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How to Create a "Food & Drink" App Shortcut in Windows 8.1


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The Bing Food & Drink app is included by default in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1., and allows you to find nearby places to eat and drink. The places are categorized by, for example, restaurants, cafes, fast food or ice cream parlors.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Bing "Food & Drink" modern app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Food & Drink app

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"Food & Drink" App Shortcut- Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE "Food & Drink" App Shortcut- Create in Windows 8.1
To Download a "Food & Drink" App Shortcut for Windows 8.1

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

Food_&_Drink_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 Food & Drink shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Food & Drink 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.






"Food & Drink" App Shortcut- Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO "Food & Drink" App Shortcut- Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create a "Food & Drink" App Shortcut in Windows 8.1


1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area of your 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 bingfoodanddrink:

OR

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

OR

Code:
explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.BingFoodAndDrink_8wekyb3d8bbwe!AppexFoodAndDrink


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3. Type Food & Drink 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 Food_&_Drink.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 Food & Drink 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 Food_&_Drink.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.

Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
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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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