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.
This worked for me. Create a shortcut to the application in quotes followed by the location of the document in quotes. Put the shortcut in the location identified above.
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 can't put anything in the Windows 8 Start Menu, maybe in the future build updates you can once it's been implemented but all you can really do now is just go to the Desktop and pin it to your Taskbar and select it from there.
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.
Just press Windows+Q ->
Search documents -> right click ->
Pin to start.