Open Network Connections from Win+X to Control Panel or Settings

    Open Network Connections from Win+X to Control Panel or Settings

    Open Network Connections from Win+X Menu to Control Panel or Settings in Windows 10
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    Open Network Connections from Win+X Menu to Control Panel or Settings in Windows 10

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    The Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14942, Network Connections in the Win+X menu opens to Settings by default now instead of the Control Panel.

    This tutorial will show you how to have Network Connections in the Win+X Quick Link menu open to Control Panel or Settings for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Network Connections in Win+X menu open to Control Panel or Settings
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    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a ZIP file for a Control Panel or Settings shortcut depending on what you want Power Options in the Win+X menu to open to.

    Control_Panel-Network_Connections.zip

    download

    OR

    Settings-Network_Connections.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the .zip file. (see screenshots below)

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    5. Open a seperate File Explorer window, copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3

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    6. Drag and drop (copy) the 04-1 - NetworkStatus shortcut from the .zip file in step 4 into the Group3 folder in step 5.

    7. Click/tap on Replace the file in the destination when prompted. (see screenshot below)

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    8. Restart explorer to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    16 Oct 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 9,361
    Windows 10 Professional

    It seems as though more and more shortcuts are being directed to the Settings App, yet, there are still many additional links in the Settings App that re-direct you back to Control Panel Applets anyway!?
    Too confusing!
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


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