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

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

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


    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.

    A network connection is a set of information that enables your computer to connect to the Internet, a network, or another computer. When you install a network adapter in your computer, Windows creates a connection for it in the Network Connections folder. A local area connection is created for an Ethernet network adapter. A wireless network connection is created for a wireless network adapter.

    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

    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 ComputerSystem Spec


 

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