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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 4:21:02 PM

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i use windows xp professional
suddenly my ' my computer ' icon on the desktop has disappeared
can you please advise how i access/ retrieve my local disk drives

thanks

ray guy

ps.. please copy any reply to - rayguy@bigfoot.com

More about : computer icon

Anonymous
June 21, 2005 6:43:36 PM

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Desktop Windows Icons

Right click Desktop | Properties | Desktop tab |
Customize Desktop button | General tab |
Desktop icons | Select what you want on the Desktop:
? My Documents
? My Computer
? My Network Places
? Internet Explorer

[[Specifies whether these Windows items will appear as icons on your
desktop. Select the check box if you want the item to appear on your
desktop; clear the check box if you do not want the item to appear on your
desktop.]]

Or...
Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK


--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:D F4B88B1-5895-4BD5-A92F-1E931EEE3D3D@microsoft.com,
ray guy <ray guy@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> i use windows xp professional
> suddenly my ' my computer ' icon on the desktop has disappeared
> can you please advise how i access/ retrieve my local disk drives
>
> thanks
>
> ray guy
>
> ps.. please copy any reply to - rayguy@bigfoot.com
June 21, 2005 8:26:28 PM

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In news:D F4B88B1-5895-4BD5-A92F-1E931EEE3D3D@microsoft.com,
ray guy <ray guy@discussions.microsoft.com> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> i use windows xp professional
> suddenly my ' my computer ' icon on the desktop has disappeared
> can you please advise how i access/ retrieve my local disk drives
>
> thanks
>
> ray guy
>
> ps.. please copy any reply to - rayguy@bigfoot.com


Download TweakUI
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powert...

Under the desktop add the My Computer icon back.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Related resources
June 22, 2005 1:48:39 PM

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In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:

*yawns* Good morning. <g>

> Or...
> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK

Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.

I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you wanted
to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have no evidence
to back this up it would seem logical to me that people would be more
inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the ***.cpl or so I would
think...

I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up with
this:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP

<quote/>

Syntax Description
Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram, with the
Appearance tab preselected
Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control Panel
subprogram
Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
Control printers Displays the Printers folder
Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder


For Windows 2000:

Syntax Description
Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel subprogram
Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control Panel subprogram
(if installed)
Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control Panel
subprogram
Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up Connections
folder
Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram (if
installed)
Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control Panel
subprogram


</quote>

While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in XP.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 1:48:40 PM

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Good morning Galen,

Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters than
%windir%\System32\control.exe desktop

There are any number of combinations that will open Display Properties.

Here are a few...

control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver tab
control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings tab

This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings tab.

Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
Paste this in the Location box...

control desk.cpl,1,4

Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display Settings |
Click the finish button

This actually creates a shortcut to...

%windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4

Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.

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

Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm

Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...

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

The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not need to
be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable and a
registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do not have to
be typed.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>
> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>
>> Or...
>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>
> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>
> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have no
> evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people would be
> more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the ***.cpl or so I
> would think...
>
> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up with
> this:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>
> <quote/>
>
> Syntax Description
> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram, with
> the Appearance tab preselected
> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control Panel
> subprogram
> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>
>
> For Windows 2000:
>
> Syntax Description
> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
> Panel subprogram (if installed)
> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
> Panel subprogram
> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up Connections
> folder
> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram (if
> installed)
> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
> Panel subprogram
>
>
> </quote>
>
> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in XP.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
June 22, 2005 9:17:47 PM

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In news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab

control color

(the only way I know of)

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 22, 2005 9:17:48 PM

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control color opens @ the Screen Saver tab for me, Galen. ;-(

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:o ct4Y$2dFHA.3836@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> In news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>
> control color
>
> (the only way I know of)
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 2:11:47 AM

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Reminding that there is a father of all :-)

rundll32 x:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl

( Same as : CONTROL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl )

