Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View


david
 

As you become more familiar with Windows 10, you will likely appreciate how
easy it is to access the universal apps and desktop applications you use
every

day . assuming you do so from either Start or the taskbar. But one thing
Windows 10 doesn't provide is a way to create a shortcut to these apps so
you

can launch them from the desktop or elsewhere.

Or, at least an obvious way.

But as it turns out, all of the applications installed on your PC, including
the universal apps that come with Windows 10 or are downloaded from Windows

Store are accessible from a hidden shell view called Applications. Once you
open this view in File Explorer, you can create shortcuts for any of them.
Open the Run dialog (Windows+R=run), type in:

shell:AppsFolder

and then press enter to view this folder.

apps-folder

Find an app you wish to create a shortcut for, right-click (applications
key, or, shift+f10 and choose Create shortcut from the pop-up menu that
appears.

create-shortcut

You'll be prompted that the shortcut cannot be placed here, and Windows will
recommend placing it on the desktop instead. Press enter on Yes. A shortcut
with the name App-Name Shortcut (Mail Shortcut) will appear on the desktop.
You can leave this as-is, or rename it (I usually remove the word,
Shortcut). And you can of course move the shortcut to any folder as needed.

Now, just repeat for all the app shortcuts you need.

       The impossible is the untried, Never under estimate the power of a
dream.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:04 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

Hi Marty,

There really is little to remember except to press the Windows Key and start
typing Control, usually by the time you type the "o" it will pop up and say
"Control Panel, desktop app" then just press enter and you got it.
If not just type the third letter, n, I can almost guaranty that at most you
have to type the full word "Control" but most likely it will come up a lot
sooner.
If you prefer to have it on the desktop as a shortcut, just do the
following:
Do the above, i.e. press Windows Key and start typing "Control" until you
hear Control Panel, desktop app
Press the application key or Shift+F10
Arrow to Open File location, most likely pressing down arrow once will do
it, and press enter. This will open Windows Explorer and put you in the
System Tools folder which is a subfolder of AppData, but fairly deeply
nested
Now press application key again or Shift+F10, arrow to "Send To", right
arrow to expand this and arrow to "Shortcut to Desktop".
Just for your information, this folder contains shortcuts for the following
6 system applications/commands:
Command Prompt
Control Panel
File Explorer
Run
This PC
Windows Administrative Tools

Another useful shortcut to remember in Windows 10 is Windows Key+X, it gives
you easy access to the following items:
Apps and Features, f
Mobility Center, b
Power Options, o
Event Viewer, v
System, y
Device Manager, m
Network Connections, w
Disk Management, k
Computer Management, g
Windows PowerShell, i
Windows PowerShell (Admin), a
Task Manager, t
Settings, n
File Explorer, e
Search, s
Run, r
Shut down or sign out sub menu, u
Desktop, d

Lastly, you can also create a shortcut on the desktop and if you paste in
the below text into the target field (where it says "Type the location" it
will create an item called "Explorer" which you can rename to whatever you
want on your desktop.
This folder in my case contains 173 items and these are all my installed
applications, but also included are things like Control Panel, Command
Prompt etc.
Here is what you need to copy and paste into the location/target field when
you create the shortcut:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder

Regards,
Sieghard

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:33 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

Yes, but you don't get to it in the same way, and I always forget how I did
it before.



Love in Christ
Marty
-----Original Message-----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2018 2:58 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

What function or command can't you find, Windows 10 still has the classic
control panel in edition to the Settings app.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marty Hutchings
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

I have a Windows 7 machine and my wife just got a Windows 10 machine. I
need to use screen readers to access everything and sometimes have to work
on her computer. It sure would be nice if I did not have to relearn where a
function or command was on her computer. I had both computers on a network
and they communicated nicely until her computer auto updated it's self and
now I can't get onto her computer through my network from my computer. It
keeps asking for a user name and pass word which I never set up for. How do
I turn this off on her computer, so I can access it from my computer again?



Love in Christ
Marty
-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:57 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

Dean:

I appreciate your thoughts here.

And, I'll check out the web site you suggest.

Will see what others have to say, and hope that this entire discussion
thread benefits other list members too.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Martineau
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

All told, I haven't found a justification for the apprehension some users
feel about switching to Windows 10. I can't think of a setting that somehow
makes Windows 10 more like Windows 7 than it would have been otherwise.
There were definite things one had to do with windows 8, but not Windows 10,
at least not that I can think of.


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-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Behler
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

I'm not sure, but I don't think so.

I was told that you can go into settings and make the needed changes
somehow, but I don't know if that is correct, and don't have a clue how to
do it.

I appreciate everyone's patience.

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan


-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob Whyte
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:50 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

Are you referring to classic shell from classicshell.net ?


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From: main@jfw.groups.io [main@jfw.groups.io] on behalf of Tom Behler
[tombehler@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, 25 October 2018 12:48 PM
To: 'jfw list'
Subject: Switching To Classic View In Windows 10 for Windows 7-type View

Hello, everyone.

I am about to purchase a new laptop, which, of course, will have Windows 10
as its operating system.

I have heard from several sources that you can configure a Windows 10
computer to have a classic view, which resembles the Windows 7
configuration.

This sounds quite appealing to me, since it will make the switch to Windows
10 much easier.

Can someone tell me if this is true; and if it is, can you tell me how to
accomplish this?

I hope this isn't considered too "off topic", but I can say that I'll be
using the latest build of Jaws 2018 on the new Windows 10 machine.

Thank you!

Dr. Tom Behler from Michigan




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