Windows 10: universal apps shortcuts to the desktop
In April, Microsoft released a major update for Windows 8.1, with which the operating system has acquired a feature which allowed us to pin universal apps to the taskbar. However, another obvious function of the company is somehow ignored. We are talking about the possibility to create shortcuts for universal apps on the desktop.
In Windows 10, a lot has changed and Yes, now you can create shortcuts for universal apps on the desktop. To create shortcuts by dragging tiles from the start menu on the desktop. And like any shortcut, you can copy them, rename, delete, etc.
Interestingly, in the shortcut properties you will see the path to universal application. You will be able to see something like this: Microsoft.BingNews_xxxxxxxxxxxxx!AppNews, instead of the traditional path C:Program Filesназвание programmeprogrammethat can be changed.
The universal shortcuts of applications are simple and straightforward, without any gorgeous graphics – they are small, white and with a transparent background.
Universal apps – formerly known as a Windows Store app, Metro apps, then modern (Modern) apps in Windows 10 support windowed mode and can freely «float» in the desktop environment, and so some of them can easily be used as an alternative desktop counterparts, especially now that you can run them directly from the desktop.