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SoonerAl
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join:2002-07-23
Norman, OK
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reply to Mele20

Re: [WIN8] Screen saver photos, photo gallery?

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If you want Photo Gallery on the classic desktop just create a short cut to the application. Right click on the file and select Send to desktop. See the screen shot...

You can rename the short cut after its on the desktop if desired.

I used to run Start8, and still have it on this Win 8 laptop, but disabled its service because I found I did not need it. I like the new modern start screen and except for those programs that don't run there never really go there. I have my wife's tiles, ie. classic desktop programs, setup on the right side of the modern start screen so she can go straight to IE or Outlook or Quicken which is all she really uses on this machine.

This is a non-touch screen laptop running Win 8 Pro (32-bit)...

Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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I still can't find it...oh, I can go to Metro and start typing and find it. But where in Explorer it is located.....??

But Start8 has it in the all programs list now. But it won't keep it there. I could care less how often I use a program. That is irrelevant as all programs should be there in All Programs list at all times.



SoonerAl
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On the modern UI (aka metro) start screen what happens if you right-click on the Photo Gallery tile then select Open file location? It should show you where the program or program shortcut is located. You can (or should be able to) right click then look at Properties to see the path to the file. Once you find that you can create a shortcut on your desktop.


Mele20
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Hilo, HI
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That brings up the icons at the bottom and if I choose the icon "open location" then is shows me the shortcut for it on Startup menu where I think it won't stay unless I use it regularly. I right clicked on the shortcut and was given the option to pin it to the Start8 menu. That way it won't disappear if I don't use it for awhile.

I was also able to click on "Open File Location" from right click on the shortcut on Start8 menu. Now I see why I couldn't find it. Even with your screenshot, I still didn't realize it would not be listed as Photo Gallery in Program Files in Explorer. Now I see it is listed under "Windows Live" so when I was looking in Program Files, no wonder I didn't see it. I was looking for "Photo Gallery" or "Windows Essentials".
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plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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said by Mele20:

I was also able to click on "Open File Location" from right click on the shortcut on Start8 menu. Now I see why I couldn't find it. Even with your screenshot, I still didn't realize it would not be listed as Photo Gallery in Program Files in Explorer. Now I see it is listed under "Windows Live" so when I was looking in Program Files, no wonder I didn't see it. I was looking for "Photo Gallery" or "Windows Essentials".

Correct. In my case, "Windows Essentials 2012" was installed to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\"

The actual EXE name for "Photo Gallery" is "WLXPhotoGallery.exe" and is located at

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery"

By the way, not sure if this makes a difference or not, but in my testing of this in my previous post, I DID NOT click on either icon created (Photo Gallery or Movie Maker). I did so now (after my testing), and I get some kind of Service Agreement that I would have to "accept" before using the product. What's interesting is that the screen saver part appears to "work" even though I have yet to accept (or decline) the Service Agreement.

Again, not sure if that matters or not, but I did want to point that out.

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