Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows

  1. #1
    Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows

    Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows
    How to Create a "Bluetooth Settings" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
    Published by Brink is offline
    24 Nov 2013
    Default Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Posts: 22,564

    How to Create a "Bluetooth Settings" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8


    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.

    After you've paired (connected) a Bluetooth enabled device with a Bluetooth enabled computer, you can change the name of the device or enable or disable services for it. You can also control how your computer pairs with this and with other Bluetooth enabled devices.

    You must have Bluetooth wireless technology installed on your computer to have "Bluetooth Settings" available.


    This tutorial will show you how to create or download Bluetooth Settings shortcuts that open directly to it's Options, Com Ports, and Hardware tabs in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


    EXAMPLE: Bluetooth Settings

    Click image for larger version





    Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows OPTION ONE Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows
    To Download a "Bluetooth Settings" Shortcut

    1. Do step 2, 3, and/or 4 below for which tab you want the Bluetooth Settings shortcut to open to.

    2. Bluetooth Settings Options Tab Shortcut

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Bluetooth_Settings-Options_Shortcut.zip

    download

    3. Bluetooth Settings COM Ports Tab Shortcut

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Bluetooth_Settings-COM_Ports_Shortcut.zip

    download

    4. Bluetooth Settings Hardware Tab Shortcut

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 5 below.

    Bluetooth_Settings-Hardware_Shortcut.zip

    download

    5. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

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

    7. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

    8. 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.

    9. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






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


    (Bluetooth Settings Options tab)
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,1


    (Bluetooth Settings COM Ports tab)
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,2


    (Bluetooth Settings Hardware tab)
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL bthprops.cpl,,3



    Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
Views: 21009
Size:  50.9 KB


    3. Type Bluetooth 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: 20528
Size:  38.8 KB

    4. Right click or swipe down on the new Bluetooth 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: 20847
Size:  52.7 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\DevicePairingFolder.dll


    Name:  Shortcut-4.jpg
Views: 20612
Size:  28.3 KB

    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


  2. #1


    Posts : 16
    windows 8

    Bluetooth switch


    Just had a look through these instructions hoping to solve problems with no bluetooth on windows 8 and Samsung XE500T1C-A01AU but find I havn't got the switch shown in the pix. How to Turn On or Off Bluetooth in Windows 8 and 8.1

    When the dongle is removed a switch is shown but it is a shadow and non operative.
    Getting desperate

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Deigh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What were you wanting to do?

    Are you able to do so when the dongle is connected?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Deigh, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    What were you wanting to do?

    Are you able to do so when the dongle is connected?
    Samsung XE500T1C-A01AU using Windows 8




    I need to play my music programs like Encore and Band in a Box through an amplifier. ( I use this to provide backing rhythms for my guitar playing). Had a lot of problems with a wire connection so eventually gave this angle away and decided to go Bluetooth and cut out the wire completely.
    I can't get it to work for me. Bluetooth 4 is supposedly standard in this machine but it does not seem to be present, so I purchased Targus bluetooth 4 and plugged the dongle in.
    Despite a couple of months experimenting I cant get it to work. I have a bluetooth receiver EDUP EP-B3502 which will pair with my phone and works well. But try it with the computer and ....zilch
    Try to find the reason and the computer insists either that I have not switched it on or alternatively that the user has disconnected it. There is no switch on the dongle, a blue light is on so we know it is working but can't get any further.
    Help!
    Deigh
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Have you installed drivers for the Bluetooth device(s)?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    Yes, with the Targus came a disc, halfway through downloading a message came up saying that there was a later version already in my computer.
    After a few failures I contacted Targus and they came up with a lot of instructions whereby I dumped it and downloaded new stuff. this didn't work. Since then Targus is ignoring my request for more help. Think they just don't know and won't admit it.\
    Deigh
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Deigh,

    I'm afraid that I don't think that will be a supported option to sync audio like that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    Posts : 16
    windows 8

    Bluetooth switch


    OK, I will pursue that after getting bluetooth to work just transferring data or music from my computer to receiver or phone.

    Most important at the moment is to get the thing working, can you help?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It sounds like you may need to pursue this with the Bluetooth device's manufacturer for better supported drivers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Posts : 16
    windows 8


    I'm sorry for your answer. I thought I'd found at last a forum where Help was available. This is probably the tenth forum I've thrown my problem to and none of the rest could give me any decent answers either.

    Is there any reason why bluetooth should not work on windows 8? Do you know people who are actually using it?
    Deigh
    Last edited by Deigh; 04 Apr 2014 at 15:56.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Bluetooth Settings Shortcut - Create in Windows
Related Threads
How to Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1 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...
How to Create a "Bluetooth File Transfer" Shortcut in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 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. You can use Bluetooth technology to...
How to Create a User Account Control (UAC) Settings Shortcut in Windows 8 and 8.1 User Account Control (UAC) helps prevent potentially harmful programs from making changes to your computer by notifying you before changes are made to your PC that require administrator-level (elevated)...
How to Create a Narrator Settings Shortcut in Windows 8.1 Narrator is a screen reader that reads text on the screen aloud and describes events like error messages so you can use your PC without a display. Narrator provides basic screen-reading capabilities so you can use Windows when you don't...
How to Create a Proxy Server Settings Shortcut in Windows 8.1 A proxy server is a computer that functions as an intermediary between a web browser (such as Internet Explorer) and the Internet. A proxy server acts as a security barrier between your internal network and the Internet, keeping...
How to Create a NFC "Proximity" Settings Shortcut in Windows 8 and Windows RT Proximity in Windows 8 supports near-field communication devices (ex: tablet, Windows 8 Phone, or Surface) that enable communication between computers using a tap gesture. Proximity supports establishing a connection...
How to Create a "Language Settings" Shortcut in Windows 8 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 5978
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook