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I have discovered a hidden secret feature of Windows 8.1 which allows you to open the Start Screen personalization options with one click. As you may have seen from first hand experience, opening the Start Screen personalization requires several steps. You must switch to the Start Screen, then open the Charms and click "Personalize". This involves too many clicks and if you frequently need to change personalization settings, it can get tedious. From now on, you will be able to create a special shortcut anywhere you want, e.g. right on your Desktop!

Let's explore this useful feature.

1. Right click on the Desktop and choose New -> Shortcut from its context menu

2. Type or copy-paste the following as the shortcut target



3. Give the shortcut any name of your choice


4. Optionally, set the desired icon for the shortcut you just created


5. That's it!

Now you can simply click this shortcut, and it will take you directly to the Start Screen personalization!

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