Windows 10: Out of curiosity: how does Windows 10 sort its most used apps list?

Discus and support Out of curiosity: how does Windows 10 sort its most used apps list? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have been trying to understand how Windows sorts its most used apps list (in the start menu, presumably shared with start menu alternatives such as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by drmbongo, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. drmbongo Win User

    Out of curiosity: how does Windows 10 sort its most used apps list?


    I have been trying to understand how Windows sorts its most used apps list (in the start menu, presumably shared with start menu alternatives such as Start10).

    I noticed, for instance, that if I launch a freshly installed program, it pops up high on the list. Launching my default browser - non-Microsoft - by whatever means does not seem to budge its ranking in the list, but firing off Microsoft Edge just once makes it one of my most popular apps ever. Before presuming that Microsoft is somewhat biased to their own products, does anyone have a description of the algorithm that Windows 10 uses to sort the most used apps list?

    I'm running Windows 20H2, but this behavior does seem to stretch back into Win7 and prior

    Thanks!
    Dr.M'B

    :)
     
    drmbongo, Nov 6, 2020
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  2. WOT
    WOT Win User

    App or Program That can Alphabetize a list

    In addition to David Y's suggestion, you can also use OpenOffice Writer to sort a list alphabetically or numerically and its free!

    Just place your text in a table and select sort from the Table menu:


    Out of curiosity: how does Windows 10 sort its most used apps list? [​IMG]


    Get it here:
    Apache OpenOffice - Official Download

    Cheers,
     
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Nov 6, 2020
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  4. Dos101 Win User

    Out of curiosity: how does Windows 10 sort its most used apps list?

    Windows Phone users Clubhouse

    I think I'll put a list of people's favourite apps in the OP, starting with my own until I get some suggestions, but you can take a look at the Windows Phone app store at the top apps to see what's popular http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store

    You are both now added, welcome! *Toast :toast:
     
    Dos101, Nov 6, 2020
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