How to make shortcuts to Windows 10 settings on your Desktop

Here's how you can create custom Desktop shortcuts to open the Windows10 Settings app at a specific setting

Want to see Windows 10's log of your I/O usage -- the Data Usage app in Settings -- by simply clicking or tapping on the Desktop? Enable or disable your microphone with two clicks? Turn off your webcam? Manage your Wi-Fi settings? It's easy.

A simple extension of a brilliant hack by Lucas (@Whistler4Ever), published by Sergey Tkachenko at WinAero, and unearthed by Steven Parker at Neowin gives you a very easy way to put an icon on your Windows 10 Desktop screen that opens to just about any Settings page, where you can change a setting in a nonce.

Here's how to make it work:

A new shortcut appears on your desktop. Double-click or tap it, and the Settings app appears.

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