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Control Panel Shortcuts in Windows 11 and 10

The Control Panel shortcut is very useful in Windows OS. This will allow you to quickly open Windows’s settings, configurations, and applications and use them as you wish.

What is Control Panel in Windows OS:

The Control Panel in the Windows operating system allows you to configure various settings and apps.

The Control Panel applet contains a number of applications that allow you to adjust advanced system settings, connect to the Internet, view and manage system security settings, configure the desktop, etc.

Windows Control Panel Shortcuts:

There are many short ways, shortcuts, and tips to launch the windows control panel, these are explained below.

1. Control Panel Using the Run Shortcut:

Press the Windows logo key + R to launch a run dialogue box

Type “control” in the search box

Then hit “Enter” or click “OK“.

Launching the control panel using the run
Launching the control panel using the run

2. Control Panel Using the Command Prompt:

Click the search icon and type “Command Prompt” and open it

Searching and Selecting the Command Prompt
Searching and Selecting the Command Prompt

Type control on the command prompt dialogue box as in the screenshot below

Hit “Enter” to launch the Control Panel.

Type control on the command prompt dialogue box to open control panel
Type control on the command prompt dialogue box to open the control panel

3. Control Panel Using the Windows Power Shell:

Click the search icon and type “Windows Power Shell” and open it

Type “control” on the Windows Power Shell dialogue box as in the screenshot below

Hit “Enter” to launch the Control Panel.

Type Windows Power Shell in the search icon and click it to open
Type Windows Power Shell in the search icon and click it to open

4. Control Panel from the Task Manager:

Press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to open the “Task Manager” (here task manager opens in a compact mode)

Click “More details” to expand it for more menus and options

Press Control + Shift + Esc to open the task manager
Press Control + Shift + Esc to open the task manager

Now click “File“, and then click “Run new task” to open the windows prompt dialogue box

Click File and then select Run new task
Click File and then select Run new task

On the prompt dialogue box, type “control

Lastly, click “OK” or hit “Enter“.

Type control in the search box, then hit ok or press enter key on the keyboard
Type control in the search box then hit ok or press enter key on the keyboard

5. Creating a Control Panel Shortcut in Windows 11 or 10.

Right-click on the blank area of the desktop

Hover over the “New“, and then select “Shortcut

Create a Control Panel Shortcut
Create a Control Panel Shortcut

On the create shortcut dialogue box, type “control

Then click “Next” to continue

Type control and click Next to continue
Type control and click Next to continue

Lastly, type the name for the shortcut, and then hit “Enter” or click “Finish“.

Click Finish to Create Control Panel Shortcuts in Windows 11 and 10
Click Finish to Create Control Panel Shortcuts in Windows 11 and 10

What is Control Panel in Windows 11/10?

The Control Panel applet contains a number of applications that allow you to adjust advanced system settings, connect to the Internet, view and manage system security settings, configure the desktop, etc.

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