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Windows 7: sort icons in control panel


01 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
sort icons in control panel

is there any way to sort icons in control panel in alphabetical order??


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01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

Not with the category view, but the large or small icons view are alphabetically arranged by default
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01 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Not with the category view, but the large or small icons view are alphabetically arranged by default
not for me there not.
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01 Nov 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BruceLee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Strange, could you post a screenshot of this to help see what may be happening?

You might also click on View (menu bar) and double check to make sure that Auto Arrange is checked.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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02 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

here you go. its windows 7


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02 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

They look to me like they are in Alphabetical order??
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02 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

yeah from left to right mybe but not down wards. still makes it hard to find something
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02 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 8.1 x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview
 
 

Simply narrow the window to show a single column or type the first few letters of the tool you need.

To be honest I tend to type the name of the CP function I require direct into the start search and the system finds it quicker than I can by opening the Control panel
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12 Nov 2009   #9

xp/vista/w7
 
 
Interim measure: CP shortcuts folder

The left to right ordering in the Windows 7 Control Panel is excruciatingly annoying. I looked around for a Windows 7 tweaking tool that might present a different CP view and didn't see anything.
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So, I put together a folder of shortcuts of Windows 7 CP items, which can in fact be ordered any way one likes, since it's just an ordinary folder. I set the "Comment" fields of the shortcuts to match the roll-over text of the actual Control Panel items, so when the folder Comment column is enabled, the list of shortcuts look a lot like the XP/Vista CP details view.

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This folder of Windows 7 shortcuts can be downloaded here:

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W7 CP Shortcuts Folder Download
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The downloaded file is a self-extracting 7z bundle that outputs the folder "Windows 7 ListView Control Panel"
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02 Jan 2010   #10

Win 7
 
 
Kudos!

Hey Reliance PC,

I just had to write and give you kudos for the Control Panel Shortcuts folder--great work! Norton told me not to download it since it was so new so, of course, I disregarded their warning, then clicked on their dialog box's "Safe" choice to provide feedback to Norton that your work is safe...and excellent!
Rich
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