30 January 2012

How to Create a Particular Setting Shortcut in Windows

This post is about how to create a Specific Task or Configuration Shortcut in Windows 7 or Vista. If you are using certain settings (like Defragment, Device Manager, Show hidden files and folders) for windows through the Control Panel often, then you don’t need every time to open the Control Panel and run the setting. Before anything you have to create a folder in Windows that contains all Windows settings. I called this folder Magic Folder, but you can call it anything you want. I have showed you how to create a Magic Folder in Windows in my older posts (read the full article here), but for reminder, you have to create a New Folder in Windows with the string below:

For this tutorial I have made a new folder and named it Setting. This folder contains 278 settings for Windows 7/Vista. 

Now follow these steps:

1. Open the Setting folder.

2. Find the task or configuration that you want to make a shortcut for it and right-click on it. From the drop down menu select Create shortcut.

3. You are done. Drag and drop your shortcut in anywhere you want. You can make any shortcut for any Windows configuration (278 Settings). A very simple and also very useful trick!

Note: If you want to create a shortcut for any categories in Windows Control Panel, simply drag and drop the category like System and Security to your system desktop or somewhere else.