how can I copy a shortcut within the Apps section fo Windows 8.1 to the desktop?

Hello and Good Morning Everyone,

             I wish to copy a shortcut within the Apps section of Windows 8.1 to the desktop.  How may I go about doing this?   The desktop mode is Metro as opposed to Classic.

             Any suggestions will be welcomed and appreciated.  

             Thank you

             George
GMartinAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
Right click the tile, select"open file location", now you see the shortcut which you may copy. Or is it about metro apps?
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,

There are many ways to do this. Here's one:

Right-click on the app in your Metro screen

A bar appears on the bottom with an "Open file location" icon — left-click it

That will open a File Explorer window on the Desktop with the app's shortcut

Right-click it and select Copy

Left-click the Desktop and hit Ctrl-V (which is Paste)

That's it! Regards, Joe

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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Morning Joe

         Thank you so much for answering my question.  I am confident it will work : - )

         George
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,

You're welcome. Always happy to try to help you. I tested it here on two apps on my Metro screen (Firefox and Notepad) and both worked perfectly, but if you have any problems, let me know and I'll try to help you through it.

Btw, McKnife gave essentially the same answer as I did (and before I did) — without as much detail as mine, but a right answer, nonetheless. I had a browser tab open with the question and it took several minutes to test my answer and write the response, so I didn't see McKnife's post until after I clicked the Submit button. But he deserves credit, too. :)  Regards, Joe
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Morning Everybody,

          Thanks so much for answering my questions.  I especially appreciate the actual step by step procedures outlined to accomplish my goal of moving Microsoft Excel to the desktop environment.

         George
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi George,
You're welcome. I'm very glad that worked for you! Regards, Joe
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Yes, I just noticed that too.  My apologies to McKnife.  I did not notice his response until after I read your reply Joe.  I do indeed apologize for this oversight and certainly respect your position Joe.  While I did reward points here, I still feel like I am not totally being fair.  What can I do on my end to make this right?

George
McKnifeCommented:
Please, it's not about points.
It's about helping each other and a little recognition for that. Say thanks to both and all is fine :)
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Well, I think what you did is fine. The first answer, even if "right" (in this case, it is), isn't always the best answer for the asker and doesn't have to be the Accepted Solution or get the most points. Sometimes a subsequent post that improves/enhances/clarifies an answer is what the asker needs. I can't speak for McKnife, but if I were in a similar situation, I'd be fine with 200 points and an Assisted Solution. Regards, Joe
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Once again, I was writing my post offline (as I always do) and didn't see McKnife's reply until I hit submit. He's a gentleman, indeed!
GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello

           Helping others, as pointed out by McKnife,  is the one trademark that has kept me being a member of EE over the years.  Advisers of this forum have never failed to demonstrate a willingness to provide the best, up to date answer while being patient and responsive to any follow up questions.  

           In closing,  I do thank Joe and you for sharing your insights to my question.  Experts Exchange along with its members including myself are very lucky and  fortunate to have both of you as knowledgeable advisors.

           Have a great evening and thanks once again for being such special people who take the time to  make a positive difference by helping others.

           George
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
George,
You're very welcome. And thanks to you for the kind comments — very nice to hear! Regards, Joe
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