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  1.    27 Feb 2016 #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    I agree and get it done by rs1.
    Yes, agreed.
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  2.    27 Feb 2016 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    With 10 you can almost either pin everything to start or Quick Access in File Explorer(depending where needed) and I just love that.
    You could say pinning is one of the biggest pluses in Win10. Now that cuts down the clicks
    Heh Heh:
    Only the important stuff!
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    I just type the first 3 letters of anything I am looking for in Start and it comes right up.
    That, I like!
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  3.    27 Feb 2016 #53
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    Stupid New Paradigm


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    Agree with you 100% it will be nice not to have to right click about time we all came up to 2016 and onwards



    I "love" the stupid new paradigm that says, using more clicks/pokes makes something easier to use.

    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I'd actually like to see stuff moved over a bit faster. Do it already and get it over with.
    Agreed.

    They've been screwing around since the W8 series was being previewed and it still isn't done.
    How can it take so long to move a few icons from one window to another?
    MS can't afford to hire a couple of graphic artists to create some new line drawings to represent the old icons?
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  4.    27 Feb 2016 #54
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    The one thing I like about the $4.99 Stardock Start10 is having some interesting options as well as how the sub Start menu sees the CP as well as pop out to right scroll menu for everything in the CP!

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    You can opt for the older 7 menu or 10 menu with tiles or the Modern 10 without tiles seen there. You don't even have to right click to get at the CP and can pin to the Start as well as the Start10 menus. It makes for an interesting combination for anyone who would rather not see Metro tiles! The tiles also see the resize option where you can shrink the Start menu down as well.

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    And besides condensing things down you can also hide the tiles by widening out the Start menu by moving each category over to the right to fill the screen.

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    Another screen would show the Start in Orange rather then the default blue theme you see there.
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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #55
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    Have to agree somewhat with Cliff. . .What's the big deal. . .as a Mac User we have had this for some years now; it is called "System Preference." As I see it, it would appear that is the direction Microsoft is gong with "Settings." No big deal. . .
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  6.    28 Feb 2016 #56
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Have to agree somewhat with Cliff. . .What's the big deal. . .as a Mac User we have had this for some years now; it is called "System Preference." As I see it, it would appear that is the direction Microsoft is gong with "Settings." No big deal. . .
    It isn't actually! But for anyone who might be overly concerned about this there is an option available to simplify things! Simply watch the following!

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    In one look you browsed the "C:\Windows\System32" folder and found the "control.exe" file and look what happened!

    Once the shortcut is created you can do a number of things first renaming it to Control Panel and then pinning it to the Start as well as the main taskbar and even drag it into a Quick Launch type folder you would use for an additional toolbar. So there are still several options just for that one file alone!
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  7.    28 Feb 2016 #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
    It isn't actually! But for anyone who might be overly concerned about this there is an option available to simplify things! Simply watch the following!

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    In one look you browsed the "C:\Windows\System32" folder and found the "control.exe" file and look what happened!

    Once the shortcut is created you can do a number of things first renaming it to Control Panel and then pinning it to the Start as well as the main taskbar and even drag it into a Quick Launch type folder you would use for an additional toolbar. So there are still several options just for that one file alone!
    @Night Hawk, I'll make even easier and nicer looking for everyone:
    Here is the Custom shortcut, just download it, right click, open properties, check "unblock", apply, then extract to Desktop folder.


    Control Panel Shortcut & Icon.zip

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  8.    28 Feb 2016 #58

    Hi there
    the trouble with moving everything at the moment to the settings option is you might not know the name of the item you are looking for - so how do you "find" it from the settings

    For example on the control panel you can easily see for example Administrative tools - but if you didn't know this name how would you get it from the Settings as there's no (or at least none that I can see) Browse facility of all the options.

    If you have the wisdom of "The Holy Ghost" and know about "Administrative tools" then you can get to it from the settings.

    There are other options too that unless you know the name of you won't get at from the Settings.

    Maybe it's a deliberate design policy to keep a lot of available options from the user -- in my experience of almost every field of endeavour EDUCATION is far better than keeping users in ignorance or generally dumbing down things as so often seems the case these days.

    Note also in future releases that control.exe program might not be there so that trick won't be guaranteed to always work. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9.    28 Feb 2016 #59
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  10.    28 Feb 2016 #60

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    Hi there
    While your answer is "Technically correct" it's a really long winded way and having to scroll through an entire alphabetical list containing a mixture of your installed applications and various system functions all mixed together is really imho a totally half baked way of doing it.

    Items of similar functionality should be grouped together -- imagine for example in a large plane if the air speed indicator was at the rear of the cockpit while the "artificial horizon" was at the front so the pilot couldn't see both instruments at the same time.

    There was nothing wrong with the control panel --if they wanted to get rid of it then in the settings they should add a category for some of these lesser known options.

    Also a lot of people don't want those stupid tiles on a COMPUTER - it's not a mobile phone -- that was the total B/S with W8. I have almost ZERO tiles on my machine and that's how it's going to stay.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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