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"New" .cpl files

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This i found on one of Bearwin's sites. It works under 2K, XP Pro, Home and XP64.


cd /d %systemroot%\system32
copy console.dll *.cpl
copy hotplug.dll *.cpl

What it does is adds two new control panel applets:

console.cpl is the same as in Windows NT 3 and 4, is a global setting.

hotplug.cpl is the dialog box that opens when you insert a USB device, etc. Being a cpl applet, you can make a shortcut to it, and put it in the start menu quick launch bar or on the desktop. You don't have to hope it's in the tray.

May have a use in HFSLIP.

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I suppose in TXTSETUP, one could find

console.dll = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0

and ADD:

console.dll = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0

console.dll = 1,,,,,,,2,0,0,console.cpl

Would make it auto. Wendy, I assume you are also scanning other DLLs for this "hidden" capability? (You don't want someone else to have all the glory do you?! :lol:

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Just for the record, this is the page (in the last updated version):

http://bearwindows.boot-land.net/win2000.htm

Problem 8: Hidden control panel items (covers also Windows XP/2003)

Windows 2000 has two hidden control panel items:

  • Console (%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\console.dll)
  • Hot Pluggable Devices (%SystemRoot%\SYSTEM32\hotplug.dll)

Copy them to *.cpl

copy console.dll console.cplcopy hotplug.dll hotplug.cpl

and see two new control panel items.and see two new control panel items. Also when you run

rundll32.exe netplwiz.dll,UsersRunDll

Users and Passwords control panel applet starts.

Log/news here:

http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=2325&st=21

jaclaz

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Slipstream it FTW! If you gotta register it, then HFEXPERT\CODECS. If you don't need to register it, HFEXPERT\WIN\SYSTEM32.

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hotplug.cpl is the dialog box that opens when you insert a USB device, etc. Being a cpl applet, you can make a shortcut to it, and put it in the start menu quick launch bar or on the desktop. You don't have to hope it's in the tray.

Is there some way to bring back the dialog box that pops up when you eject a USB device? The kind that was replaced by the stupid balloons in XP?

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Is there some way to bring back the dialog box that pops up when you eject a USB device? The kind that was replaced by the stupid balloons in XP?
This is something I am also interested in.

I suppose that using the version of the Eject USB device utility and its related files should work, but I am unsure as to .

I find it interesting that Windows Vista uses dialog boxes stating when a USB device has been safely removed.

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If it's a cpl icon, you can make a shortcut to it, and it really does open the dialog box for you.

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