Friday, July 22, 2005

Show Control Panels as a Menu

You can quickly access the control panel applets from the Start menu without having to open their folder. You can make the control panel applets appear in a submenu (similar to 'All Programs').

To add this functionality to the Start menu, do the following:
  • Right-click the Start button and choose Properties.
  • Press the Customize button to the right of the 'Start menu' option.
  • Click on the Advanced tab
  • In the 'Start menu items' list box, find 'Control Panel' and select the 'Display as menu' option.
  • Press the OK button twice when done.
Now when you go under the Start menu, you will see a new submenu called 'Control Panel'. All you have to do is click the menu to open it, then select control panel you want to open.

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