Windows 10: How do you pin the control panel to the start menu? Solved

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  1.    18 Oct 2015 #1

    How do you pin the control panel to the start menu?


    I find the control panel is a bit awkward to find and usually just luck that I find it on advanced setting for something to other. Is there any way to have the full control panel (not that settings nonsense) on the start menu, pin or otherwise?

    I can pin it to the task bar if it's open, but I like a clean task bar, not cluttered with stuff that should be in the start menu.
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #2

    open control panel. Right click it when it appears on the taskbar. pin it. done

    Ah nevermind, was responding to your thread subject. Wasn't so clear.
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  3.    18 Oct 2015 #3

    What other thread? this is nothing to do with the others, there's no option to pin to start menu, only task bar.
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  4.    18 Oct 2015 #4

    vexorg said: View Post
    I find the control panel is a bit awkward to find and usually just luck that I find it on advanced setting for something to other. Is there any way to have the full control panel (not that settings nonsense) on the start menu, pin or otherwise?

    I can pin it to the task bar if it's open, but I like a clean task bar, not cluttered with stuff that should be in the start menu.
    Right click menu on Start button has shortcut to Control Panel.
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  5.    18 Oct 2015 #5

    You could create a shortcut with target %windir%\explorer.exe shell:::{5399E694-6CE5-4D6C-8FCE-1D8870FDCBA0} and pin that to start. CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    You might be interested in this also which puts all the control panel items on one screen Control Panel All Tasks Shortcut - Create in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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       18 Oct 2015 #6

    The only way I found just now after trying different things(right click in system32, right click in drop down menu in the control panel...etc.) was use the desktop tool bar in the taskbar >> go to control panel(not the direct link, but the one with the cascading menu) then right click on "All control panel items" pin to start.

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       18 Oct 2015 #7

    CountMike said: View Post
    Right click menu on Start button has shortcut to Control Panel.
    after I got done trying different things, finding a way, posting the answer, refreshing the page... I see your answer(which solution which I totally forgot about) then can kick myself in the baconClick image for larger version. 

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    Good one Mike
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  8.    18 Oct 2015 #8

    CountMike said: View Post
    Right click menu on Start button has shortcut to Control Panel.
    Perfect, that's fine for me. Odd that they have different options for the start button and right click. I'm sure Bill Gates does it to annoy us.

    It's a really handy list on the right click, all the bits I usually need. Thanks.
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  9.    18 Oct 2015 #9

    I also change Command prompt to Power Shell.
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       18 Oct 2015 #10

    vexorg said: View Post
    Perfect, that's fine for me. Odd that they have different options for the start button and right click. I'm sure Bill Gates does it to annoy us.

    It's a really handy list on the right click, all the bits I usually need. Thanks.
    cant blame it on Bill no more ,he doesn't work at Microsoft anymore ,lol
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