Windows 10: How do I change "Open Settings" in Explorer to "Open Control Panel"

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64-Bit
       27 Jul 2017 #1

    How do I change "Open Settings" in Explorer to "Open Control Panel"


    I'm not sure if I've posted the right at the right place, but still........ I want to know that "" How do I change the "Open Settings" found in the Computer tab of the File Explorer to "Open Control Panel" ""

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    I want to change it because I have a habit of having that "Open Control Panel" there as in Windows 8.1 for the reason that the Settings is just an app reference to the original Control Panel and many advanced settings are referred to Control Panel.

    And I'm lazy to type "Co" everytime in Cortana to open Control Panel.

    Awaiting for replies.....
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  2. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 8,586
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       27 Jul 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @Preetkaran

    We have a tutorial for that...
    Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10

    But I haven't bothered. Instead I found Control Panel in the Start menu's 'All apps > Windows system' and pinned it to Start. The advantage of having it pinned to Start is that a right-click on the tile shows a 'Recent' jumplist for it, all your frequently used Control Panel settings in one convenient place.

    And I'm lazy to type "Co" everytime in Cortana to open Control Panel.
    Force yourself just one more time, then right-click on it instead of a left-click - you can pin it to Start from there too.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 64-Bit
    Thread Starter
       28 Jul 2017 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply @Bree

    Actually I was wondering to access Control Panel through File Explorer as mentioned above. Though, there are many ways of accessing Control Panel, but my question is: Can I access Control Panel this way?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,312
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       28 Jul 2017 #4

    Hello Preetkaran, :)

    If you like, you could open the Control Panel from the address bar in File Explorer like in step 4 below, or from the navigation pane like in step 5 below if you have Show all folders turned on.

    Open Control Panel in Windows 10 Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  5. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 5,284
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       28 Jul 2017 #5

    I just created a shortcut to the Control Panel on the desktop and Pinned it to the Taskbar. That way I have access to both features. Or I could use God Mode.
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