At the Windows 8 Developer Camp last week in Ft. Lauderdale, a couple of people asked me if there’s a way to control which apps are searchable (which ones show up in the app search list), and which apps are allowed to be share targets.
The answer to both is, “Yep.”
In Windows 8, Searching and Sharing can be controlled through the Settings charm > More PC Settings. Once you’re on the PC Settings screen, in the list on the left-hand side you’ll see both Search and Share.
Search has the following options:Click image to enlarge.
From here you can . . .
Share has the following self-explanatory options:Click image to enlarge.
Nice, eh? Enjoy Windows 8! For you developers, here’s an excellent first-stop page for you: the Windows Dev Center. And here’s the link to the official Building Windows 8 blog.
– bliz (@snowstormlife)