Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Win+X Menu - Show Control Panel or Settings in Windows 10

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

    How to Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10
    Published by
    2016-10-10
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 16,584

    Show Printable Version 


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

    information   Information
    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 Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942, Control Panel was replaced by Settings in the Win+X menu.

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


    EXAMPLE: Win+X menu showing Control Panel or Settings
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Win+X.png 
Views:	196 
Size:	40.9 KB 
ID:	105274


    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)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Control_Panel_ZIP.png 
Views:	49 
Size:	34.6 KB 
ID:	105275
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Settings_ZIP.png 
Views:	30 
Size:	34.4 KB 
ID:	105276

    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)
    Note   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)
    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2

    OR

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

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	File_Explorer.png 
Views:	32 
Size:	68.3 KB 
ID:	105283
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	File_Explorer-b.png 
Views:	28 
Size:	49.0 KB 
ID:	105278

    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)

    Name:  Replace.png
Views: 1929
Size:  15.0 KB


    8. Restart explorer to apply.



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2016-10-10 #1

    Excellent Mr. @Brink!
    Can we 'slam' the Settings one into Group 1 or will it create a problem down the road?
    So far it's working for me?

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	000018.jpg 
Views:	12 
Size:	98.5 KB 
ID:	105286
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-10-10 #2

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

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

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    2016-10-10 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Good idea Edwin. The downloaded Settings shortcut from the tutorial works well for me as well copied into the Group1 folder below.

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

    %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group1
    Yuppers! Remains working after Restart Explorer, restart PC and a cold boot!
    Better keep those shortcuts in a safe place, I've got a feeling the modifications won't survive an Update/Upgrade!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-10-10 #4

    Yeah, it'll most likely get reset after any new build.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,424
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-10-10 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    Yeah, it'll most likely get reset after any new build.
    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6.    2016-10-13 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Yeah, it'll most likely get reset after any new build.
    Voila!

    Name:  000056.jpg
Views: 1665
Size:  47.2 KB
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,584
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       2016-10-13 #7

    LOL, yeah build 14946 reset it for me as well, and had to do it again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  8. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,364
    Windows10
       2016-10-15 #8

    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?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 13,424
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2016-10-15 #9

    cereberus said: View Post
    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?
    I only upgrade, only, and they point to the settings app on mine.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


Similar Threads
Tutorial Category
Control Panel context menu - Add or Remove in Windows 10
How to Add or Remove Control Panel context menu in Windows 10 In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: Settings app, Control Panel, app settings, and search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change...
Tutorials
not show Language Bar and slow Control Panel
hi all. today me restart sys but win run not show Language Bar, why? and very slow >>> Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Language 50047 50048
General Support
Microsoft to replace Control Panel with Windows 10 Settings app
Read more: Microsoft to replace the traditional Control Panel with the Windows 10 Settings app | Windows Central
Windows 10 News
Solved show control panel and recycle bin in navigation pane
Does anyone know if it's possible to show control panel and recycle bin in the navigation pane without enabling 'all folders'? Thanks
General Support
Settings App vs. Control Panel?
I've tried using the Settings App, but I always seem to end up using Control Panel? Is it just me, or is the Settings App just a partial duplication of CP?
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:59.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums