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How to Create a "Sports" App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


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The Bing Sports app, powered by Bing, makes it easy for you to keep up with all the sports and teams you care about. Designed for Windows tablets and desktops, the Sports app puts your favorite teams and sports at your fingertips so you can live and breathe sports. Swipe through the app to get an overview of the top headlines, scores, schedules, standings, statistics and much more across all major sports. You can personalize your experience to track all the sports and teams that interest you most.

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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Metro Bing "Sports" 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 Sports app

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"Sports" Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE "Sports" Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Download a "Sports" App Shortcut for Windows 8

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.

Sports_Shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Sports shortcut to the desktop.

4. Unblock the Sports 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.






"Sports" Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO "Sports" Store App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Manually Create a "Sports" 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
bingsports:

OR


%windir%\System32\cmd.exe /c start "" "bingsports:" && exit

OR

explorer shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingSports_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexSports


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3. Type Sports for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Sports.ico file to use for this shortcut. Unblock the .ico file, then move it to where you would like to keep it saved at.


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5. Right click or press and hold on the new Sports shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

6. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Sports.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.

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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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