Windows 10: Can't open settings, control panel or type anything into search bar

Discus and support Can't open settings, control panel or type anything into search bar in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello! I have a HUGEEEEEE problem because i can't use the search bar or the settings menu OR THE CONTROL PANEL, which i desperately need right now and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by PaulinhoEST, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Can't open settings, control panel or type anything into search bar


    Hello! I have a HUGEEEEEE problem because i can't use the search bar or the settings menu OR THE CONTROL PANEL, which i desperately need right now and if i can it just starts flickering like i'm vigorously scrolling down, i try to scroll up but it's just bottoming out by itself. I can't open the start menu, it just closes itself. I tried unplugging the mouse and keyboard but that doesn't change a thing, it still scrolls/flickers/closes itself. I don't know if that happened because i updated my windows or what but holy ****, i'm beyond annoyed at this stupidity.I still can use google chrome

    :)
     
    PaulinhoEST, Jul 30, 2021
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    Hello,

    Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community and providing us with the detailed description about the issue.

    As per the description, I understand that you want to know how to access the control panel in Windows 10?

    I certainly understand your concern and will try my best to help you.

    I would suggest you to try the following steps to open the Control Panel in the system.

    Step 1: Opening Control Panel in Windows 10.


    • Open Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows and R keys (Windows + R).

    • In the Run dialog box, type
      Control
      and then press Enter key to open the classic Control Panel.
    Step 2: Access Control Panel in Windows 10 from desktop.


    • Right-click on the Start button (Windows logo button at the bottom-left corner of the desktop) and then click Control Panel to open the same.
    Step 3: Launch Control Panel using search.


    • Open Start menu or screen.

    • In the search box, enter Control Panel and then press Enter key to open the same.
    Note: You can quickly access the search with the help of Windows + C hotkey.

    Step 4: Create Control Panel shortcut on desktop.

    • Right-click on desktop, click New, and then click Shortcut.
    • In Type the location of the item box, type the following path.
    explorer shell:ControlPanelFolder

    • Click Next button.
    • In the Type a name for this shortcut box, type Control Panel, and click Finish button. You can now double-click on the Control Panel icon on the desktop to quickly launch the same.
    Step 5: Pin Control Panel to Start or taskbar.


    • In the Start search box, type Control Panel.

    • When you see search results, right-click on Control Panel entry and then click Pin to Start to pin it to the Start menu or screen.
    Note: Clicking Pin to taskbar will pin the Control Panel to taskbar.

    I hope this information is helpful.

    Please do let us know if you need any further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Jayant Gupta, Jul 30, 2021
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  3. windows 10 control panel

    Step 2 does not work at all. Anything from File Explorer and above does not launch at all.
     
    DeviantWolf, Jul 30, 2021
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  4. Can't open settings, control panel or type anything into search bar

    windows 10 control panel

    Great help.......thanks.....I wonder why Microsoft did not installed it automatically....
     
    MannyMarinPR, Jul 30, 2021
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