Creating Custom Control Panel Shortcuts

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    usingh066397

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    I want to add a control panel shortcut for a .exe file. The file basically functions like a windows updater app, and if possible I would like to add it to the windows security center (I do recognize that this is unlikely).
     
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    https://geekgirls.com/2010/03/xp-control-panel-shortcuts/

    according to above, if you are in classic mode in the task pane, click on other options and you may see a shortcut already there.

    https://www.addictivetips.com/windo...reate-shortcuts-in-my-computer-control-panel/

    above is a tool that you have to download to create a control panel shortcut, but I have not used this

    I am curious as to why you want a shortcut on the control panel??
    you can access a program through the start menu or you can place a shortcut on the desktop
     
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    Most true, but I want the experience to be as 'official' as I can make it :). It's a tacky solution, but what I have done is basically replace the windows update website with something that actually works. Of course, the window update shortcut was never actually on the control panel but I still want to put it there
     
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    did either of the methods from my links help?
     
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    I dont quite follow, do you want a shortcut for 'Control Panel' itself, or individual items in control panel? (ie. mouse, for instance)

    -c-
     
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    for example if I had a program called X, I would put an X icon in the control panel to open it, like I would if I put a shortcut on the desktop.

    In the OP's case, from what I understand is he wants to replace the windows update icon in the control panel task pane with a link to a website that would work for updates, thus keeping his icon as original
     
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    I think there were some things in tweakui and powertoys that might help with this.
     
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