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Windows 7: How to launch equalizer by command?

27 Jan 2014   #1
Double

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 
How to launch equalizer by command?

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to launch my equalizer from Control Panel > Hardware And Sound > IDT Audio Control Panel by command?

I can't create a taskbar/startmenu shortcut to the "app", only a desktop shortcut. I don't really know why that is. There are a few other instances that involve the Control Panel that aren't easily accessible by shortcut either


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28 Jan 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The command is:
Code:
%WinDir%\system32\IDTNC64.cpl
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28 Jan 2014   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

You could also check within the control panel app for an option for show icon in tray or similar, a lot of these 3rd party controls have such a switch
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28 Jan 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
You could also check within the control panel app for an option for show icon in tray or similar, a lot of these 3rd party controls have such a switch
Sadly, no such option with this one.


Double,
If you want to pin this to the task bar (or elsewhere)...
...you can construct the Target of the shortcut like this:
Code:
%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe %WinDir%\system32\IDTNC64.cpl
You can change the icon by pointing it to the CPL applet if you select All files (*.*):

Name:  cpl-1.png
Views: 10
Size:  13.1 KB

Name:  cpl-2.png
Views: 12
Size:  46.5 KB

Name:  cpl-3.png
Views: 12
Size:  34.8 KB

Name:  cpl-4.png
Views: 12
Size:  13.4 KB


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28 Jan 2014   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Doh! Silly me. (You can tell that I don't use this control.)

The only thing that the CPL applet load is launch the exe from here:

"%ProgramFiles%\IDT\WDM\IDTNGUI.exe"


You can make the shortcut using that exe...
...then there is no need to change an icon
...and it should pin to anywhere.
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28 Jan 2014   #6
Double

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64), SP1
 
 

Thank you very much for your help. Even though I've owned this system for years now, I just discovered the built-in Equalizer yesterday and ironically, it has quickly became one of my favorite apps
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