Control Panel Category View gone...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Guest, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    how do I get this back?

    Bob
     
    Guest, Oct 26, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    If you are in Classic view, click on the link (on the left) for Control
    Panel Home.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I don't have a link for Control Panel Home. It just shows "Classic View" on
    the left.

    Bob
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  4. Guest

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Are you running the UI in Vista mode or Classic?
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Stupid question - how do I know the difference?

    Robert
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  6. Guest

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Appearance would tell you, but right click the desktop and choose
    personalize, then click on themes.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    OK, I do that, and it shows "Windows Vista," but the control panel only has
    "Classic View" available - no "Control Panel Home."

    Robert
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  8. Guest

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Can you use the snipping tool and send a screen shot of what you are seeing?
    Save as a .png and send to me via email with a subject line of 'per req'.
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    On its way.

    Robert

     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  10. Guest

    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    I'm unable to replicate the issue, but some additional questions:

    - Have you tried resetting defaults under tools/folder options?
    - What happens when you click on the 'Category' column header?
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Tried both, but still the same result.

    Robert

     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Let me give you my system's specs -

    AMD Athlon 2800 (1.8 GHz)
    1G DDR 400 RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE (works with Aero)
    80 GB HDD

    Robert
     
    Guest, Oct 27, 2007
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  13. Guest

    Rick Rogers Guest

    - What happens when you click on the 'Category' column header?

    Do you see anything?
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 27, 2007
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  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The icons change positions, but nothing else.

    Robert
     
    Guest, Oct 28, 2007
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  15. Could it be the "ForceClassicControlPanel" Policy, Rick?
    Perhaps Robert may fwd a copy of the image to my mail.

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Do you see anything?

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
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    My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
     
    Ramesh, MS-MVP, Oct 28, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hadn't thought of that, Ramesh. The image clearly shows only the classic
    view option, there is no indication whatsoever of an option to revert to the
    category view.

    Yep, just confirmed that setting that policy does give the desired change.

    Robert, if you have access to the policy editor gpedit.msc, you will find
    the setting under:

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel

    Otherwise, click start and run regedit from box, expand the plus (+) signs
    to reach this key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    On the right, look for a string called ForceClassicControlPanel and delete
    it. Close the registry editor, and retry the Control Panel. You may need to
    refresh or reboot the system.



    Could it be the "ForceClassicControlPanel" Policy, Rick?
    Perhaps Robert may fwd a copy of the image to my mail.

    --
    Regards,

    Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
    Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


    Do you see anything?
     
    Rick Rogers, Oct 28, 2007
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    Bob Nielsen Guest

    Well, I wish I would've read that last post before I proceeded - I deleted my user account and created a new one....Now, the control panel works right, but all my links are screwed up - I mean, I click a folder in the Start menu, and the icons are all generic, and it takes forever to open the folders. Any suggestions?

    Robert

     
    Bob Nielsen, Oct 28, 2007
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