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Windows 7: Bluetooth Devices Shortcut - Create

Bluetooth Devices Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut in Windows 7
Published by Brink
27 Feb 2010
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How to Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut in Windows 7

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There are many different types of Bluetooth enabled devices you can add to your computer, such as mobile phones, wireless headsets, and wireless mouse devices and keyboards.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Bluetooth Devices shortcut to pin or use where you like in Windows 7.

EXAMPLE: Bluetooth Devices
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To Download a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Bluetooth Devices shortcut to your desktop.

4. Right click on the Bluetooth Devices 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.
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5. 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. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.

To Manually Create a "Bluetooth Devices" Shortcut
1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
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3. Type Bluetooth Devices 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 swipe down on the new Bluetooth Devices 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 paste the location below, and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
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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. 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.
That's it,

Published by
03 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate

What is the shortcut useful for? I tried to use it to make it easy to connect to my headset, but there there isn't a "connect" button available in this interface. I had to go the long way to ( Devices->BlueTooth Devices ) in order to connect.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Gooch,

It appears that most devices will be in "Devices and Printers" now, but it really just depends on the device and driver. You might see if using the shortcut below may help make it quicker to access instead.

Devices and Printers Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Good One, Brink ( as is expected from you always )
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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