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Disable Security Settings Check Feature && GPEdit

Q: Disable Security Settings Check Feature && GPEdit

Hello everyone. I just got a new laptop running Vista Home Premium x64, and it's my first experience with both Vista and an x64 OS.

I've changed the security settings in IE7 to a custom level, and now I get the notification bar saying "Your current security settings put your computer at risk. etc." I know this can be disabled via gpedit.mcs but of course Vista Home doesn't include that feature. So, a couple questions.

Nobody here seems to know much about getting GPedit to work in Vista Home, so I won't even touch that. However, I did see mention of the Microsoft speadsheet that lists all the various group policy settings and their corresponding registry entries. I found the "Disable Security Settings Check Feature" entry, but now I'm not sure what to do with it.

HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security!DisableSecuritySettingsCheck
HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security!DisableSecuritySettingsCheck

I can navigate to the Microsoft folder in regedit, but that's where the trail ends. Do I need to create a key or something? I don't have much experience with the registry, and I really want this notification bar gone. Help please?

cheers everyone!

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A: Disable Security Settings Check Feature && GPEdit

Hello mousetopher. You probably allowed something in the security settings that you should have just set to prompt. Scripts, Activex, something that will tolerate nothing beyond prompt. Allowing anything unsigned more permissions then prompt will set off that warning. Reset them to default and then your security warnings should disappear.

Hope it helped. If not I probably read it wrong.

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How I can disable new IE 11 Settings Protection feature in Windows 10?

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Hello community.

When I wanted to check if Norton Mobile is working properly on my phone and went to


I observed that only the phishing page was detected. The PUA and malware wasn't even detected during an on demand scan. Can anybody tell me, if your Norton Mobile Security properly detects the malware and PUA?

Thank you

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Hi there, These may seem like two simple things, but I just can't seem to accomplish them!!

1) I would like to set up a simple home network. I have three computers, two with XP and one with Vista and I want to be able to access the files from each others computer as well as share a printer. I have them all correctly physically linked up ready to go. Its the software I can't get to work.

I followed the steps on this link very closely:

But I have the following problems:
a. The Vista computer can see both XP computers but can only access the Shared folder of one and cannot access the other XP at all. The error says the Host Name is not correct. Don't know what that is.
b. Neither XP computer shows the Vista computer or each other in their Network Places.
c. The printer is currently linked to one of the XP computers. I cannot print from either of the other two machines. The Vista gives the following message: "The server for the printer does not have the correct printer driver installed. If you want to search for the proper driver, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel and contact your network administrator or original equipment manufacturer for the correct printer driver." I have installed the printer driver from the CD on the Vista computer and the printer works fine on the XP computer its attached to.

2) My second problem with Vista is all the REALLY annoying messages that keep coming up because ... Read more

A:1) Set up a Network and 2) Disable Vista security settings

hi ok try this for the networking http://www.ehow.com/how_2248026_network-vista-xp-computers-together.html and this may also help http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-find-other-computers-on-a-network.html and this may help with both network and printer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx this should help with the printer http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/share-a-printer-on-your-network.html and this should explain admin rights and how to alter http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f9/admin-rights-vista-windows-7-a-197772/

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How can i disable a gpedit?

A:How can i disable a gpedit?

Look here

Enable/Disable Group Policy in Windows 7 from cmd or Regedit

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how to disable the fade in and fade out feature when minimize, maximize, and create a new window? I missed the instant prompt feature in xp. Although the hardwares that are qualified to run windows 7 provide enough power, it's still helpful to make the window changes instant without the special effects. can any one tell me a way to disable those special colorful features in windows 7? this also might interest the UMPC users due to the limited hardware resources.

A:how to disable the fade in and fade out feature when minimize, maximize, and create a new window? I missed the instant prompt feature in xp.

Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings [sidebar] > Advanced [tab]Go to town and disable anything you'd like.

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I was playing around trying to get rid of a "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot. One I found said to do the following:

Type gpedit.msc on the search box in the menu bar,

1. Select ?Windows Settings?, then
2. Select ?Security Settings?, then
3. Select ?Local Policies?, then
4. Then highlight ?Security Options?, from there look on the right pane
5. Then select ?Network security: ?LAN Manager authentication level and set the drop down menu to ?Send LM & NTLM ?use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated?.

That had no effect for me so I want to Disable the policy but there is no way to do that I can see. I failed to note what it was set to initially so I'm not sure if it was Disabled or not and if not what value it should have. Google tells me the default for Win 7 was Send NTLMv2 responses only so that's what I set it to but I think it was set to Disable.

