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

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#1
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.
 

kcnychief

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#2
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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bush dogg

OSNN Senior Addict
Political User
#4
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
 

Perris Calderon

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Staff member
Political User
#9
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
 

kcnychief

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Political User
#10
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
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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