How to bring Control Panel to the desktop

How to bring Control Panel to the desktop

Many people use the Control Panel to access some administrative tools like Troubleshooting, Device Manager, HomeGroup , etc. There are different ways to help you open the Control Panel immediately, but most users prefer direct access from desktop.

By default, Windows 10 gives you the option to bring Control Panel to the desktop. From the same location, you can also display or recall Computer, Recycle Bin, User and Network icons on the desktop.

To bring Control Panel to the desktop, you have to go deep inside the Settings app to do it.

How to bring Control Panel to the desktop

Step 1 – Press the Win + I key combination and launch the Settings application.

Step 2 – Different categories will start appearing on the Settings app. Select Personalization.

Select Personalization

Step 3 – Now, on the left sidebar, some sections will be present. Click Themes , the fourth one.

Click Themes

Step 4 – On the right pane of Themes , see the options in Related Settings . Click the second option “Desktop icon settings” .

Step 5 – A desktop icon settings dialog will appear on the desktop and at the top you will see a few options with checkboxes.

Step 6 – Select the Control Panel option by clicking on its corresponding checkbox. Click OK and finish the process.

Select the Control Panel option

Step 7 – Finally, navigate to the desktop and you should see the Control Panel has been added to your desktop.

Control Panel has been added to the desktop
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Access Control Panel is easier

Desktop icons are one of the most accessible locations, so you might want to think about bringing Control Panel to the desktop. You can even add a shortcut on the taskbar for easier access of this tool. You can make this tweak in just two steps:

1. Open the Control Panel from the desktop.

2. Right-click its shortcut on the taskbar and select Pin to taskbar .