Archive for June, 2010

Disable Windows hot keys

To enable windows hot keys
 
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWinKeys"=-
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWinKeys"=-
 
To disable windows hot keys
 
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoWinKeys"=dword:00000001
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Hide/remove/disable address bar in IE8

  • Hide/remove/disable address bar
  • To remove/hide the address bar the following registry change must be made:

    HKEY_Current_USER\software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbars\restrictions
    Value name: NoNavBar
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1 (on)
    Hide/remove/disable favourites and the command bar

    • Hide/remove/disable favourites and the command bar

    To remove/hide the command bar (includes favourites), this registry change must be made:

    HKEY_Current_USER\software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbars\restrictions
    Value name: NoCommandBar
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 1 (on)

     

    create a new notepad text file/or open notepad and copy+past the following (without the line)
    ===================================================
    class user

    category IESettings

    policy "disable/hide IE command bar"
    keyname "software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbars\restrictions"
    explain "here is the explaination"
    valuename "NoCommandBar"
    valueon numeric 1
    valueoff numeric 0
    end policy

    policy "disable/hide IE nav bar"
    keyname "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbars\Restrictions"
    explain "here is the explaination"
    valuename "NoNavBar"
    valueon numeric 1
    valueoff numeric 0
    end policy

    end category

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    Make sure to add this blank space at the bottom of the file (don’t ask why but the gpo editor won’t accept it otherwise)

    Save it as NAME.adm (remove the .txt) where NAME is what you would like to name it i.e removeaddressbar.adm (doesn’t make any difference)

    Now to add the file to gpo editor user the instructions at the bottom of THIS POST.

    Once that is done you will see it under IESettings, enable the nessary objects for you and replicate the changes (Go to Start>Run>cmd and type "gpupdate /force" to speed things up)

    This works for me but as we know with different environments and settings so let me know if you have problems!

    Enjoy and good luck!

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