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Pin Desktop Items to the Windows 8 Start Screen

Posted by Aman Singhal Articles | Windows 8 January 25, 2013
In this article we are going to explain how to pin Desktop items to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
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Introduction

In this article we are going to explain how to pin Desktop items to the Windows 8 Start Screen. Here's how to pin any item from the Desktop to the Metro Start Screen.

Procedure for Pinning Desktop Items in Windows 8

Step 1

First we go to the Windows 8 Start Screen and then click on the Desktop tile.

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Step 2

Now select the app we want to see on the Start Screen. Then right-click any app, folder, file or document and select "Pin to Start" from the "Context menu".

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Step 3

Hit the Windows Key to toggle back to Metro and we'll see the app you just pinned.

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Step 4

To unpin an item from the Metro Start Screen, right-click on it. Then select "Unpin" from Start on the menu bar that pops up.

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