Metro Apps

Adding Apps to Taskbar and Start Screen Episode 9

Adding Apps to Taskbar and Start Screen Episode 9

When Windows 8 Start Screen (a.k.a. Metro) Apps are purchased from the Microsoft store, linked Tiles are automatically added to your Start Screen. Traditional desktop programs, such as the newly named File Explorer, are not usually displayed as Tiles.

To add a program and utility such as the File Explorer, go to the Start Screen, type the name of the program or App and watch as Windows 8 quickly locates and displays the desired App. Once the App or Program is displayed, right click to select (noted by check in upper right corner) and select Pin to start from the options listed at the bottom of the screen.

To add a Start Screen App to the desktop Taskbar, right click the desired App on the Start Screen and select Pin to taskbar option.