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Windows 7: control panel, expanded view

19 Nov 2010   #1
meamjw

Win 7
 
 
control panel, expanded view

Does anyone know a way to make control panel retain the expanded view?
Thanks.


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19 Nov 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Meamjw,

The Control Panel will open the same way that it was closed by default. However, you can use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to force the Control Panel to always open to the view you like.

Control Panel View - Category or Icons

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Nov 2010   #3
meamjw

Win 7
 
 
worked for me

Brink,
Your post solved my problem. The solution was a most unintuitive thing on the part of Ms programmers. Who would think choosing large icons would result in a completely different format?
Thank you!
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20 Nov 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Meamjw.
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