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Windows XP Pocket Reference by David A. Karp

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Name

Control Panel — \windows\system32\control.exe

Synopsis

Start Control Panel (when using new Windows XP Start Menu)

Start Settings Control Panel (when using classic Start Menu)

The Control Panel has no settings of its own; it's merely a container for any number of options windows (commonly called applets or Control Panel extensions), most of which can be accessed without even opening the Control Panel folder.

Table 3-3 shows how individual Control Panel icons are categorized, and how they can be launched from the command line.

Table 3-3. Control Panel applets and how to get to them

Applet name

Category

Command line[1]

Accessibility Options

Accessibility Options

control access.cpl

Add Hardware

n/a

control hdwwiz.cpl

Add or Remove Programs

Add or Remove Programs

control appwiz.cpl ...

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