Learn Some Excellent Methods To Open Control Panel Windows 10

Control Panel is an important section which comes in use to perform many of the common tasks on Windows 10. Alternating the network connections, uninstalling a program, accessing Parental Controls are a few of the functions which the users commonly execute by using the Control Panel window.

If you look forward to this article, it will help you learn some excellent methods to open Control Panel Windows 10. So, let’s proceed further to learn the methods without wasting any more time.

How to Get to Control Panel in Windows 10?

There are several ways by which you can open Control Panel in Windows 10, and those are as follows:

Way 1: Launch Control Panel Using the Start Menu

To open the Control Panel window by using the Start menu, follow the steps listed below.

  1. At first, tap the Windows button or click on the Windows logo that is present at the extreme below left-hand side corner. Following any of the steps will get you the search bar active.
  2. Then, on the Search bar, type control.
  3. After that, look at the search results. From the search results, click on Control Panel which is most probably the top-most option.

That’s all are the steps you need to follow to get the Control Panel window open on the screen by using the Start menu.

Way 2: Open Control Panel via Quick Access Menu

Accessing the Control Panel window via the Quick Access menu is very easy and is only usable for the latest Windows version users. To know the steps, follow the lines below:

  1. First of all, you need to locate the Windows and the letter X keys on your keyboard.
  2. After that, press both the Windows and the letter X keys at a time (Win+X). This will open the Quick Access menu window.
  3. Further, from the Quick Access menu window, click on the Control Panel option.

These are the three steps you need to follow to open the Control Panel window by using the Quick Access menu.

Way 3: Go to Control Panel from the Settings

Again, this is the method to open the Control Panel window which can only be used by the latest Windows version users. The steps to perform to get the Control Panel on the screen via the Settings option are described below:

The first step to open the Control Panel window from the Settings option is to launch the Settings window. There are several processes by which you can open the Settings window and those are as follows:

  • Process 1: Press down both the Windows and the letter I key at a time, ie. Win+I.
  • Process 2: Move the mouse pointer onto the Windows logo that is present at the extreme below the left-hand corner. Then, right-click on it. After that, from the Menu list, select the Settings option. This will open up the Settings window on the screen.

Then, from the Settings menu window, click on the Control Panel option. That is the overall steps to open the Control Panel.

Way 4: Open Control Panel Using File Explorer/ Windows Explorer

In Windows 10, the Windows Explorer is termed as File Explorer. To launch the Control Panel window by using the File Explorer or Windows Explorer, follow these below steps.

  1. At first,  tap the Windows button along with the letter E (Win+E). This will open the File Explorer/ Windows Explorer window.
  2. Then, from the left-hand side of the File Explorer window, click on the Desktop item.
  3. Now, at the right-hand side panel of the window, you will get the Control Panel option available, double-click on it to open. 

Way 5: Get Control Panel by Using the Run Bar

One of the most used methods to open the Control Panel window is by using the Run bar. The first step to begin this method is to open the Run bar window. There are several processes by which you can open the Run bar and are they are given below. After that, continue with the further instructions to open Control Panel.

  • Process 1: Press both the Windows and the letter R key at a time, ie. Win+R.
  • Process 2: Press down the Windows button at first to get the search bar active. Then, on the search bar, type run. Next, tap the Enter key. That’s all to open the Run bar.

Now, you need to ensure that no command is present on the Run bar. And if you find that any command is present, then select the whole command at first. You can select the whole command at a time by double-clicking on the Run bar. Next, press the Backspace key once to delete the command.

Further, on the Run bar, you need to type control.

At last, press down the Enter key, to select the OK button. After selecting the OK button, you will get the Control Panel window open.

Way 6: Open Control Panel via Command Prompt

Command Prompt is actually a black background window which can be used for many of the problem shooting purposes. However, you can also use the Command Prompt to open the Control Panel window. The steps to follow to open the Control Panel by using the Command Prompt window are as follows:

The first task to open the Control Panel via Command Prompt is to open the Command Prompt window. There are several processes with the help of which you can open the Command Prompt window and that are explained below. So, check them out at first and proceed with your choice.

  • Process 1: Press down both the Windows and the letter R key both at a time to get the Run bar window open, ie. Win+R. Next, on the Run bar, type cmd. Then, click on OK or hit the Enter button. These overall tasks will help you to get the Command Prompt window open.
  • Process 2: Tap on the Windows button to get the Search bar open. After that, on the search bar, type cmd. Then, from the search result, click on the cmd/ Command Prompt option to open the window.

Further, on the Command Prompt window, type control panel.

Next, tap the Enter button to execute. This will get you the Control Panel window open.

Way 7: Launch Control Panel by Using Task Manager

Most of the users don’t know this trick of opening the Control Panel window. To learn this way of opening the Control Panel window, you need to read the steps at first that are given below. After that, apply them. So, let’s start.

  1. Af first, press the Windows button along with letter R to open the Run bar window.
  2. Then, on the Run bar, type taskmgr.exe.
  3. Next, click on OK. After clicking on the OK button, the Windows Task Manager will open on the screen.
  4. Now, point the mouse pointer onto the File tab, and click on it.
  5. Next, from the available options, select New Task (Run…).
  6. Further, on the Open field that is under the Create New Task window, type control.
  7. At last, click on the OK button.
  8. After following the overall steps, you will get the Control Panel open on the screen.

All these are some useful workarounds to get Control Panel Windows 10 open. After you open the Control Panel window, now you can proceed with the further tasks that you want to perform.

Hopefully, you have learned each and every way from this article to open the Control Panel window on the screen.