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Good morning Galen,
>
> Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
> characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters
> than
> %windir%\System32\control.exe desktop
>
> There are any number of combinations that will open Display Properties.
>
> Here are a few...
>
> control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
> control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
> control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver tab
> control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings tab
>
> This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings tab.
>
> Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
> Paste this in the Location box...
>
> control desk.cpl,1,4
>
> Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display Settings |
> Click the finish button
>
> This actually creates a shortcut to...
>
> %windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4
>
> Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.
>
> 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
>
> Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
> http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
>
> Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...
>
> 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
>
> The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not need
> to
> be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable and a
> registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do not have
> to
> be typed.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>
>> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>>
>>> Or...
>>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>>
>> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>>
>> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
>> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have no
>> evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people would be
>> more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the ***.cpl or so I
>> would think...
>>
>> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up with
>> this:
>>
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>>
>> <quote/>
>>
>> Syntax Description
>> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
>> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram, with
>> the Appearance tab preselected
>> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
>> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control Panel
>> subprogram
>> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
>> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
>> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
>> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>>
>>
>> For Windows 2000:
>>
>> Syntax Description
>> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
>> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
>> Panel subprogram (if installed)
>> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
>> Panel subprogram
>> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
>> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
>> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up
>> Connections
>> folder
>> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram
>> (if
>> installed)
>> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
>> Panel subprogram
>>
>>
>> </quote>
>>
>> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in
>> XP.
>>
>> Galen
>> --
>>
>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>
>> Sherlock Holmes
>
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 2:11:48 AM

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Hi Ramesh,

I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1) so I don't have wscui.cpl (SP2
Security Center). No frown here. ;-)

No hint on to opening Display Properties @ the Appearance tab?

Or is it *not* possible?

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23cTGIl0dFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> Reminding that there is a father of all :-)
>
> rundll32 x:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
> x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
> rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>
> ( Same as : CONTROL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl )
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Good morning Galen,
>>
>> Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
>> characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters
>> than
>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desktop
>>
>> There are any number of combinations that will open Display Properties.
>>
>> Here are a few...
>>
>> control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
>> control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>> control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver tab
>> control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings tab
>>
>> This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings tab.
>>
>> Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
>> Paste this in the Location box...
>>
>> control desk.cpl,1,4
>>
>> Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display Settings
>> | Click the finish button
>>
>> This actually creates a shortcut to...
>>
>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4
>>
>> Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
>> http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
>>
>> Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...
>>
>> 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
>>
>> The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not need
>> to
>> be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable and
>> a registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do not
>> have to
>> be typed.
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>>
>>> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>>>
>>>> Or...
>>>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>>>
>>> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>>>
>>> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
>>> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have
>>> no evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people
>>> would be more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the
>>> ***.cpl or so I would think...
>>>
>>> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up with
>>> this:
>>>
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>>>
>>> <quote/>
>>>
>>> Syntax Description
>>> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
>>> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram, with
>>> the Appearance tab preselected
>>> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
>>> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control Panel
>>> subprogram
>>> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
>>> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
>>> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
>>> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>>>
>>>
>>> For Windows 2000:
>>>
>>> Syntax Description
>>> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
>>> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
>>> Panel subprogram (if installed)
>>> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
>>> Panel subprogram
>>> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
>>> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
>>> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up
>>> Connections
>>> folder
>>> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram
>>> (if
>>> installed)
>>> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
>>> Panel subprogram
>>>
>>>
>>> </quote>
>>>
>>> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in
>>> XP.
>>>
>>> Galen
>>> --
>>>
>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>
>>> Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 2:46:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Interesting!! the "control color" command opens the Appearance tab here.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o RwjdO3dFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> control color opens @ the Screen Saver tab for me, Galen. ;-(
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:o ct4Y$2dFHA.3836@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>> In news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>
>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>>
>>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>>
>> control color
>>
>> (the only way I know of)
>>
>> Galen
>> --
>>
>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>
>> Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 2:46:47 PM

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Yes, that is interesting. Hmm. Another XP anomaly on my machine. Hmm.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:eCBF%23K7dFHA.1660@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> Interesting!! the "control color" command opens the Appearance tab here.
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o RwjdO3dFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> control color opens @ the Screen Saver tab for me, Galen. ;-(
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:o ct4Y$2dFHA.3836@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>> In news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>>
>>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>>>
>>>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>>>
>>> control color
>>>
>>> (the only way I know of)
>>>
>>> Galen
>>> --
>>>
>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>
>>> Sherlock Holmes
June 24, 2005 11:41:38 AM

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In news:uepictAeFHA.132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Yes, that is interesting. Hmm. Another XP anomaly on my machine.
> Hmm.

