Are you a frequent user of Windows Control Panel? If yes, why not put Control Panel option in the Windows right-click menu for quick access? Confusing. Don’t worry. This post will help you to add control panel to windows right click menu.
The concept is simple. You just need to do a couple of edits in Windows Registry. But please be sure to carefully follow the steps given below to make any changes with Registry Editor. If you misuse the Registry Editor, it can render your system unstable.
Steps To Add Control Panel To Windows Right Click Menu:
Step 1: First, you need to open the registry editor. There are two ways to open it. One is by using the Search Menu on Windows, and the other is through the Run Command.
Go to Windows and type “Regedit” in the search box and click on the link that appears to open the Registry Editor Window.
Alternatively, press “Win + R” on your keyboard to open the Run Box and type “Regedit” in the Run text box without quotes and click OK.
Step 2: Registry Editor Window will open up as shown below.
Step 3: Now from the left pane of your Registry Editor navigate to the location given below:
Step 4: You need to create a new key inside the key named Shell. To create a new key, right click on the Shell key and select New -> Key from the context menu.
Step 5: The new key will be created now. Rename the key as “Control Panel.” This is the name of the link that will be shown in the Right Click Context Menu.
Step 6: Next, you have to create another new key inside the Control Panel key. Hence, right click on Control Panel and select New -> Key and rename the key as “Command.”
Step 7: Select the Command Key in the left pane with a single left click. Now in the right pane, double click on the default DWORD value.
Step 8: The “Edit String” window will open up now. Enter the value given below in the text area provided and click OK.
The changes will take place immediately. To check it, just right-click anywhere on your desktop, and you may now see the Control Panel link on the context menu.
That’s it. Now you have successfully added the control panel to your Windows right-click context menu. If you wish to disable this, just delete the new key created above in the registry editor.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.