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Windows 7: Two Control Panels

19 May 2009   #1
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Two Control Panels

Been using the RC for a while now and the only real bug I've noticed is that there are two control panel icons on my desktop toolbar. I've tried unchecking control panel by right clicking the desktop-->personalize-->change desktop icons but it keeps reappearing. Any ideas?


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19 May 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Some software somewhere is set to add the CP to the desktop (like perhaps a registry tweak / tweak program)?
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19 May 2009   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

yeah, i'm not running anything that would do that. It started immediately after I installed it so it couldn't be some other software
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19 May 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

One thing I have seen cause this type of thing is an icon on the default or Public Users desktop, (it's hidden under the users tree on the system drive), probably some other glitch but worth a look
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19 May 2009   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

nope...not that either. very strange as i have only seen this problem happen to one other person and he wasn't able to rectify it either
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19 May 2009   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

This would appear to be normal, although whether or not it is a bug I'm not sure. Anyway, on my system there are 2 icons for this in the toolbar (see below). The first of these opens the control panel in a list, as shown in the 1st image. The second opens it as normal (2nd image).
Two Control Panels-capture.png Two Control Panels-capture1.png


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19 May 2009   #7
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

it shouldn't appear twice irrespective of how they differ (in terms of viewing i mean). mine opens up like a list if the desktop toolbar isn't expanded fully. otherwise it opens up as normal
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19 May 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Just checked and same here - looks like I'd missed it

Is strange as there is only one desktop icon available on the personalize screen and if you create shortcuts from the different icons in the desktop menu they appear identical

Time to fire up the feedback tool

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Feedback sent
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19 May 2009   #9
nuluis

W7
 
 

Yep got it too. Delete the one that doesnt expand. Or does it appear again on startup?

Edit: Just realized it shows up immediately
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19 May 2009   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

cool.i haven't bothered with 7127 as 7100 works fine but I take it this control panel issue hasn't been rectified yet
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