Make Control Panel list all options instantly

Now this one’s a real simple tip. You are basically making Windows 7 Search work for you.

You open your Control Panel and you see it as you have set it, viz by Category view or by Icons (Large/Small) view.

Now if you wish to instantly see all the Control Panel options neatly classified as a list, simply type ‘ a ‘ in the search panel.

control panel list

You will be able to see all the Control Panel options classified, function-wise.

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  1. Excellent trick 😀

  2. marc

    lol the simplest one’s are sometimes the most useful

  3. Dresandreal Sprinklehorn

    I think I’ll be sticking with God Mode a little longer.

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