Hey folks, my mom just got a new Windows 8.1 laptop, and I'm trying to guide her through it. She wants to be able to launch Metro apps from Desktop mode, specifically the mail app. Is that possible with a shortcut? I know its possible if you open a file that is associated with an app, for example opening a PDF in desktop mode always opens Reader in Metro mode. But I can't figure out how to make a desktop shortcut TO Reader, or Mail, or any of the other apps, without my little ghetto "workaround", which is to create a shortcut to a file associated with those apps. I tried right clicking on 'mail', but there was no 'pin to desktop' or 'pin to taskbar' button.