I get an icon on my desktop from an app.........

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    How do I get an icon on my desktop from an app.........


    ...... which is currently on my Start / Metro list? The closest I see is "Pin to taskbar" which is not what I want. I only want it on my desktop.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motley View Post
    ...... which is currently on my Start / Metro list? The closest I see is "Pin to taskbar" which is not what I want. I only want it on my desktop.

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motley View Post
    ...... which is currently on my Start / Metro list? The closest I see is "Pin to taskbar" which is not what I want. I only want it on my desktop.

    Thanks
    Go to "all apps" in metro; right click on the one you are interested in; and if allowed, open source folder. From there, you are likely to see the app's icon and be able to make a desktop shortcut for it by right clicking on it.
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