With Windows 8, Microsoft first introduced an alternative to the traditional Control Panel. The new Settings in Windows 10 (PC Settings in Windows 8/8.1) not only includes most of the settings and options available in the classic Control Panel but also has tens of settings and options that are not included in the Control Panel.
The Settings app is very well laid-out and is touch input friendly as well.
As said before, many of the Control Panel settings have not been moved to the new Settings app yet. Because of this, at times, after opening the Settings app, you might realize that a specific setting is present in Control Panel only.
Open Control Panel from Settings
Would not it be cool if there was an option to open the classic Control Panel from Settings?
Luckily, there is an easy way open Control Panel right from Settings app. You can use the search box in the Settings app to open Control Panel.
Yes, to open Control Panel from Settings, all you need to do is type Control Panel and then press Enter key.
The search box in Settings can also be used to quickly access other sections of Settings and Control Panel. For instance, you can type Windows Update to access Windows Update settings and Device Manager to open Device Manager.
Tip: Did you know that you can pin specific section of Settings to the Start menu/screen in Windows 10? Refer to our how to pin specific settings to Start menu in Windows 10 guide for detailed directions.