I just tested on two desktops and a laptop... What in the heck have you been
playing with? Maybe it's time to give it a good swift kick to the side
panel? Makes me wonder what it opens on 9x or 2k? I'm a bit too lazy to
wander off and get that information but sometime it's almost worth doing an
article about it... Ah well... I'm afraid I dunno what to tell you on that
one. I do know that it should have opened the appearance tab. Yeah, nothing
a good swift kick can't fix for you...

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 2:29:16 PM

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Wes,

>> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1)

Any problems with SP2 and your PC configuration?

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:o oRHz61dFHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi Ramesh,
>
> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1) so I don't have wscui.cpl (SP2
> Security Center). No frown here. ;-)
>
> No hint on to opening Display Properties @ the Appearance tab?
>
> Or is it *not* possible?
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%23cTGIl0dFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
> Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>> Reminding that there is a father of all :-)
>>
>> rundll32 x:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
>> x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>> rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>>
>> ( Same as : CONTROL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl )
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>> Good morning Galen,
>>>
>>> Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
>>> characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters
>>> than
>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desktop
>>>
>>> There are any number of combinations that will open Display Properties.
>>>
>>> Here are a few...
>>>
>>> control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
>>> control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
>>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>>> control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver tab
>>> control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings tab
>>>
>>> This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings tab.
>>>
>>> Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
>>> Paste this in the Location box...
>>>
>>> control desk.cpl,1,4
>>>
>>> Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display Settings
>>> | Click the finish button
>>>
>>> This actually creates a shortcut to...
>>>
>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4
>>>
>>> Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
>>> http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
>>>
>>> Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not need
>>> to
>>> be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable and
>>> a registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do not
>>> have to
>>> be typed.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>>> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>>>
>>>> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>>>>
>>>>> Or...
>>>>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>>>>
>>>> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>>>>
>>>> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
>>>> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have
>>>> no evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people
>>>> would be more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the
>>>> ***.cpl or so I would think...
>>>>
>>>> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up with
>>>> this:
>>>>
>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>>>>
>>>> <quote/>
>>>>
>>>> Syntax Description
>>>> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
>>>> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram,
>>>> with
>>>> the Appearance tab preselected
>>>> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
>>>> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control
>>>> Panel
>>>> subprogram
>>>> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
>>>> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
>>>> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
>>>> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> For Windows 2000:
>>>>
>>>> Syntax Description
>>>> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
>>>> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
>>>> Panel subprogram (if installed)
>>>> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
>>>> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
>>>> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up
>>>> Connections
>>>> folder
>>>> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram
>>>> (if
>>>> installed)
>>>> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> </quote>
>>>>
>>>> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in
>>>> XP.
>>>>
>>>> Galen
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>>
>>>> Sherlock Holmes
>
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 3:31:27 PM

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Hi Ramesh,

Not any more. :-D

The list is too numerous.

I uninstalled SP2 and *I* fixed most of the things that the uninstall
didn't.

There isn't one reason listed in the Top 10 Reasons to Install Windows XP
Service Pack 2 (SP2) that interests me anyway.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%234nR1lHeFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
> Wes,
>
>>> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1)
>
> Any problems with SP2 and your PC configuration?
>
> --
> Ramesh, MS-MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> Windows XP Troubleshooting
> http://www.winhelponline.com
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>
>
> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:o oRHz61dFHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Ramesh,
>>
>> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1) so I don't have wscui.cpl (SP2
>> Security Center). No frown here. ;-)
>>
>> No hint on to opening Display Properties @ the Appearance tab?
>>
>> Or is it *not* possible?
>>
>> --
>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>
>> Wes
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>
>> In news:%23cTGIl0dFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>>> Reminding that there is a father of all :-)
>>>
>>> rundll32 x:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
>>> x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>>> rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>>>
>>> ( Same as : CONTROL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl )
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>>> Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>>
>>>
>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>> news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>> Good morning Galen,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
>>>> characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters
>>>> than
>>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desktop
>>>>
>>>> There are any number of combinations that will open Display Properties.
>>>>
>>>> Here are a few...
>>>>
>>>> control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
>>>> control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
>>>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>>>> control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver
>>>> tab control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings
>>>> tab
>>>>
>>>> This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings
>>>> tab.
>>>>
>>>> Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
>>>> Paste this in the Location box...
>>>>
>>>> control desk.cpl,1,4
>>>>
>>>> Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display
>>>> Settings
>>>>> Click the finish button
>>>>
>>>> This actually creates a shortcut to...
>>>>
>>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4
>>>>
>>>> Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
>>>> http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
>>>>
>>>> Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not
>>>> need to
>>>> be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable
>>>> and a registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do
>>>> not have to
>>>> be typed.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>
>>>> Wes
>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>>>> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>>>>
>>>>> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>>>>>
>>>>>> Or...
>>>>>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>>>>>
>>>>> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>>>>>
>>>>> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
>>>>> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I have
>>>>> no evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people
>>>>> would be more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the
>>>>> ***.cpl or so I would think...
>>>>>
>>>>> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up
>>>>> with this:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>>>>>
>>>>> <quote/>
>>>>>
>>>>> Syntax Description
>>>>> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
>>>>> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram,
>>>>> with
>>>>> the Appearance tab preselected
>>>>> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
>>>>> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control
>>>>> Panel
>>>>> subprogram
>>>>> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
>>>>> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel subprogram
>>>>> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
>>>>> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> For Windows 2000:
>>>>>
>>>>> Syntax Description
>>>>> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
>>>>> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
>>>>> Panel subprogram (if installed)
>>>>> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
>>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>>> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
>>>>> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
>>>>> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up
>>>>> Connections
>>>>> folder
>>>>> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel subprogram
>>>>> (if
>>>>> installed)
>>>>> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
>>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> </quote>
>>>>>
>>>>> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid in
>>>>> XP.
>>>>>
>>>>> Galen
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>>>
>>>>> Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 24, 2005 4:33:43 PM

