Sunday, November 2, 2008

Windows 7 registry keys

Enable the new taskbar*: 1. run this command: strings explorer.exe | findstr /C:"ShellFolder" 2. under the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer, create subkeys: CLSID\{SOME_GUID}\ShellFolder (for every guid returned by findstr e.g.: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{A5181F28-5A04-4DBE-A8F6-EEBD7FE228F2}\ShellFolder 3. Under each subkey path, in ShellFolder key, create new value: Attributes REG_DWORD 0xA0100004 *) Seems to work in 6801+. The new taskbar should be enabled by default in newer builds. Disable 'Send Feedback' link: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop FeedbackToolEnabled REG_DWORD 0