[TIP]open Windows 10 modern apps using Run dialog box

While Windows 10 makes it easy to pin shortcuts to universal apps to Start and the taskbar, there’s no obvious way to create shortcuts for these apps on the desktop.Here is a workaround for this:
Open Run dialog box(Right click Start button  and select Run) and type in shell:windowsapps folder.It would open all windows apps in an explorer window like this:

Right click the app and select create shortcut-name it and you are good to go..
This is extremely helpful when your start menu doesn't work and you want to launch any modern app.

Alternative

In addition to this,you can also launch app using run dialog box.We would require the protocol name to launch the app.Here are the protocol names and the apps which should be entered in Run:
Application Name
Application protocol
Settings app
ms-settings:
Microsoft Edge
microsoft-edge:
Microsoft photos
ms-photos:
Action centre
ms-actioncenter:
Mail and Calendar
ms-unistore-email:
Groove music
mswindowsmusic:
Films and TV
mswindowsvideo
Windows Camera
microsoft.windows.camera:
Weather app
bingweather:
Calculator
calculator:
Feedback app
windows-feedback:
Bing Maps
bingmaps:
As we are using Protocols,remember to add colon(:) everywhere in run otherwise it would throw that application is not found.
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