That's pretty coolKari, post: 2760, member: 11 said:I'm doing exactly this with native Windows 8.1 tools. Takes a minute or two to create, here's how:
Create a batch file that launches all apps and programs needed using start /d command:
Syntax: start / d "path" executable file, a space between the path and executable file. Path in quotes if it contains spaces, the last command Exit closes the Command Prompt window when all commands in this batch are executed i.e. all programs launched. Batch works without the Exit command, too, but leaves the Command Prompt window open which then needs to be closed manually.Code:start /d "%programfiles(x86)%\Microsoft Office\Office15\" Excel.exe start /d %windir%\System32\ calc.exe Exit
Save your batch file anywhere you want to, I saved this small batch which opens Excel and Calculator as Project_Tools.bat in my Documents folder. Create a shortcut for your batch in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs.
Now open the Charms Search, search for your shortcut:
Right click it, select Pin to Start:
That's it. You now have a Start Screen Tile which opens all your tools, apps and programs with a single click.