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The Control Panel is the location for users of Windows to modify system settings.

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Roundcube: Connection to storage server failed [on hold]

In Vesta control panel, I added a domain under Mail and created new user account. But when I login using new credentials the I am getting below error message. I am using windows 10 and aws.
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How can I deep link to a page in Control Panel?

I need to access the Network Connections page often to change adapter settings. How can I save clicks?
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When I click on Java in Control Panel (Windows 10), I get a message saying application not found

I recently needed to change some Java settings for a program I am using on my Windows 10 system, but when I went into Control Panel, the Java icon was the standard "blank page" icon, and when I ...
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How to add hotkeys to Windows 10 system setting toggles?

There are certain system settings that I toggle regularly, such as enabling and disabling HDR or night light. Is it possible to add hotkeys for these or at least somehow toggle them without the ...
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How can I change what closing the lid does on my Windows laptop with a batch file?

I got to the point of @echo off powercfg /S SCHEME_BALANCED powercfg /SETACVALUEINDEX SCHEME_BALANCED SUB_BUTTONS LIDACTION 0 powercfg /SETDCVALUEINDEX SCHEME_BALANCED SUB_BUTTONS LIDACTION 0 ...
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Accidentally changed the attributes of all the files and folders of a user to Read-only

Story behind: I wanted to upload a file located in a hidden folder(by default). The file explorer that prompted by the file uploading site did not have the "Hidden items" checkbox in the View tab(didn'...
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NVIDIA High Definition Audio only appears when opening Sound Control Panel

My computer runs Windows 10 Enterprise and its NVIDIA GTX 1080 connected to one monitor via DisplayPort and two additional displays (HDTVs) that are normally turned off, via HDMI. Monitors are set up ...
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Can't access any Control Panels

I'm running Windows 10. When I click on the control panel System & Security, or any other one, it just shows not responding: Even MS Office or other stuff do the same thing.
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In the new-style Settings interface in Win10, how do I cancel changes? (Use case: power & sleep)

Win10 provides Windows 7-style Control Panel views that have a "Cancel" button to dismiss a screen without saving changes. Is there a similar option in the Windows 10-style settings views? I can't ...
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ISPconfig url shows default Apache content

I seen this problem on few users but I didn't find a solution. I run Centos 7 and installed ISPconfig by downloading, then running php install.php It configured some things like ssl, apache, etc, ...
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How to remove Chromium from programs and features windows 7?

Through a downloaded program a chromium browser got installed as well, unwanted. As suggested in other topics concerning this matter I've deleted chromium from %Appdata% and program files. Are ...
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Uninstall PowerShell 2

I have recently installed PowerShell 6: http://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases However I noticed that PowerShell now installs to: C:\Program Files\PowerShell While I am still left with ...
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Shell command for opening “Control Panel/Personalization/Start/Choose which folders appear on start” in windows 10? [closed]

Also, if there is some way to see this shell command from Task Manager, Process Explorer, or some other useful utility when that window is open, Please also explain how and what to look at/for so I ...
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How to remove EN(German Keyboard) forever while there is nothing in region and language - control panel

In my Windows 10, in Region & Language I see EN(German Keyboard) but in control panel there is nothing about (German Keyboard). How can I remove EN(German Keyboard) forever?
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How can I update Ease of Access settings from a script in Windows?

In Windows 10, in Control Panel -> Ease of Access -> Ease of Access Center -> Make the computer easier to see, there is a checkbox named "Remove background images (where available)". I would like to ...
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How do I change Windows 10 cursor to run between both monitors?

First, how do I change my mouse back to one cursor controlling both of my two monitors and moving freely between both monitors? Now there is one cursor on each screen and neither cursor will move ...
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Windows 10 removed the option to “Set this program as default”

Recently, my Windows 10 installation has changed. When I want to set defaults by app, the interface went from this: To this: The new way only allows me to click Manage and then manually select the ...
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How to pin out “Sound” to Windows taskbar?

Context I am using very ofter the Sound settings. It seems to be a normal application with taskbar icon, still I can not pin it, because this context menu item is missing. I would like to start it ...
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How can I call the Advanced settings page of the File History settings in Windows 10 Control Panel?

I would like to open the advanced settings directly by putting a command to Windows + R. So far I have only found out I can call the File History settings via shell:::{F6B6E965-E9B2-444B-9286-...
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My microphone has no 1-channel options. Can I get them and how?

Windows 7 user on a Cybertron Borg-Q (a very iffy computer overall). In control panel, my recording device (plugged into the red port on the front of my computer) has no "2 channel" options and this ...
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How do I set the date and time sync on fedora lxde?

From the following link (https://spins.fedoraproject.org/) I installed the LXDE spin for Fedora 26. For the life of me, I cannot seem to set the time to sync with a time server so that is it correct ...
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Why is the Mail (32-bit) icon missing from my Control Panel?

