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  1. Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10


    How to: Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10

    How to Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10


    You can easily use an URL link for an app to open it in the Microsoft Store online in your web browser, but what if you wanted to directly open the app to its page in the Microsoft Store app in Windows 10?

    You can create a link that launches the Microsoft Store and goes directly to your app's listing page without opening a browser. These links are useful if you know your users are on a Windows device and you want them to arrive directly at the listing page in the Microsoft Store app.

    See also: Link to your app - UWP app developer | Microsoft Docs

    This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut of an app that will directly open the app's listing page in the Microsoft Store app without opening a browser in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Directly open Skype app's listing page in Microsoft Store app in Windows 10

    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Open your web browser, and go to the Microsoft Store online.

    2. Click/tap on the Search icon on the Microsoft Store webpage, type the name of the app (ex: "Skype") you want in the search bar, and click/tap on the app (ex: "Skype") in the search results. (see screenshot below)

    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Make note of the product ID (ex: "9wzdncrfj364") of the app (ex: "Skype") in its URL link in the address bar. You will need this product ID to create the shortcut. (see screenshots below)

    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    5. Enter the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=<app product ID>

    *note Substitute <app product ID> in the location above with the actual product ID (ex: "9wzdncrfj364") of the app (ex: "Skype") from step 3 above.

    For example: ms-windows-store://pdp/?ProductId=9wzdncrfj364


    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Type a name you want for this shortcut, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. You can now use and/or share this shortcut to people you want to be able to directly open the app's listing page in the Microsoft Store app on their PC.


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    esbkk11000, Mar 2, 2016
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  2. Brink Win User
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Create Shortcut to Directly Open App in Microsoft Store in Windows 10

    How to create a shortcut for a keyboard shortcut.

    Hi Marcos,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are willing to create Keyboard shortcut on Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps in the below Microsoft article to create
    a keyboard shortcut for an app.

    Create keyboard shortcuts to open desktop apps

    Note: The troubleshooting steps in the above link are meant for windows 8, however, you can use the same for windows 10 as well.

    Refer below article for more information on Keyboard shortcuts.

    Keyboard shortcuts

    Please post back with above information and we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Vinodh_Kumar V, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Brink Win User
    Get link for microsoft store app in windows 10

    Hello @apoklyps3, *Smile

    If you are wanting a link for a Microsoft Store app shortcut, then you could create one using the link below.

    ms-windows-store:

    *Arrow App Commands List for Windows 10 | Tutorials
     
    Brink, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. How to create desktop shortcut for newly installed apps from Windows 10 store?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Let me answer your query on Windows 10.

    When you install any app from the store, the app will be in the start menu "all apps" list or on the start menu tiles.

    Follow the below steps to place a shortcut for apps from store.

    1. Click on the start menu and select all apps.

    2. Select the app for which you want a shortcut on the desktop.

    3. Click the app and drag the it to the desktop screen.

    4. You may follow the same steps to create a shortcut for other apps as well.

    Hope the information helps, do reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepak Kodi, Oct 27, 2019
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