Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10
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    How to Create a Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10

    warning   Warning
    This tutorial no longer works starting with Windows 10 build 9926 released on January 23rd 2015.

    Settings is now a separate app.

    information   Information
    Windows 10 has the Settings, Devices, Start, Share, and Search charms available. Charms are context sensitive to the location (desktop vs Start screen) and application that is running when opened.

    This tutorial provides a download for a charms bar shortcut that always opens directly on your desktop or Start screen and also showing the clock in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a Charms Bar Shortcut that Always Opens on Desktop
    • Option Two: To Download a Charms Bar Shortcut that Always Opens on Start screen



    EXAMPLE: Charms bar and Clock on Start screen and Desktop
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    Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Charms Bar Shortcut that Always Opens on Desktop

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

    Charms_on_Desktop_Shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the .exe file to your desktop.

    NOTE: This is a standalone .exe file that has a digital signature and does not install or add anything to your computer.

    4. You can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start list, add to Quick Launch, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






    Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Charms Bar Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Charms Bar Shortcut that Always Opens on Start screen

    Note   Note
    This shortcut will not work unless you use the Start screen instead of Start menu.


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

    Charms_on_Start_Screen_Shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the .exe file to your desktop.

    NOTE: This is a standalone .exe file that has a digital signature and does not install or add anything to your computer.

    4. You can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    5. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    20 Nov 2014 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2014
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    Thanks Shawn!
    Is it just me or did the Start icon on the Charms Bar get a new look?

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  2.    20 Nov 2014 #2
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    LOL, nar. It's the same flag, but the color of the Windows logo depends on what you have your accent color set to.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image
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  3.    20 Nov 2014 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    LOL, nar. It's the same flag, but the color of the Windows logo depends on what you have your accent color set to.

    Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image
    I think the shape of my flag has changed:

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    used to look like this:

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  4.    21 Nov 2014 #4
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    Strange. It's still the old default one for me. I can't see Microsoft changing their logo to that.

    Did you install or use any sort of Start Menu or Start button program that may have changed it?
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  5.    21 Nov 2014 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Strange. It's still the old default one for me. I can't see Microsoft changing their logo to that.

    Did you install or use any sort of Start Menu or Start button program that may have changed it?
    No, it's probably the theme patcher!
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  6.    21 Nov 2014 #6
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    Ah, most likely then.
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  7.    31 Jan 2015 #7
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    No longer valid in build 9926.
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