All Apps Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

How to Download an "All Apps" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

information   Information
This tutorial will show how to download an "All Apps" shortcut that opens directly to the Apps screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


EXAMPLE: "Apps" Screen in Windows 8
Apps.jpg
Windows_8.1_Apps.jpg

Here's How:

1. Use step 2 or 3 below for the Windows 8 you have installed.

2. If you have Windows 8 or Windows RT
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below, and go to step 4 below.​
All-Apps_Shortcut.zip
download

3. If you have Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Apps_8.1_Shortcut.zip
download

4. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

5. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the .exe file to your desktop.
NOTE: This is a standalone .exe file that has a digital certificate and does not install or add anything to your computer.

6. You can now move the .exe file to where you like to use it at, then Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, or create a shortcut from the .exe file.

Tip   Tip
If you create a shortcut from the downloaded .exe file, then you could also assign a keyboard shortcut to the created shortcut.





That's it,
Shawn


 

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According to your system specs you are using Windows 7.
 

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Hello Pete,

If you have Windows 8.1, did you use the .exe shortcut from step 3?

If so, are you having any issues with opening any other .exe files? Say, notepad.exe.
 

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David, different PC.

Shawn, everything else is normal.
 

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Hmm, ok. Did you use the correct shortcut from step 2 (Windows 8) or 3 (Windows 8.1)? I assume that you unblocked the extracted shortcut.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing what it opens for you?

The .exe basically just opens the Start screen and sends the Tab and Enter keys to press them automatically for you.
 

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Apps Shortcut

Here's the App on the Desktop, Properties and when I open it.

I wonder if the Classic Shell might be causing a problem??
 

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Whoops

Here's the attachments.

Apps shortcut open.JPG

Apps Shortcut Properties.JPG

Apps Shortcut.JPG
 
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Not sure it would or not, but if you changed the action of the Start button it might have.
 

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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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