Freeware utility to hide unnecessary Control Panel items.
|OS||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8|
|Languages||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish|
Read the instructions if you have any problems with downloading or running the application.
If you don't use some Windows feature, you can hide its Control Panel shortcut using CPL Commander. Selected items are displayed in the Control Panel. To hide an item clear its checkbox.
Some Windows features are not able to run while their icons are removed from the Control Panel. Therefore you should disable only the items, which you never use.
1. Some items are hidden by default, if your system does not support the related functions.
2. CPL Commander allows you to hide CPLs in the "All Items" ("Classic View") view mode only. It won't help you to hide anything in the "Category" view mode.
To restore the default configuration, click on the "Reset" button, and then confirm your decision. More info.
Some items may exist in your system, but the program is unable to detect them for some reasons. They are always displayed unless the "Hide any items, which are not listed above" option is activated.
Set of the available items might differ on a different computers. It depends on the installed hardware, software, Windows edition or language pack. CPL Commander strives to show as many Windows CPLs as it can find.
CPL Commander has detected these elements, but is unable to manage their visibility. Such items are inactive and always displayed.
Some third-party programs such as antiviruses and drivers may add their own icons to the Control Panel. CPL Commander is not able to detect and manage any third-party items, unless these elements are intergrated into Windows (such as Adobe Flash Player in Windows 8).