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XP: Registry hacks for the start menu (including scripts)

XP: Registry hacks for the start menu (including scripts)

Published by William_Wilson

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*You recognize this post if you use multiple sites, but i assure you i am the author of both, if you would also like more information on creating registry scripts, that can be supplied as well.

All keys apply to the start menu:

**Use this key path unless otherwise stated**:

add keys wanted below path in a .reg file
value 00000001 = 1 for enabled
value 00000000 = 0 for disabled

*I will write all all code with intention of enabling the feature.
*These hacks should also remove the checkboxes from the start menu customization menu, so keep your script, in case you wish to go back.
*Nearly all of these changes will require a logoff or reboot to take effect

Set Recent Documents maximum size:
*This one you may enter the size you wish: Suppiled is the value for 10.

Clear Recent Documents on logoff or shutdown:

Reomove Recent Documents:

Reomove Favorites Menu:

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By Sami on 03-07-2006, 12:25 AM

Excellent post William,

I just want to add some basic instructions for our novice users.

To run these scripts you have to save these scripts in a file with .reg extension.


1. Open notepad,
2. Copy this code


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]

3. And what ever other code you like for ex: Clear Recent Documents on logoff or shutdown:


4. And save this file as changestoregistry.reg

5. Double click to run this file, you will get this message

6. Click yes to make changes, you are done.
Last edited by Sami; 03-07-2006 at 12:35 AM..
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By William_Wilson on 03-08-2006, 10:11 PM

Thanks Sami,
sometimes i forget how much to assume and how much to post, lol
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