Posts Tagged ‘Control Panel Link’

Restore the Control Panel Link in Windows 10’s Win+X Menu

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone here, but I hate it when new software versions either take away or hide useful capabilities that were easily available in previous versions of that software. Fortunately, there’s usually a way around situations like that though.

Microsoft added the Windows-X menu to Windows 8 in an effort to bring back some of the missing start menu links that it removed when it redesigned the start menu. The Windows 8 or Windows 10 start menu does not contain a link to the Control Panel for instance. The most likely explanation is that Microsoft removed it because it wants to move all Control Panel items to the new Settings application eventually.