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Change Default View in Control Panel

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 (Unfortunately!)

    Change Default View in Control Panel


    How do I change the default view in Control Panel, so that when it opens, it defaults to small icons view instead of categories?
    What's the registry key (optional)?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello greek,

    The Control Panel will open to the same view it was last closed with by default.

    If you like, here are some options below you could do to always have the Control Panel open in icons view.

    Control Panel View - Category or Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Control Panel Icons View Shortcut - Create - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Control Panel Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8
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Change Default View in Control Panel
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