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  1. Edwin New Member

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10


    How to: Add or Remove Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Control Panel and/or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10


    The Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools.

    Starting with Settings in the Win+X menu.

    This tutorial will show you how to show Control Panel and/or Settings on the Win+X Quick Link menu for your account in Windows 10.


    EXAMPLE: Win+X menu showing Control Panel or Settings

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a ZIP file for a Control Panel or Settings shortcut depending on what you want to show on your Win+X menu.
    Win+X_Control_Panel.zip

    Download

    OR

    Win+X_Settings.zip

    Download
    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the .zip file. (see screenshots below)

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Open a seperate File Explorer window, copy and paste the location you want below into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note If you like, you can have both Settings and Control Panel in the Win+X menu, by having say Settings in Group2 and Control Panel in Group1, or Settings in Group1 and Control Panel in Group2 for whatever you want.

    (Middle default section in Win+X)
    *Arrow %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2

    OR

    (Bottom section in Win+X)
    *Arrow %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1


    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Drag and drop (copy) the 4 - Control Panel shortcut from the .zip file in step 4 into the Group1 or Group2 folder you selected in step 5.

    7. Click/tap on Replace the file in the destination when prompted. (see screenshot below)

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]


    8. Restart explorer to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Edwin, Oct 9, 2016
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  2. Tryx3 Win User

    After Creators Update - control panel link missing

    Neil,

    You could just


    Denis
     
    Tryx3, Oct 9, 2016
    #2
  3. Tryx3 Win User
    Control Panel vs. Settings?

    Mark,

    You can add Control panel back to the list - see
    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 - TenForums


    After you have done this, search TenForums for Start menu and you will find guides ["tutorials"] for many customisations that you can do to the Start menu. You will not be able to do what you want but some of the others might make your life a bit
    easier.

    Denis
     
    Tryx3, Oct 9, 2016
    #3
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

    Good idea Edwin. The downloaded Settings shortcut from the tutorial works well for me as well copied into the Group1 folder below. *Smile

    You could actually use either shortcut in Group1, and leave the other in Group2.

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1
     
    Brink, Oct 9, 2016
    #4
  5. Edwin New Member
    Yuppers! Remains working after Restart Explorer, restart PC and a cold boot! *Smile
    Better keep those shortcuts in a safe place, I've got a feeling the modifications won't survive an Update/Upgrade! *Wink
     
    Edwin, Oct 9, 2016
    #5
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Yeah, it'll most likely get reset after any new build. *Sad
     
    Brink, Oct 9, 2016
    #6
  7. Cliff S New Member
    Disappointing and yes, sometimes a real pain,
    but the upgrades come as close to a clean install as one gets,
    so that users with OS problems can start with a clean slate.
     
    Cliff S, Oct 9, 2016
    #7
  8. Edwin New Member

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

    Voila! *really


    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Oct 13, 2016
    #8
  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    LOL, yeah build 14946 reset it for me as well, and had to do it again.
     
    Brink, Oct 13, 2016
    #9
  10. cereberus Win User
    In 14946, the System and Power Options links now point to new Settings eqivalents BUT only if you clean install or create a new account!

    Maybe tutorial needs to be modified for this change?
     
    cereberus, Oct 14, 2016
    #10
  11. Cliff S New Member
    I only upgrade, only, and they point to the settings app on mine.
     
    Cliff S, Oct 14, 2016
    #11
  12. prikker Win User
    Personally I don't mind that it's replaced, because I have them both pinned on the taskbar. I use ClassicShell with the W10 rightclick startmenu option on rightclick.
     
    prikker, Oct 14, 2016
    #12
  13. cereberus Win User

    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

    Well I do mind as I do not like a cluttered taskbar. However in time, Contro Panel is going but a long way away yet.
     
    cereberus, Oct 14, 2016
    #13
  14. Cliff S New Member
    Totally wrong the above, crap. I thought they did, but thinking gets me in trouble sometimes, excuse me while I go wipe the toe jam away from my teeth after sticking my foot in my mouth*Redface
     
    Cliff S, Oct 14, 2016
    #14
  15. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello @cereberus,

    I'll see about creating new tutorials for these two items. *Smile
     
    Brink, Oct 14, 2016
    #15
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