Can someone check and see what theirs is set to please?


Edit: I just checked Win 8 Pro X86 in a Oracle Virtual Box Client and it's Not Defined.

So, how do I make it Not Defined again?

A:How to Disable a gpedit policy

Hey Rich,

I'm not sure, but the default setting for Widows 8 would indeed be this below. You should be able to set it to that to effectively be the same as Not Defined. There's not a "Disabled" option though.

Send NTLMv2 response only

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I get the above error when trying to open a flash video tutorial from a trusted site.

I have also adjusted every safety setting on this computer with no luck.

I believe this is a similar problem I'm having viewing certain images from affiliate websites also?

Please Help!!

A:An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings

You could uninstall, reboot, and reinstall Flash:
Uninstall Flash Player | Windows
Adobe - Install a different version of Adobe Flash Player (uncheck google toolbar)
If that doesn't work, reset IE and install Flash again:
Tools/Internet Options/Advanced/Reset (include personal settings)

You might first look at the Flash player settings in Control Panel just to make sure the problem site is not blocked in some way.

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I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager. I did that in the current user registry key..But how to disable in the Local Machine key???

A:I want to disable regedit, gpedit, and device manager

Hi hit and welcome to W7 Forums

In exactly the same way, only you need to invoke regedit to run with administrative privileges. The question is: Why?

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Hi, is there a way I can disable the registry access and GPEdit.msc on the standard account?

A:Disable Registry and GPEdit.msc on a standard account

The standard account cannot access the registry* or group policy without admin permissions. You still want to disable them anyway?

*noticed I can delete (some) HKEY current user keys in registry with standard user, but not local machine... interesting

Group Policy remains inaccessible w/out Admin

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I have a new PC with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit & IE 8.
We connect to internet through a proxy server and our standard configuration is to use a proxy.pac file on a server, with the location defined through gpedit on the local PC.  ie. run gpedit.msc on local PC and set User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet
Explorer Maintenance/Automatic Browser Configuration; enable automatic configuration & specify Automatic proxy URL.  Also we enable Computer Configuration/Administrative templates/Windows Components/Internet Explorer/Make proxy settings per machine.
This has always worked fine on Win XP & Vista but in Win 7 the settings are not filtering through to IE.
When I look in Tools/internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings the box for 'Automatically detect settings' is ticked and the bit for 'Automatic configuration script' is blank.
When I look on my Vista PC it is the other way round and the proxy.pac file is specified, albeit greyed out because it is set from gpedit.
Is there something else that has to be done in Windows 7 to make the gpedit settings apply to IE 8 ?

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I have some security settings that I need to incorporate and well, they are not staying set!!

I need to enable the Firewall logging settings via gpedit, and every time I uncheck the box to enable it and save it, it always disables itself. Any help? Thanks.

A:GPEDIT Firewall Settings not staying put!

None of you guys know, ehh?

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My Windows 7 Pro PCs were unable to disable task manager in Group Policy.
Our company domain controller is running on Windows Server 2003 SP2.
Even though we have set "Disable Task Manager" in Group Policy Management but it never takes effect by "Greying Out" those PC task manager.

Is there any incompatibility between Win7 and Win Server 2003 SP2.

It is very weird that our test virtual PC was able take effect.

Please advise.

A:Windows 7 Pro unable to disable task manager in GPedit and Group Policy

So what you are saying is that even though you have deployed this GPO, the target users can still launch the Task Manager using CTRL+ALT+DEL, or Run...taskmgr, or CTRL+SHFT+ESC?

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Sometime, when I use IE8, I keep getting that message "An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet options for potential conflicts.".Is there a way to stop the message? Note: (I don't think there are viruses or malwares on my computer)

A:"An add-on for this website failed to run. Check the security settings in Internet options for potential conflicts."

Well...I would take a look at my browser add-ons enabled...disable all, then add them back one by one until the error appears again.

I would also check Event Viewer for errors reflecting such failures...occurring in the same timeframe.


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Why in gpedit the software settings folder is empty and what does it do anyway? I am guessing they are restrictions for software but it is empty. I have Win 7 Ultimate.

A:Gpedit Software settings folder empty

>> Why in gpedit the software settings folder is empty and what does it do anyway?
What is the path to the folder that you are finding empty?

>> I am guessing they are restrictions for software but it is empty.
Read as much of the link below as you can before you fall asleep :-)
Windows Server Platforms - Introduction to Group Policy - IS&T Contributions -*Hermes

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Dell tower running XP SP-2: I followed MS support Article 323525 to try and set limited program access for an Limited User account. This details going into gpedit.msc and changing settings.

