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How to Create a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices shortcut in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, you can connect a wireless display or Bluetooth audio device to your PC.

Miracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast.

To connect your Bluetooth headset, speaker, or headphones to your Windows 10 PC, you'll need to pair the device first.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices shortcut that opens directly to the Connect flyout in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Download a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices Shortcut


EXAMPLE: Connect flyout
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Create Connect shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Connect shortcut in Windows 10
To Download a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices Shortcut

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

Connect_Wireless_Display_and_Audio_Devices_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 Connect shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Connect shortcut in Windows 10
To Manually Create a Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices 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-connectabledevices:devicediscovery

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3. Type Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices 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 Connect Wireless Display and Audio Devices 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)

%SystemRoot%\System32\DDORes.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)

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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