Registry: Turn off animated character (Not Classic Search)?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by madmatt, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. madmatt

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    Does anyone know the registry tweak to disable the "animated character"? I don't want to registry tweak that uses "classic search". I like the default XP search but I don't want to stupid mutt.

    Google and all other search engines are worthless. Finding anything is nearly impossible these days.

    Thank you.
     
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    I don't have it on my machine, but when you choose search and the dog appears, you should be able to choose "Turn off animated character"

    If you really want the registry hack for it you could do a WinDiff before and after.
     
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  3. madmatt

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    I'm going to have to. This is for my slipstreamed disc.
     
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    Been a long time sense I done that, but I just found the page I was looking for. I think it's what you want.

    "Advanced Customizations
    To get rid of the Search Companion and go back to the old way of searching, open up the Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ CabinetState

    Then, add a new String Value called Use Search Asst and set the Data Value to No."

    Just over half way down the page HERE
     
  5. madmatt

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    That enables "Classic Search". I want the default XP search without the animated character.
     
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Search Assistant]

    "SocialUI"=dword:00000001

    1 is on and 0 is off.
     
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    Looks like that should do it. :)
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ugg

    it's right in the user interface guys.

    open the search window, hit change preferances, hit without animated charachter

    the dog will whimper and walk off untill you whistle him up

    if there were negative rep I'd give it to everyone that suggested registry fixes
     
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    Matt requested a registry fix, hence the title of the thread.

    He wanted to be able to add it to his slipstreamed CD ;)
     
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  11. Perris Calderon

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    ah, then I get negative reps
     
  12. madmatt

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    You are the man!

    Kid tested, reps awarded. Thank you!