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Shortcut to Device Manager?

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Is there a way I can make a shortcut directly to Device Manager?

Don't tell me "It's just one more click."! It's one more layer of obfuscation, one more window to clutter the desktop, more time and worst of all, MORE ANNOYANCE to get to an essential piece of the operating system.

Did MS bury it even deeper in Longhorn?

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Just for info as I know its not what you want.

BUT.... I get to it from WINDOWS KEY + BREAK / HARDWARE TAB hey presto its there.

hail hail

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I usually right-click on My Computer and then click on Manage...then on the new screen I can go to device manager or disk management or services...you get the pictures. But it's still too many clicks! The shortcut is a good idea, and here is a registry command to put it on a right-click menu for My Computer (Parallel to the Manage I just spoke of):

; Add Device Manager To Right Click
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr]
@="Device Manager"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\DevMgr\command]
@="mmc.exe %%SYSTEMDRIVE%%\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\devmgmt.msc"

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It's not a problem in 9x. Just rightclick My Computer, click properties and it's the Device Manager tab. No having to go through that _then_ click a button which opens a _different window_.

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