My goal is to make a shortcut to the place: Local Area Network(LAN) Settings I have so far made a New shortcut where I put in target:

C:\Windows\System32\control.exe Inetcpl.cpl,Connections,4
Start in: C:\Windows\System32
Shortcut key: Ctrl+Alt+S

This makes the Internet Properties window appear and also the tab Connections.

I want make the shortcut go further to the button same tab LAN settings.

  • Depending on why you're doing this netsh might be able to directly apply changes.
    – Seth
    Sep 20 '16 at 9:49
  • Netsh I never used that before I'll look into that hmm.
    – XsiSec
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:04
  • It really depends on what you're doing but if you're just looking at changing between two sets of IPs setting up a script to change to Set1 and one to change to Set2 might be nice thing instead of just opening that dialog.
    – Seth
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:06
  • actually what I want it's to have a shortcut to Check/Uncheck the the box Use automatic configuration script
    – XsiSec
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:07
  • I'm not sure whenever or not netsh could help in that case. Proxy settings can be a pain as there are several mechanism in windows.
    – Seth
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:15

It looks like you can't shortcut directly to there, however if you hit ALT + L while at the C:\Windows\System32\control.exe Inetcpl.cpl,Connections,4 window that will take you to it.

  • No it will not though.
    – XsiSec
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:04
  • It does for me, tested in Windows 7 & 10
    – codaamok
    Sep 20 '16 at 10:10
  1. Right Click on Desktop. Select New > Shortcut.
  2. in Create Shortcut dialog box it will ask you for Type the location of the item: put rundll32.exe inetcpl.cpl,LaunchConnectionDialog in the text box.
  3. Do not click on browse button.
  4. Click on Next Button to continue.
  5. Type a name for the shortcut i.e. Proxy Settings.
  6. Click on Finish. Your shortcut has been created

(...assuming this was an "XY Problem")

If the OP's goal was actually to have easy access to toggle the IE Proxy Server on or off, then this simple utility from Jody Holmes could be the easiest solution. (Works in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10.)

It adds an icon to the notification area, with which a single click will toggle to a Enable or b Disable the proxy server "checkbox" in Internet Options, eg: checkbox

Right-click the icon for more options including icon update frequency, and ability to set a hotkey. From "About":

Command-line usage:

ieproxytoggle -on
ieproxytoggle -off
ieproxytoggle -toggle

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