Got Windows 10 and the Creators update but can’t find the Windows 7 Control Panel? It used to be found by right clicking on the start menu but recently it apparently went missing. If may be that Microsoft removed it from that location in their desire to move forward with the “fresh” flat look of Windows 10 but there are still many who will miss the look of Windows 7.
User Account Control
Windows 10 may not be Windows 7 in appearance but Windows 10 still retained the old-style control panel I loved from Windows 7. Of course Windows 10 is now known for its new option simply called Settings. However, the graphically appealing Windows 7 control panel had at least one option that I have not been able to find from the Settings menu of Windows 10. One such example is User Account Control. With this nifty little feature, one is able to control how much or little Windows will warn about programs before they install on your computer. (You probably have seen it, it’s a dialogue box that pops up with a warning that you are about to change settings on your computer). The warning also pops up just before you want to install a new application. Some users, myself included may find it annoying but it can be controlled (at your own risk) in User Account Control. User Account Control can be found in the old Control Panel under User Accounts.
(Important note: I will not be responsible for any damage caused to your computer for playing with the User Account Control or User Accounts settings.)
How to Get the retro Windows 7 Control Panel Back
To find the retro Windows Control Panel you have a few options.
A quick search from the task bar (Cortana search), by typing in the words Control Panel will bring it up. Another way to get it is to click on File Explorer from the taskbar (looks like a yellow folder on the bottom of the desktop on Windows 10) and type Control Panel in the address bar.
Pin a Control Panel shortcut
For you fans of shortcuts, Control Panel can also be found in the Windows 10 start menu. Scroll to the bottom of the long list of applications, and the Control Panel is under the category heading Windows System. Simply drag and drop the Control Panel to the Start Menu (just to the right of the list of applications) or right-click Control Panel and click on pin to Start Menu or pin to Taskbar!
Using the Windows Button on your Keyboard
Win+R type in Control Panel in the dialogue box
Add a Desktop Shortcut to Control Panel
Right-click on the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select More then Open file location. Control Panel should be one of the options in the list. From there you can add a shortcut link to your desktop. (if you need more help leave me a comment)
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If you use an iOS apple device and have kids (or know kids) who use these devices such as an iPhone or iPad this post may be of interest to you.
THE TRUTH ABOUT IN-APP PURCHASES
A quick browse of the Apple App Store presents us with hundreds of so-called “free” apps and games for download but many allow in-app purchases. Commonly these apps/games are referred to as Pay2Play games. Essentially this means if you want more features or to unlock features you have to pay for it.
What about the In-App Purchases? An in-app purchase is any purchase you can make using real money (from your bank account or credit card). These purchase links are commonly found within the app menu or even hidden within other areas of the game. Once the user touches the button or link a purchase is made allowing full access or more access to the game or app you have downloaded to your device. Often times touching on one of these links inside the game allows the removal of ads (supposing the game or app was free). Sometimes the in-app purchase will allow the user to purchase coins or the unlocking of various features of the game or app faster than in “free” mode.
FAKE MONEY OR REAL?
One big complaint I have found with In-App Purchases is that they can be hidden within the free content. Sometimes a “free” game will use coins or fake money within the game but real money can be used to “buy” or purchase more fake money. This is where it can be tricky to see the difference and it’s by design of course. For example, you may find your child (or yourself) playing a game and see areas to level up or unlock a character or feature of the game which looks to be part of the free game. But it’s not! All it takes is one accidental touch on the button link and you have made a purchase of $1.99, $5, $50 or more! Depending on the age of your kids they could have difficulty knowing when a real money purchase is being made or if pretend/fake money is being used as part of the game or app. As a parent I have even done this myself and thankfully In-App Purchases was disabled.
DISABLE IN-APP PURCHASES – 4 EASY STEPS TO AVOID THE ACCIDENTAL PURCHASE
This how you can disable in-app purchases for your portable iOS device if you haven’t already.
Touch SETTINGS on your iPhone or iPad.
Scroll down to RESTRICTIONS. You will need to type your pin number to enter the restrictions menu (or you will be prompted to enter a pin if you haven’t accessed it before.)
Once inside RESTRICTIONS scroll down to In-App Purchases. Make sure the “switch” to the right is switched to off (not showing green).
That’s all there is to it! You should now be able to touch anywhere within a game or app containing In-App Purchasing options and will not accidentally pay for something you are not intending to. (Note: Should you accidently touched one these purchasing links a pop-up note about in-app purchases being disabled will be displayed)
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2. Pro Abortion– The left generally supports the murder of babies otherwise they couldn’t adopt it’s party platform
3. Pro Homosexual Marriage– The left supports homosexual marriage
4. Will advocate and fight for illegal immigration– The left is outraged when one seeks to keep America safe by upholding the law supporting legal immigration rather than illegal immigration
5. Believe Christians are a greater threatthan any religion and it’s followers which advocate murder and beheading simply for believing in Jesus Christ
6. Will choose to lie in order to protect like minded candidates and government officials rather than doing the right thing and seeking the truth
7. Believe Climate Change (global warming) is a greater threatthan people who hate us and want to kill us
8. Hypocritical/False Protection of Women– Will support the abuse of women within Islam and the ridicule and denigration of Conservative /Christian women and others in Hollywood movies/TV shows. The false claim to support women extends to music as democrats participate and use profanity and vulgarities aimed toward women commonly found in rap lyrics all the while claiming to hate Donald Trump for being inappropriate toward women
Psalm 135:4 – For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.
2. Many gods, but no other God besides God. – Psalm 135:5b – “Our Lord is above all gods.”
1 John 5:20 – We know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
3. All people have sinned against God(we have broken God’s Law the Ten Commandments for God is holy and perfect) – Psalm 130:3 – “If You, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?”
4. There is Redemption and Forgiveness of sin– (We have broken God’s law but Jesus paid our fine) – Psalm 130:4,7 – “But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared….hope in the LORD; For with the LORD there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption. ”
Romans 5:8 – God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
5.Jesus conquered death(the second death in Hell). Jesus forgives sin.Jesus Christ rose from the deadas promised (the Resurrection) –
1 Timothy 3:16 – God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
6.Jesus is Who He said He was. Colossians 1:15-17 – He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
7.Jesus can be trusted because the Resurrection is real
1 Corinthians 15:3-8 – For I [the Apostle Paul] delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He was seen by Cephas [Peter], then by the twelve [disciples]. After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once… After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.
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Remember these? Want to play the games? You first need to download DosBox here. (documentation on DosBox is here) Dos Box is a MS-Dos Emulator which allows older DOS games like these to be played with your modern computer.