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I must be getting old


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Dwight

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:whistling: Setting up a third account on my computer, I must be brain dead today but I can not remember how to place the control panel icon to my desk top on window xp pro. I know some where there is something I have to open and tick on? I guess that is what happens when you get old. I tried taskbar and start menu and folder options. I know it there some where but where? I know can make a short cut but thatís not what Iím looking for.
Thanks any help will be appreciated. Mother said they be days like this!
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That doesn't make sense. Having the control panel icon on the desktop would be a shortcut. Open start and drag it across. Unless you mean in My Computer: tools, folder options, View, show control panel in my computer (tick).
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Edited

Edited by Keith, 15 April 2006 - 11:14 AM.

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there is actually a different way to do it, but it is butt ugly

right click the desktop, choose NEW > FOLDER

cut and paste the following as the name

Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

This creates a shell object, rather than a shortcut...the problem is that the entire name shows...you cannot just create it as CONTROL PANEL
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I just tested mine and it puts individual shortcuts for everything in control panel
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Open control panel, click favorites, add to favourites, right click the control panel icon in favorites, click send to, send to desktop, it puts one icon on the desktop and opens control panel
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Open control panel, click favorites, add to favourites, right click the control panel icon in favorites, click send to, send to desktop, it puts one icon on the desktop and opens control panel

OK, I found what I was looking for and like I said a brain dead day.
I donít know why I typed control panel? When it should have been
My Computer.
Start, my computer then right click and click on show on desktop.
Sorry about that. Any how I thank you guys and sorry for wasting
your time. Thank You again
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Thank You for letting us know :whistling:
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