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Windows 7: Windows Media Center - Settings Menu - Create Shortcut


Windows Media Center - Settings Menu - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Shortcut that Opens Directly to the "Settings Menu" in Windows Media Center
Published by Brink
19 Nov 2011
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How to Create a Shortcut that Opens Directly to the "Settings Menu" in Windows Media Center

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will open directly to the Settings Menu in Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Vista.

Note   Note
Windows Media Center is not available in Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic editions.



The N and KN editions of Windows 7 have all the features that normally come with each individual Windows 7 edition, except for Windows Media Player 12 and related programs, such as Windows Media Center or Windows DVD Maker.

The N editions of Windows 7 allow you to choose your own media player and software required to manage and play CDs, DVDs, and other digital media files. If you choose to use Windows Media Player 12, downloading it, along with related software, is free.
Download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1 and Windows 7 KN with Service Pack 1 (KB968211) from Official Microsoft Download Center

EXAMPLE: Settings Menu in Windows Media Center
Windows Media Center - Settings Menu - Create Shortcut-settings-menu.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Media Center - Settings Menu" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Media_Center-Settings_Menu.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Media Center - Settings Menu shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Media Center - Settings Menu shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
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.

5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. 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 "Media Center - Settings Menu" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
Code:
%SystemRoot%\ehome\ehshell.exe /nostartupanimation /homepage:Options.Home.xml /PushStartPage:True
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 754
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type Media Center - Settings Menu 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: 748
Size:  71.5 KB
4. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





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19 Nov 2011   #1
whs

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Another great tutorial. I always wonder from where you take all the time to produce all those tuts - I can hardly manage 3 meals per day, LOL.

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19 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Wolfgang. Oh, I just work on them here and there. We aliens have longer days.
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