I followed method 1 in the instructions. I do not remember ever setting up any "groups".

Unfortunately I blocked access to most everything, even for the Administrator account. This includes access to the 'run' command window. Looks like the restricted access settings apply to any user on the computer and not just Limited Account users.

How do I get all access back for administrator accounts on this computer and restrict only the Limited Account users?

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The Hound said:

It says right in the properties dialog box to check the boxes to improve performance. If you're the only user...I wouldn't see a problem. You could uncheck the boxes if you wanted to use group policy editor in future.

If you're at all leery (you posted this thread, so I'd guess that you are...) you might consider setting a restore point and backing up your data and registry before you do this.Click to expand...
Hello Mr. The Hound

I have a problem in Windows Xp Pro. Sp2
I want to know about gpedit.msc settings. If anyone already discussed
on this topic then please send me its link please.

well I am having problem related to the security settings, suppose If I am hiding the drives
it also hides the drives in Admin account also? I only want to hide the drives for the single user.? I have tried lot to find it but did not get the solution.

So If you have time then please solve my problem. I am also uploading the screen shoot of the gpedit settings.


A:Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator

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I have Acer Aspire Switch 10 as public test computer for people and they can login using their Microsoft Account. Some people mess up the computer on purpose to do mischief and I had to use System Restore to fix things few times already.

Is it possible to use gpedit.msc to prevent users who login with Microsoft Account from changing settings and messing up the computer while still allowing local Administrator account to have permissions to do these things?
I have no server.

A:Prevent MS Account users changing settings /w gpedit.msc

Hello Lauri, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could make their MS accounts to be a standard user type of an account instead of an administrator type. They will then no longer be able to perform any actions that require elevated rights.

User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I recently got a laptop that came with Win8.1, but I have upgraded to Win10.

I would like to disable the password protect feature or computer sign in. I would like to not have to sign in with a password (or pin) every time I turn it on. My desktop (Win7) doesn't require me to sign in. It just comes on. I can't seem to find a way to disable the password protect feature on my laptop. How can I do that?

I am on the Admin account for both computers.

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I am looking for a way to disable the CD Ripping feature in WMP. I have found the correct reg keys yet they are in HKCU and do not see a way to disable them without our users being able to enable them on there own.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


A:WMP - Disable CD Ripping Feature

Go into Services and disable 'IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service'. That might do it.

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I think it might be my solution to a BSOD issue

A:Can I disable the windows 8 mount feature?


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Would anyone happen to know how to disable the auto complete feature in the windows 8.1 "start screen"(or whatever its called now) search bar preferable the inline auto complete as it is messing up my search results and it does not seem to be tied to the settings in the control panel that i can find. it seems to be creating a history and trying to intelligently fill results which is causing more of a problem then it is solving as many things have similar names. any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do i disable the auto complete feature win 8.1.

PC Settings►Search and apps►Search►Search history►Clear.

Search History in "Search Charm" - Delete in Windows 8

Attachment 43645

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Every time I save a document, video, etc. it automatically places it in the Library.

Does MS think I'm so dumb I need this stuff saved in two different locations? Not to mention the space it eats/wastes.

I can I disable this feature?

A:Library feature....I hate it...how to disable?

It really doesn't store it in two places. The library just catalogs, in one place, files stored in, for example Documents and Public Documents. Or you can create you own
library entrys.

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Show Shadows under Windows option exist on Windows 7 but not in Windows Vista...
How can i disable Show Shadows under Windows in Windows Vista?

Please help me.

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I love to be able to disable and enable SSD or HDD storage from Bios. Why It is useful? 1) You can  enable one of available storage  as secure backup  target and disable it when backup is done. 2) You have option to disable some extra storage to save battery life and speed up boot time.3) You can disable  main OS storage ( let  say first SSD with Windows)  and install another OS at second  SSD without effecting  main storage. ( let say you can experiment installing  Linux or MacOS at another SSD without being worry about Windows at first SSD)4) You can clone First OS from first SSD into second  SSD. Then you can boot from second  SSD by  disabling first SSD and vise versa 5) You can disable broken SSD if it create issue with boot. I know @Amy response is, Think engineering  happily can add it if there are enough demand for it. So please vote on this feature request  if you think it is cool to be able to disable and enable storage from BIOS! Thanks!  

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Show Shadows under Windows option exist on Windows 7 but not in Windows Vista...
How can i disable Show Shadows under Windows in Windows Vista?

Please help me.

