Tip of the Week: Directly Access Environment Variables With a Shortcut.

Blog Post created by guy_wettstein on Nov 3, 2013

In September, I showed you how to more quickly access your Windows environment variables with a keyboard shortcut. But, it gets better.


Here's how you can set up a desktop shortcut to directly access your Windows variables:


  1. Right-click on your Desktop and select New> Shortcut
  2. For the location of the item paste in %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe sysdm.cpl,EditEnvironmentVariables and click Next
  3. Rename your shortcut Environment Variables and click Finish


Now when you double-click this Desktop shortcut, your Environment Variables window will be opened directly.