Windows 10: Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons

Discus and support Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I open Control Panel I prefer the small icon view not the Category view. For the years I've used Win 10, it has always opened to small icon view.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GerryPeters, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons


    When I open Control Panel I prefer the small icon view not the Category view. For the years I've used Win 10, it has always opened to small icon view. And if it was Category view, all I'd need to do is use small icon view and it was then fixed for the next time I opened Control Panel.


    Recently it's been stuck on Category view, I've tried the 2 common fixes for this:


    REGEDIT ForceClassicControlPanel = 1


    Or the Group Policy fix, since i have Win 10 Pro.


    The only thing I can think of is the change I made to the aerolite Theme to make thicker borders on windows. Maybe this is a bug or a OS corruption.


    Any suggestions on fixing this?

    :)
     
    GerryPeters, Jun 24, 2020
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  2. Bitlocker menu in Control Panel is gone!!!!!

    Hi,

    From the above screenshot I see that you are not able to access or see the Bitlocker Drive Encryption in Control Panel, i suggest you to change the view of the Control panel and then check if you are able to access or view it.

    Follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Type Control Panel in the Search bar and then Enter.
    • Select the View by options in the upper right pane.
    • In Category select the small icons and then check if you can view the Bitlocker Drive Encryption option.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Anup Karkal, Jun 24, 2020
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  3. Brink Win User
    Where's Control Panel


    Hello John, Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons :)

    You could use step 2 in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to force the Control Panel to always open in icons view. Afterwards, open the Control Panel, set it for small icons, and close the Control Panel. It should open with the same view each time.

    Control Panel View - Category or Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums
     
    Brink, Jun 24, 2020
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  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons

    Control Panel - can't save Large icons view - defaults to original

    Hi there

    I still prefer using the control panel rather than go hunting around in settings / right mouse click etc etc --especially if Ms have renamed some of the options.

    The control panel is still there in W10 CU edition (1703 X-64 Pro) however if I change the view to large icons which is what I like it reverts back on the next use to the standard by category. I can't find any way to change it -- I'm running from desktop icon as shown.

    1) Preferred view


    Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons [​IMG]


    2) Always get this default view


    Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons [​IMG]


    Any way to fix it.

    Thanks

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jun 24, 2020
    #4
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