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Create A Shortcut for All Apps on Desktop in Windows 8/8.1

To open all apps on your Windows 8/8.1 computer, you can press Windows logo key+Q, or right-click any blank area on the Start screen and select All apps button (see the following screen shot). For your convenience, a more efficient way to open all apps is illustrated in this text, which is creating a shortcut for all apps on desktop. And the detailed steps to realize it are as below.

Video guide on how to create a shortcut for all apps on desktop in Windows 8:

3 steps to create a shortcut for all apps on desktop in Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: On the desktop, right-tap any blank space, choose New on the context menu and select Shortcut in the sub-list.

Step 2: Enter the following location data and click Next in the Create Shortcut window.

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Step 3: Rename the shortcut and tap Finish to create the shortcut.

Immediately, the shortcut for all apps is successfully created on the desktop.

Incidentally speaking, you can pin the all apps shortcut to the taskbar or Start screen, by right-clicking the shortcut and choosing Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start in the context menu.

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