Well, the good news is, it’s still there…..The simplest way to find it now is to click into the search bar (Where it says “Type here to search” next to the start button), and type…control…
Then magically …Control Panel… will appear highlighted in blue.
Click it once and the control panel will appear:
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My personal choice is to view it as Large Icons. You choose what suits you, but to change it click the drop down menu in the top right corner.
If you like to have quick access to it (as I do) you can make a shortcut on the desktop too. Search for…themes… then click on Themes and related settings (Highlighted in blue)
On that page you will find Desktop icon settings. It is either slightly down the window or to the right of the window depending on how wide it is.
While you’re here, you can also choose other system icons to have on the desktop too.