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I may need to borrow your Estwing again, Galen. <LOL>

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:%23VjhwGLeFHA.2888@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl,
Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
> In news:uepictAeFHA.132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl,
> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
>> Yes, that is interesting. Hmm. Another XP anomaly on my machine.
>> Hmm.
>
> I just tested on two desktops and a laptop... What in the heck have you
> been playing with? Maybe it's time to give it a good swift kick to the
> side panel? Makes me wonder what it opens on 9x or 2k? I'm a bit too lazy
> to wander off and get that information but sometime it's almost worth
> doing an article about it... Ah well... I'm afraid I dunno what to tell
> you on that one. I do know that it should have opened the appearance tab.
> Yeah, nothing a good swift kick can't fix for you...
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
Anonymous
June 25, 2005 2:14:40 PM

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Wes,
Sorry to hear that. I have two SP2 installations here and no problems. Only
problem is that the CA (ezTrust) anti-virus crashed (BSOD) every time after
I installed it. But not sure if it's coz of SP2 or the hardware
configuration.

--
Ramesh, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
http://www.winhelponline.com
http://windowsxp.mvps.org

Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...


"Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:%23iPVsJOeFHA.3616@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Ramesh,
>
> Not any more. :-D
>
> The list is too numerous.
>
> I uninstalled SP2 and *I* fixed most of the things that the uninstall
> didn't.
>
> There isn't one reason listed in the Top 10 Reasons to Install Windows XP
> Service Pack 2 (SP2) that interests me anyway.
>
> --
> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>
> Wes
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>
> In news:%234nR1lHeFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
> Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>> Wes,
>>
>>>> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1)
>>
>> Any problems with SP2 and your PC configuration?
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>> Windows Shell/User
>>
>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>
>>
>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> news:o oRHz61dFHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Hi Ramesh,
>>>
>>> I don't have XP SP2 anymore (back to SP1) so I don't have wscui.cpl (SP2
>>> Security Center). No frown here. ;-)
>>>
>>> No hint on to opening Display Properties @ the Appearance tab?
>>>
>>> Or is it *not* possible?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>
>>> Wes
>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>> In news:%23cTGIl0dFHA.3620@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl,
>>> Ramesh, MS-MVP <ramesh@online.mvps.org> hunted and pecked:
>>>> Reminding that there is a father of all :-)
>>>>
>>>> rundll32 x:\windows\system32\shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL
>>>> x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>>>> rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl
>>>>
>>>> ( Same as : CONTROL x:\windows\system32\wscui.cpl )
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, MS-MVP
>>>> Windows Shell/User
>>>>
>>>> Windows XP Troubleshooting
>>>> http://www.winhelponline.com
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>> Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express:
>>>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/newsgroup...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Wesley Vogel" <123WVogel955@comcast.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:o Rf6B0zdFHA.584@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>>>>> Good morning Galen,
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks for the tip. Yes, I am aware of it, but desk.cpl has fewer
>>>>> characters to type. ;-) Just as control desktop has fewer characters
>>>>> than
>>>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desktop
>>>>>
>>>>> There are any number of combinations that will open Display
>>>>> Properties.
>>>>>
>>>>> Here are a few...
>>>>>
>>>>> control desktop will open Display Properties @ the Themes tab
>>>>> control desk.cpl,1,0 will open Display Properties @ the Desktop tab
>>>>> I can't get it to open Display Properties @ the Appearance tab
>>>>> control desk.cpl,0,2 will open Display Properties @ the Screen Saver
