Windows 7: Dell Quickset Or Windows Mobility Center Hotkey Combination

Dell QuickSet has become a modified Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7. At first I was looking everywhere for a keyboard shortcut for Dell QuickSet which I was unable to locate. Finally I realized that Dell QuickSet had become a modified Windows Mobility Center so any time you launch QuickSet or Windows Mobility Center you will receive the same configuration window. Below I describe the Windows Mobility Center hotkey combination as well as how to make a shortcut for Dell QuickSet and attach it to the taskbar in Windows 7.

Windows 7: Windows Mobility Center Hotkey

The hotkey or keyboard shortcut used to launch Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7 is “Win+x”. If you are unfamiliar with the Windows key there is an image showing the Windows key on a Dell XPS 1340 below. As you can see it has a picture of the Windows logo on it and is typically located to the left of the space bar in the same row of keys.

Dell XPS 1340: Windows Key

When you click the keyboard shortcut (Windows key and the X button at the same time) the Windows Mobility Center will launch as displayed below. You can see that the default Windows Mobility Center has been modified by Dell so it is referred to not only by the Windows Mobility Center but also by Dell QuickSet.

Windows 7: Windows Mobility Center

Create A Dell QuickSet Shortcut & Pin It To The Windows 7 Taskbar:

If you wanted to create a shortcut for the Dell QuickSet application because it might be easier to not have to remember the keyboard shortcut then you can do so following the directions below.

  1. Open Dell QuickSet Folder: Open a Windows Explorer window and navigate to C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet which will display content similar to the below which is an image from a Windows 7 64-Bit laptop.

    Dell QuickSet: Path On Windows 7 64-Bit

  2. Create Dell QuickSet Shortcut: Right click on the Dell QuickSet executable which is named quickset.exe, select Send To from the pop open menu, and then select “Desktop (create shortcut)” from the fly out menu as displayed in the image below. This will create a Dell QuickSet shortcut on the Windows 7 desktop.

    Create Shortcut To Dell QuickSet: quickset.exe

  3. Pin Dell QuickSet To Taskbar: I think one of the most convenient ways to launch applications in Windows 7 is to pin the applications to the Windows taskbar. To do this with the Dell QuickSet application simply drag the shortcut icon onto the Windows 7 taskbar as displayed in the below images.

    Dell QuickSet: Pin To Taskbar

    Dell QuickSet Taskbar Icon

  4. Verify Dell QuickSet Functionality: Now test the Dell QuickSet application is still working without issue by clicking on the new icon in the taskbar. This should launch the Windows Mobility Center similar to using the keyboard shortcut of Win+x.

That is all you have to do to make the Windows Mobility Center or Dell QuickSet application easily launch by clicking one button.


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