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Monday, 26 August 2013

Galaxy S2 LTE keeps buzzing and will not turn on.

I found out that this issue was actually due to the power button getting stuck somehow. In my case, it was due to its being left in a backpack during a volleyball game and stepped on.

To fix it, you need to remove the back plate, soak it in alcohol and contact cleaner, then blow on it with high pressure air. It took awhile, but eventually it came back to life.



Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Control Panel Applets Via Command Line

Being a UNIX guy I like to live on the wild side and launch my programs from a command prompt. Here are the commands to launch all the Control Panel applets. Note that this applies to Windows 7 and newer. The commands with a .cpl extension will also work in Windows XP.








Control Panel Applet
Command
Action Center
control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter
control wscui.cpl
Add Features to Windows 8
control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade
Administrative Tools
control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools
control admintools
AutoPlay
control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay
Biometric Devices
control /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices
BitLocker Drive Encryption
control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
Bluetooth Devices
control bthprops.cpl
Color Management
control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement
Credential Manager
control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager
Date and Time
control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime
control timedate.cpl
control date/time
Default Programs
control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms
Device Manager
control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager
control hdwwiz.cpl
devmgmt.msc
Devices and Printers
control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters
control printers
Display
control /name Microsoft.Display
Ease of Access Center
control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter
control access.cpl
Family Safety
control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls
File History
control /name Microsoft.FileHistory
Flash Player Settings Manager
control flashplayercplapp.cpl
Folder Options
control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions
control folders
Fonts
control /name Microsoft.Fonts
control fonts
Game Controllers
control /name Microsoft.GameControllers
control joy.cpl
Get Programs
control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms
Home Group
control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup
Indexing Options
control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions
Infrared
control /name Microsoft.Infrared
control irprops.cpl
control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions
Internet Options
control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions
control inetcpl.cpl
iSCSI Initiator
control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator
Keyboard
control /name Microsoft.Keyboard
control keyboard
Language
control /name Microsoft.Language
Location Settings
control /name Microsoft.LocationSettings
Mail
control mlcfg32.cpl
Mouse
control /name Microsoft.Mouse
control main.cpl
control mouse
Network and Sharing Center
control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
Network Connections
control ncpa.cpl
control netconnections
Network Setup Wizard
control netsetup.cpl
Notification Area Icons
control /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons
Offline Files
control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles
Pen and Touch
control /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch
control tabletpc.cpl
Performance Information and Tools
control /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools
Personalization
control /name Microsoft.Personalization
control desktop
Phone and Modem
control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem
control telephon.cpl
Power Options
control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions
control powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes
control printers
Programs and Features
control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures
control appwiz.cpl
Recovery
control /name Microsoft.Recovery
Region
control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage
control intl.cpl
control international
RemoteApp and Desktop Connections
control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections
Scanners and Cameras
control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras
Screen Resolution
control desk.cpl
Sound
control /name Microsoft.Sound
control mmsys.cpl
Speech Recognition
control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition
Storage Spaces
control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces
Sync Center
control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter
System
control /name Microsoft.System
System Properties
control sysdm.cpl
Tablet PC Settings
control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings
Task Scheduler
control schedtasks
Taskbar
control /name Microsoft.Taskbar
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL
Taskbar and Start Menu
control /name Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu
rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL
Text to Speech
control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech
Troubleshooting
control /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
User Accounts
control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts
control userpasswords
Windows 7 File Recovery
control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore
Windows Anytime Upgrade
control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade
Windows CardSpace
control /name Microsoft.CardSpace
control infocardcpl.cpl
Windows Defender
control /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender
Windows Firewall
control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall
control firewall.cpl
Windows Mobility Center
control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter
Windows Sidebar Properties
control /name Microsoft.WindowsSidebarProperties
Windows SideShow
control /name Microsoft.WindowsSideShow
Windows Update
control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate