Tip of the Week: Be The Master of Your Control Panel

Blog Post created by guy_wettstein on Apr 6, 2014

Personally, I've never cared for the layout of the Control Panel in Windows 7. As an "admin type", I like to see everything. The default layout of the Control Panel is intended for the average user and perhaps it serves that group well. Nevertheless, I want full control of my Control Panel. I also love shortcuts.


Here's a way to create a "shortcut" to the Control Panel and have it display everything possible:


     1. Create a folder (perhaps on your Desktop) named "Everything.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}


         You can actually replace the "Everything" part with whatever name you wish. The extension ".{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}" must be typed in exactly as is, including the dot and the curly braces.


     2. Double-click the folder you just created and everything that is possible to display in the Control Panel will be displayed.