To launch a Control Panel applet from the Run command, you just need to know its name:
||Add or Remove Programs|
||Printers and Faxes|
||Sound and Audio Devices Properties|
The above list is not exhaustive. There are many more applets that can be launched in the same way; I listed the ones I use the most. The applets are
.cpl files located in the
.cpl files are not associated to the control.exe application, you’ll need to type
control name.cpl to launch the applet.
It is possible to pass arguments when launching an applet in order to select a particular page and/or tab. For example, typing
control inetcpl.cpl,,4 will open the Internet Properties applet with the 5th tab already selected (the index is 0-based). Typing
control is mandatory if you want to pass arguments.