Different Ways to Open Control Panel on Windows 11 | TechHarry

Open Control Panel on Windows 11

Whenever you want to change something in your Windows 11 PC, you need to go search for Settings. Thus, you can surely say that Settings is the most important app on your Windows PC. And there comes the Control Panel. As its name suggests, Control Panel helps the users to control all the functions of the CPU. So, here are some easy & useful ways to open the Control Panel.

1. Use The Start Menu to Open Control Panel

Start Menu to Open Control Panel

Using the start menu to open the Control Panel on the Settings app is one of the easiest ways. To open the Control Panel using the Start Menu follow the below steps:

  • Click the Start button on your taskbar
  • Type "control panel"
  • Now just click the "Control Panel" icon that appears in the result and the Control Panel will be launched immediately.

2. Use the Run Menu & the Command Prompt to Open Control Panel

Run Menu & the Command Prompt to Open Control Panel

You can also open the Control Panel with the use of the Run menu. Follow the below steps to open Control Panel:

  • Open the Run menu from the Start menu or press the 'Windows + R' key on your keyboard.
  • When the Run menu opens, just type "control panel" and hit the Enter button.
  • After clicking the Enter button, the Control Panel will be opened.

3. Pin the Control Panel app on the Taskbar

Pin the Control Panel app on the Taskbar

There are several ways to open the Control Panel, but just clicking on the icon to open it, is the easiest way. You can pin the Control Panel permanently on your taskbar. To pin the Control Panel on your taskbar utilize the following steps:

  • First, open the Control Panel using any of the above steps.
  • Once the Control Panel opens, you'll see the Control Panel icon on the taskbar.
  • Now, right-click on the Control Panel icon. You'll see a "Pin to taskbar" button on that menu.
  • After clicking on the "Pin to taskbar" button, Control Panel will be permanently pinned to the taskbar.

So, next time you'd like to launch the Control Panel, just click on that icon in your taskbar.

4. Add a Desktop Icon to Directly Open the Control Panel

Add a Desktop Icon to Directly Open the Control Panel

Here, we have covered several other ways to open the Control Panel. Adding a desktop icon of the Control Panel to open it is as simple as pinning the Control Panel on the taskbar. It is a very simple task to create a Control Panel icon on the desktop. To do so, follow the below steps:

  • First, open the Settings app by pressing the "Windows + i" keys on the keyboard.
  • Now, go to Personalization > then Themes > then Desktop Icon Settings.
  • In the Desktop Icon Settings window, place a checkmark beside "Control Panel" and click OK.
After completing all the above steps, you'll see the Control Panel app on your Windows 11 PC desktop. Just double-click the Control Panel desktop icon to open the Control Panel direct from your desktop.