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Direct access to Windows 8.1, 8 or Win 10 Sounds via desktop shortcut in Win 8.1?


Who often want to customize Windows 8.1, 8 or 10 Sound Theme, the solution is: create direct access from the desktop via shortcut to the Sound Theme window tab.



CONTENTS:
1.) Direct link to the Windows-8 Sound Theme Tab!
2.) Customize the icon for the sound desktop shortcut Windows-8! 
3.) Pin to Win-8 Start (menu) for direct access to Windows-8 sounds.

1.) Direct link to the Windows-8 / 8.1Sound Theme Tab!



First you press the keyboard shortcut [Windows Logo] + [D] to see the Windows desktop. Select a free location on the desktop with the right mouse button and click "New", "shortcut" ( ... see Image 1 Arrow-1 ), then simply use the command: control.exe /name Microsoft.Sound /page sounds ( ... see Image 1 Arrow-2), then click "Next" button ( ... see Image 1 Arrow-3). For the shortcut name use for example "Sound Theme".

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Direct access to Windows 8 Sounds via desktop shortcut in Win-8
Direct access to Windows 8 Sounds via desktop shortcut in Win-8




2.) Customize the icon for the sound desktop shortcut in Windows-8 / 8.1!



To change the icon for the desktop shortcut sound theme, click the Sound-Theme icon on the desktop (right-click) and select "Properties" ( ... see Image 2 Arrow-1), click "Shortcut" tab ( ... see Image 2 Arrow-2) and the button "Change Icon". ( ... see Image 2 Arrow-3). The correct icon is located in the "C:\Windows\System32\mmsys.cpl". Enter this path in the text box ( ... see Image 2 Arrow-4) and select the first icon. Then simply click "OK". ( ... see Image 2 Arrow-5). You see the result in the image-3 ( ... see Image 3 Arrow-1).

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Customice the Icon for Windows 8 Sounds desktop shortcut
Customice the Icon for Windows 8 Sounds desktop shortcut




3.) Pin to Win-8 Start (menu) for direct access to Windows-8 / 8.1sounds.



And again use a mouse right-click on the icon Sond-Theme on Win-8 desktop and easily select the Option:
Pin to "Start" ( ... see Image 3 Arrow-3).

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Direct access to Windows 8 Sounds via Start Menu
Direct access to Windows 8 Sounds via Start Menu


A sound theme is a set of sounds applied to events in windows and programs.  You can select an existing scheme or save one you have modified.

FAQ 117: Updated on: June 24th 2015 13:43

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