How to Pin Apps in Windows 8

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Windows 8 has a special metro style user interface. The desktop will show shortcut icon of applications which are pinned.

Pin apps in windows 8

If you want to have shortcut icon of any application like Paint, calculator etc., you will have to pin this application.

How to pin an App in windows 8

  • Take your mouse to bottom left hand corner to pop out Start Panel. Now click Search.
    Windows 8 search
  • This will open Search Apps windows and will list most commonly used apps. You can search for app if its not listed there.
    Search apps in windows 8
  • Right click the app icon which you want to pin. After right click, a check mark will appear on the icon.
    Apps in windows 8
  • And at the bottom you will get option to Pin / Unpin this App.
    Pin app in windows 8
  • Click on Pin icon to pin this app.

After you have pinned this app, it will appear on desktop in windows 8 metro UI.
I have just pinned Calculator. Now this appears on my desktop.
Apps on desktop

Similarly you can unpin any pinned app.

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