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Open Specific Control Panel Item?

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    Open Specific Control Panel Item?


    Is there a way to make a shortcut to open or go to a specific item in the CP? I'd like to be able to do this with a few of my most-used, such as Color and Appearance, for changing taskbar and windows borders colors. I have a macro program that will do it, just wondered if there were direct links to the various items in the CP. Thanks.

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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Shortcut


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    shortcut 2


    Once pinned to Start you could send to desktop as shortcut & maybe drag to Taskbar.
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    I ended up pinning the whole CP to the taskbar and discovered when you right-click it gives you a whole menu of recently opened CP items, any of which you can then pin permanently to that menu. I"ve pinned my oft-used items to that menu and it's great, a left and a right click and I'm there. Very cool. Thanks.
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    You're welcome.
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    Well, dagnabit, I accidentally unpinned one of the CP apps from the CP icon on my taskbar and now it won't show up again in the "recently used" thing when I right click. In fact no CP recently used items are showing up on right click anymore. I have no idea what I did to undo that. Any idea how to make it show those recently used items again? That was very useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcour View Post
    Well, dagnabit, I accidentally unpinned one of the CP apps from the CP icon on my taskbar and now it won't show up again in the "recently used" thing when I right click. In fact no CP recently used items are showing up on right click anymore. I have no idea what I did to undo that. Any idea how to make it show those recently used items again? That was very useful.
    I don't.
    Maybe Brink or someone will be able to help.

    EDIT-- Maybe get rid of what you now have & do the process all over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    I don't.
    Maybe Brink or someone will be able to help.

    EDIT-- Maybe get rid of what you now have & do the process all over again.
    Yeah, I tried that. But no matter what, it won't show the recent used CP apps again the way it had before. Strange. Frustrating.
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    David Bailey, I don't have those options when I right click on Control Panel items. All I have is "Open" and "Create Shortcut". Is there any way I can enable those options? I am trying to pin the "Sound" Control Panel item to my Start screen.
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