View All Apps from the Desktop in Windows 8

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to view all applications from the desktop on Windows 8 computers. As we have mentioned in previous tutorials, we can go to the Start Menu and then view the list of all applications; but the same thing can be done from the desktop.

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Steps

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    Right-click on an empty space on the desktop
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    Click or hover over "New"
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    Click "Shortcut"
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    In the location field, type in "explorer shell:appsfolder"
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    Click "Next"
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    Name the shortcut
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    We can type any name here. For example, "all apps".
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    Click "Finish"
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    Now a shortcut has been created.
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    Double-click the shortcut
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    We will be taken to a folder showing all the applications that are installed on our computer.
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    Scroll to browse
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to view all applications from the desktop on Windows 8 computers
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comments section below.
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