Windows 10: Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 22,901
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
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       1 Week Ago #30

    NumbNuts said: View Post
    Put an ampersand '&' in front of the P in the shortcut filename e.g. "Control &Panel" in %LocalAppdata%\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2. Restart explorer and you should have the shortcut key back.

    I've tried changing other shortcut keys but they don't seem to work but the control panel one does.

    Hello NumbNuts, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Thank you. Tutorial updated to include this now for the Control Panel item.
    Last edited by Brink; 1 Week Ago at 07:00.
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  2.    1 Week Ago #31

    Thanks for that NumbNuts it worked a treat for Control Panel.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #32

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

    Thank you. Tutorial updated to include this now for the Control Panel item.
    If exist a list of shortcuts for default win-x entries
    (like custom [win-x + c] for control panel in 1703)
    would be nice to see it here.

    the letters are not underlined in win-x menu.

    c
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  4. Posts : 22,901
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16257
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       1 Week Ago #33

    Hello C,

    Screenshot of Win+X added to the examples at the top of the tutorial to help.

    You normally won't see the underlined letters for the shortcut keys unless you press the Win+X keys to open the menu.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #34

    If the object is to get to Control Panel quickly, Win + Pause/Break followed by the Back key is good. If the Break key is separate or absent, it will normally then be the Pause key itself instead. Of course on many laptops to engage the Pause key pressing Fn is necessary.

    So that's (at worst): Win + Fn + Pause, then Back.

    Scarcely more complicated than: Win + X, then P (though use of the Back key makes the former seem oddly indirect).
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  6.    1 Week Ago #35

    ragaman said: View Post
    If the object is to get to Control Panel quickly, Win + Pause/Break followed by the Back key is good. If the Break key is separate or absent, it will normally then be the Pause key itself instead. Of course on many laptops to engage the Pause key pressing Fn is necessary.

    So that's (at worst): Win + Fn + Pause, then Back.

    Scarcely more complicated than: Win + X, then P (though use of the Back key makes the former seem oddly indirect).
    if you want a more simplified mode
    you can use by example
    [Win + X, then X]
    if you only rename the .lnk filename from [Control &Panel] to [Control Panel e&X]

    c
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