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Windows 7: Link To Path Within Control Panel


26 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Link To Path Within Control Panel

I was wondering if there is a way in Windows 7 to find the shortcut path to Control panel.

To explain what I am trying to do, I use the program RocketDock for the icons on my desktop. With my laptop, I have the text size at 100% when out and about with it, and I have it on 150% when I am at home and I hook it up to my 42" LCD. So I wanted to create a button/shortcut path to the "Make text and other items larger" link in the control panel.

Not sure if there is a way to get that path or not but if someone knows would you please give me a reply? Thanks


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26 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Welcome to the seven forums turbo!

Where do you want this shortcut?

The path to contol panel is: %SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe

You can also add it to the right side of the Start Menu easily... right click the taskbar and choose properties, then choose the Start Menu tab... and click Customize... then put a check next to Display as Link inder Control Panel.

Hope this helps you!
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26 Feb 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I do not have the real answer you are seeking. I can get you close by saying make a shortcut to DESK.CPL
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26 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If my memory serves me correctly

Open the Start Menu
Right-click on 'Control Panel' and click 'Show on Desktop'
Right-click on the 'Control Panel' icon and click 'Create Shortcut'
Right-click on the 'Control Panel - Shortcut' icon and click 'Properties'
Under the 'Shortcut' tab, set the 'Shortcut key' field and press the desired key combination e.g. Ctrl+Alt+C (if you want a shortcut key)

soz I'm not at my Win 7 rig at the moment so I can't test it
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26 Feb 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Turbomalum, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, these Control Panel shortcuts may help.

Control Panel - Pin to Taskbar

and

Control Panel All Tasks List Shortcut

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I understand how to find the shortcut to Control Panel and pin it to my start menu. But that is no what I am trying to accomplish.

I am not sure if any of you are familiar with the program RocketDock or not. It is basically a stationary dock on your desktop that you can put icons/shortcuts in. But I am trying to make a shortcut through that program to the path in Control Panel known as "Make text and other items larger or smaller". Hope this helped clarify a little more. If you still don't understand please say and I will try to find another way to phrase the question.
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26 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turbomalum View Post
I understand how to find the shortcut to Control Panel and pin it to my start menu. But that is no what I am trying to accomplish.

I am not sure if any of you are familiar with the program RocketDock or not. It is basically a stationary dock on your desktop that you can put icons/shortcuts in. But I am trying to make a shortcut through that program to the path in Control Panel known as "Make text and other items larger or smaller". Hope this helped clarify a little more. If you still don't understand please say and I will try to find another way to phrase the question.
The path to contol panel is: %SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe

Where %SystemRoot% is usually C:\Windows
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26 Feb 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by turbomalum View Post
I understand how to find the shortcut to Control Panel and pin it to my start menu. But that is no what I am trying to accomplish.

I am not sure if any of you are familiar with the program RocketDock or not. It is basically a stationary dock on your desktop that you can put icons/shortcuts in. But I am trying to make a shortcut through that program to the path in Control Panel known as "Make text and other items larger or smaller". Hope this helped clarify a little more. If you still don't understand please say and I will try to find another way to phrase the question.
Ah, ok. I do not think you are wanting the path to the Control Panel, but to the Display window in the shortcut below instead to change the DPI settings.

Display Shortcut - Create
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26 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Whoops guess I didnt read all OP's last post! Sorry!
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26 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ahh yes Brink. That did the trick. Thanks a bunch appreciate it.
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