Windows Shortcuts

What is the Windows System, Control panel and features shortcut commands?

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As we see many times searching for an option in a Desktop is very difficult. Like how to run the Control Panel and check installed printers? How to change date formats etc.

This Post will help us to run the control panel options in windows. We just need to open the command prompt. Type the appropriate command in the Open box or at a command prompt. Your choice of settings dialogue/windows gets open.

To open all the settings area in the windows control panel. Widows have its specified Combined Programming Language (.CPL). All the Control panel tool shortcut we checked in windows 10.

Run Control panel and features

The action of the Command Command Factions
Add/Remove Programs     Control appwiz.cpl
Ease of Access (Accessibility Options) Control access.cpl
Check the System Property Control sysdm.cpl add new hardware
Date/Time Properties Control timedate.cpl
Regional Settings Control intl.cpl or intl.cpl
Open Display Properties Control desk.cpl
Fonts Folder location Control fonts
Internet Properties Control inetcpl.cpl
Mouse Properties Control main.cpl or main.cpl
Keyboard Properties Control main.cpl keyboard or main.cpl keyboard
Joystick Properties Control joy.cpl
Multimedia Properties control mmsys.cpl or mmsys.cpl
Modem Properties               control modem.cpl
Network Properties        control Ncpa.cpl or ncpa.cpl
Power Management control powercfg.cpl or powercfg.cpl
Printers Folder control printers
Printer management printmanagement.msc
Scanners and Cameras control sticpl.cpl
Sound Properties control mmsys.cpl sounds
System Properties control sysdm.cpl
Shortcut to use Windows advanced features

NOTE: All the above commands our team has been tested and checked in Windows Professional 10. If any command does not get function in your Operating System. That means the package is not available and installed.

Software and Application Access shortcuts

Even we can access any software or application using command prompt instead of searching application in windows start option. Press CTRL+R and type any of the following text words and your favourite Application gets starts instantly.

Microsoft Word Access: WinWord
Ms Excel shortcut for open: Excel
Microsoft Access: access
Powerpoint: PowerPoint
Ms Outlook: Outlook

If any software of your system not getting start directly through RUN command. As above explained go through register a program to run from command prompts.


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