disabling active desktop

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nachol, May 24, 2002.

  1. nachol

    nachol Guest

    Hello.
    I tried to reach the forum (or thread) which specifically deals with this matter, but I couldn't find it! Sorry!

    I'd like to know the way to disable Active Desktop on my system. I have this other customizing program, Desktop X, which asks me to disable AD before running it.
    In WINME, I know this could be done by right-clicking on the desktop, but now on WINXP I can't find it.
    Thank you.
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Do you have XP Powertoys?
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Start / Run / Regedit

    Navigate to the following two registry locations and in each one create a dword value of:

    NoActiveDesktop

    and then double-click it and give it a value of 1


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

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\
    CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Or run group policy editor and navigate to the following area:

    User Config
    Admin Templates
    Desktop
    Active Desktop
    Enable Active Desktop = Disabled
    Disable Active Desktop = Enabled