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There is a "troubleshooting" menu item in the control panel if you search; how can I display all items that are in the control when viewing it normally (Note: This has nothing to do with changing the view type to small or large icons)

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Please delete this; I feel stupid :p –  nobody Jul 22 '11 at 22:05
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See this article, does not change Control Panel, but does give a control panel like access to buried Windows features and settings.....howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-10423985-285/… –  Moab Jul 22 '11 at 22:37
    
@Moab Wow, that is COOL! –  KCotreau Jul 23 '11 at 4:03

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I was just going to add, using the small icon's does indeed show the 'troubleshooting' menu.

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Yea it does but there is a more 'detailed' way to show. For example if you search for psr.exe in start menu, you can open up the control panel that has a more detailed 'troubleshooting' menu. When you click on that troubleshooting menu from the control panel, you do not have the same options –  nobody Jul 22 '11 at 22:08
    
What's the more detailed way to show? –  TookTheRook Jul 22 '11 at 22:10
    
Just do a search for psr.exe and click on the control panel option; notice how psr.exe is included in that more detailed view –  nobody Jul 22 '11 at 22:20

To show all the icons all the time, regardless of size, layout, etc., you can edit the group policy.

Note that this method requires that you have admin access to your system, so business users may be out of luck.

  1. Start Menu > Run > gpedit.msc
  2. If prompted by UAC, click on Yes
  3. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel
  4. Select Control Panel in the left panel, then move to the right panel
  5. Find and double-click on Always open All Control Panel Items when opening the Control Panel
  6. Set radio button to Enabled and click Apply

The group policy has a ton of handy feature tweaks like this, so it's worth exploring a little bit to find others you might like.

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