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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Upstate NY, USA
    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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 42
    Windows 10
       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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 289
    Windows 10 Pro
       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. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,309
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Upstate NY, USA
    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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 135
    win 10 home
       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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 117
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       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. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    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. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 212
    10 (Free upgrade)
       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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