Windows 10: Create Control Panel All Tasks Shortcut in Windows 10  

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

  1. Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       28 May 2015 #10

    Hey all.

    Will they totally remove the control panel in the final build of Windows 10? I still find it very useful in small icon/large icon mode. The settings app seems tricky to navigate. I just started playing around with Windows 10 TP 10125 presently.

    Thanks for this great tip.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 23,691
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       29 May 2015 #11

    Hello heyyahblah, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It is reported that Microsoft will eventually remove the Control Panel in favor of the Settings app. However, it's not known yet if we will still be able to use the method in this tutorial to access it or not when Microsoft does.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       29 May 2015 #12

    Whatever they call it, I believe it is a good thing to have all settings in one location.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 21
    XP/7/8.1/10 PRO 10586
       29 May 2015 #13

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello heyyahblah, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It is reported that Microsoft will eventually remove the Control Panel in favor of the Settings app. However, it's not known yet if we will still be able to use the method in this tutorial to access it or not when Microsoft does.
    Hello Brink,

    Thank you for the warm welcome, and your tips of course. I am really disappointed to hear this as I thought they would listen to users requests and such as thats why we are participating in the TP versions to make requests on certain O/S features.

    The settings APP seems to me like its again more targeted towards a tablet user given the layout and how it is arranged then a savvy desktop user that can navigate around the control panel quickly.

    It's great fine that they want to cater to tablets but I mean there is a reason why desktops still exist. The control panel has been good since XP all the way to 8.1 how we have it now.

    I was sad to learn in the build I am playing with that the Windows Update has been removed from CP and now its a metro app that I can't control the updates if I want them or not (optional and etc) like in these versions of Windows presently. That is a downer. Then the settings/metro feel seems flaky to navigate. We need quick access to certain things like device manager, system protection in which we already know the locations quickly off the bat, ie. Control Panel > System > System Protection. Done in three steps without keyboard shortcuts or wacky navigation.

    I personally don't mind the feel of 8.1, the only thing I changed for it for me was Start8, otherwise I was happy with the O/S.

    Windows 10 is looking promising so far, but I hope they keep the classic CP for users that would like a familiar layout.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    04 Jul 2015 #14

    MS listen to users? Thats a first. Sorry for sarcasm, but old habits die hard.

    Thanks for tips on Cpanel Brink, it is an integral part of my use of the pc and would rather not have 10 at all than lose this. What I may do is install 10, when I get the details, onto laptop only at first to see if all these tips, which MS should have left in in the first place, and see if they work. I also used to like the side panel (right) which was an excellent search facility especially when I have lost an image (I have several thousands) search took me straight to it with a click. I presume windows update will reappear when cpanel link is active? Clock ticking ........................................................................................
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    04 Jul 2015 #15

    Thanks Shawn!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 23,691
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       04 Jul 2015 #16

    elbmek said: View Post
    I presume windows update will reappear when cpanel link is active? Clock ticking ........................................................................................
    So far it looks like Windows Update is gone for good in the Control Panel, and will only be in Settings now. If you like, here's a shortcut below that will open directly to Windows Update in Settings.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    04 Jul 2015 #17

    I will have these shortcuts on my desktop as soon as Win 10 is operational. Cheers Brink.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  9.    28 Aug 2015 #18

    Right click your desktop and create a new folder. Copy and paste the following in the name box. Click the folder and it will become a control panel icon with all task, that is easy. Eliminates hours of searching for different settings. Thanks Brink.

    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  10. Posts : 23,691
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
    Thread Starter
       28 Aug 2015 #19

    reset20 said: View Post
    Right click your desktop and create a new folder. Copy and paste the following in the name box. Click the folder and it will become a control panel icon with all task, that is easy. Eliminates hours of searching for different settings. Thanks Brink.

    GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}
    Yep, that's OPTION THREE.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...a.html#option3
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Related Threads
General Tips Open Control Panel in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Open the Control Panel in Windows 10 You can use Control Panel to change settings for Windows. These settings control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, and you can use them to set up Windows so that it's just right for...
Customization Create This PC Shortcut in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Create a This PC Shortcut in Windows 10 My Computer was changed to This PC in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1. You would open File Explorer to view This PC. In Windows 10, File Explorer now opens to Quick access by default instead of...
Read more: Microsoft to replace the traditional Control Panel with the Windows 10 Settings app | Windows Central
control panel in General Support
I have 10130 and am surprised to still have the control panel, although the icon has changed. Has anyone still got theirs?
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:14.
Find Us