I have a Windows 7 (32-bit) laptop at work which was recently upgraded to Outlook 2010 to Outlook 2013. Shortly after the upgrade, the Mail icon disappeared from my Control Panel. Any time I try ...
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Why does windows not let me to uninstall some apps? [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 10. I've found that uninstall button is grayed out for some apps at Start > Settings > System > Apps & features. Which means I can't uninstall such apps. For example here is a ...
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Control panel missing from right-click on start menu

In other windows 10 installations I could see a control panel button when right-clicking on the start menu. In my current one what I see is this: How do I go about adding a control panel button to ...
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Access the Remote Access Preferences properties

How can I access the Remote Access Preferences properties on Windows 7 SP1 without having to wait for a VPN connection to fail?
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Can't Enable Hyper V in Windows 10

I went to the following path in order to try to enable Hyper V on Windows 10 (Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Programs and Folders -> Installed Updates -> Turn on Windows features on or ...
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what is the second processor frequency in the Windows System panel?

If you go into Windows Control Panel -> System, you will see a description of the system's processor. For example mine is: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.4GHz 2.50 GHz If I had to guess, I would ...
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Creator's Update - intl.cpl (Region) seemingly broken

I was trying to access intl.cpl for region-related settings, specifically changing lockscreen date/time format and language. I noticed that when I click the corresponding item or run the cpl from Run, ...
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Change what the power button do changing automatically

I changed the power button settings on my computer to do nothing when I press the power button. It stays in this state for a while, but after a bit, it changes itself back to pressing the power ...
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Changing display language in Windows 10 does not work correctly (breaks suggested menu items)

Reproduce: Initially, I installed a German (de_DE) version of Windows 10. For those who don't want to read or don't understand what I mean watch a video of what I did and what the result was: https:/...
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My keyboard types some letters twice

Why does my keyboard sometimes type letters twice when am typing for example i may mean to type dont but i get donnt (The "n" was typed twice). This happenns on most of the keys. Please Note that am ...
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What control panel setting will control the windows menu font size?

I have two PCs on which I have windows 10 installed and the menu font size on the two is slightly different. I don't recollect having changed any of the default settings windows came with. As I work ...
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Error when attempting to open Control Panel

I used to open Windows 10 control panel by issuing 'control' command in run window. Recently this fails, leaving the following message: There was a problem sending the command to the program. ::{...
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Recovery options in Windows 10? Run from DOS or CLI how?

How do I Recover from a drive through the CLI? Because I'm just not seeing this option in the Control Panel after reading the fine manual: You can also Recover from a drive. This will reinstall ...
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how do I remove Microsoft Edge from Windows 10? [duplicate]

I know with XP it was possible to remove Internet Explorer as a component, and it looks like Windows 8 made that even easier. How is IE removed from Windows 10 and what are the ramifications? see ...
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Why are these Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 publishers in Russian?

The publisher of many of these Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 and 2013 Redistributable packages is in Russian: Why is this?
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What do the “Change” and “Repair” buttons on the Windows 7 (Enterprise) control panel do?

Navigating to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features and selecting an installed program will display up to three buttons including "Uninstall", "Change", and "Repair". Whether the buttons ...
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Why doesn't my Windows 7 laptop have a sleep option?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad W520 running Windows 7. It is supposed to be identical to the previous machine that it replaced. I want to customize the laptop's behavior when the lid is closed, when I push ...
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How can I get into control panel without Admin privileges [duplicate]

I made an admin account on my computer but can't remember the password. now i can't get into my control panel.
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How to extract action done by a program (controll panel client) to script in windows?

Frequently I have to make some changes in control panel using graphical applets. I'd like to know if there is any way to extract an action (for example the thing that is happening in system while ...
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What does the dm in sysdm.cpl stand for?

I know running it opens up Advanced System Properties but unlike most Microsoft commands that have a logic to the name I can't figure out what this one stands for. Anybody know what the dm is sysdm....
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Can't find items in control panel

On my laptop, I can't find items in the control panel. Whatever I type (and I know it existed on Windows 7), nothing will be found. Interestingly, when I type it in the start menu, the item will ...
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Windows - Set a Printer's Processor Programatically via batch or regedit

is there a way to automate the change of a printer's processor via batch file or a registry key \ policy ?
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Uninstall stuck Application

I am an application developer. I have been working on an installer for my application. I seam to have messed it, my application is now stuck in control panel I cant uninstall it due to a loop in ...
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W10 computer office 3 min ahead of time, other PCs are ok

How can I solve that I am the only W10 computer in the room that shows a 3-4 min delay (vs http://www.time.gov/, mobiles and the rest of PCs). It is not a configuration problem, even when I ...
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How to reset the default Windows command line after installing Cygwin?

I have installed cygwin into my Windows 8.1 and configured the settings in the advanced system (Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables) It has ...
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Windows 7 Control Panel - Programs and Features

When I try to uninstall any program, the message box I receive contains the following: Programs and Features: Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed. There ...
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How to make sure that Windows 10 has successfully synced all of my computer settings?

I'm using Windows 10 Home (10.0.10586.104) and already check-boxed all of the Sync Setting including all of the Individual Sync Setting. Unfortunately, i don't receive any notifications from action ...
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Windows 7 - Run Devices and Printers as Different User

So at my work we have to install and remove printers pretty often and most users do not have admin privileges on their PCs. I've been looking into trying to run the Devices and Printers applet as ...
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File name is not showing at the top of the window in windows 10

This is the Control Panel Window when it is active: And same window, but inactive: As you can see, it seems like the name is there, but the font is white. How can I fix this?