Windows 10: Silly Question(s) re: Control Panel & Settings Solved

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       02 Feb 2017 #11

    I have had to unpin settings from taskbar, which removed my original control.exe icon but left behind the second button lower down the taskbar below MSPaint(XP ver) then I pinned settings to taskbar and its usual cogwheel icon appeared below the Control Panel, and both now behave properly.

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  2.    02 Feb 2017 #12

    Old habits I guess, for me anyway. All the icons I have pined to my taskbar get there that way. I launch the program, Outlook for example, then just right click and PIN. Another way to do it is type Control Panel in the search box, right click its Icon in the search results and Pin from there. Or Cortana I guess, I only have Search Windows.
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  3.    02 Feb 2017 #13

    Fafhrd said: View Post
    I have had to unpin settings from taskbar, which removed my original control.exe icon but left behind the second button lower down the taskbar below MSPaint(XP ver) then I pinned settings to taskbar and its usual cogwheel icon appeared below the Control Panel, and both now behave properly.

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    I wonder if Settings is linked to Control Panel, or vise versa?
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       02 Feb 2017 #14

    Microsoft Windows has long been famous for a multitude of parallel, alternative and redundant pathways to get to the same goal. Since Windows 8, their attitude has been literally iconoclastic. It's like as a city grows, the archaeology beneath not only gets buried, but it is irrevocably destroyed in places. Sniff.
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  5.    03 Feb 2017 #15

    Yeah, I said I wonder, but I pretty well knew the answer as I was asking it.
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