Windows 10 has various new features and pretty much advanced as compared to the older versions of the Windows operating system such as Win 7, Vista, and Windows XP.
While there were a few ways to open Control Panel in the older version, Windows 10 is a little advanced, having many ways of doing it. This post talks about different ways to Open Control Panel in Windows 10.
Although Windows 10 has “Apps and Features” settings that list the apps and programs you have installed on your Windows 10 PC but certain programs or software require you to open Control Panel in case you want to uninstall them.
Moreover, the control panel is an easier way to change hardware settings like mouse speed or clicks. It is more convenient to do that from the Control Panel.
The company slowly moving ahead to get rid of the traditional Control Panel and totally shift to modern Apps settings and Windows 10 is a great example of the same.
While the company Microsoft hasn’t completely removed Control Panel, it has given users the choice to control various settings from app settings as well.
The software that used to be called program in an earlier version of Windows operating system, in Windows 10, they are called Apps, and you can control apps from app settings. It is an attempt to bring mobile devices and the PC to a common platform.
Let’s go ahead and see different ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10.
How to open Control Panel in Windows 10
One thing that I like the most about Windows 10 is, there are several ways of doing the same thing. You can choose to follow different approaches to accomplish the same task.
In this post too, we will be discussing several ways to open the Control Panel in Windows 10. You can use any of these ways, all serve the same purpose.
Method:1– Access Windows 10 Control Panel from “All settings“
One of the easy methods to access the Windows 10 Control Panel quickly is from “All settings”. It’s just a two-step process and you will be able to open Control Panel within seconds. Here is what you need to do:
Step:1– Click on the notification icon from the bottom right corner that can be found adjacent to Date & Time and then select “All settings“
Step:2– Type “Control Panel” in the search box and you will see it in search results. Click the control panel to open it. That’s all!
Method:2– Windows 10 Control Panel from “Cortana Search Box”
This is the shortest method to open Control Panel in Windows 10 and my favorite too. It is a single-step process and you will be able to get into Control Panel very next second.
You can instead of typing in the Cortana Search box speak to her as well. Give her the command “Open Control Panel” and she will have it in search results. Click to open it.
For Cortana search box, here is the procedure:
Step:1– Click Win and type “Control Panel” in the Cortana Search box.
Step:2– The results will have a shortcut to open Control Panel. Click to open it and that’s all!
Method:3– Open Control Panel with the keyboard shortcut (power menu)
This is the easiest method to open the control panel. Here is what you need to do:
Step:1– Press the Win + X key from the keyboard and Windows 10 power menu will open.
Step:2– Look for “Control Panel” and click it to open.
Method:4– Use RUN window to open the control panel
Another easier method to open the Control panel is through RUN Window. The RUN window in all windows versions plays an important role and you can almost open every program or settings if you know the commands. We will use the same here. Take a look:
Step:1– Press Windows + R and a RUN window will open.
Step:2– Type “Control Panel” and hit enter on the keyboard or press OK with mouse and the Control Panel will open.
Method:5– Open Control Panel from Start Menu
Windows 10 start menu is so powerful that you can control all the programs and accessories from there itself. We can use the Start Menu for opening Control Panel as well.
Here is the procedure:
Step:1– Click Windows Start Menu and then “All apps“
Step:2– Scroll down and look for “Windows System”
Step:3– Click that small arrow next to Windows System that points download (in screenshot its upward) and it will expand it further.
Step:4– You will find the “Control Panel” on the list. Click to open it.
Method:6– Open Control panel with right-click on the desktop
We are used to of right-click and let’s see how can we use this habit to open Control Panel in Windows 10. Here we go:
Step:1– Right Click anywhere on the desktop and click “Personalize“. The personalized settings will open.
Step:2– Type “Control Panel” in the “Find a Setting” text box.
Step:3– Click Control Panel to open it.
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