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William_Wilson 03-06-2006 07:37 PM

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

REGEDIT4

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

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.
Code:

"MaxRecentDocs"=dword:00001000

Clear Recent Documents on logoff or shutdown:
Code:

"ClearRecentDocsOnExit"=dword:00000001

Reomove Recent Documents:
Code:

"NoRecentDocsMenu"=dword:00000001

Reomove Favorites Menu:
Code:

"NoFavoritesMenu"=dword:00000001


Remove Frequently Used List:
Code:

"NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList"=dword:00000001

Remove Network Places Icon:
Code:

"NoStartMenuNetworkPlaces"=dword:00000001

Remove My Documents Icon:
Code:

"NoSMMyDocs"=dword:00000001

Remove My Pictures:
Code:

"NoSMMyPictures"=dword:00000001

Remove My Music:
Code:

"NoStartMenuMyMusic"=dword:00000001

Remove Most Explorer Search Options:
Code:

"NoFind"=dword:00000001

Remove Run Icon:
Code:

"NoRun"=dword:00000001


Remove Pinned Items List:
Code:

"NoStartMenuPinnedList"=dword:00000001

Modify My Computer Name: Relative to User
*Applies the %USERNAME% option to My Computer
In my case My Computer now reads: William's Computer. But this will change based on the user logged on.
***Special Key:
Code:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}]
"LocalizedString"=%USERNAME%

*This also changes the name under the Start Menu


Remove My Computer Icon:
***Special Key:
Code:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\NonEnum]
"{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}"=dword:00000001



So it seemed there was interest, and thus the extension of this post.

Prevent Change of Directory on My Pictures:
Code:

"DisableMyPicturesDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on My Music:
Code:

"DisableMyMusicDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on My Favorites:
Code:

"DisableFavoritesDirChange"=dword:00000001

Prevent Change of Directory on Personal Icons:
Code:

"DisablePersonalDirChange"=dword:00000001

Disable icons which are associated to non-existent Installers:
Code:

"GreyMSIAds"=dword:00000001


Remove User Name from title:
Code:

"NoUserNameInStartMenu"=dword:00000001

Stop Windows from logging used programs and paths:
Code:

"NoInstrumentation"=dword:00000001

Disable Changes (eg. Disable drag and drop in menu):
Code:

"NoChangeStartMenu"=dword:00000001

Disable Classic start menu:
Code:

"NoSimpleStartMenu"=dword:00000001


Remove the More Programs Option:
Code:

"NoStartMenuMorePrograms"=dword:00000001

Remove Logoff Icon:
Code:

"StartMenuLogoff"=dword:00000001

Prevent Removal of Logoff Icon:
Code:

"ForceStartMenuLogoff"=dword:00000001

Remove Turn Off Icon:
Code:

"NoClose"=dword:00000001
Enjoy the extended version!!

Questions/Comments: [email protected]

Sami 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.

Steps:

1. Open notepad,
2. Copy this code

REGEDIT4

[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:

"ClearRecentDocsOnExit"=dword:00000001

4. And save this file as changestoregistry.reg

http://www.syschat.com/images/news/reg.jpg

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

http://www.syschat.com/images/news/regmessage.jpg

6. Click yes to make changes, you are done.

William_Wilson 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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