Windows 7 Walkthrough: Programs Control Panel
Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.
...is a term that was coined to describe any small application that performs one specific task. Of course, the term is now more widely associated with Java, as in a Java Applet, than with the Windows Control Panel. But, in the past the Control Panel programs were often referred to as applets.