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    Create Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10
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    10 Sep 2017
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    How to Create a Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10

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    Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that uses high-frequency radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Wi-Fi Settings shortcut that opens directly to Wi-Fi in the Settings app in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:


    EXAMPLE: Wi-Fi in Settings
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    Create Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Wi-Fi Settings Shortcut

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

    Wi-Fi_Settings_shortcut.zip

    download

    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 Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Wi-Fi Settings shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a Wi-Fi 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)

    %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:network-wifi

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    3. Type Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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


  1.    29 Jul 2017 #1

    Hello Brink,

    I am searching to find a shortcut for the WiFi status. Do you know how can I do it?

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    Thank you!
    Entropy
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       29 Jul 2017 #2

    Hello @Entropy,

    You can right click on your WiFi network connection, click on "Create shortcut", and click on "Yes" when prompted to create it on your desktop.

    Local Area Connection Status - Create Shortcut - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Jul 2017 at 21:05. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3.    30 Jul 2017 #3

    Thank you Brink. Brilliant for once again!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 23,627
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
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       30 Jul 2017 #4

    You're most welcome.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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