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All apps tile control


pcRat

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Power User
#1
Does anyone other than me think this would work for controlling the All apps screen?
It's nothing more than our Programs folder on the screen with all subfolders displayed.
Like others, I think we should have an option to have them all collapsed into the title bar. Or to pick which ones we want pinned to the All apps board. As well as the Start screen.

In example below

1.- I showed a customized All apps

2.- then installed Microsoft Works which gave a popout

3.-clicked the title bar — made choice to pin Word Processor & Spreadsheet to Start screen & Not to hide them on the All apps screen

4.- Shows those 2 programs plus a tile saying 4 more programs available (Get Started, Database, Calendar & Portfolio)
New Program Pin Options (1).png New Program Pin Options (2).png New Program Pin Options (3a).png New Program Pin Options (4).png
 

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Brink

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#2
Yeah, that would make the "Apps" screen more user friendly.
 

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Edwin

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#3
Looks like a great idea! :)
I pulled all my help files/read me files/link files and put them into a separate folder somewhere else; really cleaned up the 'All Apps' screen.
 

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pcRat

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#4
Looks like a great idea! :)
I pulled all my help files/read me files/link files and put them into a separate folder somewhere else; really cleaned up the 'All Apps' screen.
Thanks for your post. You shared enough information for me to delete the unnecessary shortcut tiles.

I tried adding a folder in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft Works with a 4 on it and labeled More Available but it didn't work. Oh well at least it's cleaned up now.
 

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