xp home change control panel from classic view

  johnnyrocker 17:51 06 Mar 06

my sons pc xp home has suddenly found his control panel has switched to classic view and i could not find a way of switching it back, can anyone help please? the start menu is correct and not in classic view.


  jimv7 17:53 06 Mar 06

Right click on the start button, choose properties.

  surfmonkey #:@} 17:53 06 Mar 06

start> control pannel > swith to catagory / classic view on left of screen

  johnnyrocker 18:32 06 Mar 06

that is my problem there is not the facility to do that.the control panel box has the usual items but no 'switch' windows


  surfmonkey #:@} 18:38 06 Mar 06

in control panel is there in the left hand side what looks like a notepad with a tick in it with the word control panel next to it with what l;ooks like two v on top of each other if so clicl the v drop down box mybe hiden

  johnnyrocker 18:38 06 Mar 06

as i said it is not therethe icons fill the box.


  surfmonkey #:@} 18:42 06 Mar 06

try control pannel > display > apperance > windows and buttons . change to xp style

  Marsh Warden © ™ 18:44 06 Mar 06

click here line 145

  johnnyrocker 19:02 06 Mar 06

cheers for that i shall pass it on to him, any idea why this has happened?


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