Published by


Brink's Avatar
Administrator

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 22,576

How to Create a "Lock Screen" PC Settings Shortcut in Windows 8.1


information   Information
This tutorial will show how to create or download a "Lock Screen" settings shortcut that opens directly into PC settings in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Lock Screen settings in PC settings

Click image for larger version






Lock Screen PC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Lock Screen PC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download a "Lock Screen" PC Settings Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.


Lock_Screen_PC-settings_Shortcut.zip

download

2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted 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 finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Lock Screen PC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Lock Screen PC Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create a "Lock Screen" PC Settings 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 the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

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\en-US\AAA_SettingsGroupLockScreenPreview.settingcontent-ms
Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
Views: 24106
Size:  50.9 KB


3. Type Lock Screen PC-settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.jpg
Views: 24176
Size:  38.8 KB

4. Right click or swipe down on the new Lock Screen PC-settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

Name:  shortcut-3.jpg
Views: 24469
Size:  54.0 KB

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\imageres.dll

Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
Views: 24757
Size:  45.8 KB

7. Select either icon highlighted in blue (white icon) or red (black icon) 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