Windows 8: where is the control panel?

Svetlana
Svetlana
November 17, 2014
Windows 8: where is the control panel?

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Windows 8: where is the control panel?

One common question about Windows 8 is where is the control panel? The interface in the new operating system has been altered so radically that it is difficult to sort it out without any help. The “Start” menu has disappeared, and with it the familiar buttons. In this article we will tell you how to find the Control Panel in Windows 8, and in addition, you may be interested in the article How to configure Windows 8, where, in particular, it is about setting up taskbar options.

Where is the control panel in Windows 8

There are several ways to get to the Control Panel in Windows 8. If you are not against the use of keyboard shortcuts, press [Win] + [X] (just in case, we will explain that [Win] is a key with a Windows logo-checkbox). A menu appears with a link to the Control Panel.

The same menu can be seen by right-clicking in the lower left corner of the screen. In Windows 8, when you hover the cursor over this corner, a pop-up thumbnail of the home screen appears, and in Windows 8.1, the Start button with a check mark is constantly displayed in this corner.

Another way to get into the Control Panel is to go to the initial screen and start writing the keyword “Control Panel” right there. A list of search results opens, in which the link to the Control Panel will be the first. You can also access the search from the desktop — press the [Win] + [S] keys or drag the cursor along the right edge of the screen and click the Search button in the appeared panel.