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  1. elbmek Win User

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10


    How to: Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10


    You can use Control Panel to change settings for Windows. These settings control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it's just right for you.

    In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: app settings, and search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in the Settings app.

    The Control Panel allows you to view and change settings (controls) for Windows via applets.

    Settings is a modern touch friendly version of the Control Panel that will eventually replace the Control Panel in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to open the Control Panel in Windows 10, and to change it to display with the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    CONTENTS:

    EXAMPLE: Control Panel in Large icons, Small icons, or Category view

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]


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    OPTION ONE [/i] Open Control Panel from Start menu All Apps
    1. Open All Apps in the Start menu *Start. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on the Windows System folder to expand it open.

    3. Click/tap on Control Panel.

    4. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Open Control Panel from Full Screen Start menu All Apps
    1. Open the full screen Start menu *Start. (see screenshot below)

    2. Click/tap on the All Apps icon at the top left.

    3. Click/tap on the Windows System folder to expand it open.

    4. Click/tap on Control Panel.

    5. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Open Control Panel from Search
    1. Open Search (Win+S) or the Start menu *Start .

    2. Type Control Panel into the search box.

    3. When Control Panel is found and selected in the top left pane, either press Enter or click/tap on Open in the right pane.

    4. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FOUR [/i] Open Control Panel from Run
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run.

    2. Type control into the Run dialog box, and either click/tap on OK or press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    3. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION FIVE [/i] Open Control Panel from File Explorer Address Bar
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Click/tap on the first arrow on the left side in the address bar. (see screenshot below)

    3. Click/tap on Control Panel in the drop menu.

    4. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION SIX [/i] Open Control Panel from File Explorer Navigation Pane
    *note This option is only available if you turned on Show all folders for the navigation pane in File Explorer.
    1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

    2. Click/tap on Control Panel in the navigation pane.

    3. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION SEVEN [/i] Open Control Panel from Command Prompt or PowerShell
    1. Open a PowerShell console window.

    2. Type control into the console window, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    3. Select to view the Control Panel in either the Category, Large icons, or Small icons view.


    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn


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    elbmek, Aug 2, 2015
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  2. ZigZag3143 (MS -MVP), Aug 2, 2015
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  3. Andre Da Costa, Aug 2, 2015
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    Hello Elbmek,

    What you mean??
     
    Brink, Aug 2, 2015
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  5. elbmek Win User
    it always open in categories instead of small icons which I had set.

    Incidently, I have placed control panel shortcut on desktop, the facility was in settings
     
    elbmek, Aug 2, 2015
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  6. elbmek Win User
    Its ok now brink, since I put the panel icon on the desktop, its begun to function as per settings *Smile
     
    elbmek, Aug 2, 2015
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  7. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Great news Elbmek. *Party
     
    Brink, Aug 2, 2015
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  8. Kalvcivs Win User

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    is there any way to return windows update icon to control panel in windows 10 pro x64
     
    Kalvcivs, Aug 5, 2015
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Sorry, but no. It's been deprecated. *Sad
     
    Brink, Aug 5, 2015
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  10. allanh Win User
    None of the above three options work on my PC (updated to Windows 10 a week ago). 'Control panel', 'system icons', etc. do not appear under 'This PC' (or anywhere else, as far as I can tell) - is there some setting that would give a more detailed view?

    Perhaps the above options only work on the 'Pro' versions of Windows 10, not the 'home' versions. Currently, it is very frustrating to use the updated PC, as all the options that were at my fingertips in W7 appear to have vanished into thin air in W10.

    .
     
    allanh, Aug 26, 2015
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  11. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Allan, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    The Control Panel is available in all editions of Windows 10. Please post screenshots showing what you see instead of what's in the tutorial to see if it may reveal anything.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
     
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  12. allanh Win User
    I found Control Panel when a back arrow appeared deep in 'settings' that said "<- Control Panel"! Very strange.

    In fact, it turns out that I just have to RIGHT-click on the Windows motif (bottom-left) to get the full list of options, including 'Control Panel', 'Task Manager', 'Run', etc.
     
    allanh, Aug 26, 2015
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  13. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10

    Great news Allan. *Smile
     
    Brink, Aug 26, 2015
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  14. ssuark Win User
    Yep same with me. NONE of those options are either available and/or do not work. Quite frankly, nothing has worked properly since installing Windows 10 and I deeply regret doing so. Never been so frustrated in my life. Brand new printer was working, now won't. Computer even freezes while on the internet (and no, it is not my ISP). I got to this forum trying to fix my now, brand new, perfectly defunct printer which cannot communicate with the computer since installing Windows 10. Nightmare. To boot, cannot even FIND the control panel.
     
    ssuark, Oct 11, 2015
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  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Oct 11, 2015
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