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Modify Control Panel Categories

Modify Control Panel Categories

Even if you like the new style for Control Panel, you might at times wish you could shift some items around into a different category. It's possible.

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Go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Extended Properties\{305CA226-D286-468e-B848-2B2E8E697B74} 2

Modify/Create DWORD Value of Data type REG_DWORD Named [Choose one of the applets with .cpl extension]

Setting for Value Data: [Select the value from table below]

Other Control Panel Options 0 Appearance and Themes 1 Printers and Other Hardware 2 Network and Internet Connections

3 Sounds, Speed, and Audio Devices 4 Performance and Maintenance 5 Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options 6 Accessibility Options 7 Add or Remove Programs 8 User Accounts 9

To further customize the items that appear in the new Control Panel, do a search of your system for all files that end in .cpl extension. If they aren't already listed, you can add them with a new

WORD value and then assign them to a category of your choosing.