Charms Bar Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

How to Download a "Charms" Bar Shortcut in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1


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This tutorial provides a download to a 'Charms' bar shortcut that opens directly to the Charms bar and clock on your desktop or Start screen in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


EXAMPLE: 'Charms Bar' on Desktop and Start in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
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Here's How:

1. Do step 2 and/or 3 below for where you want the Charms bar to open at.

2. For a "Charms on Desktop" Shortcut
NOTE: This shortcut will open the Charms bar on the desktop no matter where the shortcut is used at.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Charms_on_Desktop_Shortcut.zip
download

3. For a "Charms on Start" Shortcut
NOTE: This shortcut will open the Charms bar on the Start screen no matter where the shortcut is used at.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Charms_on_Start_Shortcut.zip
download

4. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

5. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the .exe file to your desktop.
NOTE: This is a standalone .exe file that has a digital signature and does not install or add anything to your computer.

6. You can now move the .exe file to where you like to use it at, then Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, or create a shortcut from the .exe file.


That's it,
Shawn


 

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Sorry, I'm sure the answer I need is somewhere in your information above. I'm one of those old gessers and don't recognize which option to use. Bluntly, this is driving me crazy. When I open, upper right search, that windows charm icon is between the share and devices icon, kind of a gold color. It used to me on the task bar. With that charm icon is on the side bar it will only open APPS when I'm trying to search, for instance devices within my desktop PC. How do I get it out of the side bar and back to the task bar where it used to be.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 120-1333w
    CPU
    HP

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
Close, however, that charm thing is still on the side bar and I want to get it off of that and onto the taskbar. Appreciate the reply
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP 120-1333w
    CPU
    HP
The Search charm is on the Charms bar by default. Other than adding a Search shortcut to your taskbar, I'm not sure it's possible.

Please give more details if this is not what you meant.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
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