The new Microsoft Store will launch to the public on October 5 with Windows 11. It will be available for Windows 10 customers in the coming months with Opened apps. In June, Microsoft launched the new Microsoft Store on Windows. Throughout the experience, various apps have been redesigned to meet the needs of the customers. Microsoft has opened the Microsoft Store in Windows for developers using a variety of frameworks, packaging technologies, and commerce platforms – linked to our commitment to choice, fairness, and innovation.
With Your Phone apps, you can open apps instantly access the Android apps installed on your mobile device right on your PC. Smartphones today have become more powerful than ever, some even nearing desktop-level performance. Opened apps using a Wi-Fi connection, Apps allow you to browse, play, order, chat, and more.
As Microsoft continues its journey for Opened apps, we are grateful for the response from the app developer ecosystem, and we will continue to listen to their feedback. Today, we want to introduce some new apps that are now available in the Microsoft Store. The Opened apps and share some updates to our policy for third-party stores.
- 1 More Opened apps
- 2 Find, open & close apps on Android
- 3 Find opened apps From anywhere
- 4 From shortcuts
- 5 Close apps
- 6 Opened apps to other stores
- 7 How do I interact with apps?
- 8 Opened apps to other browsers
- 9 Adjusting to Windows 11/10
- 10 Can I open multiple apps at the same time?
More Opened apps
The developers said they would like to rewrite their existing desktop apps or change their business models to be part of the Windows Microsoft Store. An early wave of new desktop Opened apps that you can try today in Windows 11 Insider Preview includes communication platforms.
like Zoom Cloud Meetings, Discord, and KakaoTalk, and creativity-focused tools such as Luminar AI, Music Maker, and VLC. In addition, a number of high-quality progressive web Opened apps (PWAs) are now available in the Windows Microsoft Store, TikTok, Wikipedia, including Reddit, Lift, Quizlet and Tumblr.
Desktop productivity applications, like TeamViewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and LibreOffice, Opened apps are also available for download and are joined by new additions from inside Microsoft, like Microsoft PowerToys, Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio Community.
Opened apps easy access to the taskbar or start menu, icon notification badging, or matching user preferences in light/dark theme mode. Clipchamp, available for free in the Microsoft Store, is a video editor with an in-depth feature set and seamless web-sharing workflow.
Find, open & close apps on Android
You will find some apps on your home screen and all your apps in all apps. Now You can open apps, switch between apps, and find 2 apps at once. You can close opened apps on your phone.
Important: Some of these steps only work on Android 9 and later versions.
Find opened apps From anywhere
1] Swipe from the bottom of your screen to the top. If you get all the apps, tap on them.
2] Tap on the app you want to open.
Tip: If you’re using a Google Account for work or school, you’ll find your apps in a “Work” tab.
1] Touch and hold the app.
2] If you have options, choose one.
Switch between recent apps
1] Swipe up from the bottom, hold, then let go.
- If you’re on Android Go with 3-button navigation, tap Recent apps.
2] Swipe left or right to switch to the app you want to open.
3] Tap the app that you want to open.
- Close an app: Swipe from bottom to top, hold, then release. Swipe the app.
- Close all apps: Swipe from bottom to top, hold, then release. Swipe from left to right. On the left, tap Clear All.
- Close all apps on Android Go: Swipe from bottom to top, hold, and release. At the bottom, tap Clear All.
- Find your home screen: Tap Home.
Tip: Even if you don’t close the app, your memory or battery won’t run out. Android handles these automatically.
Opened apps to other stores
Our commitment to being an ‘open store for an open platform’ is not just about the various technical foundations of how apps are created. For example, when apps operate their own in-app payment system, Windows app developers don’t need to share revenue with the Microsoft Store and Microsoft.
With that in mind, today we’re announcing another significant update to our Windows Store Windows Policy Which lets you discover third-party storefront apps in the Microsoft Store on Windows.
Like any other app, third-party storefront apps will have a product detail page so you can easily find and install it on Windows with the same confidence as other apps in the Microsoft Store. Today, we’re sharing that Amazon and Epic Games will bring their storefront apps to the Microsoft Store in the next few months.
How do I interact with apps?
You can use your PC’s mouse, trackpad, keyboard, pen, or touch-enabled screen to open, type, scroll and interact with apps. Here are some tips for using your mouse and keyboard:
1] A single click will behave the same as any single touch/tap interaction
2] Right-click anywhere on your phone screen to navigate to the previous page
3] Click and hold will behave the same as a tap/hold interaction
4] Click and hold and drag to select content
5] Mouse scroll to move between pages vertically or horizontally
Some games and apps may not work with a mouse or keyboard. You need to use a touch-enabled PC to communicate with them.
Opened apps to other browsers
In June, Microsoft updated our policies for browser apps, enabling developers to bring their own browser engine (regardless of the OS’s web platform) and continue to innovate with their user experience. Today we welcome two browsers joining Microsoft Edge in the Windows Microsoft Store: Opera and Yandex Browser.
Switch between open apps on iPhone
Open the app switcher to quickly switch from one open app to another on your iPhone. When you go back, you can get up right where you left off.
Use the App Switcher
1] To see all your open apps in App Switcher, do one of the following:
- On an iPhone with Face ID: Swipe from bottom to the top of the screen, then pause in the middle of the screen.
- On an iPhone with the Home button: Double-click the Home button.
2] To browse open apps, swipe right, then tap the app you want to use.
Adjusting to Windows 11/10
If you’ve recently switched to Windows 11, as many people have recently entered the last wave of free upgrades. Note that the first thing Windows 11 can display, as Windows 10 did, is a list of recently opened files, but the procedure is slightly different.
To view the list, click on an app icon in the All menu list in the Start menu, or right-click on an icon for an open app in the Windows Taskbar. These actions will display a “jump list” of the most common tasks within a particular app.
If you right-click on a tile in the Start menu, you’ll also see a list of frequently visited websites and a task list. You can of course pin your most-used apps as tiles in the Start menu, but they will appear in the Most Used list at the top of the Start menu.
Turn on Jump Lists
If you do not see the list above, the option to view them is probably not enabled in the settings. To turn on this option:
1] From the Start menu >> Settings >> Click the Personalization icon
2] In the left-hand list, click Start.
3] From within the Start settings, enable Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar.
Finally, if you use Windows 10 on a tablet or other touchscreen device, press and hold an app tile, and then tap the menu icon in the lower-right corner of the tile to see these same lists.
Can I open multiple apps at the same time?
If you have Android 11 on your Android device and one of the select Samsung devices, yes. For most other Android devices, you can only open one Android app at a time.
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