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Always open All Control Panel Items when opening Control Panel

This policy setting controls the default Control Panel view whether by category or icons. If this policy setting is enabled the Control Panel opens to the icon view. If this policy setting is disabled the Control Panel opens to the category view. If this policy setting is not configured the Control Panel opens to the view used in the last Control Panel session. Note: Icon size is dependent upon what the user has set it to in the previous session.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # ForceClassicControlPanel

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Control Panel

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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