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Internet Options Shortcut - Create

How to Create "Internet Options" Shortcuts in Windows
Published by Brink
08 Sep 2009
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How to Create "Internet Options" Shortcuts in Windows


information   Information
Internet Options contains many settings to allow you to customize your browsing experience in Internet Explorer.

This will show you how to create or download Internet Options shortcuts that can open directly to the General, Security, Privacy, Content, Connections, Programs, and Advanced tabs in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Internet Options - Internet Properties
NOTE: This is the same page despite the different names that Windows 7 uses for it when opened from the Control Panel vs Internet Explorer.
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OPTION ONE
To Download "Internet Options" Shortcuts
1. Do step 2 to 8 below for what tab(s) you want the Internet Options shortcut(s) to open to.


2. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the General Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_General.zip
download
3. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Security Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Security.zip
download
4. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Privacy Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Privacy.zip
download
5. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Content Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Content.zip
download
6. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Connections Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Connections.zip
download
7. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Programs Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Programs.zip
download
8. "Internet Properties" Shortcut that Opens to the Advanced Tab
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 9 below.
Internet_Options_Advanced.zip
download
9. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

10. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Internet Options shortcut to your desktop.

11. Unblock the Internet Options shortcut.

12. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) 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.

13. 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.

14. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.



OPTION TWO
To Manually Create "Internet Options" Shortcuts
1. Right click on or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.


2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area for what tab you want the Internet Options shortcut to open to, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
  • General Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0
  • Security Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,1
  • Privacy Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,2
  • Content Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,3
  • Connections Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4
  • Programs Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,5
  • Advanced Tab
    • %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,6
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3. Type Internet Options for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Internet Options shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and past the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
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9. In Vista and Windows 7, you can now Pin to Taskbar (Windows 7 only) 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




08 Sep 2009   #1
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi shawn,

By the addition of an extra parameter you can open specific sub pages of the dialog

Not sure of the full range of numbers but I think it's 0 - 6 for the 7 tabs

Rundll32 Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Inetcpl.cpl,,6

for example opens the Advanced menu

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Useful if you find yourself using one particular tab all the time




My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Nigel.
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26 Mar 2011   #3
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Code:
"E:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe" shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,5
Opens to the Programs tab but does anyone know of a way to directly open the Manage add-ons dialog?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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07 May 2015   #4
GeneRickyShaw

Win 7 32bit
 
 
You guys ROCK

I have to switch from Proxy to no proxy when I'm on my VPN at work. These shortcuts will save me a TON of time. Thank you so much!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2015   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that they will help Gene. Welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2015   #6
knightbld098

Windows 8 64-bit
 
 

"%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4" Where can I search for this file in my computer? I've looked through "Windows\System32" but only saw "rundll32.exe" and "shell32.dll". Just want to know how to manually get the location.
.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2015   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello knightbld098, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's to run a command to open the Internet Options control panel applet instead. There's not just a single file to run for Internet Options.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2015   #8
knightbld098

Windows 8 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello knightbld098, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's to run a command to open the Internet Options control panel applet instead. There's not just a single file to run for Internet Options.
Hi Brink, thanks for this thread. It is really convenient now because of this.

Yes, I know. Already have the shortcut in my desktop. I want to know where to look for the location because when I was looking for the location itself I can't find it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 May 2015   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's not a location, but a command instead.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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