The Windows Access Panel is a freeware download that provides quick access to several Windows 7 settings and features. Although the application only links to built-in Windows programs, its goal is to make it easier to actually get to these apps which are often buried deep in menus, requiring several clicks in order to launch.
The program has three tabs at the top: an â€œAboutâ€ tab, a â€œBasicâ€ tab, and an â€œAdvancedâ€ tab. The Basic tab links to more commonly used apps like the Event Viewer, Disk Defragmenter, Registry Editor, and Firewall for example, while the Advanced tab links to less commonly used programs like DirectX Diagnostics, the Problem Step Recorder, and Remote Assistance.
While this software clearly isnâ€™t designed for Windows power users who already know where to find each and every setting, it could prove useful for the novices who know the utility they need but just not where to find it.
To download the Windows Access Panel, click here (zip file/32-bit version only).