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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1909 – November 2019 Update Don’t want Killer Control Panel to keep popping up

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        BobStr
        AskWoody Plus

        I have win 10 Pro 1909 on a relatively new Dell computer, which came with something installed called “Killer Control Panel.” My problem is that there apparently is some keyboard shortcut that makes the panel pop up on my screen, unwanted, several times a day. I have no idea what that shortcut might be, but I assume that I’m inadvertently hitting it to cause this particular grief.

        I don’t want to uninstall the control panel. I’ve hit its help button and also Googled trying to find out what it’s for, and found only a bunch of gibberish (gibberish to someone at my level — all of it is geared toward someone who already knows what he’s doing; the experience is akin to reading the Wikipedia entry on The Riemann Hypothesis). But for all I know some day I may find myself in a position to take an inordinate amount of time (i.e., any amount of time) to determine why this control panel thing is there and whether I should care.

        In the meanwhile, all I want is to get the thing to stop popping up at least five times a day, presumably whenever I stumble upon whatever shortcut keys are determined to afflict me.

        Does anyone know (1) what the shortcut keys are and, if so, how to disable them; or (2) if you don’t know what they keys are, is there a way to find out what they are and, if so, how to disable them? If the answers are all “no,” I can always uninstall ole Killer, but disabling the shortcut, if possible, seems to be a more appropriate way to go at this stage.

        Thanks.

      • #2211652 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        There is no information on the Killer site about any keyboard shortcuts, not does a Google search reveal any.

        I saw a number of comments advising deletion/uninstallation. It does not look particularly popular… which the Killer website recognises. See How Do I Remove The Killer Control Center?, particularly the first option of a driver-only installer.

        If that doesn’t appeal then you can either disable the service or prevent it running from startup. Try this:

        1. *Right*-click your taskbar.

        2. Click on Task Manager.

        3. Click on the Startup tab.
        killer_cpl

        4. *Right*-click on Killer Control Center and choose Disable.

        5. Restart your Dell.

        Killer Control Center will remain installed but won’t run from Startup.

        Hope this helps…

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      • #2211698 Reply
        BobStr
        AskWoody Plus

        That is a big help. Thanks.

        A side note: I inadvertently posted this to the wrong forum, and was about to re-copy to Questions Win10, but got your answer already, so no need to. So thanks again.

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      • #2211739 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        “Killer Control Panel.”

        Killer Control Panel is a app the comes with your Killer NIC and controls Internet speed, throttling…

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        • #2211801 Reply
          BobStr
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks. I figured it had something to do with internet speed, but that’s pretty much where my understanding stopped.

           

           

      • #2211746 Reply
        migongo
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hope this info from Dell could help: https://www.dell.com/community/XPS/Killer-Control-Center/m-p/7326332#M30470

        I had a similar problem with an Acer notebook and wifi – bluetooth combo card in Windows 7 . I just simple disable combo card in Windows Mobility Center and choose “let Windows manage the wifi connection”. Honesty I don’t know if this works in Windows 10 1909

         

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        • #2211802 Reply
          BobStr
          AskWoody Plus

          Thanks for that information.

          Looks like the thing to do is simply disable the thing from startup as Rick suggested. I’ve now done that, and hope that the issue can rest there.

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