Windows 10Specifications

How to open Control Panel in Windows 10


There are several ways to open Control Panel in Windows 10.

Context menu

1. Right-click on the Start menu button in the bottom left corner.

2. When the context menu appears, click Control Panel.

Control panel in context menu

Run or Command Prompt

1. Open Run or Command Prompt.

2. Type control and press ENTER.


System, Personalize or Screen Resolution

1. Open System, Personalize or Screen Resolution.

3. In the address bar at the top of the window click on All Control Panel Items.

All Control Panel Items

Desktop Icon

1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.


2. In the left menu click Change desktop icons.

Change desktop icons

3. Check the Control Panel checkbox and click OK.

Control Panel checkbox

4. Double-click on the Control Panel icon that is now displayed on the desktop.

Control Panel icon on the desktop


Control Panel shortcut

1. Right-click on an empty space of your desktop or any local folder.

2. Point to New, and then click Shortcut.

New shortcut

3. In the Location field type control.exe and click Next.


4. In the Name field type Control Panel and click Finish.

Control Panel name

Use the created shortcut to launch Control Panel.