If you have already installed Windows 7 or Windows 8 on a computer system that is powered by NVIDIA graphics card and you are already done with the task of installing all necessary graphics drivers, then there are pretty much positive chances that you have noticed the NVIDIA Control Panel entry that is present in the right click menu.
This NVIDIA Control Panel entry might not show up in the desktop context menu in some cases. The NVIDIA Control Panel allows you to adjust and manage the 3D settings, set PhysX configuration, change resolution, adjust desktop color settings, rotate display, set up digital audio, adjust desktop size and position, setup multiple displays, adjust video color settings and adjust video image settings, all these things are allowed by NVIDIA control panel. Offers you too much, does not it?
Although the power users find the entry very interesting and feasible as it allows you to quickly access the Control Panel and lets you change various settings, a greater percentage of Windows users does not bother to even touch these graphics settings.
Apart from right click option, the NVIDIA Control Panel is also accessible from Start screen or Start menu search and also from Windows Control Panel. Hence, it’s a favorable idea to remove the entry from the desktop context menu if you don’t use it on regular basis. At the same time if it’s missing and you want to have it there you can easily add it up to the desktop right-click menu with the help of few mouse clicks.
The most appealing thing is that you are not required to install third-party programs or manually edit the Windows Registry in order to add/remove the NVIDIA entry. The NVIDIA Control Panel shows up itself with an option to add/remove the entry to the desktop context menu. By simply completing the instructions given below you can safely add/remove NVIDIA Control Panel entry.
NOTE: The procedure might vary depending upon the graphics card and driver version but either way has to be similar to this.
Steps To Add Nvidia Control Panel in Windows 8 Desktop Right Click Menu
Step 1: First thing that you need to do is Open ‘Windows Control Panel‘ and change ‘view by’ to ‘small icons’.
Step 2: Once you are done with that now Look for an entry labeled ‘NVIDIA Control Panel’ and double-click on it in order to ‘open’.
Step 3: When you get to see NVIDIA Control Panel window, then click on ‘Desktop menu’ and afterwards click on ‘Add Desktop Context Menu‘ in order to add the entry to desktop context menu.
Steps To Remove Nvidia Control Panel in Windows 8 Desktop Right Click Menu
Step 1: The first step is to ‘Right-click’ on desktop and click on ‘NVIDIA Control Panel’ in order to open the same.
Step 2: When you are able to see NVIDIA Control Panel window, you must now ‘click’ on ‘Desktop menu’ and afterwards click ‘Add Desktop Context Menu’ in order to remove the entry from desktop context menu. And you are done! You can always open the Control Panel again if you want to add the entry some other time.
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