>>>>> tab control desk.cpl,1,4 will open Display Properties @ the Settings
>>>>> tab
>>>>>
>>>>> This creates a shortcut to Display Properties opened @ the Settings
>>>>> tab.
>>>>>
>>>>> Right click the Desktop | New | Shortcut |
>>>>> Paste this in the Location box...
>>>>>
>>>>> control desk.cpl,1,4
>>>>>
>>>>> Click the Next button | Name it whatever you want, like Display
>>>>> Settings
>>>>>> Click the finish button
>>>>>
>>>>> This actually creates a shortcut to...
>>>>>
>>>>> %windir%\System32\control.exe desk.cpl,1,4
>>>>>
>>>>> Any of the above can be used to create shortcuts.
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>> Windows XP Control Panel, Shortcuts and Control.exe
>>>>> http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/control.htm
>>>>>
>>>>> Any of these can also be used to create shortcuts...
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>>
>>>>> The environmental variable Pathext controls which extensions do not
>>>>> need to
>>>>> be typed in a Command or Run window. The Path environmental variable
>>>>> and a registry entry, that I can't remember now, control what paths do
>>>>> not have to
>>>>> be typed.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Hope this helps. Let us know.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wes
>>>>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>>>>>
>>>>> In news:o j$7ZEzdFHA.1600@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl,
>>>>> Galen <galennews@gmail.com> hunted and pecked:
>>>>>> In news:o G16HHqdFHA.1136@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl,
>>>>>> Wesley Vogel <123WVogel955@comcast.net> had this to say:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> *yawns* Good morning. <g>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Or...
>>>>>>> Start | Run | Type: desk.cpl | OK
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Or desk.cpl = control desktop in the run box too.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I wasn't sure if you knew that or not, heck I'm not even sure if you
>>>>>> wanted to know, but I thought I'd add it to your arsenal. While I
>>>>>> have
>>>>>> no evidence to back this up it would seem logical to me that people
>>>>>> would be more inclined to remember "control *****" instead of the
>>>>>> ***.cpl or so I would think...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I didn't know all of them so I just did a quick search and came up
>>>>>> with this:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=180025&sd=RMVP
>>>>>>
>>>>>> <quote/>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Syntax Description
>>>>>> Control desktop Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram
>>>>>> Control color Launches the Desktop Control Panel subprogram,
>>>>>> with
>>>>>> the Appearance tab preselected
>>>>>> Control date/time Launches the Date/Time Control Panel program
>>>>>> Control international Launches the Regional Settings Control
>>>>>> Panel
>>>>>> subprogram
>>>>>> Control mouse Launches the Mouse Control Panel subprogram
>>>>>> Control keyboard Launches the Keyboard Control Panel
>>>>>> subprogram
>>>>>> Control printers Displays the Printers folder
>>>>>> Control fonts Displays the Fonts folder
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> For Windows 2000:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Syntax Description
>>>>>> Control folders Launches the Folder Settings Control Panel
>>>>>> subprogram Control netware Launches the Novell NetWare Control
>>>>>> Panel subprogram (if installed)
>>>>>> Control telephony Launches the Phone and Modem Options Control
>>>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>>>> Control admintools Displays the Administrative Tools folder
>>>>>> Control schedtasks Displays the Scheduled Tasks folder
>>>>>> Control netconnections Displays the Network and Dial-up
>>>>>> Connections
>>>>>> folder
>>>>>> Control infrared Launches the Infrared Control Panel
>>>>>> subprogram
>>>>>> (if
>>>>>> installed)
>>>>>> Control userpasswords Launches the Users and Passwords Control
>>>>>> Panel subprogram
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> </quote>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> While they do apply to NT & 2k directly many of them are also valid
>>>>>> in
>>>>>> XP.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Galen
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>>>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>>>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>>>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sherlock Holmes
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