switches for the control command ?

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
"control" through the run box ?
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More about switches control command
  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Hi,

    Simply type the .cpl file name in the run command for the
    corresponding function.

    access.cpl Accessibility Options
    appwiz.cpl Add or Remove Programs
    desk.cpl Display Properties
    firewall.cpl Windows Firewall
    hdwwiz.cpl Add Hardware Wizard
    inetcpl.cpl Internet Explorer Properties
    INPUT.CPL Text Services
    intl.cpl Regional and Language Options
    joy.cpl Game Controllers
    jpicpl32.cpl Java Plug-in Control Panel
    main.cpl Mouse Properties
    mmsys.cpl Sounds and Audio Devices Properties
    ncpa.cpl Network Connections
    netsetup.cpl Network Setup Wizard
    nusrmgr.cpl User Accounts
    odbccp32.cpl ODBC Data Source Administrator
    powercfg.cpl Power Options Properties
    speech.cpl Speech Properties
    sysdm.cpl System Properties
    telephon.cpl Phone and Modem Options
    timedate.cpl Date and Time Properties
    wscui.cpl Windows Security Center
    wuaucpl.cpl Automatic Updates Options

    --
    Regards,
    Bert Kinney MS-MVP Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/


    *ProteanThread* wrote:
    > i know that clicking on start then run and typing
    > "control desktop" will bring up display properties and
    > "control mouse" will display the mouse settings, but what
    > other switches are available for use with "control"
    > through the run box ?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Greetings

    Control from the command prompt is used to open .cpl files that are in the
    path variable.
    Here is a link that lists some examples ...
    http://www.computerhope.com/control.htm

    Hope this helps
    Albatross Singh

    "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > "control" through the run box ?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Description of Control Panel Files in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;313808

    Description of Control Panel (.cpl) Files
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;149648

    How to Open Control Panel Folders from the Command Prompt
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;180025

    You do not need to open a command prompt, Just the Run box.

    Open Control Panel...
    Start | Run | control | OK

    Open Folder Options...
    Start | Run | control folders | OK

    Some will open without using control (quicker to type).
    i.e. Start | Run | sysdm.cpl | OK
    -----

    Here are a few...

    control admintools Administrative Tools

    Control color Display Properties @Screen Saver tab

    control date/time Date and Time Properties

    control desktop Display Properties

    control folders Folder Options

    control fonts Fonts Folder

    control international Regional and Language Options

    control keyboard Keyboard Control Panel

    control main.cpl @X Mouse Control Panel

    control main.cpl @1 Keyboard Control Panel

    control mouse Mouse Control Panel

    Control netconnections Network Connections

    control printers Printers Folder

    control schedtasks Add Scheduled Task

    control Sysdm.cpl System Properties @General tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,1 System Properties @Computer Name tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,2 System Properties @Hardware tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,3 System Properties @Advanced tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,4 System Properties @System Restore tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,5 System Properties @Automatic Updates tab

    control Sysdm.cpl,System,6 System Properties @Remote tab

    control userpasswords User Accounts (Home version)

    control userpasswords2 User Accounts (Pro version)
    -----

    Printers & Faxes for some reason doesn't have a *.cpl file.
    Niether do Administrative Tools, Fonts, Scanners and Cameras, Scheduled
    Tasks or Taskbar and Start Menu.

    They are Namespace objects. Whatever that is. Has something to do with
    being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    -----

    *.cpl files are Control Panel extensions, they show up in the Control Panel.

    You may not have all of these and you may have some not listed here. This
    is a list from my machine.

