Control Panel

A control panel is a software module used to perform administrative and management operating system tasks and/or provide access to specific software featuresĀ¹. In Windows, it is normally part of the system’s graphical user interface (GUI) and is made up of a group of individual control panel appletsĀ¹Ā² that include adding or removing hardware and software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and accessing networking settingsĀ².

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(1) What is a Control Panel? – Definition from Techopedia. https://www.techopedia.com/definition/16421/control-panel.
(2) Control Panel (Windows) – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Panel_%28Windows%29.
(3) What Is Control Panel? [Everything You Must Know] – EaseUS. https://www.easeus.com/knowledge-center/control-panel.html.
(4) What Is the Control Panel in Windows? – Lifewire. https://www.lifewire.com/control-panel-2625841.

Some features of a control panel include adding or removing hardware and software, controlling user accounts, changing accessibility options, and accessing networking settingsĀ¹. It provides the ability to view and change system settingsĀ¹Ā². In Windows, it consists of a set of applets that include hardware and software setup and configuration, security, system maintenance, and user account managementĀ²Ā³.

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(1) Control Panel (Windows) – Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Panel_%28Windows%29.
(2) Control Panels – Win32 apps | Microsoft Learn. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/uxguide/winenv-ctrl-panels.
(3) Open Control Panel in Windows – Microsoft Support. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/open-control-panel-in-windows-e8d6e3d8-4743-422c-7cf8-0b41f8f079a1.
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(5) Uninstall or remove apps and programs in Windows. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uninstall-or-remove-apps-and-programs-in-windows-4b55f974-2cc6-2d2b-d092-5905080eaf98.

Some other Control Panel applets include Action Center (Windows 7), Administrative Tools, Backup and Restore (Windows 7), Color Management, Credential Manager, Date and Time, Devices and Printers, Ease of Access Center, File History (Windows 8), Folder Options, Fonts, HomeGroup (Windows 7), Indexing Options, Internet Options, Keyboard, Location Settings (Windows 8), Mouse, Network and Sharing CenterĀ²Ā³.

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(1) List of Control Panel Applets in Windows – Lifewire. https://www.lifewire.com/list-of-control-panel-applets-in-windows-2626120.
(2) List of Windows Control Panel Applets (CPL Files) – ITechtics. https://www.itechtics.com/control-panel-applets-cpl/.
(3) Hide, Show, Add, Remove Specified Control Panel Applets in Windows 10. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/hide-show-add-remove-control-panel-applets.

Some alternatives to Windows Control Panel include SimpPanel, Autoruns, HiBit Startup Manager, Autorun Organizer, Startup Delayer and MSConfigĀ¹Ā³.

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(1) Windows Control Panel Alternatives and Similar Software | AlternativeTo. https://alternativeto.net/software/windows-control-panel/.
(2) Startup Control Panel Alternatives and Similar Software | AlternativeTo. https://alternativeto.net/software/startup-control-panel/.
(3) cPanel Alternatives for Windows: Top 8 Server Management Tools and Web …. https://alternativeto.net/software/cpanel/?platform=windows.
(4) 17 ways to open Control Panel in Windows 11 and Windows 10. https://www.digitalcitizen.life/8-ways-start-control-panel-windows-10/.
(5) 13 Ways to Open the Control Panel on Windows 10 – How-To Geek. https://www.howtogeek.com/709843/13-ways-to-open-the-control-panel-on-windows-10/.
(6) Microsoft is pushing the Control Panel aside in its latest Windows 11 …. https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/17/22841028/microsoft-windows-11-control-panel-changes.

 

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