Although Microsoft has skipped the Start menu from Windows 8, launching an app or desktop program is quite simple in the most upgraded version of Windows operating system. In order to switch to the latest introduced Start screen, after that start typing the name of the app, and afterwards press the enter key in order to launch the program.
If you want to view all installed apps and programs, you simply need to first switch to the Start screen either by just pressing the Windows logo key or another option is that you click on Windows logo on the Charms bar and afterwards continue by clicking on the small minus (-) button that shows up on the lower right corner of the Start screen. While one can figure out the Start screen to open within the desktop area, desktop users would want to have a shortcut on Windows 8 desktop in order to quickly view all installed programs and apps.
Users who are looking forward to create a shortcut of All programs in order to view all installed desktop programs and apps could follow the instructions that are shown below.
Create All Programs Shortcut on Desktop in Windows 8
Step 1: The first thing to do is right-click on desktop, afterwards click New and in the end click Shortcut in order to open Create shortcut wizard.
Step 2: Second thing is to Enter the following location in the “Type the location of the item” box and then click Next button to continue.
Step 3: In the third step you need to type-in a name for your shortcut. Lastly, click on Finish button in order to create the All programs shortcut on your Windows 8 desktop. That’s all. You are done.
Users who are not so fond of the default look of the shortcut have the option to change the default icon of the shortcut by simply right-clicking on the shortcut, selecting properties and in the end clicking change icon button.