    Control Panel cpl's:

    access.cpl = Accessibility Options
    appwiz.cpl = Add or Remove Programs
    desk.cpl = Desktop Control Panel = Display Properties
    hdwwiz.cpl = Add Hardware Control Panel Applet
    inetcpl.cpl = Internet Control Panel = Internet Properties
    intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    joy.cpl = Game Controllers
    jpicpl32.cpl = JavaPlugin
    main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    mmsys.cpl = Sounds and Audio Device Properties
    ncpa.cpl = Network Connections Control-Panel Stub
    nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    nvtuicpl.cpl = NVIDIA nView Control Panel, Version 52.16
    nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare Applet
    odbccp32.cpl = Microsoft Data Access - ODBC Control Panel
    plotman.cpl = Autodesk Hardcopy Plotter Manager
    powercfg.cpl = Power Management Configuration Control Panel Applet or Power
    Options Properties
    SanCpl.cpl = SiSoftware Sandra™ English Control Panel Extension (Win32
    x86)(NT)(ANSI)
    sapi.cpl = SAPI 5 = Speech Properties
    styleman.cpl = Autodesk Hardcopy Plot Style Manager
    sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    telephon.cpl = Telephony Control Panel
    timedate.cpl = Time Date Control Panel Applet
    wuaucpl.cpl = Automatic Updates Control Panel (Added by SP2??)
    Wscui.cpl = SP2 Security Center (SP2)

    To open any *.cpl file, type the name in the Run box.
    I.e. Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK


    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com,
    *ProteanThread* <rtdos@rtdos.com> hunted and pecked:
    > i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > "control" through the run box ?
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > "control" through the run box ?
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    OK David.

    There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.

    OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post should
    have any links.

    Here's what I've figured out so far...

    This pasted in Start | Run
    rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    opens the Control Panel (control.exe).

    rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added to it
    should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to figure that
    part out.

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    opens My Computer

    With this used as a shortcut address
    %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    opens My Computer.

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    opens the Control Panel (control.exe).

    With this used as a shortcut address
    %windir%\System32\Control.exe Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    opens the Control Panel (control.exe).

    With this used as a shortcut address
    Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    opens the Control Panel (control.exe).

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}
    opens Printers and Faxes

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    opens the Fonts folder

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}
    opens Scheduled Tasks

    This pasted in Start | Run
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}
    opens Network Connections

    {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with Scanners &
    Cameras.

    But I can't open anything with
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}

    control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be found
    on my machine. Hmmm.....

    Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    -----

    RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    will open Display Properties @ Themes tab

    RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab

    etc.
    -----

    rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    ought to open something. ;-(
    -----

    ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To the
    tune My Girl.)
    IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    -----

    STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    telephon.cpl = Telephony
    nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    desk.cpl = Display Properties
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here

    I'm going to bed.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    > "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    > news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    >> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    >> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    >> "control" through the run box ?
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short commands to
    long commands.
    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > OK David.
    >
    > There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    >
    > OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post should
    > have any links.
    >
    > Here's what I've figured out so far...
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    > rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >
    > rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added to
    it
    > should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to figure
    that
    > part out.
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > opens My Computer
    >
    > With this used as a shortcut address
    > %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > opens My Computer.
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    08002B30309D}
    > opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >
    > With this used as a shortcut address
    > %windir%\System32\Control.exe Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    > opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >
    > With this used as a shortcut address
    > Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    > opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    08002B30309D}
    > opens Printers and Faxes
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    > opens the Fonts folder
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    00AA0060F5BF}
    > opens Scheduled Tasks
    >
    > This pasted in Start | Run
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    00805FC1270E}
    > opens Network Connections
    >
    > {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with Scanners &
    > Cameras.
    >
    > But I can't open anything with
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    0000F8757FCD}
    >
    > control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    found
    > on my machine. Hmmm.....
    >
    > Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    > Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    > -----
    >
    > RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    > will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    >
    > RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    > will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    >
    > etc.
    > -----
    >
    > rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    > 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    > ought to open something. ;-(
    > -----
    >
    > ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    > KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    > USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To the
    > tune My Girl.)
    > IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    > SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    > SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    > netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    > -----
    >
    > STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    > nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    > lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    > irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    > telephon.cpl = Telephony
    > nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    > main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    > intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    > sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    > timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    > desk.cpl = Display Properties
    > Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    > Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    >
    > I'm going to bed.
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > > Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    > > "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    > > news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > >> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > >> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > >> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > >> "control" through the run box ?
    >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the Control
    Panel.

    Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short commands to
    > long commands.
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> OK David.
    >>
    >> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    >>
    >> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post should
    >> have any links.
    >>
    >> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>
    >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added to
    >> it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to
    >> figure that part out.
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >> opens My Computer
    >>
    >> With this used as a shortcut address
    >> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >> opens My Computer.
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > 08002B30309D}
    >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>
    >> With this used as a shortcut address
    >> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    >> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    >> (control.exe).
    >>
    >> With this used as a shortcut address
    >> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    > 08002B30309D}
    >> opens Printers and Faxes
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    >> opens the Fonts folder
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    > 00AA0060F5BF}
    >> opens Scheduled Tasks
    >>
    >> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    > 00805FC1270E}
    >> opens Network Connections
    >>
    >> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with Scanners
    >> & Cameras.
    >>
    >> But I can't open anything with
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    > 0000F8757FCD}
    >>
    >> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    >> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    >>
    >> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    >> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    >> -----
    >>
    >> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    >> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    >>
    >> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    >> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    >>
    >> etc.
    >> -----
    >>
    >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >>
    >
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    >> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    >> ought to open something. ;-(
    >> -----
    >>
    >> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    >> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    >> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To the
    >> tune My Girl.)
    >> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    >> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    >> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    >> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    >> -----
    >>
    >> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    >> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    >> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    >> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    >> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    >> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    >> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    >> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    >> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    >> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    >> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    >> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    >> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    >>
    >> I'm going to bed.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    >>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    >>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    >>>> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    >>>> "control" through the run box ?
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    That's a bit misleading as shell32 is far more than JUST the Control Panel.
    I'd say the Control Panel is in Shell32.
    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:ea3t7SGZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the Control
    > Panel.
    >
    > Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > > Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short commands
    to
    > > long commands.
    > > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> OK David.
    > >>
    > >> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    > >>
    > >> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post
    should
    > >> have any links.
    > >>
    > >> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>
    > >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added
    to
    > >> it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to
    > >> figure that part out.
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >> opens My Computer
    > >>
    > >> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >> opens My Computer.
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > > 08002B30309D}
    > >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>
    > >> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    > >> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    > >> (control.exe).
    > >>
    > >> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    > >> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    > > 08002B30309D}
    > >> opens Printers and Faxes
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > > 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    > >> opens the Fonts folder
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    > > 00AA0060F5BF}
    > >> opens Scheduled Tasks
    > >>
    > >> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    > > 00805FC1270E}
    > >> opens Network Connections
    > >>
    > >> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with
    Scanners
    > >> & Cameras.
    > >>
    > >> But I can't open anything with
    > >>
    > >
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    > > 0000F8757FCD}
    > >>
    > >> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    > >> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    > >>
    > >> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    > >> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    > >> -----
    > >>
    > >> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    > >> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    > >>
    > >> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    > >> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    > >>
    > >> etc.
    > >> -----
    > >>
    > >> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >>
    > >
    >
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    > >> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    > >> ought to open something. ;-(
    > >> -----
    > >>
    > >> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    > >> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    > >> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To
    the
    > >> tune My Girl.)
    > >> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    > >> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    > >> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    > >> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    > >> -----
    > >>
    > >> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    > >> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    > >> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    > >> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    > >> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    > >> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    > >> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    > >> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    > >> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    > >> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    > >> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    > >> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    > >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    > >> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    > >>
    > >> I'm going to bed.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>
    > >> Wes
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    > >>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    > >>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > >>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > >>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > >>>> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > >>>> "control" through the run box ?
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Maybe you should preface your replies to me with: Grasshopper... :-)

