Control Panel Applets

Tip by santa_ryan

Control Panel functions are accessed by running the .cpl files associated with them. They are located in C:\Windows\System32\ assuming C: is your system drive.

They are run from Rainmeter by using the application C:\Windows\System32\control.exe which will take as a parameter the name of any of the Control Panel applets.

The list of available applets and their functions:

Accessibility Options			access.cpl
Add or Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Display Properties desk.cpl
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Add Hardware hdwwiz.cpl
Internet Options inetcpl.cpl
Regional & Language Options intl.cpl
Java Control Panel javacpl.cpl
Game Controllers joy.cpl
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Sound & Audio Device Settings mmsys.cpl
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Wireless Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
User Accounts nusrmgr.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
Power Options powercfg.cpl
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Time and Date Options timedate.cpl
Windows Security Center wscui.cpl
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Active Directory Manager admgmt.msc

So to execute one of these applets from Rainmeter use any of the Action features of Rainmeter:

LeftMouseUpAction=["C:\Windows\System32\control.exe" "ncpa.cpl"]