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How to Create an Airplane Mode Settings shortcut in Windows 10

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Airplane mode is a setting that gives you a quick way to turn off all wireless communication on your PC. As the name implies, it's especially useful when you're on an airplane. Wireless communication includes Wi-Fi, cellular (mobile broadband), Bluetooth, GPS or GNSS, near field communication (NFC), and all other types of wireless communication.

Airplane mode in Settings includes the option to turn on or off airplane mode and wireless devices (ex: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth)

This tutorial will show you how to create or download an Airplane mode shortcut that opens directly to Airplane mode in the Settings app in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Download an Airplane mode Settings Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create an Airplane mode Settings Shortcut




EXAMPLE: Airplane mode in Settings
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Create Airplane Mode shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Airplane Mode shortcut in Windows 10
To Download an Airplane Mode Settings Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

Airplane_mode_Settings_shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

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

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.








Create Airplane Mode shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Airplane Mode shortcut in Windows 10
To Manually Create an Airplane Mode Settings 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 Next. (see screenshot below)

explorer.exe ms-settings:network-airplanemode

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3. Type Airplane mode Settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Airplane mode Settings 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)

%windir%\System32\imageres.dll

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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.



That's it,
Shawn