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:eXpJZdGZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > That's a bit misleading as shell32 is far more than JUST the Control
    > Panel. I'd say the Control Panel is in Shell32.
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:ea3t7SGZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >> OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the Control
    >> Panel.
    >>
    >> Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>> Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short commands
    >>> to long commands.
    >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>> OK David.
    >>>>
    >>>> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    >>>>
    >>>> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post
    >>>> should have any links.
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>
    >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added
    >>>> to it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to
    >>>> figure that part out.
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >>>> opens My Computer
    >>>>
    >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >>>> opens My Computer.
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    >>> 08002B30309D}
    >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>
    >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    >>>> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    >>>> (control.exe).
    >>>>
    >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    >>> 08002B30309D}
    >>>> opens Printers and Faxes
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    >>> 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    >>>> opens the Fonts folder
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    >>> 00AA0060F5BF}
    >>>> opens Scheduled Tasks
    >>>>
    >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    >>> 00805FC1270E}
    >>>> opens Network Connections
    >>>>
    >>>> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with
    >>>> Scanners & Cameras.
    >>>>
    >>>> But I can't open anything with
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    >>> 0000F8757FCD}
    >>>>
    >>>> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    >>>> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    >>>>
    >>>> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    >>>> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    >>>> -----
    >>>>
    >>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    >>>> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    >>>>
    >>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    >>>> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    >>>>
    >>>> etc.
    >>>> -----
    >>>>
    >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    >
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    >>>> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    >>>> ought to open something. ;-(
    >>>> -----
    >>>>
    >>>> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    >>>> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    >>>> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To
    >>>> the tune My Girl.)
    >>>> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    >>>> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    >>>> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    >>>> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    >>>> -----
    >>>>
    >>>> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    >>>> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    >>>> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    >>>> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    >>>> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    >>>> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    >>>> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    >>>> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    >>>> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    >>>> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    >>>> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    >>>> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    >>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    >>>> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm going to bed.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>
    >>>> Wes
    >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>
    >>>> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    >>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    >>>>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    >>>>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    >>>>>> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    >>>>>> "control" through the run box ?
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    When I talk to cats, dogs, and children I call them "little one".

    --
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    =================================================
    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:u1V0hoGZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Maybe you should preface your replies to me with: Grasshopper... :-)
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:eXpJZdGZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > > That's a bit misleading as shell32 is far more than JUST the Control
    > > Panel. I'd say the Control Panel is in Shell32.
    > > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:ea3t7SGZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >> OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the Control
    > >> Panel.
    > >>
    > >> Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>
    > >> Wes
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>> Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short commands
    > >>> to long commands.
    > >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >>> news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >>>> OK David.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post
    > >>>> should have any links.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>
    > >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added
    > >>>> to it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet to
    > >>>> figure that part out.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >>>> opens My Computer
    > >>>>
    > >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >>>> opens My Computer.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > >>> 08002B30309D}
    > >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>
    > >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    > >>>> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    > >>>> (control.exe).
    > >>>>
    > >>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    > >>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    > >>> 08002B30309D}
    > >>>> opens Printers and Faxes
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > >>> 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    > >>>> opens the Fonts folder
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    > >>> 00AA0060F5BF}
    > >>>> opens Scheduled Tasks
    > >>>>
    > >>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    > >>> 00805FC1270E}
    > >>>> opens Network Connections
    > >>>>
    > >>>> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with
    > >>>> Scanners & Cameras.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> But I can't open anything with
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    > >>> 0000F8757FCD}
    > >>>>
    > >>>> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    > >>>> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    > >>>> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    > >>>> -----
    > >>>>
    > >>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    > >>>> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    > >>>>
    > >>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    > >>>> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    > >>>>
    > >>>> etc.
    > >>>> -----
    > >>>>
    > >>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >
    > "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    > >>>> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    > >>>> ought to open something. ;-(
    > >>>> -----
    > >>>>
    > >>>> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    > >>>> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    > >>>> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To
    > >>>> the tune My Girl.)
    > >>>> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    > >>>> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    > >>>> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    > >>>> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    > >>>> -----
    > >>>>
    > >>>> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    > >>>> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    > >>>> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    > >>>> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    > >>>> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    > >>>> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    > >>>> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    > >>>> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    > >>>> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    > >>>> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    > >>>> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    > >>>> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    > >>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    > >>>> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    > >>>>
    > >>>> I'm going to bed.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Wes
    > >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>>>
    > >>>> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > >>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>>>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    > >>>>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > >>>>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > >>>>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display the
    > >>>>>> mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use with
    > >>>>>> "control" through the run box ?
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Since I'm 6' 3" that may not apply.

