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I don't know if this has been posted before.

Customized Explorer Toolbar.

It shows more buttons on the Toolbar.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar]
"{710EB7A1-45ED-11D0-924A-0020AFC7AC4D}"=hex:07,00,00,00,ee,03,00,00,7e,69,79,1e,c5,9c,d1,11,a8,3f,00,c0,4f,c9,9d,61,20,01,00,00,04,00,00,00,
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;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
;Change Account Picture

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Hints\Owner]
"PictureSource"="C:\blahblahheressomepath\custom.bmp"

The tweak to change a users' account picture seems kinda odd... It's in HKLM instead of HKCU, meaning that it's some picture for all users..? It doesn't work either if I try it, without even trying different pictures for each user..

Any help with this?

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;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
;Change Account Picture

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Hints\Owner]
"PictureSource"="C:\blahblahheressomepath\custom.bmp"

The tweak to change a users' account picture seems kinda odd... It's in HKLM instead of HKCU, meaning that it's some picture for all users..? It doesn't work either if I try it, without even trying different pictures for each user..

Any help with this?

I figured out that Owner should be replaced with the user accounts name, but if I use that in a .reg file, nothing works! :(

This is my current code:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Hints\Support]
"PictureSource"="C:\\WINDOWS\\Company\\logo-support.bmp"

Anyone got some tips?

Edit:

I got it. Don't tinker with the registry keys, just overwrite the bmp in this folder:

"%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\"

Edited by pkoppelaar
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i used the tweak to disable msi roolbacks, for faster msi installs, and i got an error on installing .net framework 2.0.

i says it need roolback to be installed, and it did not install.

(not sure if that already was fixed, but...

i´m using v1.6 of the collection. just downloaded this one now)

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Duplicated entries:

;Brand IE explorer title bar

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

"Window Title"="Insert your text here"

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Change the Internet Explorer Window Title

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

"Window Title"="Insert your text here"

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

=================================================================

;Disable USB/CDRom Autorun

;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000FF

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Automatically Start CD run (00000000=disable, 00000001=enable)

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CDRom]

"AutoRun"=dword:00000001

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Disable Autorun for all Drive Types

;[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]

;"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:00000091

===========================================

Here, the path to the registry and the values are missing:

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Start menu Items: Hide/Show/Cascade.

;dword:00000000= Don't display

;dword:00000001= Display as a link (Default)

;dword:00000002= Display as a menu (Cascade)

==============================

;Removes Briefcase, and Rich-Text-Document from New Menu.

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bfc\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.rtf\ShellNew]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp\ShellNew]

But don´t say anything about .bmp files, yet it is there

========================================================

Other Softwares Section (Adobe Reader)

The file only contains tweaks for adobe reader 6. I entered theses entries and it worked with version 7 of Adobe Reader

;Disable Adobe automatic updates

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\Updater]

"iUpdateFrequency"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Updater]

"iUpdateFrequency"=dword:00000000

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

;Turn off Adobe splash screen

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\Originals]

"bBrowserCheck"=dword:00000001

"bDisplayAboutDialog"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\Originals]

"bDisplayAboutDialog"=dword:00000000

;--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

; Disable Adobe EULA

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\AdobeViewer]

"EULA"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\6.0\AdobeViewer]

"EULA"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]

"EULA"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\7.0\AdobeViewer]

"EULA"=dword:00000001

==========================================================

Sugestions

I don´t wanna be pushy, but i´ve seen that some tweaks that are used by most of the people are settled by default with the oposite commom choice.

Why do not make a pool in this topic, with the main tweaks, and ask for the users what they like most or less, and then modify the file according the the pool.

Example? I don´t think removing the Enqueue option in winamp for folder and files is the choice for most users, even so, it is settled to be removed by default.

Neither, on the Security section, leaving the right click disable by default and all other things the most users do use,like Hiding C: drive, disable windows installer, witch is a must have, or disabling screensaver settings, since most users do care for the visual of theys systems. I think that specially the Security section is a little bit of "not settled correctly).

This would make the editing of the file a lot faster, since the file will be more "accorded to" most people choices.

About all the Connections tweaks, why don´t group them into one, and then separate them into sections according the the net speed, like 56k users, cable users, DSL users. This would make the connection optimization a lot faster too.

Again, just to remind, this is only a sugestion. I really love this regtweaks collection. Hope you keep working on it and keep doing this great job, Glen.

I use it instead of many nLite options and batch files, wich really pleases me, and i translate it to pt-br for the use of my community here in brazil.

Hugs.

gugutz.

Edited by gugutz
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The reg tweaks list will never be finished or definitive. There're already a few threads here and on the Tips 'n' Tweaks forum. The list as it stands should be Pt. 4 final now. There're always new tweaks to be found, new policies added with new service packs and new versions of Windows. Windows XP SP2 now has over 600 group policy settings, quite a lot more than Windows 2000. And Server 2003 has more than XP. There're already many tweaking sites (sticky on Tips 'n' Tweaks) for more info and it's unrealistic to include everything.

Having another Tweaks sticky on Tips 'n' tweaks is unsatisfactory and redundant. That thread contains some inappropriate tweaks, is no longer maintained and no longer clean so perhaps it's time to move on. Having a tweaks thread in each forum is confusing to new comers and makes it difficult to maintain. Having one good thread is better than two mediocre ones and would keep everyone focused.

I can start anew with Pt. 5. I have different ideas as to the best way forward. For a start the aim should be to make it useful for most users and not making it exhaustive. The other aim is to make it easy to update and maintain. The new thread should be for new entries only and should not include the existing stuff. People can always refer back to this thread for Pt. 4. Otherwise we keep reading the same stuff over and over again and it will grow to such extent that would make it very tedious for maintenance. Anyone has other suggestions please say so.

Edited by Takeshi
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...I have tried to clean up the layout and add an explanation to each tweak. I did plan to split the reg tweaks into separate files for example a file containing "Log on" related tweaks and another for "Internet explorer" etc. I would be grateful if someone could finish the work and start a new thread :)
That is "the work" he is referring to; not necessarily publishing an exhaustive product.

When I think of reg tweaks for MSFN members I think about tweaks that are attractive to unattended installs and the other cool stuff we do here. That at least would apply to the list of tweaks maintained in this forum, while the Tips forum could maintain other tweaks.

I agree that keeping the focus smaller than "all the tweaks that can be tweaked" is a good idea. I also think that this topic is more appropriate to the Tweaks forum unless a topic is made for unattended-specific tweaks.

More ideas?

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Cleaning up and splitting the existing file is no problem and won't take too long to do, as long as no more new stuff is added. I can do that.

I'm more concerned about the way forward. It doesn't really matter where the thread is but registry tweaks are registry files and whether they're used for UA install or after is up to the user. There is no inherent difference in the nature of the tweaks themselves. Many tweaks are used for UA install because they're the popular ones so people tend to install them unattendedly. So we basically agree on keeping one thread will do as long as people know where to look for ideas.

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