Tag Archives: Windows Store apps

Fix Missing Apps Bug in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Fix Missing Apps Bug in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

As you may already know, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is released to the public. It comes with a huge list of changes we carefully covered in the article What's new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Many users have faced an issue after installing this update where some Store apps are missing in the Start Menu but Microsoft Store shows them installed. Microsoft is aware about this issue and has released a workaround. Here is what you have to do.

Prevent Windows 10 from downloading app updates automatically

Prevent Windows 10 from downloading app updates automatically

Out of the box, Windows 10 is configured to download and install updates for Store games and apps automatically. You might want to stop this and change the operating system's behavior to save your disk space, PC resources and bandwidth so that apps are always updated with your permission and never automatically. Here is how it can be done.

Windows 10 makes it possible to request apps from Android developers

Windows 10 makes it possible to request apps from Android developers

In Windows 10 build 14356 which was released for Insiders, users are able to sync their Android device notifications with Windows 10. The latest Insider Preview allows the user to directly request the developer of the Android app which produced the notification to create a Universal (Metro) app for Windows 10.

Windows 10 Store got download size information for apps

Windows 10 Store got download size information for apps

If you are running Insider Preview builds of Windows 10, you might have already noticed that Windows Store got an update. A new version of the app is now able to show the download size of the app which you are trying to install or update.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to bring “add-ons” for apps

Windows 10 Anniversary Update to bring “add-ons” for apps

Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the next major update to Windows 10 will bring a notable number of changes to the operating system. These includes a Card UI in Action Center and Cortana to show snippets of info, Edge with add-on support, improved customization options for the Action Center, more added Settings and a new Start menu. These are just some of the changes Microsoft is working on. A new interesting change was spotted for the upcoming release of Windows 10. Microsoft is working to create a new Advanced Options page for app add-ons and downloadable content for apps.

Disable Look for an app in the Store in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Disable Look for an app in the Store in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Every time you open a file which does not have an application registered to open it, Windows 10 and Windows 8 offer you to open the Windows Store and look for an app there. However, the user may not use Store apps/Universal (Metro) apps and prefer desktop apps instead. So the link to look for an app in the Store is useless for those who prefer classic Desktop apps. You can disable the 'Look for an app in the Store' prompt. Here is how it can be done.

How to disable automatic updating of apps in Windows 10

How to disable automatic updating of apps in Windows 10

If you use Universal (Metro) apps in Windows 10, you might have noticed that like system updates, these apps also get updated automatically. New versions of apps are generally larger. They install without your consent and this not only causes additional traffic and reduces disk space but some apps might have regressions, changed design or missing features in the new version. So you might not want to update all your apps automatically and instead prefer to update them manually. Here is how to disable the automatic updating of apps in Windows 10.

Recent builds of Windows 10 come with updated Store app

Recent builds of Windows 10 come with updated Store app

As you might be knowing, Windows 10 comes with a new Store experience. It is named Store (beta) and is different from the Store app in Windows 8.1. In recent builds of Windows 10, Microsoft updated that app. It looks a bit different and has a new splash screen and a new icon.

How to share and install your Windows Store apps with other user accounts on your PC

How to share and install your Windows Store apps with other user accounts on your PC

If you downloaded a free or paid Metro app from the Windows Store, it will be installed only for your currently logged-in user account. It won't be available for other user accounts on your Windows 8 or Windows 10 PC. This is radically different from the desktop app model where you could install an app for all users at once. If you share your PC with your family members and they all have their own accounts, you might be interested in knowing how to install the same app you downloaded on other user accounts. Let me show you how to do it.