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Registry Tweaks, Part-1


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does anyone know how to get rid of the stuff under right click [new] (I just want notepad to be there)

with a registry?

winxp manager has this function but I couldn't find the key. (i remembered to regmon after I deleted everything but notepad :) )

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does anyone know how to get rid of the stuff under right click [new] (I just want notepad to be there)

with a registry?

winxp manager has this function but I couldn't find the key. (i remembered to regmon after I deleted everything but notepad :) )

for instance:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.bmp\ShellNew-

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[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bfc\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.doc\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wav\ShellNew]

And so on.

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I don't know if somebody allready posted this one:

;Increase the USB Polling Interval

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Usb\0000]

"IdleEnable"=dword:00000000

;Usb Error Checking

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Usb]

"ErrorCheckingEnabled"=dword:00000000

It makes my usb mouse more responsive.

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here are some new ones, i believe its not posted b4.

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To]
@="{7BA4C740-9E81-11CF-99D3-00AA004AE837}"

this code gets rid of send to menu, it deletes it so that its now shown in right click menu

I hate that function...

edit: okay new one, not really important as a matter of fact it confuses me :)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
"ShowDriveLettersFirst"=dword:00000002

changing the dword value to

0 = windows default

1 = only network drive's letters shown.

2 = no drive letters shown

4 = all drive letters shown

some program reverted mine to no drive letters, i just found how to revert it back. thank god (bill gates :rolleyes:)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Start_ShowSearch"=dword:00000000

this gets rid of the search button on Xp start menu(not the classic menu)

Edited by XtremeMaC
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get rid of Xp audio Schemes (log-on, log-off-sound, etc)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\.Default\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\CriticalBatteryAlarm\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceConnect\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceDisconnect\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\DeviceFail\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\LowBatteryAlarm\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\MailBeep\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemAsterisk\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExclamation\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemExit\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemHand\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemNotification\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\SystemStart\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogoff\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default\WindowsLogon\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\EmptyRecycleBin\.Current]
@=""
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\Explorer\Navigating\.Current]
@=""

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efs just reminded me of effective file search :)

well its actually Comprehensive Search for Broken Shortcuts

which is sometimes when your shortcuts are improper, your system wants to search the whole hdd to find an appropiate match for it.

here's how to disable that

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoResolveTrack"=dword:00000001
"NoResolveSearch"=dword:00000001

NoResolveTrack = Determines if the system is prevented from using NTFS tracking features to resolve a shortcut.

NoResolveSearch = Prevents the system from conducting a comprehensive search of the target drive to resolve a shortcut.

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Here are my 2 cents:

These are my folder settings and start menu settings. I have not doc all keys since not sure for certain ones.

To make it short:

All the "Startxxx" are for the startmenu

Almost all other are for the folder settings.

The "Start_ShowXXXX" basically tells if the icon will be displayed or not.

0= Not shown

1= Shown (Display as link)

2= display as Menu (means it will expand when moused over)

the 2 dword is not applicable to all icons, be sure to check.

