29. April, 2009

Windows Control Panel applications

Filed under: Computers — frightanic @ 09:33

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List of Windows control panel application and the name of the respective .cpl file in the %systemroot%\system32 folder. Uuuhhhm, you ask how knowing this should help you? Well, in the control panel you can’t simply right-click an application an chose “Run as…” from the context menu – that option is not available. Hence, you need to find the respective .cpl file and repeat that operation there…

Control Panel Applet Icon .cpl file
Console console.cpl
Accessibility Options access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add or Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools Shortcut to main.cpl
Date and Time (Clock) timedate.cpl
Compaq Insight Agents cpqmgmt.cpl
Date and Time timedate.cpl
Display (Properties) desk.cpl
Fonts Shortcut to main.cpl
Game Controllers (Joystick) joy.cpl
International and Regional intl.cpl
Internet Options inetcpl.cpl
Infrared Port irprops.cpl
Keyboard main.cpl
Licensing liccpa.cpl
Mail mlcfg32.cpl
Modem and Phone modem.cpl
Mouse and Keyboard main.cpl
Netware Client nwc.cpl
Network Connections (Connectivity) ncpa.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
PC Card devapps.cpl
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Power Options (Management) powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes Shortcut to \Documents and Settings\ user \Desktop
QuickTime QuickTime.cpl
RealPlayer Preferences prefscpl.cpl
Regional and Language Options intl.cpl
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl from wiashext.dll
Server Manager srvmgr.cpl
Scheduled Tasks Shortcut to main.cpl
Sounds and Audio Devices (Multimedia) mmsys.cpl
Speech Properties Shortcut to :\Program Files \Common Files \Microsoft Shared \Speech \sapi.cpl
System sysdm.cpl
Taskbar and Start Menu Shortcut to \Documents and Settings\ user \Desktop
Taskbar and Start Menu access.cpl
TweakUI tweakui.cpl
User Accounts (Manager) nusrmgr.cpl
Wild Tangent (spyware) wtcpl.cpl
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl

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28. April, 2009

USB printer in Airport Express not showing

Filed under: Apple & Mac — frightanic @ 23:04

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A brother printer hooked up to my AirPort Express base station was not recognized by the AirPort – so it seemed.  The respective dialog in the AirPort Utility said: “USB Printer: None”.

AirPort printer dialog

I spent quite some time trying to find out what the problem was. It turned out that the dialog simply didn’t tell the truth. The “AirPort” dialog (left most in the menu) did indeed list the printer correctly:

AirPort overview dialog

After I found that bug setting up the printer both in OS X and Windows XP was a breeze. In OS X you go to System Preferences -> Printer / Fax -> + sign -> choose “Default” in the top connection-type menu. OS X will then try to locate the printer with Bonjour and populate the add-dialog with proper values. For Windows you need to install Bonjour from the CD that came with your AirPort Express base station.

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