Can't fix Control Panel default view: small icons

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  1. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #11

    I start control panel by begin to start typing 'control' in the search box and it appears.
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  2. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #12

    GerryPeters said:
    I can access Control Panel easier as a Desktop Icon than the Start button
    Than why not pin it to the Taskbar, even easier to get to
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    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #13

    swarfega said:
    I start control panel by begin to start typing 'control' in the search box and it appears.
    Is that specifically as small icons?
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  4. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    dalchina said:
    Is that specifically as small icons?
    It`s whatever you set it to.

    Personally, I don`t see why anyone would set it to small icons with all that room on the screen
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  5. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #15

    dalchina said:
    Is that specifically as small icons?
    Yea as AddRAM says, typing control panel in search will come up with whatever you set the icon size to.
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  6. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #16

    I use the following 2 REG files to toggle 'Small icons/Category' view:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Personalisation - Control Panel - Small icons view - Turn ON
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
    "StartupPage"=dword:00000001
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Personalisation - Control Panel - Category view - Turn ON (default)
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
    "StartupPage"=dword:00000000
    The only difference appears to be the DWORD value for 'StartupPage'.

    Hope this helps...
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  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro
       #17

    RickC said:
    I use the following 2 REG files to toggle 'Small icons/Category' view:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Personalisation - Control Panel - Small icons view - Turn ON
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
    "StartupPage"=dword:00000001
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    ; Personalisation - Control Panel - Category view - Turn ON (default)
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel]
    "AllItemsIconView"=dword:00000001
    "StartupPage"=dword:00000000
    The only difference appears to be the DWORD value for 'StartupPage'.
    Hope this helps...
    And where does this reg. files have to be saved to?

    P.s. I only want the category view.
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  8. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #18

    Pepsiminus said:
    And where does this reg. files have to be saved to?

    P.s. I only want the category view.
    Save just the second REG file [i.e. Personalisation - Control Panel - Category view - Turn ON (default)] anywhere you want, it's not important. Double-click on the saved REG file to merge it into the registry.

    The DWORD value for the StartupPage entry is what controls the view. A value of 0 means 'Category' view.

    Hope this helps...
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