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Can I disable access to the "All Apps" button in Windows 8

Posted on 2013-06-06
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Is it possible to lock down or restrict access to the "All Apps" button in Windows 8 for non-admin users?

Or is there a way to restrict the number of apps that appear?
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by:aadih
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You could put App Restrictions in Windows 8, if that serves your purpose.  See the appropriate section here:

http://techmell.net/windows-tips/windows-8-parental-control-user-account-game-app-user-activity-log-app-web-curfew-restrictions-settings/ >
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I have found the solution. It is similar to Windows 7 where you can remove the shortcut to the programs by going into C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs and moving the shortcuts you don't want displayed.
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Great.  You solved it.  Thank you for letting us know how to do it.  :-)
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I answered my own question thanks.
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