Windows 10: Way to create shortcut for specific settings page?

Discus and support Way to create shortcut for specific settings page? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; For example, I want to create a shortcut to the "Rearrange your displays" setting since I need to switch between my primary monitor if I am playing a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/masterderptato, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. Way to create shortcut for specific settings page?


    For example, I want to create a shortcut to the "Rearrange your displays" setting since I need to switch between my primary monitor if I am playing a game or something. Is there any way to make a shortcut instead of having to keep manually pulling this up?

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    /u/masterderptato, Jul 30, 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, Jul 30, 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, Jul 30, 2020
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  4. Flava0ne Win User

    Way to create shortcut for specific settings page?

    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:


    Way to create shortcut for specific settings page? 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 Way to create shortcut for specific settings page? :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, Jul 30, 2020
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