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Control Panel Charm

  1. #11

    Posts : 91
    windows 7 & 8

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Control Panel you can have on Desktop, Task bar, and Start screen too. PC Settings on Taskbar too. Control Panel is on charms bar under the Settings. Also on right click menu on Start Button or thru console, Run command or even search. It can be accessed from most anywhere. I think of this as being helpful not a "Quirk".
    LOL You name every place that it can be, except where I think it should be.

    My point was, I knew I could access the control panel from the charms bar by clicking settings, what I didn't know was that you have to be in desktop mode. I was on the Start menu and couldn't find it, I spent an hour thinking some update had removed it or I was crazy and dreamed it was there. This is what I dislike most about Win 8. For me, it is too disjointed... it just doesn't flow well. I don't want it on my Desktop or on my taskbar, it is fine on the Charms bar, if it was only there all the time, the same for PC Info.

    Again I was stating an opinion, no more, no less, I guess I was just being "quirky" in my reasoning. Let us move on to better topics.

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  2. #12

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

    Did you try All Apps & pin to Start ?

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    I hope this info is helpful.

    EDIT--- Right click Control Panel to get a check mark in it & press the Space Bar & click Pin to Start.

    EDIT #2---

    PC Info & System in Control are the same thing.
    You can pin System to the Start page too:

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    Sorry if this is of no use to you.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 23 Jun 2014 at 03:19.
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  3. #13

    I like having as many options to access something as possible, I have God Mode too. Just one example, I have at least 6 places in the house for opening entrance gate in addition to a wireless remote. In Windows it saves a lot of wear and tear of the mouse and K, plus I don't have to remember where everything is.
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