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Open Specific Control Panel Item?


hcour

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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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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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shortcut 3

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hcour

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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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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.:geek:
 

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hcour

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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.:geek:
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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DRMMR76

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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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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.
Try Search for sound:

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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.
Hello DRMMR76, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could create a Sound shortcut using the tutorial below that you could pin or use where you like in Windows 8.

Sound Shortcuts - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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