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Force windows 8.1 to pin new apps to metro?


Jaguarek62
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Greetings,

I like the behavior of windows 8.0. Windows 8.0 automatically pins every single new application into metro interface. Is there a way to make 8.1 to do the same thing? Thanks

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Like, automatically pin in the All Programs folder or in Start screen main?

EDIT: Found this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/how-do-i-automatically-pin-an-application/4f2cff6d-7fc4-4448-99e3-5143c61a4fe0

"Microsoft actually blogged about this in the "Engineering Windows 7" blog.  There's also no way to programmatically self-pin your own icon to the Taskbar in Windows 7 or higher.  According to the blog, it was in direct response to programs that "spammed" the quick launch toolbar, and to prevent such behavior by programs going forward.

I can't speculate to why 8.0 didn't enforce this, but 8.1 returns to the Windows 7 method of "no auto-pin".

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8 minutes ago, AeroSeeker said:

Like, automatically pin in the All Programs folder or in Start screen main?

EDIT: Found this: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/how-do-i-automatically-pin-an-application/4f2cff6d-7fc4-4448-99e3-5143c61a4fe0

 

 

Oh shoot. So I can't revert it to 8.0 behavior?

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On 2/3/2021 at 9:44 AM, Jaguarek62 said:

Oh shoot. So I can't revert it to 8.0 behavior?

Probably not. Maybe with another program I don't know about. Classic Shell MAY have an option for this, but I can't check right now since I'm not at my desktop at the moment.

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