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Airplane Mode On or Off Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8

How to Create Turn On or Off Airplane Mode Shortcuts in Windows 8 and 8.1

information   Information
You can turn Airplane mode on or off in Windows 8 to enable or disable all wireless radio devices (ex: Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, Bluetooth) at once in your PC or device.

This tutorial will provide you with shortcuts that you can pin or use where you like to quickly "Turn On Airplane Mode" or "Turn Off Airplane Mode" with a single click in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
You will only have the Airplane mode feature available on a mobile Windows 8 PC or device (ex: laptop, tablet, mobile phone, etc...) that has a wireless network connection (ex: Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, Bluetooth).


EXAMPLE: "Turn On Airplane Mode" (left) or "Turn Off Airplane Mode" (right) shortcuts
NOTE:
These are just what the icons of the shortcuts look like.
Turn_On_Airplane_Mode.pngTurn_Off_Airplane_Mode.png



Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what Windows you have installed.

2. For Only Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Airplane_Mode_Turn_On-Off_Shortcuts.zip
download


3. For Only Windows 8.1 Update
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​
8.1_Update_Airplane_Mode_Turn_On-Off_Shortcuts.zip
download


4. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

5. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) both the Turn On Airplane Mode.exe and Turn Off Airplane Mode.exe files to your desktop.
NOTE: These are standalone .exe files that have digital signatures and do not install or add anything to your computer.

6. You can now move the .exe files to where you like to use them at, then Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to Quick Launch, or create shortcuts from the .exe files.

NOTE: If you create shortcuts from the .exe files, then you could also assign a keyboard shortcut to each shortcut.



That's it,
Shawn


 

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CmdrKeene

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Are these using a Windows 8 API?
 

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TheRene

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Thank you so much for making these, it works perfectly! :)
 

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Are these using a Windows 8 API?

Hello Keene, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sort of. It uses an Autoscript that simulates the keystrokes used to do this normally. :)
 

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Hello Aymanabdo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Once an official pre-release of Windows Blue has been released, I'll be sure to update these if/as needed for it. :)
 

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power1power1

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Thanks for the shortcuts. Just wanted to say that for me, the right hand side black bar that shows the networks, stays open and I have to click on the desktop for it to go away. Can you add this feature that would close the bar to the shorcuts?
 

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Hello power1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

That is normal. You can just click/tap anywhere on an empty area on the other side to close the Networks flyout bar. :)
 

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zygote

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Hello Aymanabdo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Once an official pre-release of Windows Blue has been released, I'll be sure to update these if/as needed for it. :)


Not working in windows 8.1 ..can you provide one which is working for windows 8.1?

thanks in advance
 

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Hello Aymanabdo, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Once an official pre-release of Windows Blue has been released, I'll be sure to update these if/as needed for it. :)


Not working in windows 8.1 ..can you provide one which is working for windows 8.1?

thanks in advance


Hello zygote, and welcome to Eight Forums.

They are working fine in Windows 8.1 for me. :confused:

Is you PC a mobile PC (ex: laptop, tablet) and not a desktop?

Do you have a wireless network?

When you click on the Network icon at the right corner of your taskbar to open the Networks flyout, do you have an Airplane Mode On/Off setting at the top like below?

Networks.jpg
 
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kjacobson

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Hello!

I'm looking at this for a solution at work with an extremely locked down device (I'll spare you the details..) but basically, when I run this on Windows 8.1 it simply opens up the charms bar and doesn't actually flip Airplane mode on or off in my testing.

Did it automatically handle this in Windows 8 - what I'm wondering is, is if there is an API that can be called in some manner to flip the airplane mode switch.. possibly without even opening up the charms bar at all (in a situation where the device may not even allow the charms bar to open or be locked down by a third party program).

I'm just looking for ideas here, this was one of the first programs I found during my research but it doesn't quite seem to do what I'm looking for, but it's really close, and with a little more information I might have a solution - do you know about the status of the applications behavior with Windows 8.1 - because it seemed like both shortcuts essentially did the same thing, except had different icons :)

Thanks much,

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Hello Keegan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It looks like Windows 8.1 Update as added a new View Connection Settings option above the Airplane mode setting now.

I'll add a new version of the shortcuts that'll work in Windows 8.1 Update later today, and will post back when they are ready. :)
 

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kjacobson

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Awesome, thanks so much! That make sense that it might be a Windows 8.1 Update 1 related issue, that's what we are running over here. Anyways looking forward to the new build, thanks again!
 

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Ok Keegan. Please see how the updated shortcuts from step 3 work for you. :)
 

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kjacobson

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It worked thank you very much Brink and so far these forums and various threads I have found have been very beneficial and helpful for me at work :)
 

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You're most welcome Keegan. I'm glad we could help. :)
 

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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

DanG

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Brink, I have Windows 8.1 update as well. However, running the Turn Airplane Mode On exe just opens the Settings charm and highlights Personalization, then stops. Any ideas? (Great idea, by the way.... Microsoft should have included this as a Start Screen option)
 

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Hello Dan, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Just to verify:

Did you use the downloads from step 3?

Do you have the Airplane mode setting in the Networks pane like below?


Networks_Airplane_Mode.png
 

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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