Shortcut Commands and common Windows Control Panel Applets.

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I had this file on my computer for sometime now and I’ve been using it to access common Windows comments, such as accessing the Internet options. So rather than access it from the CONTROL PANEL > INTERNET or INTERNET OPTIONS, you can RUN the command “inetcpl.cpl” this is also a handy way to acess those hard to reach settings on Windows. Just to share you these information, I’ve listed them below.

FYI!!! Some of the commands may or may not work on Windows Vista…

Of course, I’m assuming that you know how to open the RUN Command box…. tsk! tsk! tsk!click on the START then RUN button or press and hold down the WINDOWS key then the letter R, then on text box, type the command for the corresponding Control Panel Options or shortcut commands.

Accessibility Options = access.cpl
Add Hardware = hdwwiz.cpl
Add or Remove Programs = appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools = control admintools
Automatic Updates = wuaucpl.cpl
BDE Administrator = bdeadmin.cpl
Date and Time = timedate.cpl
Display = desk.cpl
Folder Options = control folders
Fonts = control fonts
Games Controllers = joy.cpl
Internet Options = inetcpl.cpl
** Java = javacpl.cpl
Keyboard = control keyboard
Mail = MLCFG32.cpl
Mouse = main.cpl/ control mouse
Network Connections = ncpa.cpl/ control netconnections
** NVDIA Control Panel = nvcpl.cpl
** NVDIA nView Desktop Manager = nvtuicpl.cpl
Phone and Modem Options = telephon.cpl
Power Options = powercfg.cpl
Printer and Faxes = control printers
** Program Updates = ISUSPM.cpl
** Quick Time = QuickTime.cpl
** Realtek HD Sound Effect Manager = RTSndMgr.cpl
Regional and Language Options = intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras = control sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks = control schedtasks/ control schedtasks
Security Center = wscui.cpl
Sounds and Audio Devices = mmsys.cpl
Speech = sapi.cpl
** Symantec LiveUpdate = S32LUCP2.cpl
System = sysdm.cpl
Taskbar and Start Menu = rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1
User Accounts = nusrmgr.cpl
** Wacom Tablet = Tablet.cpl
Windows Firewall = firewall.cpl
Wireless Network Setup Wizard = netsetup.cpl

Other RUN Commands that you can use.

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
Calculator – calc
Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
Character Map – charmap
Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
Command Prompt – cmd
Component Services – dcomcnfg
Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
Control Panel – control
DDE Shares – ddeshare
Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
Direct X Troubleshooter – dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility – cleanmgr
Disk Defragment – dfrg.msc
Disk Management – diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager – diskpart
Display Properties – control desktop
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility – drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility – verifier
Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool – sigverif
Findfast – findfast.cpl
Firefox – firefox
Free Cell Card Game – freecell
Group Policy Editor (for xp professional) – gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game – mshearts
Help and Support – helpctr
HyperTerminal – hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1
Internet Explorer – iexplore
Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool – mrt
Microsoft Chat – winchat
Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk
Microsoft Paint – mspaint
Microsoft Syncronization Tool – mobsync
Minesweeper Game – winmine
Netmeeting – conf
Notepad notepad
Object Packager – packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator – odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard – osk
Outlook Express – msimn
Paint – pbrush
Password Properties – password.cpl
Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor – perfmon
Phone Dialer – dialer
Pinball Game – pinball
Registry Editor – regedit
Registry Editor – regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook – rasphone
Remote Desktop – mstsc
Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests – ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (for xp professional) – rsop.msc
Services – services.msc
Shared Folders – fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows – shutdown
Spider Solitare Card Game – spider
SQL Client Configuration – cliconfg
System Configuration Editor – sysedit
System Configuration Utility – msconfig
System Information – msinfo32
Task Manager – taskmgr
TCP Tester – tcptest
Telnet Client – telnet
User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager – utilman
Windows Address Book – wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig
Windows Explorer – explorer
Windows Magnifier – magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player latest version – wmplayer
Media Player 5.1 – mplay32
Windows Media Player 6.4 – mplayer2
Windows Messenger – msmsgs
Windows System Security Tool – syskey
Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
Windows Version – winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart
Wordpad – write

Long right?! …

You don’t need to memorize, just keep in mind those programs and processes that you find useful.


Last modified: January 30, 2018

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