Reach the Control Panel quicker
In Issue 503, you mention that updating your Windows 10 PC to the Creators Update makes access to your Control Panel more difficult. However, that’s not the case with my PC, which has two versions of the Control Panel only a click away. To set this up, you need to add your desktop as a shortcut option on your taskbar.
Right-click an empty section of your taskbar, move your cursor to Toolbars, then click Desktop. This adds a desktop shortcut to the right of your taskbar. Click the two arrows next to Desktop to see a pop-up menu with lots of useful options, including all the programs on your desktop. You can click and drag to reorder these items however you want.
Here, you’ll also see two Control Panel options (see screenshot). Move your cursor to the option with the arrow to access several Control Panel sections (‘Appearance and Personalisation’, ‘Ease of Access’ and so on). The other Control Panel option opens the Windows 7 version, where you can view items by category, ‘Large icons’ or ‘Small icons’ using the dropdown menu at the top right.