Windows 10: How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings?

Discus and support How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a tablet PC which I often plug into a hub on my desk to power a desktop setup. When I do this I usually disable the touchscreen to save power.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Snucket, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Snucket Win User

    How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings?


    I have a tablet PC which I often plug into a hub on my desk to power a desktop setup. When I do this I usually disable the touchscreen to save power. I'd like to add a shortcut to the taskbar or desktop for the dialogue box for this device so I can disable and enable it without having to go through as many steps. Is this possible? I can't figure it out. If it is possible, please tell me how.

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Snucket, Jan 16, 2020
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  2. Desktop Shortcut Icons

    Hi Mik-Dav,

    The desktop shortcut created for a specific website should bear the website's actual logo. With what you've experienced, there could be something wrong with how the shortcut was created.

    If you've created the shortcut by selecting Create shortcut, then we suggest that you try the other way, that is by dragging the website icon that appears in the address bar to your desktop. Follow these steps:

    • Using Internet Explorer, access a website.
    • Once the website opens, you will see its icon in the address bar.
    • Click and drag the icon on your desktop.

    The website shortcut bearing its actual logo should now be saved on your desktop.

    Let us know if you need further help.

    Regards.
     
    Vanessa Yar, Jan 16, 2020
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  3. Automatically Create Shortcuts - Search Recursively

    It is possibe to write such a script. The problem with scripts is that they need a very precise and tight specification. If the specification is loose then the script will fail.

    Your specification is very loose. For example, it is not at all clear whether "C\Temp" really means "C:\Temp". It is also unclear what you mean with "located in *\Stuff", or where the shortcuts should go, or how the
    recursion should work. A precise specification might go like this:

    • Create a shortcut for each of the following folders:

      A:\Stuff

      B:\Stuff

      C:\Stuff

      etc.

      Z:\Stuff
    • Name the shortcuts "A-Stuff", "B-Stuff", "C-Stuff" etc.
    • Place the shortcuts on the desktop

    Lastly - why not create the shortcuts manually? This would be much faster than creating a script!


     
    Frederik Long, Jan 16, 2020
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  4. Flava0ne Win User

    How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings?

    Creating Shortcuts with Batch File

    I've created a Batch file which calls on the following VB Script to be able to create a shortcut to my desktop:

    VB Script (named createLink.vbs):
    Code: set objWSHShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") set objFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") ' command line arguments ' TODO: error checking sShortcut = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(0)) sTargetPath = objWSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings(WScript.Arguments.Item(1)) sWorkingDirectory = objFso.GetAbsolutePathName(sShortcut) set objSC = objWSHShell.CreateShortcut(sShortcut) objSC.TargetPath = sTargetPath objSC.WorkingDirectory = sWorkingDirectory objSC.Save[/quote] Batch File Example (for Windows Notepad):
    Code: @echo off cscript createLink.vbs "C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\Notepad.lnk" "C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe"[/quote] But after creating the shortcut using this method, I'm not able to assign a custom icon for the shortcut. I get the following error message when trying to do so:


    How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings? Error503.jpg


    Any help and ideas on what I need to put into the VB Script and/or Batch File to be able to do this would be greatly appreciated! *Big Grin How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings? :D

    Also, I know that I can simply do this by going to Start Menu\All Programs\Accessories\ right-clicking on Notepad and selecting Send to\Desktop (create shortcut). Easy enough for creating a single shortcut. But I need to create several multiple shortcuts and using this Batch/VBS method would really save me a lot of time in doing so.
     
    Flava0ne, Jan 16, 2020
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