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Windows 7: 2 Control Panels?

09 Mar 2011   #1
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 
2 Control Panels?

On the desktop toolbar popup at the bottom right of the screen in the taskbar, you can see that two control panels are listed.

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One is a popout menu and one is just a regular link.

Does anyone know why there are 2 of them listed here and how to get rid of one.

It's causing no problems but, it's just the principal of the thing.




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09 Mar 2011   #2
lighterfan2009

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

if you cant just right click on it and remove it try going into your task bar options and seeing if there is a way to remove it from there
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09 Mar 2011   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That's the Desktop toolbar. Do you actually have two Control Panel icons on your desktop?
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09 Mar 2011   #4
derekimo

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Right click on an empty spot on the taskbar, slide up to toolbars, uncheck one of the control panels.

Did you put both of them there? Or something like the Godmode shortcut?


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09 Mar 2011   #5
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lighterfan2009 View Post
if you cant just right click on it and remove it try going into your task bar options and seeing if there is a way to remove it from there
I have right clicked it and deleted it once and it reappears seconds later. Just tried it again as I was writing this reply and it reappeared immediately.

I can go into Taskbar Properties/Start Menu/Customize and select "Don't Display this Item" for Control Panel and there is no effect. Both instances of Control Panel are still listed there in the Desktop popup menu.

Doing the above does remove the Control Panel from the Start Menu but, I like having it there.
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09 Mar 2011   #6
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Right click on an empty spot on the taskbar, slide up to toolbars, uncheck one of the control panels.

Did you put both of them there? Or something like the Godmode shortcut?
I'm not using GodMode and I don't have an option to uncheck a Control Panel button.


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09 Mar 2011   #7
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's the Desktop toolbar. Do you actually have two Control Panel icons on your desktop?
I have no icons on my desktop.


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09 Mar 2011   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
That's the Desktop toolbar. Do you actually have two Control Panel icons on your desktop?
I have no icons on my desktop.
What about in the desktop in explorer?


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09 Mar 2011   #9
CtrlAltDel

Windows 7 (Home Premium) x64
 
 

I have right clicked on the Control Panel button within the Desktop Menu in the Task Bar and deleted it and it reappears.

The only option available by right clicking the Task Bar and going to Properties/STart Menu/Customize is an option to remove it from the Start Menu.
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09 Mar 2011   #10
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CtrlAltDel View Post
I have right clicked on the Control Panel button within the Desktop Menu in the Task Bar and deleted it and it reappears.

The only option available by right clicking the Task Bar and going to Properties/STart Menu/Customize is an option to remove it from the Start Menu.
That's the start menu, I was talking about a toolbar, but all you have for a toolbar is desktop, so if there are two control panels in your desktop in explorer they will show up.
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