Windows 10: How to get to old control panel in W10 Solved

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  1. Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       12 Aug 2015 #11

    vgchat said: View Post
    Right clicking on the start button seems to have the same effect as pressing win-x. Nice shortcut I learned from this thread.
    The default Windows Start button yes, but not if you have replaced it with a Classic Shell Start button. Right clicking that only gives you access to Classic Shell's settings and Windows Explorer.
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  2.    12 Aug 2015 #12

    vgchat, thanks for the screenshot and for the win-x info, I surely did not know this and it's much easier than going through all the other stuff.
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  3.    12 Aug 2015 #13

    Right clicking by the start menu is how I do it. I love that power users menu. It is the same thing as WindowsKey+x
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  4. Posts : 5,012
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       12 Aug 2015 #14

    Dch48 said: View Post
    The default Windows Start button yes, but not if you have replaced it with a Classic Shell Start button. Right clicking that only gives you access to Classic Shell's settings and Windows Explorer.
    But if you use Start10 then you can tell it to display the Win+X context menu on right click of the Start button.
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  5. Posts : 192
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       12 Aug 2015 #15

    Ztruker said: View Post
    But if you use Start10 then you can tell it to display the Win+X context menu on right click of the Start button.
    I just discovered you can do the same thing in Classic Shell.
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  6.    12 Aug 2015 #16

    If you chose to have the desktop on the taskbar, then it is a single left-click away to the old control panel.
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  7. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       12 Aug 2015 #17

    I fiddled around until I found the classic settings for adding/disabling Desktop Icons:

    In Settings->Personalization->Themes:

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    That brings up the Classic Icons panel:

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    And then you can even put "This Computer" back on the Desktop.
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  8.    12 Aug 2015 #18

    OR open File Explorer and type control in the address bar...OR Windows Key + R and type control. OR one of the other ways that where mentioned here too...
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  9. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       12 Aug 2015 #19

    I don't have a Microphone but Cortana responds pretty well with just typed in queries.
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  10.    12 Aug 2015 #20

    Right clicking by the start menu is how I do it...
    Bingo!
    The easiest way to access the old style control panel (and other goodies)
    is simply to right click the start button.

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