Windows 8: Adding Shortcuts to Metro UI

Introduction

 
In this article, we are going to explore how to create a shortcut in your applications. These include a shutdown, restart and many more options in Windows 8. Here, we have to show a shortcut (such as restart) in my applications, and we have to choose it. 
 
Here, we find a solution to creating a shortcut for the Windows 8 operating system. So, we have to follow these methods to create a restart shortcut in Windows 8 (given below).
 
The steps for creating the shortcut areas follows.
 
Step 1
 
Open Windows 8, Show on the desktop then right-click on it, select New and then select Shortcut.
 
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Step 2
 
After creating a shortcut, we have to enter the location of the item and click next. We have to use this code.
 
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Step 3
 
After entering the respective code, it will ask you to enter a name for the Shortcut. Enter the respective name of the item we have to make.
 
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Step 4
 
Click on Finish, and show the icon on the desktop.
 
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Step 5
 
Now we have to change the icon of the shortcut; right-click on this shortcut then choose a property and change the icon on this shortcut.
 
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Here, we have to see there are many images selected according to our shortcut.
 
Step 6
 
Now click on Apply and ok. We have created a shortcut for the Restart option.
 
Step 7
 
In this step, we have to Restart option in the Metro interface, we have to follow these steps. Go to the Windows Explorer.
 
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Step 8
 
Enter the following code in the address bar.
 
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Step 9
 
After copying, the paste shows this icon in Accessories. Open it.
 
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Step 10
 
Now we have successfully created a shortcut for restart in the Metro interface in Windows 8.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about how to create a shortcut in Windows 8 and how to apply this shortcut.