Create direct shortcut to the “application page” of Windows 8

Here’s how to create a direct shortcut to all apps page of Windows 8 relatively easily

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Normally, when we open Metro Start menu in Windows 8 Consumer Preview, there a few applications in form of tiles appears. Suppose you have installed Mozilla Firefox, then it will be shown there. But in the All apps page, not only all the applications installed in your machine will be shown, they will be shown with all the features installed. Mozilla Firefox will have Uninstall option with it.
To create shortcut to all application page follow the instructions shown below.

1. Step Right Click on the Desktop. Click on Shortcut from New .

Create new Shortcut

2. Step Put C:\Windows\System32\Search.scf in the textbox under location as shown below.

Put Location of search.scf

3. Step Name it, that will appear on the Desktop. Click Finish.

Name the shortcut

There is also another way to do it.

1. Step Go to the location specified in point 2.

2. Step Right Click on the file and send to Desktop to create shortcut.

All App Page link

Published: Monday, June 11th, 2012 Last Modified: June 11, 2012

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