Hide Control Panel Applets (Windows 95/98/Me)

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by ryuu79, May 12, 2010.

  1. ryuu79

    ryuu79 New Member

    :cool: This tweak allows you to show or hide any of the applets found in the Windows Control Panel.
    Open CONTROL.INI (usually found in the C:\WINDOWS) and add the following lines under the "[don't load]" subsection. If the "[don't load]" section doesn't already exist then create it be adding it on a new line at the end of the file.
    For each control panel applet to be hidden add a new line with text in the format "applet.cpl=no" (e.g. fax.cpl=no).

    Common Control Panel Applets:
    access.cpl - Accessibility Applet
    appwiz.cpl - Add/Remove Programs Applet
    console.cpl - Console Applet
    timedate.cpl - Date and Time Applet
    desk.cpl - Display Applet
    fax.cpl - Fax Applet
    hdwwiz.cpl - Hardware Wizard Applet
    irprops.cpl - Infrared Port Applet
    intl.cpl - International and Regional Applet
    inetcpl.cpl - Internet Settings Applet
    joy.cpl - Joystick Applet
    liccpa.cpl - Licensing Applet
    main.cpl - Mouse and Keyboard Applet
    mlcfg32.cpl - Mail Applet
    mmsys.cpl - Sound and Multimedia Applet
    modem.cpl - Modem and Phone Applet
    ncpa.cpl - Network and connectivity Applet
    netcpl.cpl - Network and Dial-up Connectivity Applet
    nwc.cpl - Netware Client Applet
    odbccp32.cpl - ODBC Applet
    devapps.cpl - PC Card Applet
    ports.cpl - Ports Applet
    powercfg.cpl - Power Management Applet
    sticpl.cpl - Scanner and Camera Applet
    srvmgr.cpl - Server Manager Applet
    sapi.cpl - Speech Properties Applet
    sysdm.cpl - System Applet
    telephon.cpl - Telephony Applet
    tweakui.cpl - TweakUI Applet
    nusrmgr.cpl - User Manager Applet
    wspcpl32.cpl - WSP Client Applet
    quicktime.cpl - QuickTime Applet
    S32LUCP1.cpl - Norton Live Update Applet
    cpqmgmt.cpl - Compaq Insight Agents Applet

    Exit the registry and restart Windows for the change to take effect. :D

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