My Five Favorite Windows 7 Tips ~ A Better Control Panel

Deluxe Control Panel

I personally found it annoying when Microsoft, with the introduction of Windows Vista, decided to revamp Control Panel. Even after years of using this particular feature, it still has me stumbling about looking for the options I need to make some simple adjustments. Therefore, I have a tip which will provide the user with some 250+ options, all located in one simple-to-open folder. Here is how to set up what I fondly call ‘Deluxe Control Panel.’

Right click on your Desktop and select New Folder.

Name the folder with a name of your choosing like Deluxe Control Panel, or something else you like.

After the name, put in a period and then the following string: {ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Your entry for the name should look like this: Deluxe Control Panel.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Once you press the Enter key, you’re all set to go. Click on the folder and you will have some 250+ options right at your fingertips, which means no more hunting around looking for an option that is hidden or buried several layers down.

via My Five Favorite Windows 7 Tips ~ LockerGnome.


About Karl Dallas

Former BBC and IRN presenter, presenter of jazz, classical, movie and talk shows on Bradford Community Broadcasting, editor and presenter of VideoCaroline, "the best TV over the Seven Seas".
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