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  1. holdum333's Avatar
    Hi ever wonder how many Apps are on your PC? Here's easy way to find them. https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...universal-apps.
    Easy way to place short cuts on your desk top also!
    All of the applications installed on your PCincluding the universal apps that come with Windows 10 or are downloaded from Windows Storeare accessible from a hidden shell view called Applications. And once you open this view in File Explorer, you can create shortcuts for any of them.
    PS I have 174! How many do you have? I can put any of these on my desktop for quick access. I think that's pretty cool! This is my tip for the month. I have been registered here on the forum for 6 days now. Hope I'm helping a little!

    So open the Run dialog (WINKEY + R), type shell:AppsFolder and then click OK to view this folder.
    Last edited by holdum333; 10-06-2016 at 05:10 AM.
    abhishek singh21 and HeyCori like this.
    10-06-2016 04:59 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    Mine is 104 apps :D , i intentionally removed the apps that were pre-installed .
    10-06-2016 07:20 AM
  3. Rich-M's Avatar
    Wow great find Gary, this is one I will use. It also gives me something toi shoe my customers who are "icon crazy" and lose (delete or move) their icons all the time!
    10-06-2016 08:09 AM
  4. holdum333's Avatar
    Mine is 104 apps :D , i intentionally removed the apps that were pre-installed .
    Hi! 104 is pretty lean. I'm sure I have some that I could remove and don't need. I may do that one of these days! A windows reset would get rid of a lot of them and then I could start over adding the ones I use!
    Glad you like it @Rich. Welcome to the forum.
    abhishek singh21 likes this.
    10-06-2016 10:45 AM
  5. impromark's Avatar
    Wow, neat little trick there! Good to see some of the hidden-in-plain-sight things the manufacturers sneak in there.

    Mark
    10-06-2016 11:29 AM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Not for me but that's still a cool shortcut trick.
    10-06-2016 11:55 AM

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