rundll32.exe parameter

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by meglamaniac, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. meglamaniac

    meglamaniac Guest

    What parameter do I pass to rundll32.exe to bring up the "system" dialog in XP (the one with info on your system, performance controls, device manager, etc etc in it)?
    I'm not running explorer as my shell so the normal Win + Break key combo doesn't work. The shell I'm using has the ability to map anything to any combination of keys - so all I need to know is the parameter and I'm home free.

    The shell concerned, if anyone's interested, is called Aston (http://www.megla.net/desky.jpg if you want to see what i've done with it). You have to pay for it, but I like it.

    :)
     
  2. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    The command to open the System Properties dialog box is:
    C:\Windows\System32\CONTROL.EXE Sysdm.cpl, System,0
    (if XP is installed in C:\Windows).
     
  3. meglamaniac

    meglamaniac Guest

    Ta.

    I played about a bit, and it seemed to work fine just as "sysdm.cpl" with nothing else at all. Presumably .cpl's are registered to run with control.exe.

    :)
     
  4. yoyo

    yoyo _________________

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    While playing around with it, you may have noticed that you can use the last number to specify which tab is showing when opened. ....System,2 opens showing hardware,....System,3 opens advanced, and so on.
     
  5. meglamaniac

    meglamaniac Guest

    Hadn't seen that.
    Grooveh!

    :)
     
  6. allan

    allan Guest

    .cpl files are your Control Panel applets.