Download the Desktop Shortcut to PC Settings, for Windows 8 & 8.1

settingsWhile I like the modern interface in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, there is one thing I definitely do not like about it: you cannot create any desktop shortcuts to different apps and configuration panels, including the new PC Settings. That’s why I decided to create my own special shortcut, which involved a bit of custom scripting.

The Desktop Shortcut to PC Settings

Download the archive at the end of this article and extract it. Inside you will find the PC Settings.exe file. Copy it to the Desktop or any other location you see fit.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, PC Settings, Desktop Shortcut

A double click or a tap on it will launch PC Settings.

Windows 8, Windows 8.1, PC Settings, Desktop Shortcut


This should be useful to a number of users who prefer using shortcuts instead of going through lots of menus and buttons, in order to launch useful panels like PC Settings. If you are looking for other useful shortcuts for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, don’t hesitate to check our recommendations below.

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