Windows 10: How do I save Control Panel in Category view? Solved

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    20 Sep 2016 #1

    How do I save Control Panel in Category view?


    Is there a way to save the Control Panel in Category view rather than small icon view? I know how to change it. I just don't know how to save that change.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    20 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, Welcome to tenforums.

    I assume you mean once you have selected that view, and close it, you want it to open with the same view.

    If so, that's the behaviour I see.

    If you don't see that, I suggest you are probably seeing an instance of the age old issue of explorer (the Control Panel is just a special case of using explorer) not remembering a user's last used view.

    I'm going to guess you may experience that with any normal folder.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 Sep 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, Welcome to tenforums.I assume you mean once you have selected that view, and close it, you want it to open with the same view.If so, that's the behaviour I see.If you don't see that, I suggest you are probably seeing an instance of the age old issue of explorer (the Control Panel is just a special case of using explorer) not remembering a user's last used view.I'm going to guess you may experience that with any normal folder.
    Yes, I choose Control Panel and it comes up with small icons. I choose Category view and the next time I go to Control Panel it is in small icon view again.I also have the Home Edition. I understand that with the Pro addition I could use local group policy editor (not available in the Home edition) in Administrator mode and change the defaults. I can create a shortcut icon on the desktop for the Control Panel and when I click that it remembers how I left it. I'd rather just be able to use the Start button menu however. I can't even pin that shortcut to the bottom windows tool bar.I also see that when I go to C drive files and go to Desktop it only shows one shortcut even though I have several there (and I do have hidden files checked so that I can see those). Any idea what is going on there?What do I have to do on here to get the paragraphs to stay. When I press post they all appear as one long paragraph but that's not the way I typed it. Do I have to use some HTML code or something?
    Last edited by seattle; 20 Sep 2016 at 03:21.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    20 Sep 2016 #4

    Yes, I choose Control Panel and it comes up with small icons. I choose Category view and the next time I go to Control Panel it is in small icon view again.

    I also have the Home Edition. I understand that with the Pro addition I could use local group policy editor (not available in the Home edition) in Administrator mode and change the defaults.

    I can create a shortcut icon on the desktop for the Control Panel and when I click that it remembers how I left it. I'd rather just be able to use the Start button menu however.

    I can't even pin that shortcut to the bottom windows tool bar.I also see that when I go to C drive files and go to Desktop it only shows one shortcut even though I have several there (and I do have hidden files checked so that I can see those). Any idea what is going on there?

    What do I have to do on here to get the paragraphs to stay. When I press post they all appear as one long paragraph but that's not the way I typed it. Do I have to use some HTML code or something?
    Hello, I'm now lost as to what question you would like someone to answer.

    Here are some ways to launch the control panel:
    To create your own hot key, see the first part of this:
    4 Different Ways to Open Control Panel in Windows | Next of Windows

    Windows key + X, click Control panel

    Type
    Contr
    in Cortana's search box and click the appropriate result

    Windows key + R, type 'control panel'

    Paragraphing is useful - happy you want to use it. I simply use the 'return' key. You can see I've done that in your text.

    Finally, if you use a good start menu (I use Classic Shell, free, which many like) you can do this:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	285.3 KB 
ID:	102278
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    20 Sep 2016 #5

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hello, I'm now lost as to what question you would like someone to answer.Here are some ways to launch the control panel:To create your own hot key, see the first part of this:4 Different Ways to Open Control Panel in Windows | Next of WindowsWindows key + X, click Control panelType Contrin Cortana's search box and click the appropriate resultWindows key + R, type 'control panel'Paragraphing is useful - happy you want to use it. I simply use the 'return' key. You can see I've done that in your text.Finally, if you use a good start menu (I use Classic Shell, free, which many like) you can do this:Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Untitled.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	285.3 KB 
ID:	102278
    Yes, I used the return key as well but it has no effect (for me) on this site.I know how to bring up Control Panel. I just wondered if the setting could be saved but you've answered that...no.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    20 Sep 2016 #6

    Well, I said I find the view is automatically saved as next time I open the control panel, the view is the same as the last time.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    21 Sep 2016 #7

    I have the answer to the Control Panel issue. When I use Control Panel on the right column of the Start menu it doesn't remember my changes.After I've used it recently and it now shows up in the left column of the Start menu if I use that version it does remember my changes. I think I can pin it to the Start menu so that it will permanently stay there.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    21 Sep 2016 #8

    I still don't understand why using a carriage return doesn't show up in my posts in this forum but no where else. Any ideas?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    21 Sep 2016 #9

    Hi, now you've mentioned you were launching the control panel from a tile on your start menu, here's what I see:

    1. If I launch the CP from Win key + X or the Run box, then all 3 settings are remembered each time I launch it.
    2. I have now created a tile on my start menu for the CP
    If I launch the CP from that, the settings 'small' and 'large' icons are remembered, but not category view.

    I guess that's yet another reason for me not to use Win 10's start menu..!

    Sorry, no ideas as to your text formatting-- what happens if you type some text with line spacing in, say, notepad or wordpad and paste that in?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    21 Sep 2016 #10

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, now you've mentioned you were launching the control panel from a tile on your start menu, here's what I see:1. If I launch the CP from Win key + X or the Run box, then all 3 settings are remembered each time I launch it.2. I have now created a tile on my start menu for the CPIf I launch the CP from that, the settings 'small' and 'large' icons are remembered, but not category view.I guess that's yet another reason for me not to use Win 10's start menu..!Sorry, no ideas as to your text formatting-- what happens if you type some text with line spacing in, say, notepad or wordpad and paste that in?
    I typed this in Notepad using the return key to make a new paragraph. In Notepad this was two sentences formatted as two paragraphs.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
Control Panel and Recycle Bin items do not appear at the left in Windows 10 HOME File Explorer, as they do on a Windows 10 Pro PC, despite having the identical VIEW items checked in Folder Options, Registry tweak, perhaps? Gracias
Good evening, I've noticed a difference in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization between editions of Windows 10. My wife's laptop is running Windows 10 Home, and her personalization screen looks like this: 73873 I'm...
Now that I've got Win10,, I was looking around and clicking on stuff to see what was under the hood, I found that you can get to the Old Control Panel like in Win 7, problem is I don't remember how I got there. Can any one help me on this? I don't...
control panel in General Support
I have 10130 and am surprised to still have the control panel, although the icon has changed. Has anyone still got theirs?
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 16:15.
Find Us