Create a Bluetooth Settings Shortcut in Windows [2019 Updated]

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We have had a lot of people asking us about how to get into the Bluetooth settings in Windows 8.1 without having to go through the charms on the side. Basically, a lot of people want to access their Bluetooth devices and settings just like in Windows 7 – through a window.

This guide has also now been updated in July 2019 for Windows 10 operating systems.

There is a way to do this and we have added this as a new button into our Ultimate Settings Panel freeware utility, but for now, here is the manual way to create a shortcut to these settings.

You should first create a new shortcut on your desktop by right clicking anywhere on your desktop and then selecting New -> Shortcut:

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Create-New-Shortcut

You will then be asked for the location of your shortcut and you should enter the following:

%windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{28803F59-3A75-4058-995F-4EE5503B023C}

Click Next and give your shortcut a name and complete the wizard. You will now find that you have a Bluetooth settings shortcut on your desktop – you can even change the icon to a Bluetooth icon if you wish

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Bluetooth-Devices

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