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Microsoft is promising significant changes to the way Windows manages which apps open certain files by default and how users can select programs to pin to their Start menu on the Windows desktop or on the taskbar.
A new Settings deep link URI scheme will let developers send users directly to the right spot in Settings to change which program is the default for particular file or link types.
Microsoft’s nonfinal concept design for the button that would let you confirm pinning an app tile to your Windows taskbar.
Separately, Microsoft will start testing a new API to let apps pin a primary or secondary tile to the taskbar.
Described on a company blog as “a principled approach to app pinning and…