I used to be able to do it but I've completely forgotten.
Windows 8.1/10. From Start8/Start10 right click "Control Panel" -> "Show on Desktop" -> Control Panel icon appear on desktop -> Drag Control Panel Icon to Docks. (Not sure if this works on Windows 10, but confirmed work on Windows 8.1)
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Thanks - tried that but it doesn't work.
It works for me on Windows 10
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In which part on my guide that did not work for you?
I'd explain but we don't seem to be able to post images so I doubt I'm articulate enough to explain without a screenshot or two. Still, here goes. I've got the Control Panel open in front of me and when I drag it over to where my dock is it doesn't attach to it. Usually, if I'm trying to attach a particular folder to the dock this method works i.e. open the folder so it's on display then drag it over to the dock where it will attach itself. Thanks for sticking with me btw.
Need to know more..
1) What OS you are running? Win 7, 8.1 or 10?
2) If its Win 8.1 or 10, do you have Start8 or Start10 install?
I'm running Win 10 and yes, I have Start10 installed.
Any reason you can't do the steps I show you above? Here its again.
From Start10 right click on "Control Panel" -> "Show on Desktop" ->
Control Panel icon appear on desktop -> Drag Control Panel Icon to Docks.
I have my Start10 to look like the standard Win10 style. That might be why I'm having difficulties. Of course, I have no idea how to make Start10 look the way yours does but if I could I think my problem could be quickly solved. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
Here's Regular Start10 Menu and was able to drag Cp icon to Dock ...Windows 10
Open Start 10 and switch the menu to Windows 7 mode then your start panel will look the same with control panel on it.
To reiterate, I didn't have the regular Start10 menu open - I had Start10 to look like the standard Win10 Style. Thanks for the input though AzDude.
Thanks - I've got it working again. BTW how are you able to post a screenshot on here?
You can use a Free Image Hosting site to get a link to post an image
in this forum , Like https://imgur.com/?
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If The control panel do not appear on your Start10 Right panel you will need to turn it on.
Start10 config windows -> Configure -> "Control Panel" drop down menu. Choose "Display as a menu" that should make "Control Panel" appear on your Start10.
Wow - I obviously need to take a closer look at what the prog can do! Thanks.
Ok, good to know - thanks!
So, I hope that solved your problem?
Yes, it did thanks
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