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Language Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

How to Create a "Language Settings" Shortcut in Windows 8


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This will show how to create or download a shortcut that will open directly to the Language settings in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Language Settings in Windows 8
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OPTION ONE
To Download the "Language Settings" Shortcut

1. Click on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Language_Settings.zip
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2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Language Settings shortcut to the desktop.​
4. For the first time that you run the shortcut, uncheck the Always ask before opening this file box, and click on Open to unblock the shortcut.​
5. 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.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.​






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Language Settings" Shortcut

1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
%WinDir%\explorer.exe shell:::{BF782CC9-5A52-4A17-806C-2A894FFEEAC5}
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3. Type Language Settings for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Language Settings shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.​
5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)​
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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\UserLanguagesCpl.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click on OK. (see screenshot above)​
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.​
8. Click 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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