The quickest way to open the Windows Control Panel is to use the Windows key on your keyboard. The Windows key is usually located on the bottom row of keys between the Ctrl and Alt keys and looks like the Microsoft logo (a four-colored flag).
Once you have located the Windows key, press it along with the letter R key at the same time. This will open the Run dialog box which can then be used to open the Control Panel quickly.
In the Run dialog box, type in ‘Control’ and click the OK button. Doing so will open the Control Panel in Windows. From here, you can access all the settings, programs, and other options to customize your system.
You can also open the Control Panel from the Start Menu. To do this, click the Start button on the lower left of your screen, scroll down to Windows System, and then to Control Panel. You can also use a search bar if you prefer to search for it by typing ‘Control Panel’.
The Control Panel can also be accessed directly from the address bar of the File Explorer. To do this, simply type in ‘control’ in the address bar and hit the Enter key.
Using the Windows key is the quickest way to open the Control Panel, but if you prefer to use the mouse and menu system, any of these methods will work.