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Drives me nuts when I'm trying to browse the internet...a bit of OCD I suppose. Is there anyway to disable it so the icons on the taskbar aren't lit up?


A:Possible to disable color hot track feature?

me too.

I am confuse which one is the active. If you click the active button it will switch to last windows. You will close the wrong windows.

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I tried going to Control Panel, Human Interfaces; the screen is not listed.  Tried going to the Point and Touch settings , and there is no "disable" function to select.  

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I have an HP Notebook, 6500 series. I have looked everywhere to find out how to disable the virtual scrolling feature. It is driving me crazy. Any help would be so appreciated. Thank you !!!

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I have unchecked the Enable Suggested Sites feature in Tools > Advanced > Browsing.
Yet, IE 10 keeps suggesting web sites to my while I'm typing web addresses into the address bar.
How can I reliably disable this behaviour? I don't want to feed search engine robots.

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A:How can I disable Suggested Sites feature in IE 10?

How can search from the address bar be disabled?

In the Manage Add-ons Search Providers dialog you could disable Search Suggestions for your default search provider and optionally uncheck:  Search from the Address bar.   Related to this from the Options Contents tab you could
navigate to Autocomplete Settings and uncheck Use AutoComplete for Address bar.   I think it is probably Search Suggestions that is bothering you the most but you might not be liking the AutoComplete for Address bar feature too.  Otherwise
I think disabling Search from the Address bar means that you can't use the IE search feature at all, even trying an explicit question mark space (? ) prefix, which I think is more drastic than one might expect.  Disabling Search from the
Address bar also has the quirky effect of forcing the feature of allowing single-word Intranet names to be used without a protocol prefix, which is otherwise needed to bypass the user's default search provider when such connections are slow.

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HelloI was just browsing around this great metropolis of advice, guidelines, how to's & etc, when I came across the topic over at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/31797/foistware/It was about how to protect yourself from Foistware & the likes.I then followed the instructions to disable the "Automatic Install Feature" in FireFox, but I could not locate a similiar page that was explained. I did notice that this was originally posted in 2005 and then edited in 2006.Could it be that FireFox has since updated and the feature no longer exists. Maybe because it is no longer necessary, or is it located elsewhere now.I don't know if the IE set of instructions are valid, since I don't use that browser.Thanks in advance for any info or reply.

A:Do I still need to Disable "Auto Install feature"

The Firefox automatic install feature is still there. Further in the thread the instructions are updated by tg1911 here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=663722I just checked and that is still valid for the current version of Firefox.

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How the hell can I disable the smiley face thing from popping up? I have a user in the office who over-uses the hell out of it. I read the e-mail and it just takes on a totally different tone to me when I read it. I want to turn it off so it willl just show up as a plain text ": )"
That is almost as annoying but at least I won't see this thing!


A:Solved: Disable the smiley face feature?!?!

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I want to know if is there anyway to disable windows xp drivers autoinstallation (aka drivers resiliency) to let me uninstall all drivers (uninstalling the pci bus in safe mode) and avoid windows reinstall all of them when i reboot in normal mode.

If there an option in windows, or do i need to stop a service to doit?

If you know please tell me


A:Disable Windows Xp Drivers Resiliency Feature

I hope someone has an answer to this. Sometimes it's like Xp's "helpfulness" (plug n play) is maddening. Operating systems shouldn't have attitudes.

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I have an HP dv3 laptop with a synaptics touchpad. Swiping the left edge of the touch pad causes programs which have a zoom capability to zoom in and out. There is no documentation from HP or Synaptics or Microsoft that I have been able to find which even acknowledges that this feature even exists. I would like to turn the feature off because I keep activating it by accident, but I cannot find a setting anywhere. Perhaps there is a registry setting I can change?

A:Want to disable left edge zoom feature

Some additional information: the pointer becomes the crossed lines with arrows that I associate with Move during the swipe and then after the release the shrinking circle occurs as if I had pressed the CTRL key to locate the cursor. The advertised way of doing a zoom with the keypad is to hold the CTRL key and swipe the right edge.

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I think i'm not that good with using computers, so can anyone show me how i can disable that auto install step by step please? Thanks =).

A:How do i disable the auto install feature on chrome?

Perhaps you mean "Google Updater". That is the program that automatically updates all Google programs.
You can uninstall it using the Add/Remove program in the Control Panel.

If that is not what you are asking help for, post back.

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Hi all,

I just have one query in that I was wondering how you disable the very annoying feature of the drag handle that appears whenever you move the cursor to the top of the display whilst on the desktop?

