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Disobedient Control Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    win 8.1

    Disobedient Control Panel


    I went thru the Win8 Tutor....and forum list and my problem wasn't listed of course...
    Is there any way to Sort the Icons in alphabetical order in the Control Panel???
    Thanks ahead of time for any help!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi magnus 1492,

    I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do; however, the icons are already sorted alphabetically (from left to right) so are you looking for a 3rd party solution to change that to a vertical oreintation? If so, Start8 and (I think) Classic Shell might give you that vertical orientation (if that is what you are looking for). Maybe someone else has a better answer. Good luck.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    win 8.1

    disobedient control panel


    Sorry 'bout that my2cents...
    you're right, I was looking for vertical aspect of the icons in control panel...
    I'll check with Classic Shell as I have it installed so that I could use Win8.
    thanks again!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by magnus1492 View Post
    Sorry 'bout that my2cents...
    you're right, I was looking for vertical aspect of the icons in control panel...
    I'll check with Classic Shell as I have it installed so that I could use Win8.
    thanks again!
    Hey magnus1492,

    A possible built-in solution... It doesn't get any better than that!
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by magnus1492 View Post
    I went thru the Win8 Tutor....and forum list and my problem wasn't listed of course...
    Is there any way to Sort the Icons in alphabetical order in the Control Panel???
    Thanks ahead of time for any help!
    See picture:

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    It works better with Small Icons View:

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  6. #6


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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