How to Show Control Panel or Settings on Win+X Menu in Windows 10
InformationThe Win+X Quick Link menu is a pop-up menu from the Start button that includes shortcuts of common management, configuration, and other power user Windows tools.
Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14942, Control Panel was replaced by Settings in the Win+X menu.
This tutorial will show you how to show Control Panel or Settings on the Win+X Quick Link menu for your account in Windows 10.
EXAMPLE: Win+X menu showing Control Panel or Settings
1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download a ZIP file for a Control Panel or Settings shortcut depending on what you want to show on your Win+X menu.
2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.
3. Unblock the .zip file.
4. Open the .zip file. (see screenshots below)
5. Open a seperate File Explorer window, copy and paste the location you want below into the address bar, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)
NoteIf you like, you can have both Settings and Control Panel in the Win+X menu, by having say Settings in Group2 and Control Panel in Group1, or Settings in Group1 and Control Panel in Group2 for whatever you want.
(Middle default section in Win+X)
(Bottom section in Win+X)
6. Drag and drop (copy) the 4 - Control Panel shortcut from the .zip file in step 4 into the Group1 or Group2 folder you selected in step 5.
7. Click/tap on Replace the file in the destination when prompted. (see screenshot below)
8. Restart explorer to apply.
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Excellent Mr. @Brink!
Can we 'slam' the Settings one into Group 1 or will it create a problem down the road?
So far it's working for me?