    http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/drama/kungfu.htm

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:e$H5YuGZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
    David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > When I talk to cats, dogs, and children I call them "little one".
    >
    > --
    > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ------------------------
    > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    > =================================================
    > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:u1V0hoGZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >> Maybe you should preface your replies to me with: Grasshopper... :-)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>
    >> Wes
    >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>
    >> In news:eXpJZdGZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>> That's a bit misleading as shell32 is far more than JUST the Control
    >>> Panel. I'd say the Control Panel is in Shell32.
    >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:ea3t7SGZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    >>>> OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the
    >>>> Control Panel.
    >>>>
    >>>> Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>
    >>>> Wes
    >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>
    >>>> In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    >>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>> Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short
    >>>>> commands to long commands.
    >>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    >>>>>> OK David.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post
    >>>>>> should have any links.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added
    >>>>>> to it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet
    >>>>>> to figure that part out.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >>>>>> opens My Computer
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>>>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    >>>>>> opens My Computer.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    >>>>> 08002B30309D}
    >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>>>> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    >>>>>> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    >>>>>> (control.exe).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    >>>>>> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    >>>>> 08002B30309D}
    >>>>>> opens Printers and Faxes
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    >>>>> 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    >>>>>> opens the Fonts folder
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    >>>>> 00AA0060F5BF}
    >>>>>> opens Scheduled Tasks
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    >>>>> 00805FC1270E}
    >>>>>> opens Network Connections
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with
    >>>>>> Scanners & Cameras.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But I can't open anything with
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    >>>>> 0000F8757FCD}
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    >>>>>> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    >>>>>> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    >>>>>> -----
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    >>>>>> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    >>>>>> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> etc.
    >>>>>> -----
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>
    "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    >>>>>> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    >>>>>> ought to open something. ;-(
    >>>>>> -----
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    >>>>>> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    >>>>>> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To
    >>>>>> the tune My Girl.)
    >>>>>> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    >>>>>> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    >>>>>> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    >>>>>> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    >>>>>> -----
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    >>>>>> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    >>>>>> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    >>>>>> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    >>>>>> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    >>>>>> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    >>>>>> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    >>>>>> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    >>>>>> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    >>>>>> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    >>>>>> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    >>>>>> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    >>>>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    >>>>>> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> I'm going to bed.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> --
    >>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Wes
    >>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    >>>>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    >>>>>>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    >>>>>>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    >>>>>>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    >>>>>>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    >>>>>>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display
    >>>>>>>> the mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use
    >>>>>>>> with "control" through the run box ?
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers,microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    I know who grasshopper is. But I'm a magician not a warrior. I talk to little ones like hobbits.

