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How to Create a Camera App Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


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The Camera app is included by default in Windows 8 and captures your life's moments. Take Photos, Record Videos and browse through them to share the best ones out with your friends and family.

For more information, see: Camera app for Windows in the Windows Store


This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern "Camera" 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: Camera app

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Camera App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION ONE Camera App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Download a Camera App Shortcut

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

Camera_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 Camera shortcut to the desktop.

4. Unblock the Camera 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.






Camera App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8 OPTION TWO Camera App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
To Manually Create a Camera App Shortcut


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 the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

Code:
explorer.exe shell:Appsfolder\Microsoft.MoCamera_cw5n1h2txyewy!Microsoft.Camera


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3. Type Camera 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 Camera.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 Camera 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 Camera.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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