; My explorer & start menu settings
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
;Show hidden files
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
; show known file extentions
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
; show full path in titlebar
"DontPrettyPath"=dword:00000000
; shows "tips" when mouse over the folder like size (I think)
"ShowInfoTip"=dword:00000001
"HideIcons"=dword:00000000
"MapNetDrvBtn"=dword:00000000
"WebView"=dword:00000001
"Filter"=dword:00000000
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000000
"SeparateProcess"=dword:00000000
"ListviewAlphaSelect"=dword:00000001
"ListviewShadow"=dword:00000001
"ListviewWatermark"=dword:00000001
"TaskbarAnimations"=dword:00000001
"StartMenuInit"=dword:00000002
"StartButtonBalloonTip"=dword:00000002
; "connect to" icon in start menu: 0-don' t show 1-show 2-show and expand (default)
"Start_ShowNetConn"=dword:00000000
; Start Menu Icon size 0-Small 1-Large (default)
"Start_LargeMFUIcons"=dword:00000000
; that one is pretty selfexplained
"Start_ShowControlPanel"=dword:00000001
"Start_EnableDragDrop"=dword:00000001
"StartMenuFavorites"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowHelp"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyComputer"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowMyDocs"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowMyMusic"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowMyPics"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowPrinters"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowRun"=dword:00000001
"Start_ScrollPrograms"=dword:00000000
"Start_ShowSearch"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowRecentDocs"=dword:00000002
"Start_AutoCascade"=dword:00000001
"Start_NotifyNewApps"=dword:00000000
"Start_AdminToolsRoot"=dword:00000000
"StartMenuAdminTools"=dword:00000001
"TaskbarSizeMove"=dword:00000000
"TaskbarGlomming"=dword:00000001
"NoNetCrawling"=dword:00000001
"FolderContentsInfoTip"=dword:00000001
"FriendlyTree"=dword:00000001
"WebViewBarricade"=dword:00000001
"DisableThumbnailCache"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000000
"ClassicViewState"=dword:00000001
"PersistBrowsers"=dword:00000000
"CascadeNetworkConnections"="YES"
"Start_ShowNetPlaces"=dword:00000001
"Start_ShowSetProgramAccessAndDefaults"=dword:00000000

PS: To see the changes in the start keys you need to logoff logon!

for my folder options settings here are what they are :

UNCHECKED:

Auto search network for printer

Hide extention for known file type

Launch folder windows in separate process

Remember each folder view settings

restore previous folder windows at logon

Show control Pannel In MyComputer

use simple file sharing

Hope that can help some of you guys

HIdden files and folder is set to show hidden files and folder.

(I keep the protected operating system files hidden for those who dont the key is superhidden)

There is one settings in the folder option I can't get to be changed is the Show control pannel in My computer, any one has the correct reg for that.

I'd also like to know how to make the default folder view "Detailed" can't find anything that works. help

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Explorer Reg Tweaks

I have seen that many people here are confused when they are trying

to set up the Explorer during the unattended installation of

Windows XP. Following these steps will help you to achieve that.

Install Windows XP. When the install is finished do nothing but

follow these instructions.

Bonus Tweak:

If you want to have the Recycle Bin to the left side, just right click

on the desktop and choose Arrange Icons By - Name. Do it now, not later.

Make the settings you want in Explorer. Like Details view.

Show Status bar. Hide Standard Buttons and Address Bar.

Hide Type-column or other columns on the right pane.

Use Windows classic folders. Or what you like best.

Go to Tools->Folder Options->View and press "Apply To All Folders".

Restart the computer.

Export the following registry keys:

; Show Details and Status Bar

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams]

"Settings"=hex:09,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,77,7e,13,73,35,cf,11,ae,\

69,08,00,2b,2e,12,62,04,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,43,00,00,00

; Hide Type and places the Recycle Bin

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Defaults]

"{F3364BA0-65B9-11CE-A9BA-00AA004AE837}"=hex:1c,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,86,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,f0,f0,f0,f0,14,00,03,00,\

86,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,0f,00,03,00,1c,00,10,00,22,\

00,32,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,33,01,60,00,78,00,00,00,00,00,\

01,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

; Hide Standard Buttons and Address Bar

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\Explorer]

"ITBarLayout"=hex:11,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,34,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,\

16,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,20,07,00,00,a0,0f,00,00,02,00,00,00,29,07,00,00,a0,\

0f,00,00,05,00,00,00,62,05,00,00,26,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\

00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

These four tweaks are also useful.

; Show extensions for known file types

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000

; Show Hidden files and folders

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

"Hidden"=dword:00000001

; Show protected operating system files

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]

"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]

"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001

; Get rid of that annoying backwards warning.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\SuperHidden]

"WarningIfNotDefault"=-

; Show Windows classic folders

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\WebView]

"DefaultValue"=dword:00000000

Set all this during the unattended install from cmdlines.txt

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