How to prevent a startMenuShortcut from showing up as tile in the Windows 8 Start screen?



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    With new Start feature in Windows 8/Server 2012, newly installed applications are pinned to start by default so the application will just show in Start and nothing needs to be done.

    However, it may make sense to reduce number of shortcuts to avoid showing large number of items in start after the installation.

    There is no API to programmatically unpin from Start - as per Microsoft documentation:

    The decision to leave or unpin items from Start is left to the user and it is not recommended to modify it.

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