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    List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10

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    Information In Windows 10, there are a few different ways to find and change your settings: app settings, and search. Most of the settings that you'll want to change can be found in the Settings app.

    The Control Panel allows you to view and change settings (controls) for Windows via applets.

    Settings is a modern touch friendly version of the Control Panel that will eventually replace the Control Panel in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will provide a list of commands to open or create shortcuts to Control Panel items in Windows 10.

    List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note To create a shortcut:

    1) Right click or press and hold on your desktop, click/tap on New, and click/tap on Shortcut.

    2) Copy the command you want from the table below as the "location", and click/tap on Next.

    3) Type a name you want for this shortcut, and click/tap on Finish.

    4) If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    [table][tr][td]Control Panel Item[/td] [td]Commands[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Add a Device wizard[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\DevicePairingWizard.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Add Hardware wizard[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\hdwwiz.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Add a Printer wizard[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHHelpShortcuts_RunDLL AddPrinter[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Additional Clocks[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Administrative Tools[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools control admintools[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]AutoPlay[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Backup and Restore (Windows 7)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenter[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]BitLocker Drive Encryption[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Color and Appearance[/td] [td]explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageColorization[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Color Management[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Credential Manager[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Date and Time (Date and Time)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime control timedate.cpl control date/time rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Date and Time (Additional Clocks)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Default Programs[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Desktop Background[/td] [td]explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921} -Microsoft.Personalization\pageWallpaper[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Desktop Icon Settings[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Device Manager[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager control hdwwiz.cpl devmgmt.msc[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Devices and Printers[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters control printers[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Ease of Access Center[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter control access.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]File Explorer Options (General tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions control folders rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]File Explorer Options (View tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 7[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]File Explorer Options (Search tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]File History[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.FileHistory[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Fonts[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Fonts control fonts[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Game Controllers[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.GameControllers control joy.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Get Programs[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]HomeGroup[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Indexing Options[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Infrared[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Infrared control irprops.cpl control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (General tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions control inetcpl.cpl rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Security tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Privacy tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Content tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,3[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Connections tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,4[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Programs tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,5[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Internet Properties (Advanced tab)[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL inetcpl.cpl,,6[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]iSCSI Initiator[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Keyboard[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Keyboard control keyboard[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Language[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Language[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mouse Properties (Buttons tab 0)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Mouse control main.cpl control mouse rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mouse Properties (Pointers tab 1)[/td] [td]control main.cpl,,1 rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mouse Properties (Pointer Options tab 2)[/td] [td]control main.cpl,,2 rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mouse Properties (Wheel tab 3)[/td] [td]control main.cpl,,3 rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,3[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Mouse Properties (Hardware tab 4)[/td] [td]control main.cpl,,4 rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL main.cpl,,4[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Network and Sharing Center[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Network Connections[/td] [td]control ncpa.cpl control netconnections[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Network Setup Wizard[/td] [td]control netsetup.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Notification Area Icons[/td] [td]explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9}[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]ODBC Data Source Administrator[/td] [td]control odbccp32.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Offline Files[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Performance Options (Visual Effects)[/td] [td]%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesPerformance.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Performance Options (Data Execution Prevention)[/td] [td]%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesDataExecutionPrevention.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Personalization[/td] [td]explorer shell:::{ED834ED6-4B5A-4bfe-8F11-A626DCB6A921}[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Phone and Modem[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem control telephon.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Power Options[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions control powercfg.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Power Options - Advanced settings[/td] [td]control powercfg.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Power Options - Create a Power Plan[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageCreateNewPlan[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Power Options - Edit Plan Settings[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pagePlanSettings[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Power Options - System Settings[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions /page pageGlobalSettings[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Presentation Settings[/td] [td]%windir%\system32\PresentationSettings.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Programs and Features[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures control appwiz.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Recovery[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Recovery[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Region (Formats tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Formats" control intl.cpl control international[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Region (Location tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Location"[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Region (Administrative tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions /page /p:"Administrative"[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]RemoteApp and Desktop Connections[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Scanners and Cameras[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras control sticpl.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Screen Saver Settings[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Security and Maintenance[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter control wscui.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Set Associations[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageFileAssoc[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Set Default Programs[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms /page pageDefaultProgram[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Set Program Access and Computer Defaults[/td] [td]rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,3[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sound (Playback tab)[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.Sound control mmsys.cpl %windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sound (Recording tab)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,1[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sound (Sounds tab)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sound (Communications tab)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL mmsys.cpl,,3[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Speech Recognition[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Storage Spaces[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Sync Center[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.System control sysdm.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Icons[/td] [td]explorer shell:::{05d7b0f4-2121-4eff-bf6b-ed3f69b894d9} \SystemIcons,,0[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Properties (Computer Name)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesComputerName.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Properties (Hardware)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesHardware.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Properties (Advanced)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Properties (System Protection)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesProtection.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]System Properties (Remote)[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\SystemPropertiesRemote.exe[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Tablet PC Settings[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Text to Speech[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Troubleshooting[/td] [td][/td] [/tr] [tr][td]User Accounts[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts control userpasswords[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]User Accounts (netplwiz)[/td] [td]netplwiz control userpasswords2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Windows Defender Firewall[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall control firewall.cpl[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Windows Features[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\OptionalFeatures.exe rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL appwiz.cpl,,2[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Windows Mobility Center[/td] [td]control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Work Folders[/td] [td]%windir%\System32\WorkFolders.exe[/td] [/tr] [/table]

    That's it,

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    Windows Speech Recognition commands - Windows Help

    From the Speech Recognition Control Panel at Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Speech Recognition it also opens from the link at bottom to same page.

    Where are you finding it still doesn't open?
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    I used to be able to launch the control panel, device manager, command prompt and other items by right clicking on the start menu and selecting one of those items to launch. Now when I do this nothing happens. If I type "control panel" in the search box
    and click on the result, the control panel opens.

    Does anyone know how to get this functionality back?

    This is in Windows 10.
    Muffinhead52, Dec 23, 2017
  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10

    Hello Michael, *Smile

    Which command did you use?

    Which tab in Mouse Properties did you want to have it open to?
    Brink, Dec 23, 2017
  5. Michael Win User
    I'm hoping to get to Pointer Options, but neither command has any effect.

    Thanks for your help!
    Michael, Dec 23, 2017
  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    I just tested on my laptop that also has 3rd party Synaptics touchpad drivers installed, and I get the same thing.

    No matter which Mouse Properties command I use, it will always open to the 3rd party tab. I don't remember it doing this in Windows 7/8.

    I haven't found a way around it yet either. *Sad
    Brink, Dec 23, 2017
  7. Damn Shawn you have been a busy one.

    Layback Bear, Apr 4, 2018

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