Windows 10: Device Manager shortcut to taskbar/start menu?

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  1.    28 Apr 2016 #1

    Device Manager shortcut to taskbar/start menu?


    Is there any way to add the Device Manager to the taskbar or start menu? I have a bluetooth dongle that I always need to disable/enable from that menu.
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  2. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       28 Apr 2016 #2

    Pinning on taskbar is easy, just start the device manager, right click on its icon on the task bar and choose to pin it !
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  3.    28 Apr 2016 #3

    this is how I did which are trying to do based on my Bluetooth device and its active I went to the search window and window 10 I searched for the name of the device in my case it's a creative D80so when it's active type in the search window on the bottom left-hand corner and a Bluetooth device your d80 in my case I right-click that and I pinned it to my task so anytime I needed I double-click on my passport and I enable I hope it helps you
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  4.    28 Apr 2016 #4

    I enable my Bluetooth dongle right from the Action Center which puts an icon in the system tray enabling file transfers, etc. Very easy !

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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Apr 2016 #5

    I find Device Manager and a number of other things I use when right-clicking the Start button, quite a time saver in comparison to previous versions of Windows.
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  6. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       28 Apr 2016 #6

    mrgeek said: View Post
    I enable my Bluetooth dongle right from the Action Center which puts an icon in the system tray enabling file transfers, etc. Very easy !

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    Heck you're right, I replied to him without even asking why he was doing this. Disabling/enabling from the device manager is rather ugly, doesn't do the same thing and doesn't require the same privileges either.
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  7.    29 Apr 2016 #7

    NovHak said: View Post
    Pinning on taskbar is easy, just start the device manager, right click on its icon on the task bar and choose to pin it !
    Doesn't work, shows only the 'Close Window' option

    gijoetech1 said: View Post
    this is how I did which are trying to do based on my Bluetooth device and its active I went to the search window and window 10 I searched for the name of the device in my case it's a creative D80so when it's active type in the search window on the bottom left-hand corner and a Bluetooth device your d80 in my case I right-click that and I pinned it to my task so anytime I needed I double-click on my passport and I enable I hope it helps you
    I will have to try this ;]

    mrgeek said: View Post
    I enable my Bluetooth dongle right from the Action Center which puts an icon in the system tray enabling file transfers, etc. Very easy !
    I like this way but my bluetooth button isn't showing up there, probably because the dongle needs enabled first..

    Berton said: View Post
    I find Device Manager and a number of other things I use when right-clicking the Start button, quite a time saver in comparison to previous versions of Windows.
    I keep forgetting about that, thanks!

    NovHak said: View Post
    Heck you're right, I replied to him without even asking why he was doing this. Disabling/enabling from the device manager is rather ugly, doesn't do the same thing and doesn't require the same privileges either.
    My donger was only 1$ and is known to be a troublemaker.. takes some TLC to get working sometimes
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  8. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       29 Apr 2016 #8

    Double said: View Post
    Doesn't work, shows only the 'Close Window' option
    I should have tried myself before suggesting

    But I have the solution ! Look for the Device Manager snap-in file : "C:\Windows\System32\devmgmt.msc", then right-click on it and choose pin to task bar, it works I tested it myself !
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       30 Apr 2016 #9

    Double said: View Post
    Is there any way to add the Device Manager to the taskbar or start menu? I have a bluetooth dongle that I always need to disable/enable from that menu.
    Device Manager is only 2 clicks away...... right click at Start > Device manager.

    However, since you ask.....................
    Use this tutorial. It is applicable to Windows 10 as well.
    I just tried it and it works.
    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ut-create.html

    unzip the zipped file > open the file > right click at device manager ...................

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  10.    30 Apr 2016 #10

    Originally Posted by mrgeek

    I enable my Bluetooth dongle right from the Action Center which puts an icon in the system tray enabling file transfers, etc. Very easy !
    I like this way but my bluetooth button isn't showing up there, probably because the dongle needs enabled first..
    My computer did not have Bluetooth to begin with, which is why I bought a USB dongle. I downloaded the driver software from mfr and the tile showed up in the Action Center and Device Manager after that. Try to find the driver software outside of Windows Update and run the exe after compatibility mode check first (maybe even reinstall & r-click check compatibility) especially if it's behaving erratically. It may have been produced pre-Windows 10 which is why it was so cheap but so was mine. I only need it to transfer phone files not run headphones or speakers though.
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