01
Oct
2011

How to Add and Remove apps from Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Posted in: Windows 8 , 1 Comment

Windows 8 has all new metro style start screen. The metro styled desktop of windows 8 is called start screen. You will see apps or applications or programs shortcut on the start screen of windows 8.

windows 8 metro style start screen

You can easily manage start screen apps or programs icons / shortcuts.

How to Add an apps in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

To add a program / app on start screen, you have to PIN that app.

How to Remove an apps from Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

To remove an app from start screen, you have to unpin that app.

  • Go to windows 8 start screen
  • Right click the app which you want to remove from start screen. After right click, a check mark will appear on the icon.
    Apps in windows 8
  • And at the bottom you will get option to Unpin this App. Click Unpin icon.
    Unpin an app from windows 8 start screen

After you have Un-pinned this app, it will not appear on the desktop in windows 8 metro UI.

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Name: Ravi Shekhar
Nothing much about me. I just love playing with gadgets and windows.

One Response to How to Add and Remove apps from Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

  1. Ronald Powalisz says:

    I uninstalled an application and its icon remained. I tried unpinning it and that option does not exist when I select that old application’s icon so you have only solved other people’s problems.

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