How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings?


  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home - 64
       #1

    How do you create a shortcut for a specific device's settings?


    I have a tablet PC which I often plug into a hub on my desk to power a desktop setup. When I do this I usually disable the touchscreen to save power. I'd like to add a shortcut to the taskbar or desktop for the dialogue box for this device so I can disable and enable it without having to go through as many steps. Is this possible? I can't figure it out. If it is possible, please tell me how.

    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #2

    The tutorials focus on UI manipulation using Device Manager. This article at top-password.com presents a pair of PowerShell script directives:

    Enable: Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like '*touch screen*'} | Enable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false
    Disable: Get-PnpDevice | Where-Object {$_.FriendlyName -like '*touch screen*'} | Disable-PnpDevice -Confirm:$false

    Give them a try and see if they work. If they do, then you can save them as a pair of executable scripts (.ps1) files. Keep 'em on your desktop and you can run them any time.
    --Ed--
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