Whether you use Windows XP or Windows Vista, learn how to make your favorite Control Panel features easier to find and faster to use.Control Panel! If you're serious about controlling your computer (and Windows), there are times you practically live in there. But, if you're like most people, you probably don't give every icon equal time. You have your favorites, and this article is designed to help you spend more time using your favorite CP utilities and less time fumbling around for them.
The idea of creating categories is a good one - as Windows Vista's outstanding makeover of Control Panel proves. Unfortunately, Windows XP's default category view is a mess. It takes more clicks to open the applet you need, and the categories don't always make a lot of sense. So, what can you do to make navigating it easier?
But, what can you do to make it easier to use only your favorites? Try this: create your own folder of favorite applets. To do this quickly and easily:
One of Windows Vista's unsung improvements over Windows XP is Control Panel. Not only does Vista's version provide much more sensible categories, but it adds shortcuts to the most common tasks. Nevertheless, you might want to make getting to your favorites even faster. Here's how:
With either version of Windows, you can keep adding shortcuts to your menu as desired. Save time - and make your "PC" truly personal.
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