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Published: January 10, 2013 | Applies to:

This tutorial will show you how to create a shortcut for all Metro Store Apps, so that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.

We all know that Modern Apps are the heartbeat of Windows 8, and you can access them in a number of ways but just use the way which is most convenient to you. For example, you can access them from a shortcut, using Start Screen, using search, using Windows Store and so on.

How To : Create Shortcuts For Modern Apps In Windows 8.1

Today in this single article, I’ll tell you how you can create shortcut for Windows 8 Modern Apps using a simple way. So without wasting your time anymore, lets share the way…

1. Right click on Desktop, navigate to New -> Shortcut.

2. In the Create Shortcut window, type the following locations for corresponding apps:

Video App%windir%\System32cmd.exe /c start “” “microsoftvideo:” && exit

Games App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “xboxgames:” && exit

Calendar App – %windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “wlcalendar:” && exit

Messaging App –  %windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “mschat:” && exit

People App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “wlpeople:” && exit

News App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “bingnews:” && exit

Weather App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “bingweather:” && exit

Maps App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “bingmaps:” && exit

Finance App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “bingfinance:” && exit

Music App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “microsoftmusic:” && exit

Bing App%windir%System32cmd.exe /c start “” “bingsearch:” && exit

3. Click Next and name the shortcut as per your desire. Now right click on created shortcut, select Properties and then click Change Icon.

4. Download icons from following links and replace the default Command Prompt icon with the icon for App you are creating shortcut.

Video App

Games App

Calendar App

Messaging App

People App

News App

Weather App

Maps App

Finance App

Music App

Bing App

5. That’s it, click OK and the Apply followed by OK in shortcut Properties window and you’re ready to go!

Hope you find article useful!


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  • Awesome tutorial Kapil nIce works as usual :) :)

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