    --
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    =================================================
    "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message news:#bfK1xGZFHA.1868@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Since I'm 6' 3" that may not apply.
    >
    > http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/tv/drama/kungfu.htm
    >
    > --
    > Hope this helps. Let us know.
    >
    > Wes
    > MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    >
    > In news:e$H5YuGZFHA.3132@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
    > David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > > When I talk to cats, dogs, and children I call them "little one".
    > >
    > > --
    > > --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > ------------------------
    > > http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.html
    > > =================================================
    > > "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:u1V0hoGZFHA.2288@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >> Maybe you should preface your replies to me with: Grasshopper... :-)
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>
    > >> Wes
    > >> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>
    > >> In news:eXpJZdGZFHA.3096@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
    > >> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>> That's a bit misleading as shell32 is far more than JUST the Control
    > >>> Panel. I'd say the Control Panel is in Shell32.
    > >>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >>> news:ea3t7SGZFHA.3572@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > >>>> OK, David, you told me in another thread that SHELL32.dll is the
    > >>>> Control Panel.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Just thought that I'd post this info here. :-)
    > >>>>
    > >>>> --
    > >>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>>>
    > >>>> Wes
    > >>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>>>
    > >>>> In news:uN4XrU4YFHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > >>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>>>> Control.exe is NOT the control panel. It just translates short
    > >>>>> commands to long commands.
    > >>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >>>>> news:ukwfSOnYFHA.2128@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > >>>>>> OK David.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> There's a whole bunch that I don't understand.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> OE makes links where there shouldn't be any. Nothing in this post
    > >>>>>> should have any links.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Here's what I've figured out so far...
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL with some of the CLSIDs added
    > >>>>>> to it should also run some of the applets. I don't know enough yet
    > >>>>>> to figure that part out.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>> file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >>>>>> opens My Computer
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>>>> %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
    > >>>>>> opens My Computer.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > >>>>> 08002B30309D}
    > >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>>>> %windir%\System32\Control.exe
    > >>>>>> Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} opens the Control Panel
    > >>>>>> (control.exe).
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> With this used as a shortcut address
    > >>>>>> Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
    > >>>>>> opens the Control Panel (control.exe).
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-
    > >>>>> 08002B30309D}
    > >>>>>> opens Printers and Faxes
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-
    > >>>>> 08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}
    > >>>>>> opens the Fonts folder
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-
    > >>>>> 00AA0060F5BF}
    > >>>>>> opens Scheduled Tasks
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> This pasted in Start | Run
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-
    > >>>>> 00805FC1270E}
    > >>>>>> opens Network Connections
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> {E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD} Has something to do with
    > >>>>>> Scanners & Cameras.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> But I can't open anything with
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > file:///::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-
    > >>>>> 0000F8757FCD}
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> control sticpl.cpl opens Scanners & Cameras. sticpl.cpl is not to be
    > >>>>>> found on my machine. Hmmm.....
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Scanners & Cameras is a Namespace object. Whatever that is.
    > >>>>>> Has something to do with being a shell folder with its own GUID.
    > >>>>>> -----
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl
    > >>>>>> will open Display Properties @ Themes tab
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> RUNDLL32.EXE SHELL32.DLL,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0
    > >>>>>> will open Display Properties @ Desktop tab
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> etc.
    > >>>>>> -----
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> rundll32.exe Shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>
    > >>>>
    > >>>
    > >>
    > "::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21E2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30
    > >>>>>> 309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}"
    > >>>>>> ought to open something. ;-(
    > >>>>>> -----
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> ADVAPI32.dll = Advanced Windows 32 Base API
    > >>>>>> KERNEL32.dll = Windows NT BASE API Client DLL
    > >>>>>> USER32.dll = Windows XP USER API Client DLL (My dll, I am User32. To
    > >>>>>> the tune My Girl.)
    > >>>>>> IMM32.dll = Windows XP IMM32 API Client DLL
    > >>>>>> SHELL32.dll = Windows Shell Common Dll
    > >>>>>> SHLWAPI.dll = Shell Light-weight Utility Library
    > >>>>>> netplwiz.dll = Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard
    > >>>>>> -----
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> STICPL.CPL = Scanners & Cameras (Doesn't exist)
    > >>>>>> nusrmgr.cpl = Windows User Manager = Users Accounts
    > >>>>>> lusrmgr.msc = Local Users and Groups
    > >>>>>> irprops.cpl = Wireless Link Control Panel Applet
    > >>>>>> telephon.cpl = Telephony
    > >>>>>> nwc.cpl = Client Service for NetWare
    > >>>>>> main.cpl = Mouse Properties
    > >>>>>> intl.cpl = Regional and Language Options
    > >>>>>> sysdm.cpl = System Properties
    > >>>>>> timedate.cpl = Time Date Properties
    > >>>>>> desk.cpl = Display Properties
    > >>>>>> Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Cpls =
    > >>>>>> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control
    > >>>>>> Panel\Cpls DLLs registered here
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> I'm going to bed.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> --
    > >>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> Wes
    > >>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    > >>>>>>
    > >>>>>> In news:Oo%235m0jYFHA.3364@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
    > >>>>>> David Candy <.> hunted and pecked:
    > >>>>>>> Open control.exe in notepad and read it.
    > >>>>>>> "*ProteanThread*" <rtdos@rtdos.com> wrote in message
    > >>>>>>> news:1117139993.128887.327090@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
    > >>>>>>>> i know that clicking on start then run and typing "control desktop"
    > >>>>>>>> will bring up display properties and "control mouse" will display
    > >>>>>>>> the mouse settings, but what other switches are available for use
    > >>>>>>>> with "control" through the run box ?
    >
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