Desktop Shorcut for the Camera App

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  1. TheBoozer

    TheBoozer New Member

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    I would like to create a shortcut on my desktop for the Camera App. I searched everywhere (Program Files, Program Files x86, etc.) for the .exe file for the Camera so that I may send it to the desktop, but could not find it. Also when I right click the Camera Metro App, there is no option to view "file location" like in some other apps. Can anyone please advise.

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  2. jnjroach

    jnjroach Administrator Staff Member

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    The Camera App is a Modern UI App and is usually already on the Start Screen. Because it is a Modern UI App there isn't a traditional .exe as it is either a JavaScript, HTML 5.0 or other WinRT Application interface that uses XML, so no desktop shortcut possible...
     
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    Right, these are installed as APPX packages, special OS APPX packages for the 'BAKED-IN' Apps IIRC... MEH... Awesome-sauce Microsoft.
     
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    Apps also cannot be un-installed via the Control Panel.
    They do not show up.
    The only way to try to un-install one is by right clicking it on the Start page and clicking un-install on the task bar .... and hope it works and doesn't leave any crumbs behind.
    This is not optimal.

     

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