How to add a shortcut to the «PC Settings» on the desktop in Windows 8.1
Long time PC users use «control Panel» to configure most of the settings Windows, but with the release of Windows 8 operating system was added new menu «PC Settings» – apparently, for users of touchscreen devices and those who appreciate modern UI and prefer to configure most basic parameters without entering the desktop mode, or not opening the «control Panel». Even those users who spend most of their time on the desktop, found this menu very handy and regularly use it.
To access the «PC Settings», you first need to open the Charms Bar, then click on «Settings» and then you will be able to get into «PC Settings» by clicking the link «Change PC settings». Agree, all these steps are unnecessary, not to mention those users who have the Charms Bar disabled completely. Of course, you can always add to your home screen a special tile that will allow you to access the menu faster, but this option is more suitable for those who have the start screen always open. If you want to have quick access «PC Settings» from the desktop, we have one solution. Today we will create a shortcut «PC Settings» on the desktop in Windows 8.1 and assign hot keys for quick access to the «PC Settings» by using the keyboard.
Very strange that the software giant did not provide a standard opportunity to create a shortcut «PC Settings» on the desktop, but luckily, this trouble can be overcome. First, download this archive (it weighs about 270 KB), and then extract to your desktop (or anywhere else on your computer) the file «PC_Settings.exe» that lies inside him.
So, what we need to do, you just did. Now you can open «PC Settings» double click on this file. If you want a shortcut to the file appeared in the task bar, click the right mouse button and from the context menu choose «pin to taskbar».
Access the «PC Settings» you can make it even faster if you create a desktop shortcut of the file «PC_Settings.exe» and assign hot keys. To do this, right-click the mouse on the file «PC_Settings.exe» and from the context menu choose «send to — > desktop (Create shortcut)». Next, click the right mouse button on the created shortcut and from the context menu choose «Properties». Now go to the tab «Shortcut» and place the cursor in the «Quick call», and then specify the desired key combination. For example, you can use Ctrl + Alt + S. After clicking on the «OK» button the changes will take effect.
That’s all. I’m sure it will be much easier to access the screen settings of your computer. If you know a better way let us know in the comments below.