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Weather Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8


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Weather Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Metro Bing Weather Store app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8 and 8.1.
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How to Create a Weather App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Metro Bing Weather Store app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8 and 8.1.
How to Create a "Weather" App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1

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The Weather app, powered by Bing, included in Windows 8 and 8.1 helps you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts. Designed for Windows, featuring beautiful weather images, the Weather app puts control at your fingertips. Compare weather from multiple providers, check radar maps and view historical weather. Get current weather information for your location and for the other places you care about, like a family member’s city or your next vacation destination.

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Metro Bing "Weather" Store app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Bing Weather app

Bing_Weather_app.jpg





OPTION ONE
To Download a "Weather" App Shortcut for Windows 8

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Weather_Shortcut.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Weather shortcut to the desktop.​
4. Unblock the Weather shortcut.​
5. Go to step 4 in OPTION TWO below to download and use a custom icon for this shortcut.​
6. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.​





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Weather" App Shortcut in Windows 8

1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of the desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste either command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
explorer bingweather:​
OR
%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "bingweather:" && exit
OR

Code:
explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingWeather_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
Shortcut-1.jpg
3. Type Weather for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
Shortcut-2.jpg
4. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Weather.ico file to use for this shortcut. Unblock the .ico file, then move it to where you would like to keep it saved at.​
download
5. Right click or press and hold on the new Weather shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.​
6. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
Step3.jpg
7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Weather.ico file from step 4, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
Step4.jpg
8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)​
9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


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Wheres the weather app image at?..I did everything according to the steps but I have no weather app icon. All I have is the command promp icon

no icon.jpg
 

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#3
ahhhhhhhhh ok, now I know what happened. I was using firefox and it downloaded it to my download folder and I dragged it from there to my desk top. I changed the location of where to download it to [to my desktop directly] and this time I have the icon :)

By the way, pretty cool :)




ok now it wont work at all..lol i give up but nice idea
 

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Hello OldXPuser,

Did you extract drag and drop the Weather shortcut from the downloaded ZIP to your desktop, and unblocked it?

Did you download the custom icon and keep the icon saved where you want it for it to keep displaying, then changed the icon of the shortcut? If you delete or move the icon file after changing the icon of the shortcut for that location, then it the icon will no longer show.

Do you still have the Weather app installed? This is only a shortcut that allows you to run it from your desktop, and not just from the Start screen.

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    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
    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,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone