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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.8. Launch Control Panel Icons Faster by Using a Menu

You can quickly access items in the Control Panel by converting the Start menu's Control Panel item into a menu.

Control Panel is the Windows 7 customization shop, with nearly 60 icons. Using these icons, you can customize and modify features such as accessibility, the display, folders and fonts, the Internet, and user accounts. You can install and uninstall programs and devices, and you can tweak specific devices such as game controllers, the keyboard, the mouse, the modem, printers, scanners, and more.

The longer you use Windows 7, the more you appreciate the Control Panel. The problem, however, is that the default Control Panel window uses a category view that groups the Control Panel ...

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