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How to Create Ease of Access PC Settings Shortcuts in Windows 8.1


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This tutorial will show you how to create or download Ease of Access shortcuts that opens to Narrator, Magnifier, High contrast, Keyboard, Mouse, and Other options in PC settings in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Ease of Access in PC settings

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Ease of Access Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Ease of Access Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download an "Ease of Access" PC Settings Shortcut

1. Do step 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 below for which shortcut you would like.

2. Ease of Access Narrator PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_Narrator_Shortcut.zip

download

3. Ease of Access Magnifier PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_Magnifier_Shortcut.zip

download

4. Ease of Access High Contrast PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_High_Contrast_Shortcut.zip

download

5. Ease of Access Keyboard PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_Keyboard_Shortcut.zip

download

6. Ease of Access Mouse PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_Mouse_Shortcut.zip

download

7. Ease of Access Other options PC settings Shortcut

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below, and go to step 8 below.

Ease_of_Access_Other_Options_Shortcut.zip

download

8. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

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

10. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

11. If you would like to use a custom modern Ease of Access icon for the shortcut(s), then you can download the .ico file in the note box under step 7 in OPTION TWO below.

12. 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.

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






Ease of Access Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Ease of Access Shortcuts - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create an "Ease of Access" 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 for the shortcut you want 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.


Ease of Access Narrator PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsGroupEaseOfAccessNarrator.settingcontent-ms
Ease of Access Magnifier PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPageEaseOfAccessMagnifier.settingcontent-ms
Ease of Access High contrast PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPageEaseOfAccessHighContrast.settingcontent-ms
Ease of Access Keyboard PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPageEaseOfAccessKeyboard.settingcontent-ms
Ease of Access Mouse PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPageEaseOfAccessMouse.settingcontent-ms
Ease of Access Other Options PC settings:
Code:
explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsPageEaseOfAccessMoreOptions.settingcontent-ms

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3. Type Ease of Access for the name, and click/tap 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 or swipe down on the new Ease of Access shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap 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\
imageres.dll

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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)

Note   Note
You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

If you like, you could also click/tap on the Download button below to download and use the custom modern Ease of Access icon .ico file instead for the shortcut(s).

download

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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