Windows 10: Control Panel List Solved

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  1.    11 Jan 2017 #1

    Control Panel List


    Why doesn't control panel display the long list of items alphabetically? Its tiresome always searching thru it to find an item.

    Did I not see somewhere a picture showing it in alphabetical order, and if so, how do you do it?
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  2. Posts : 2,166
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.138
       11 Jan 2017 #2

    Try changing the View to Small Icons:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html


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    Windows 10 Pro x64 1607 (14393.693)
       11 Jan 2017 #3

    Or large icons; your choice.
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  4.    12 Jan 2017 #4

    I do have it displayed as icons. Mine is alphabetical in each of the four columns, but not overall. A rather odd way of doing it. I just find it tiresome scanning up an down each but probably no more tiresome than typing this complaint.

    BY THE WAY, You folks seem to find it very easy to post screen shots. Wondering how you do it cuz its not easy going it manually. Got scripts, macros or something automated?
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  5. Posts : 2,166
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.138
       12 Jan 2017 #5

    The sort order is left to right across the columns before moving down to the next row.
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  6.    12 Jan 2017 #6

    philc43 said: View Post
    The sort order is left to right across the columns before moving down to the next row.
    That's even worse ! Like reading Japanese.
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  7.    12 Jan 2017 #7

    "Why doesn't control panel display the long list of items alphabetically? Its tiresome always searching thru it to find an item."

    You know you can type what you're looking for, like 'pointer', in the Search box in the upper R corner and the search will quickly return all Control Panel categories in which the term exists ? No need to scroll any list and wonder where the feature is.
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  8. Posts : 3,084
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Jan 2017 #8

    Posting screenshots is rather painless once you've practiced a bit. I press the PrntScrn key [lettering may be a bit different] which copies the screen to the Windows Clipboard, open Paint [in the Start, W, Windows Accessories, I Pin it to Start], click the Paste icon, crop if too big, save it then click Go Advanced on this page, locate the file [usually in Pictures] and attach it then post the question or the reply.
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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       12 Jan 2017 #9

    DAVEY JONES said: View Post
    Did I not see somewhere a picture showing it in alphabetical order, and if so, how do you do it?
    Would that be the so-called 'God Mode'?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html

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    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       12 Jan 2017 #10

    DAVEY JONES said: View Post
    BY THE WAY, You folks seem to find it very easy to post screen shots. Wondering how you do it cuz its not easy going it manually. Got scripts, macros or something automated?

    Winkey+PrtSc to capture the whole desktop and save it to Pictures\Screenshots, or for a part of the screen, use the Snipping Tool. Click on this image to see an animation...


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    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Bree; 12 Jan 2017 at 18:52. Reason: Added link to tutorial
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