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[8.1] Add to Start Menu not working


kmint

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#1
[NOTE: I don't know where to place this question. If questions about 8.1 must go somewhere else please feel free to move it.]

My problem is that I can't add programs to Start Menu teh way I used to do it, with right click, context menu and Add to Start Menu. It is still there in the context menu, but it doesn't work.

Anyone knows?

Apart from that, in 8.1 when I install a new program, it won't put a tile in the Start Menu by default. I need to do it manually by looking for the program in the list and righ-click-add-to-start-menu, but again, it not always works.
 

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JLyman

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kmint

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Check "All Apps" by moving your mouse so the downward arrow appears on the start screen. You'll have to find the app there and choose "Pin to Start." If you can't find it in the list, search for it, right click, and choose "Pin to Start." Both should get you the same result.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4060-apps-screen-open-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2352-start-screen-pin-unpin-app-folder-drive-windows-8-a.html
Thak you very much for your reply, but that is exactly the problem. That is what I do and that is what doesn't work. Some apps won't pin.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X501A
    CPU
    Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X501A1 (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    4 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1366x768 Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
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    298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0 (SATA)
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    Always touchpad with Asus' Smart Gestures
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JLyman

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Check "All Apps" by moving your mouse so the downward arrow appears on the start screen. You'll have to find the app there and choose "Pin to Start." If you can't find it in the list, search for it, right click, and choose "Pin to Start." Both should get you the same result.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4060-apps-screen-open-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2352-start-screen-pin-unpin-app-folder-drive-windows-8-a.html
Thak you very much for your reply, but that is exactly the problem. That is what I do and that is what doesn't work. Some apps won't pin.
What apps in particular?
 

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    Windows 8, Windows 7
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kmint

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Check "All Apps" by moving your mouse so the downward arrow appears on the start screen. You'll have to find the app there and choose "Pin to Start." If you can't find it in the list, search for it, right click, and choose "Pin to Start." Both should get you the same result.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4060-apps-screen-open-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2352-start-screen-pin-unpin-app-folder-drive-windows-8-a.html
Thak you very much for your reply, but that is exactly the problem. That is what I do and that is what doesn't work. Some apps won't pin.
What apps in particular?
One or two that I can't remember now, I am not even sure, but apart from normal apps or programs, I can't pin anymore some web pages from Internet Explorer as I used to, and I can't also pin the two direct accesses to Shut Off and Restart that I made for closing and restarting Windows on one click. Until now, I just pinned them to the Start Menu with no problem.

Again, I don't remember now what real apps didn't pin, but if I remember I will tell.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Asus X501A
    CPU
    Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X501A1 (SOCKET 0)
    Memory
    4 GB RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1366x768 Generic PnP Monitor on Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    298GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BPVT-80JJ5T0 (SATA)
    Mouse
    Always touchpad with Asus' Smart Gestures
    Browser
    7star
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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