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.