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Create An Airplane Mode Desktop Shortcut

A native feature In both (and only) Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, Is named Airplane Mode whereby It allows you to perform tasks on your computer whilst flying, without being connected to Internet. All wireless communications are disabled, and you can do your work In an offline state. If you're a frequent flyer, you'd use this feature quite often thus In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an Airplane Mode desktop shortcut.

So why not just leave Airplane Mode as Is, and simply connect to the net and do your work as per usual? Well, an aircraft's navigation and communication systems are vital for the overall safety of the flight and disabling Airplane Mode, actually disables the radio chips that may otherwise Interfere with the said systems. After all, you do want to arrive at your destination In one piece, yes? I thought as much!

As such, I will demonstrate how to create an Airplane Mode shortcut on your desktop. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's rip Into this tutorial.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
explorer.exe ms-settings:network-airplanemode

Then hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips Airplane Mode. When you've entered yours, click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've now navigated to my desktop and as you can see, the Airplane Mode shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.

Last Step:

As expected, the Windows Settings app has executed directly to the Airplane mode option. I can now select the Wireless devices that I want to turn off, or stop all wireless communication by hitting the Off button.

Final Thoughts:

As you've most likely realized, the process to create the Airplane Mode shortcut only takes a minute or two. The good thing about this, Is that the shortcut Is not dedicated to the desktop per se. You can copy & paste It to just about any directory, thus have It available at your fingertips.


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