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Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create

How to Create a Control Panel Shortcut that Always Opens to Icons View in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
05 Jan 2011
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How to Create a Control Panel Shortcut that Always Opens to Icons View in Windows 7 and Windows 8

information   Information
This will show you how to create a Control Panel shortcut that will always open to either Large icons or Small icons view in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Note   Note
The Control Panel Icons View shortcut below will open to either the Large icons or Small icons view as it was last closed as.


EXAMPLE: Control Panel Icons View
Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create-cp__large_icons_view.jpg

Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create-cp__small_icons_view.jpg




OPTION ONE
To Download the "Control Panel Icons View" Shortcut
1. Click on the download button below to download the file below
Control_Panel_Icons_View.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Control Panel Icons View shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Control Panel Icons View shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
Name:  Unblock.jpg
Views: 1904
Size:  78.7 KB
5. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. In Windows 8, 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.

7. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Control Panel Icons View" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 1924
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Control Panel Icons View for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 1856
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click on the new Control Panel Icons View shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3.jpg
Views: 1890
Size:  61.8 KB
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", type in the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\imageres.dll
Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 1860
Size:  78.5 KB
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step5.jpg
Views: 1854
Size:  61.3 KB
9. In Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

10. In Windows 8, 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





01 Nov 2013   #1
stascom

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thank you

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