How to create a shortcut or context menu for almost any Windows 10 setting

It is not too hard to search through the settings of Windows to find what you need, but if there is a feature that you regularly access, why not make things a little easier for yourself? Windows uses Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) to display a variety of useful settings which you can use to build a shortcut or context menu item for easy access to that setting. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to build a shortcut or context menu for almost any Windows 10 setting.

Add a shortcut or context menu for almost any Windows 10 setting

To build a shortcut or context menu for almost any Windows 10 setting, follow this procedure step by step.

Right click where you want to create the shortcut and click the New -> Shortcut option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Shortcut option, the subsequent dialogue box will appear.

Type the location of the item in the textbox and then click the Next button as highlighted in the above image. When you click the Next button, the next dialogue box will show as the following image is showing.

Now type the Shortcut name and then click the Finish button as highlighted in the above image. A shortcut will be created at your desired location as the following image is showing.

Now add this setting into the context menu by following these steps.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the subsequent dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit within the Open textbox then click the OK button as highlighted within the above image. The Registry Editor screen will appear by way of the following image is showing.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell

Right click on the shell option and choose the New -> Key option as the following image is showing.

Rename the newly created key as the name of the shortcut you have already created as the following image is showing.

Right click on the Data Usage and choose the New -> Key option as the following image is showing.

Rename this key as the command as the following image is showing.

Now double click the Default value of command key as the following image is showing.

As you double click the Value, the following dialogue box will appear.

Put "C:\Windows\explorer.exe" ms-settings:datausage into the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. Now you will see this Data Usage option in your context menu as the following image is showing.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to build a shortcut or context menu for almost any Windows 10 setting.

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