In Pictures: Windows 8 app shootout - ModernMix v ...
Launching apps from the desktop
ModernMix doesn’t provide a way to launch your Windows apps from the desktop. You still must first launch an app from the Start Screen before it can be used within a re-sizeable window. The Windows 7-style Start menu of RetroUI Pro contains shortcut icons to all the Windows apps installed on your computer.
In Pictures: Windows 8 app shootout - ModernMix v RetroUI Pro