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In the accepted answer to this question, it is described how to make a shortcut for any Metro app, which you can then place in the startup folder. Example: By making a shortcut, People.url, ...
Is it possible to add a shortcut (for example launching a program with custom parameters or to run a command line command) to the Modern UI start page?
I am using Windows 8 at the moment and I was wondering if there is a way to make a shortcut to a Modern UI (formerly known as Metro UI) application on my desktop.