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Control Panel

These settings affect the way the Control Panel (discussed in Chapter 4) appears and the way its contents are accessed. The settings in the various Control Panel applets are documented throughout this chapter.


Control Panel, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Control Panel


Control Panel, show / hide categories

Control Panel Tools Options General tab Show common tasks in folders OK Switch to Classic View or Switch to Category View


Control Panel, show as menu in Start menu (Classic Start menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize “Advanced Start menu options” section Expand Control Panel


Control Panel, show as menu in Start menu (XP Start menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab “Start menu items” section Control Panel


Control Panel, show in My Computer

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show Control Panel in My Computer


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