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Windows 7: Game Controllers Shortcut - Create

Game Controllers Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Game Controllers" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
21 Jan 2010
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How to Create a "Game Controllers" Shortcut in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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The "Game Controllers" settings help you configure the game controllers installed on your computer.

This tutorial will help show you how to create or download a Games Controllers settings shortcut that you can use or pin where you like in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Games Controllers
NOTE: Your listed game controller will depend on what you have installed.
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OPTION ONE
To Download "Game Controllers" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the Games_Controllers.zip file.
download
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the Games Controllers shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the Games Controllers shortcut.
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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 and 8.1, 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 finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Game Controllers" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)

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2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL joy.cpl


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3. Type Games Controllers 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 Games Controllers 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", type in the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\joy.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 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 and 8.1, 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


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