How to get to old control panel in W10

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  1. Posts : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #11

    vgchat said:
    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. Posts : 101
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #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. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #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 : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #14

    Dch48 said:
    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 : 191
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
       #15

    Ztruker said:
    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. Posts : 287
    win 10 home
       #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 : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #17

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

    In Settings->Personalization->Themes:

    How to get to old control panel in W10-desktop-icons.png

    That brings up the Classic Icons panel:

    How to get to old control panel in W10-classic-icons-window.png

    And then you can even put "This Computer" back on the Desktop.
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  8. Posts : 265
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #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 : 561
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       #19

    I don't have a Microphone but Cortana responds pretty well with just typed in queries.
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  10. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)
       #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.

    How to get to old control panel in W10-capture.png
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