Display Properties - Screensaver Tab Button

Hi!

I am trying to make a few custom buttons for functions I use frequently, for things like the "Display Properties". I can get/make a button FOR the display properties, but not for it to open on a specific tab (I'm missing something in the code/command for the new button....).
Usually, we can access these, in Windows (most version, in my case XP) via the
"Start\Run" ...and typing something like

DESK.CPL

That will pop open the display properties window.
If we add, to the "Start\Run" command, something like

DESK.CPL 0,1

that will open it up on the third tab.

So I've written out the code, and tried most of the combos I know to get it working. I've made buttons for it but I'm missing something here, but not sure what.

Does anyone know how to do this???? What needs to be in what fields for the new button for this to work???

Thanks!!!

START/RUN +

DESK.CPL 0 = themes tab
DESK.CPL 0,0 = desktop tab
DESK.CPL 0,1 = screensaver tab
DESK.CPL 0,2 = appearance tab
DESK.CPL 0,3 = settings tab

p.s. some official code is
Run("rundll32.exe","shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,@0,1")
Run("rundll32.exe","shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,@0,2")
etc...

[ forum search link text = MSC CPL buttons for OS Windows XP x86 ]

p.s.- here is a fairly comprehensive list of the "RUN" commands for windows, which when typed in the "Run" box will start a pop up window. some have pages and some have just tabs and some have both.

RUN command shortcuts
I know there are a lot of people who love using the run prompt or the command prompt rather than using the mmc control ... So here are some quick tips that you can use ... Enjoy ...

Accessibility Controls : access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard : hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs : appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools : control admintools
Automatic Updates : wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard : fsquirt
Calculator : calc
Certificate Manager : certmgr.msc
Character Map : charmap
Check Disk Utility : chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer : clipbrd
Command Prompt : cmd
Component Services : dcomcnfg
Computer Management : compmgmt.msc
DDE Shares : ddeshare
Date and Time Properties : timedate.cpl
Device Manager : devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)* : directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter : dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility : cleanmgr
Disk Defragment : dfrg.msc
Disk Management : diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager : diskpart
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected) : control color
Display Properties : control desktop
Display Properties : desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility : drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility : verifier
Event Viewer : eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool : sigverif
Findfast : findfast.cpl
Folders Properties : control folders
Fonts : control fonts
Fonts Folder : fonts
Free Cell Card Game : freecell
Game Controllers : joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof) : gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game : mshearts
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) : ipconfig /all
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /showclassid
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents) : ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID) : ipconfig /setclassid
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) : ipconfig /registerdns
IP Configuration (Release All Connections) : ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections) : ipconfig /renew
Iexpress Wizard : iexpress
Indexing Service : ciadv.msc
Internet Properties : inetcpl.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed) : javaws
Java Control Panel (If Installed) : jpicpl32.cpl
Keyboard Properties : control keyboard
Local Security Settings : secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups : lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows : logoff
Microsoft Chat : winchat
Minesweeper Game : winmine
Mouse Properties : control mouse
Mouse Properties : main.cpl
Network Connections : control netconnections
Network Connections : ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard : netsetup.cpl
Notepad : notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed) : nvtuicpl.cpl
ODBC Data Source Administrator : odbccp32.cpl
Object Packager : packager
On Screen Keyboard : osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) : ac3filter.cpl
Password Properties : password.cpl
Performance Monitor : perfmon
Performance Monitor : perfmon.msc
Phone and Modem Options : telephon.cpl
Power Configuration : powercfg.cpl
Printers Folder : printers
Printers and Faxes : control printers
Private Character Editor : eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed) : QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settings : intl.cpl
Registry Editor : regedit
Registry Editor : regedit32
Remote Desktop : mstsc
Removable Storage : ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests : ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) : rsop.msc
SQL Client Configuration : cliconfg
Scanners and Cameras : sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks : control schedtasks
Security Center : wscui.cpl
Services : services.msc
Shared Folders : fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows : shutdown
Sounds and Audio : mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game : spider
System Configuration Editor : sysedit
System Configuration Utility : msconfig
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache) : sfc /purgecache
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting) : sfc /revert
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately) : sfc /scannow
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot) : sfc /scanboot
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot) : sfc /scanonce
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x) : sfc /cachesize=x
System Properties : sysdm.cpl
Task Manager : taskmgr
Telnet Client : telnet
User Account Management : nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager : utilman
Windows Firewall : firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier : magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure : wmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Tool : syskey
Windows Update Launches : wupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizard : tourstart
Wordpad : write

(this list courtesy of http://blogs.sqlxml.org/vinodkumar/archive/2006/01/19/4681.aspx)

[quote="ChiggyBoom"]
If we add, to the "Start\Run" command, something like

DESK.CPL 0,1

that will open it up on the third tab.

So I've written out the code, and tried most of the combos I know to get it working. I've made buttons for it but I'm missing something here, but not sure what.[/quote]

Making a button which simply runs

desk.cpl 0,1works fine for me on Vista. I haven't tried on XP yet.

If it doesn't work on XP, try this:

start desk.cpl 0,1

Making a brand new button with the 1st text (no "start" needed) in the function field, and nothing else, worked in XP.

Thanks!!!!
:sunglasses: