With complex programs, the configuration is just as complex. Developers do their best to optimally group settings so that users can find the right one when they search, but when a program is as complex as an email client, for example, it’s still complicated. Ultimate Settings Panel is a new portable application released by Techy Geeks that puts settings for Windows, Outlook 2010, Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012 in an ordered list. Click on any of the items and the settings window will open for you. The app saves you the hassle of navigating your way through menus and sub-menus of options. to find the environment you are looking for

Launch the Ultimate settings panel; the user interface is a single window divided into five tabs, one for each setting it lists. Settings are grouped under Windows, General, Outlook 2010, ConfigMgr 2007, and ConfigMgr 2012. The Windows tab lists settings that you would frequently want/need to access, such as Device Manager, Sound Settings, Windows Firewall, Windows Update , Remote Desktop , and more.

The General tab is again dedicated to Windows, but it applies to settings that affect the operating system as a whole, such as parental settings, file indexing options, file recovery options, control panel, etc.

The Outlook tab gives you access to options like Clean AutoFill, Clean Categories, Clean Sharing, and more. It is not intended to help you quickly figure out where you can set up an email signature or where you can apply rules to an email. The options are much more limited on this tab, although they are still useful.

The ConfigMgr tabs give you access to the Client Applet, CMTrace, Software Center, and an option to uninstall the client.

Ultimate Settings Panel is great for anyone transitioning from Windows 7 to Windows 8 because settings have moved around a bit in Windows 8 and users may have a hard time managing them. The application does not act as an intermediary between you and the settings of your operating system or Outlook. Instead, it’s like a list of shortcuts. The list itself may not be organized, but it’s all there, and one click opens the right window for you. Saves time to say the least. If installed on a computer, it can help system administrators assist users when remotely troubleshooting a system, making it easier for the user to find the correct settings. The app is new and more options are likely to be added. Check out Windows God Mode if you’re looking for a few extra items to configure.

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