How to Open Control Panel in Windows 11

How to Open Control Panel in Windows 11

The Control Panel has been the main place to tweak and control Windows settings for many years, however it has been gradually phased out and replaced with the "Settings" app in Windows 8/10/11. However, it is still there, hidden away. It features options that are not yet available in the replacement settings app.

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  • The easiest way to open the control panel is to search for "Control Panel" from the start menu search bar and click Open on the result:


  • Alternatively, you can use the Run box (Press ⊞ Win + R) and type "control" then click OK:

Once the Control Panel app is open, you can right click the icon in the taskbar and "pin" it, so that it is always available here if you'd like.
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