Questions tagged [control-panel]

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

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Windows path no longer shows as list in Control Panel Environment Variables

When I manage my environment variables from the Control Panel (System > Advanced system settings > Environment Variables), PATH used to show up as a nice, manageable list of folders which were easy to ...
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Disable a device's service from powershell or command line

Just read the bold text for the basic rundown! I have a bluetooth headset that I use for gaming, however because it has a mic I have to disable the "handsfree telephony" service every time I pair the ...
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Is there a shortcut key for opening Control Panel?

Is there a shortcut key for opening Control Panel in Windows 10? Similar to something like WIN + I for opening the Settings. Looking for WIN key shortcuts only. Registry edits are welcome as well, ...
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how to install New-LocalUser and read the help file from PowerShell

Looks to be a 64 bit OS but 32 bit powershell, if I'm reading this correctly: ********************** Windows PowerShell transcript start Start time: 20200329133946 Username: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir ...
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Programmatically open “Turn System Icons On or Off” in a similar way to Cortana search

I want to programmatically do what is done when I click "Open" in this screenshot, on Windows 10: I want to, in order to create a shortcut for this action. I know I can use the ms-settings:taskbar ...
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User Account Control blocks mmc.exe from executing

I was trying to open Device Manager in the control panel. It gave an error whilst opening. Refer to the image below.And it's my personal laptop. I need a solution please.To regain full access to my ...
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How to auto-enable Media Streaming on startup?

What I've tried so far... Searched "enable media stream startup" on SuperUser, which netted 4 unrelated results (but one very interesting one!) Searched Google without much luck, and/or I'm just not ...
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How can a program be added to Control Panel without using CLSID + NameSpace?

Most program shown in Control Panel are appointed a CLSID which is present in registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace After I ...
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How to deactivate USB power management for every device per batch/periodically?

In "Control Panel" → "System" → "Device Manager" → "Universal Serial Bus Controllers", it is possible to deactivate "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" within "Power Management"....
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Using powershell .Uninstall() will not remove the program from the “Programs and features” list in Windows 7

I am working on windows 7 64x laptop. and using powershell i wrote the following script to remove multiple programs:- PS C:\Users\***> $programs = @("Microsoft SQL Server 2014 T-SQL Language ...
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Cannot access Network and Sharing Center

On windows 10, when I type "Network and sharing center" in the start menu and click on the found entry, settings homepage opens: When I try to click on the search result there, nothing happens at all:...
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can't access basic mouse and keyboard settings

When I go to the windows 10 control panel and select "mouse" or "keyboard", a "Windows Installer" dialogue box comes up with "Preparing to install..." and then nothing happens. (Other control panel ...
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After Successful Kloxo-mr install, service not running after reboot the server

My VPS Operating system: CentOS 7 RAM: 4 GB HDD: 120 GB Kloxo-mr control panel was run successfully after installation and I changed little bit from the configuration which I found after google. ...
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How to create a shortcut to Sounds>Playback>Speakers>Properties>Enhancements?

I have found this piece of code rundll32.exe shell32.dll, Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0 which works in both CMD and windows RUN and gets me to the Sounds>Playback, the rest of the code below seems ...
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Hide Execution Of Control Panel Applets

Windows 10 Enterprise (1903) Is there any way to launch a control panel applet (desktop icon settings in particular), but have it hidden from view?
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Why won't visual studio code appear in the list of programs in control panel?

When I install programs like photoshop, it appear in the programs list in control panel but why not for visual studio code?
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Windows 10 does not allow me to extend the PATH

Crossposting note: I have already opened a discussion on this topic on the Windows 10 forum, but did not get any useful answer. I want to extend the PATH to include also my directory C:\WBIN. I ...
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Changing ansi and OEM code page in Windows

How to change ansi and OEM code page from 437 to 65001 in control panel? I have literally searched out whole control panel to change the code page but couldn't find it. Can anybody help me?
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Why font shows up twice in Control Panel / Fonts and how to handle

I have a custom font installed on a computer with Win 7 Professional. There is an Italic and a Regular face: MyFont.otf MyFont-Italic.otf When I list the C:\Windows\Fonts folder using dir MyFont* ...
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Open a second “modern” control panel window in Windows 10 or Server 2016 [duplicate]

Let's say I want to open those two windows in parallel on a "Modern UI" based Operating System (Windows 10 or Server 2016+): The first one, so I can monitor the upgrade process, and the second one, ...
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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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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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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 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 ...