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Bluetooth Devices Shortcut - Create in Windows 8


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Bluetooth Devices Shortcut - Create in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Bluetooth Devices shortcut that opens to the PC settings and Control Panel locations in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
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How to Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1
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This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Bluetooth Devices shortcut that opens to the PC settings and Control Panel locations in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
How to Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add to your PC, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Bluetooth Devices shortcut that opens to the PC settings and Control Panel locations in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Bluetooth Devices in PC settings location
NOTE:
This shortcut will only work in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 editions.
Bluetooth_devices_PC-settings.jpg

EXAMPLE: Bluetooth Devices in Control Panel location
NOTE:
This shortcut works in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1 editions.
Bluetooth_Devices.jpg






OPTION ONE
To Download a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for which shortcut you wanted.​
2. Bluetooth Devices in Control Panel Location Shortcut
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Bluetooth_Devices_Shortcut.zip
download

3. Bluetooth Devices in PC settings Location Shortcut
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 4 below.​
Bluetooth_Devices-PC_settings_Shortcut.zip
download

4. Save the .zip file to your desktop.
5. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.
6. Unblock the extracted shortcut.​
7. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste either command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​

(Bluetooth Devices in PC settings location)

Note   Note
If you are not have a US English Windows 8.1 installed, then you will need to change the en-US folder name in the command below for the folder name with your language instead for this to work.



Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\[COLOR=#ff0000][B]en-US[/B][/COLOR]\AAA_SettingsPagePCSystemBluetooth.settingcontent-ms
OR

(Bluetooth Devices in Control Panel location)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}
shortcut-1.jpg
3. Type Bluetooth Devices for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
shortcut-2.jpg

4. Right click or swipe down on the new Bluetooth Devices shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.​
5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
shortcut-3.jpg

6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)​
%SystemRoot%\system32\DevicePairingFolder.dll
shortcut-4.jpg

7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)​
9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​


That's it,
Shawn


 
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I don't understand the

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}

control panel version. That is what I first did. I would like that better than the metro one except it doesn't show my connected bluetooth devices. It does show some non-pared devices (a couple roku players). The metro version shows those plus all the bluetooth items I have paired.

Am I doing something wrong?
 

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Hello Spokey,

You didn't do anything wrong. I haven't found out why they do not always all show up in the control panel version. You might see if refreshing it or using "Add a device" may have them listed afterwards.
 

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i did get my cell phone blue tooth to get added to the control panel version but the whole thing seems pretty lame. There is no indication as to whether something is connected or not. I don't see any difference between that and the two roku units that aren't even paired.

I guess I'll have to succumb to use the metro version

thanks
 

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Hello. I pasted the following line as described, but I get an error. Not sure why...? Attached are snapshots of the shortcut plus the error. Any ideas? Thanks.

%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPagePCSystemBluetooth.settingcontent-ms

shortcut.jpg error.jpg
 

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Glad to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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Hi
I'd like to create shortcut to bluetooth settings (on/offbutton), but this code takes me only to the "PC Settings".
Any idea why?
 

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    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    Custom self built
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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus X Code Z370
    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone