Classic View Of Windows® Control Panel
Important points about classic view of control panel
Windows operating system from Microsoft offers several Windows system to the users such as Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc. These operating systems come with several advanced software and hardware technology which makes the product more usable and attractive. Windows operating system are easy to use and provide simple graphical user interface. They provide several options to make the platform more users friendly. In the control panel option of Windows operating system, we can switch the views to both classic views as well as category view. Classic view uses the past version of control panel of Windows system. In this view, it displays a list of files and folders which make the accessing of folder and files easier. Category view is an advanced view which makes it more colorful and arranged the contents in special way.
The method of enabling classic view to the control panel and common issues occurring while doing it are given below:
- Classic view in XP and Vista
- Classic view in Windows 7
- Common issues
Classic view in XP and Vista
One of the advantages of Windows operating system is that we can switch the views of control panel to both category view and classic view and this switching process is quite simple and easy. Go to the 'Start' menu and select 'Settings' from the start menu. Then click on the 'Control Panel' options and then a new window will be displayed. In the left hand corner you should see a link 'Switch to Classic View'. After clicking this option, you can now view your control panel in classic view.
Classic view in Windows 7
The process of changing to classic view is a little more different when compared to other versions such as Windows XP or Windows Vista. In Windows 7, there is actually no classic view and category view. But, you can change the category by switching between large and small icons. This is one of the advanced features of Windows 7 operating system. In Windows 7 to switch between large and small icons select the 'Start' menu. Then select the 'Control Panel' from the 'Start' menu. In this Window, you can select the view by selecting 'Large icons or small icons'.
We can easily switch between the classic and category views of the control panel. But sometime we cannot access this feature due to some issues with the system. Sometimes the option 'Switch to classic view' is missing from the control panel. This is due to ForceClassicControlPanel policy is enabled in the registry. If it is set to 0 then the classic view is unavailable and if it is set to 1 then category view will be unavailable. Another issue is that sometime you cannot access control panel. This is due to the activities of malicious third parties. This issue can be resolved by using any powerful antivirus.
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