Windows ShortCut to Your Own Devices
If you frequently open the Device Manager, place a Shortcut to it right on the Start menu button or on your desktop. It will save time and provide quick access to your devices. Follow these instructions:
- Right-click on the Start button and select Open to access the Start Menu Folder.
- Right-click inside the window on a blank space and select New, then select Shortcut.
- At the Command Line, type exactly: c:\windows\control.exe sysdm.cpl,system,1.
- Do not enter a period after system,1, then click the Next button. Name the Shortcut Device Manager (or some name that would be familiar to you), and click Finish button.
- To change the default and plain icon, right-click on the Device Manager shortcut, and select Properties.
- Then select the Change Icon button. You can use path c:\windows\system\shell32.dll to select your favorite icon out of a list of icons.
Once completed, you can simply access the Start button and select Device Manager and you will be quickly setting at the window which will list your devices. This tip also has been tested on Windows 98/98SE and worked just fine.
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Date of last revision: 31 July 2001.