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How to Create a Help+Tips App Shortcut in Windows 8.1


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The Windows Help+Tips app helps you to learn the basics on how to use Windows 8.1. Find out more about the Start screen, navigating around, searching, using your OneDrive cloud storage, and more. Animated videos show how to do things with touch or a mouse.

For more information, see: Windows Help+Tips app for Windows in the Windows Store


This tutorial will show you how to create or download a modern "Help+Tips" app shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Help+Tips

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Help+Tips App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Help+Tips App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download a Help+Tips App Shortcut

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

Help+Tips_Icon.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

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

4. Unblock the Help+Tips 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.






Help+Tips App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Help+Tips App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create a Help+Tips 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.HelpAndTips_8wekyb3d8bbwe!HelpAndTips


Name:  shortcut-1.png
Views: 1008
Size:  29.8 KB

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

Name:  shortcut-2.png
Views: 1065
Size:  28.6 KB

4. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a custom Help+Tips.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 Help+Tips shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

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

Name:  shortcut-3.png
Views: 1121
Size:  32.5 KB

7. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the Help+Tips.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.png
Views: 1102
Size:  16.0 KB

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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