You can search for a document and click to open it, but is there a way to put a document you are working with on the Start Menu (Metro UI) for quick selection?
Here is an article that explains how to add a shutdown tile to the Metro UI, you could possibly add documents to the same location.
Move this shortcut into C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs (the location of the start menu). Anything in here can be pinned to the Start Screen.
Drop a bath file that starts your document in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
This is a hack that may not work later. There are a lot of complains about Windows 8 adding ALL shortcuts installed by programs to the metro start screen, including uninstall shortcuts. Microsoft may do something about that.
You could use a third-party application such as Pin to 8
In the screenshot below, I've added an SQL dump file as an example.
You need an application to create secondary tiles for documents and folders.
There are already a lot of other ways to open them:
- Find them on your desktop.
- Find them using
- Open them from your library.
- Open them through your application.
- Open them through the jump list of your application.
Also, it's quite a shift from the intended paradigm, that's why Microsoft will not implement this...
Use OblyTile to pin any file to Start.