Bluetooth & Other Devices - Pin Somewhere More Accessibe

mohtaj

Member
Hello,

Can I pin the settings for Bluetooth to someplace more accessible as every time (and it happens a lot during the day) that I need to turn on my Bluetooth, I would have to go search for it to open it.

 

johnb35

Administrator
Staff member
Should be a bluetooth icon in the systray down by the clock. Or you always send shortcuts directly to desktop or Taskbar.
 

mohtaj

Member
Should be a bluetooth icon in the systray down by the clock. Or you always send shortcuts directly to desktop or Taskbar.
When I click on Bluetooth, yeah there appears to be an icon by the systray next to the clock. BUT when I close Bluetooth it disappears and for a example next time I want to connect a device I have to search for it again
 
open it up so the icon appears in the system tray then right click the icon and click pin to desktop, it should then appear on your desktop for easy access
 

johnb35

Administrator
Staff member
open it up so the icon appears in the system tray then right click the icon and click pin to desktop,
No option for that in the systray.

@mohtaj Unfortunately, I just searched online and there really is no way to get a bluetooth icon on the desktop or taskbar. The option is for the system tray. I recommend never shutting off bluetooth so that the icon doesn't disappear. You should be able to go into the options and choose to disconnect whatever device is attached to it though.
 

mohtaj

Member
No option for that in the systray.

@mohtaj Unfortunately, I just searched online and there really is no way to get a bluetooth icon on the desktop or taskbar. The option is for the system tray. I recommend never shutting off bluetooth so that the icon doesn't disappear. You should be able to go into the options and choose to disconnect whatever device is attached to it though.
Yeah there is no option for that there.

I really don't know how much battery life it takes to have Bluetooth on all the time.

Thank you for your reply.
 

voyagerfan99

Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again
Staff member
You can drag the icon out from the extended system tray so it is closer to the clock if that helps.
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mohtaj

Member
You can drag the icon out from the extended system tray so it is closer to the clock if that helps.
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I want that Bluetooth icon for when I use my AirPods and that is not all the time. But I guess having that icon there means that Bluetooth has to be on which I believe consumes battery and I don't want that.

I do appreciate the suggestion though my friend.

I really thought there would be an easy way to have it accessible instead of having to search for it, but I guess I was wrong.
 

mohtaj

Member
Should be a bluetooth icon in the systray down by the clock. Or you always send shortcuts directly to desktop or Taskbar.
open it up so the icon appears in the system tray then right click the icon and click pin to desktop, it should then appear on your desktop for easy access
You can drag the icon out from the extended system tray so it is closer to the clock if that helps.
View attachment 10124
Finally found it:

Right click on an empty spot on the desktop>New>Shortcut>Type any item from the following list to create a shortcut to that setting:

For example type ms-settings:Bluetooth to create a shortcut to the Bluetooth settings on the desktop.


Settings pageApp used for the shortcut
Accessibility
Closed captioningms-settings:easeofaccess-closedcaptioning
High contrastms-settings:easeofaccess-highcontrast
Keyboardms-settings:easeofaccess-keyboard
Magnifierms-settings:easeofaccess-magnifier
Mousems-settings:easeofaccess-mouse
Narratorms-settings:easeofaccess-narrator
Other optionsms-settings:easeofaccess-otheroptions
Battery and power
Battery Saverms-settings:batterysaver
Battery Saver settingsms-settings:batterysaver-settings
Battery usems-settings:batterysaver-usagedetails
Power and sleepms-settings:powersleep
Display and user interface
Backgroundsms-settings:personalization-background
Colors (display)ms-settings:colors
Colors (personaliation)ms-settings:personalization-colors
Date and timems-settings:dateandtime
Displayms-settings:display
Mouse and touchpadms-settings:mousetouchpad
Personalizationms-settings:personalization
Region and languagems-settings:regionlanguage
Screen rotationms-settings:screenrotation
Speechms-settings:speech
Startms-settings:personalization-start
Themesms-settings:themes
Typingms-settings:typing
Network and radios
Airplane modems-settings:network-airplanemode
Bluetoothms-settings:bluetooth
Cellularms-settings:network-cellular
Data usagems-settings:datausage
Dialupms-settings:network-dialup
DirectAccessms-settings:network-directaccess
Ethernetms-settings:network-ethernet
Manage Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifisettings
Mobile hotspotms-settings:network-mobilehotspot
Proxyms-settings:network-proxy
Wi-Fims-settings:network-wifi
VPNms-settings:network-vpn
Other
For developersms-settings:developers
Offline mapsms-settings:maps
Optional featuresms-settings:eek:ptionalfeatures
Privacy
Account infoms-settings:privacy-accountinfo
Calendarms-settings:privacy-calendar
Camerams-settings:privacy-webcam
Contactsms-settings:privacy-contacts
Feedbackms-settings:privacy-feedback
Locationms-settings:privacy-location
Messagingms-settings:privacy-messaging
Microphonems-settings:privacy-microphone
Motionms-settings:privacy-motion
Other devices (privacy)ms-settings:privacy-customdevices
Privacyms-settings:privacy
Radiosms-settings:privacy-radios
Speech, inking, and typingms-settings:privacy-speechtyping
System and user
Connected devicesms-settings:connecteddevices
Family and other usersms-settings:eek:therusers
Lockscreenms-settings:lockscreen
Notifications and actionsms-settings:notifications
Proximityms-settings:proximity
Signin optionsms-settings:signinoptions
Storage Sensems-settings:storagesense
Tablet modems-settings://tabletmode/
Windows Updatems-settings:windowsupdate
Work accessms-settings:workplace
 
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