A:How do I disable the 'Drag to Close' feature in Windows 8?

How To Turn off ?Drag To Close? For Modern day Apps Throughout Windows 8 | LazyHacks

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I have access to the synapits and the mouse pad in the control panel. I'm afraid to disable it for fear of losing my mouse pad. I just want to get rid of the synapitic feature. Is there a way?

A:How to disable the synaptic feature without effecting the mouse pad

Hello posea. Welcome to the Forum.

I do not understand what you mean by "Synaptics Feature". Could you please describe the exact behavior/feature?

I bet you are talking about the "tap-to-click" feature which I personally hate with a passion. Is that the one?

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I need to diagnose a hdd, which I can only hot-plugging in the sata port.

By default, when the hdd is hot-plugging, os will auto attempt recognize the device.

Now I would like to disable this feature, so windows won't perform the pnp when i plugging it in.

this hdd contains 2 partitions, 1 (drive E) should be in good condition, while the other (drive F) is probably gone.

the issue is when the hdd is hot-plugged in, it will hang many process attempt to read it, even shutdown is affected.

I need a way to manually enable the pnp, hopefully there is a fine grain option like to only attempt to read drive E/partition #1, and leave the other partition alone.

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Seems Windows 7 when I type in file names and it sometimes locks the first letter of a word to lower case and no matter what I do I cannot force it to change from lower case to upper case again. How do I disable this feature or can I?

example file name

Barneys Night out on the town.avi

"town" is lower case and I want it to be upper case and windows 7 prevents me to change it back.

I looked in some of the help files and cant find the right topic on this.

thank you for any help,


A:How do I disable a Windows 7 smart typing feature

Hello Dathry1, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This is because file name text is not case sensitive in Windows 7, so Windows 7 sees town.avi and Town.avi as being the same name capitalized or not. This is why it does not change when you rename it with the same letter.

As a workaround, rename the file to say town1.avi, then rename it again to Town.avi to have it capitalized.

Hope this helps,

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How do you disable the "drag window up for full screen" feature in windows 7? Its more annoying then useful.

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I own a C940 but this could prove useful to owners of other touchscreen devices as well.The screen bezel on my laptop is quite small, so just grabbing the laptop by a corner to move it or adjust the screen can trigger some touch action.I know there is a way to disable the touchscreen completely from Device Manager, but it would be a lot more useful to have a dedicated key (FN+T or similar) for this, that disables or re-enables it.

A:Feature request: hotkey to disable touchscreen

If you like and feel comfortable doing it, you can build a shortcut, yourself. Scroll down a bit on this page for a pretty good set of instructions:
I haven't done this for the touchscreen, but I have for other services. As always, back everything up, first, to be on the safe side. 

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Hi all
I pressed something by accident on the mouse -- now I've got this really annoying large square box with magnified text inside it instead of a regular mouse cursor

How do I switch this off and also PERMANENTLY disable this really ANNOYING feature.

I've no idea what I pressed when moving the mouse but it really is irritating.


A:Annoying Magnifier glass feature -- turn off and disable

Hello Jimbo,

This may help mate.

Magnifier Starts at Startup - Enable or Disable


Magnifier - Turn On or Off - Vista Forums

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I want to know how to shut off the "auto zoom" feature on my HP laptop.  The mouse "pad" on my keyboard is worn shiny and I can't even scroll my cursor across the screen without the auto-zoom feature enlarging and shrinking the screen automatically.  It's driving me crazy!  I want to disable this feature.  Help...!

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Hello hopefully someone can help me figure out how to disable the pinch to zoom gesture on my windows 8.1 lenovo touch screen desktop. I haven't been able to find a option to do so with windows 8. In windows 7 i disabled the pinch zoom feature using flicks but there is no such option for windows 8.

A:How do i disable pinch zoom feature on win8 touchscreen PC

For me, on my ASUS laptop, its in the ASUS Smart Gesture Utility settings menu. I only have a touch pad though, no touch screen. Does your Lenovo have a similar utility?

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Title states my problem. There's nothing on Google except a solution that doesn't work. For a long time, it disappeared, but now, it's popping up in random places again, and I'd like to kill it once and for all.

Thanks in advance,

A:Permanently kill/disable grouping 'feature' in Explorer

Hi karusho. . .

Welcome back to TSF.

Well, you can't find it on Google and I am wondering what exactly it is that I would put in Google to do so!

Sorry, but I don't quite understand this issue. Can you describe in more detail what is happening? How about a screen shot? Are you sure this is not viral in nature? Thanks.

Regards. . .



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