Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Control Panel Items

By | November 24, 2020
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Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Control Panel Items

Everyone else calls this “god” mode. We’re not much in favor of that name. So, we call it the “Empower” mode. But no matter what you call it, this tip will help you make a shortcut on your desktop to every single Control Panel item.

And while many Control Panel items have been moved to the Settings app in Windows 10 – many have not, and some are available in both.

And because when you click on your new “Empower” mode desktop shortcut, you may find settings you never saw listed in Control Panel before– but they were always there.

While you can create a shortcut to Empower Mode anywhere, we think it is best on the desktop where it’s easier to find and therefore more likely to be used, right?

Here’s how to create a shortcut to Empower Mode and get every single Control Panel in one click.

1. Create a new folder on your desktop (Right-click on an empty space on your desktop and click “New” then “Folder”.

2. Right-click on the newly created folder, choose “Rename” and rename it exactly as follows:


(We recommend you copy that folder name and then paste it.)

3. When you’re done, you’ll have an icon on your desktop that looks like this:

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And when you click it, you’ll be empowered with every Control Panel setting — right at your fingertips.

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16 thoughts on “Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Control Panel Items

  1. Connie Tyler

    I DID IT!!!! Thank you so much and Happy Thanksgiving to you both. Hugs, Connie

  2. Richard Raszkiewicz

    God’s Blessings on you both, and may He reward you both . Have a Blessed Thanksgiving ✝✝✝🙏🙏🙏

    1. infoave Post author

      It works on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (it actually worked in Windows XP and Vista too.

  3. Margaret Crozier

    Thank you. I’m definitely sharing this one 😉
    Wishing a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all of my neighbors south of the 49th and those here with U.S. roots.

  4. Charlotte Mitchell

    Done! Thank you so much for this and all your awesome tips, shortcuts, essays, etc. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  5. ralph

    when i right clik on folder cut and copy are there but no paste. using win 10 version 1909

  6. Larry Addley

    Didn’t work for me. Opened windows explorer instead control panel items.

  7. Nancy

    I got it!! I wasn’t including the entire statement that also includes’EmpowerMode’


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