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"All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    All Apps Shortcut problem


    Windows 8.1 using Brink's Tutorial for placing an all Apps shortcut on Desktop.
    "All Apps" Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

    Downloaded the zip and opened.
    Moved the exe to the Desktop, got the nice Icon.
    However, when I open it, it opens all the "Windows Explorer" folders.
    No Apps.

    Pete

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  2. #21


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    According to your system specs you are using Windows 7.
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  4. #23


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1


    David, different PC.

    Shawn, everything else is normal.
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  5. #24


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  6. #25


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    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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  7. #26


    Posts : 74
    Windows 7 Windows 8.1

    Whoops


    Here's the attachments.

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    Last edited by Brink; 16 Dec 2013 at 19:16. Reason: attached your uploaded images
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  8. #27


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


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