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"Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" disable?

Q: "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" disable?

Hello, an annoying issue here.

One of the programs I am attempting to have working correctly works fine when "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" is checked off. However, upon exiting the program, it is rechecked by windows automatically.

I am running Windows 8.1 on this machine and (due to no Local Group Policy Editor) I have already attempted to modify the registry via this link:

Program Compatibility Assistant - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, I'm not 100% sure if it worked or if it is applicable to this specific issue.

Thanks ahead of time for any help/insight

edit: I tried using a different (older) version of the program with no change

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Sorry if answered, but couldn't find. Is it possible to enable "display scaling on high DPI settings" while "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned on?

I would like "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned on so that I won't be needing to right-click every program's properties to disable "display scaling on high DPI settings", so that its text won't be blurred on most programs. But for this specific program, I need to enable "display scaling on high DPI settings" so that the program can function without having its words/buttons cut off. Unchecking nor checking the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" makes no difference unless "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" is turned off, which then makes all programs's "display scaling on high DPI settings" enabled, leading to most programs having blurry text. Is this possible? Or is there a way to have "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checked for all programs at once by default while having "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling" turned off? Thank you.

My DPI scale settings are at 125%

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How do I disable display scaling in "Microsoft Office 2010"?

Checking disable in properties doesn't work like it does for non Microsoft programs.

Does anyone know an advanced way to trick it into disabling DPI scaling?

A:How do I disable display scaling in "Microsoft Office 2010"?

How can it be that no one knows the answer?!!? This is a huge issue given the advent of 2000+ res displays.



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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain politics and I can enable the button modifying regedit but I am not shoure of this and I do not what key of the regedit I would have to modify.
I add a photo so you can se what is the problem becose my english is not Good.

Thank you all.

A:The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Welcome to the Seven Forums David!

I see the same thing on a W7 Pro laptop - the same button that you have highlighted is disabled.

Try this:
Start > Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change "View by:" to small icons or large icons
Locate and click on "Mouse"

See if you can disable the touch pad from there.

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I have a HTPC set to DPI 125%. Some of my programs look weird due to the scaling. When I try to use the setting in properties to disable scaling for a program, it does not work. Any suggestions as to why?

A:Disable scaling on high DPI not working?

It applies under elevated token (as admin) only when set for All Users, the button right under the checkbox, will bring up another similar looking box. Checking that will make it work for both modes

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I am setting up a kiosk for a golfcourse where members are able to access only the course's website and certain linked pages (ie tee time reservations, weather, etc.) Except smack dab in the middle of the page is a link to their facebook page. We do not want to allow facebook access, so it is blocked and displays the "IE cannot display webpage" message along with the Diagnose Connection Problems box. Guests keep getting confused by it and clicking the diagnose button. Is there any way to disable this error message so I have a blank box or a custom message or an image in it's place, or something?

A:Disable "IE cannot display webpage" message?

Seeing that a day has passed with no answers for you, I have one idea. Set up an intranet giving this unit the same privileges you're now giving, but not give it an internet connection.

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

A:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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Something happened today and I can no longer access my regular "user" account.

There are five "users" showing in the MMC program in Windows 7 and only one is working. The problem with this is that it does not contain any of the information and links that I use daily.

The accounts are as follows;

Administrator (disabled)
D (not disabled)
DCM (disabled)
Guest (disabled)
Homegroupuser$ (not disabled)

I cannot remove the "disabled" status or rename any of these users. An error pops up saying "access denied".

Is there some way to do this that I have not found?

I tried "googleing" this but did nothave any luck.


A:Cannot rename or remove "disable" from "user"

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I have a piece of software that periodically fails for some unknown reason. I have pretty much given up on trying to figure out what its problem is. I simply respawn the process if it fails to respond or no longer exists. The process runs several times a
minute. Occasionally, I get an error message saying my software "has stopped working" followed by another messagebox saying my software "is restarting". And then it restarts my process. This is beyond stupid since my process requires command
line arguments that are not being provided when this restart occurs. I simply want to disable these messages or at least
disable this auto restart. Is there any way to do this?

I have already tried the regedit hack:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting]
"DontShowUI "=dword:00000001

This didnt work. I still get these messages.

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When I plugin an external USB hard disc or USB stick it appears that Windows 7 pops up a dialog window asking me:

"Do you want to scan and fix removable disc?"

After reading a while in Internet I saw two methods for disabling these popups:

1.) Disabling service "Shell Hardware detection"

2.) enabling "Turn off Autoplay" in gpedit.msc

Whats the difference?

I want be sure that if I plugin a new USB device (like an USB stick or USB printer or USB hard disc) this USB hardware IS successfuly detected and joined by Windows 7.

So I can imagine that the first method is too brutal because it prevents inclusion of new USB devices

Is this correct?

If yes: Why is it recommended so often for avoiding the popup?


A:Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

You get that message because Windows detects something wrong with the file system on the device. This can happen if the device was unplugged without "Safely Removing Hardware", and a transfer was not complete.

The methods you mention just mask the problem.

You can let Windows scan and fix the drive, choose: fix file system errors.
or, do a full format on the drive, not the quick format.
Or, run Chkdsk /f X: manually, X = the problem drive letter, you may have to run it more than once.

It is always a good idea to move all data off the drive first, then copy it back after the fix is complete. This also fixes bad file problems that can contribute to the error.

The drive probably has it's "Dirty Bit" set. This is a single Hex value that tells Windows the file system is no good. Chkdsk and formatting will often reset the dirty bit, but sometimes not on the first attempt.

To see if the dirty bit is set:
Open a command prompt > Start > type: cmd > right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as administrator”
and then type:
fsutil dirty query x:
(substitute the letter "x" with the drive letter that is giving you problems)

If the dirty bit is set you will get a message that "Volume X is DIRTY".

Keep running chkdsk /r , or chkdsk /f /r until the dirty bit clears.

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When I open some documents then always a warning popup appears in Word 2007:

"Word hyphenation feature is not available. RUn the MS Office Setup program..."

How can I permanently and forever disable this popup (without saving the document and without re-install some other parts of MS Office)?


A:Disable forever ""Word hyphenation feature is not avai"

In Add/Remove programs, select Microsoft Office 2007, then select CHANGE, select Advanced, select and expand Office Shared Features, select and expand Proofing Tools, select and expand English Proofing Tools (if you use English), then click on the little arrow at the side of Hyphenation and choose Run from My computer.
Click Continue.

Setup will then install the missing component. You may need your Office 2007 CD for this.

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My notebook is set to the recommended screen resolution, under display settings that allows you to change the text size indepdenent of the screen resolution, I was expecting to see 3 radio buttons (as per the windows 7 tutorial) but I can see only "Small" and "medium". I haven't played around with different screen resolutions to see if it has any effect.

I wonder if it needs some driver update or related to my screen resolution or whatever? Thanks.

A:display settings only shows "Small" & "Medium"

I really don't know, but the Nvidia driver automatically makes some adjustments, depending on what it is installed on. I suspect that they feel no one would want the large text on a small display.

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Can anyone provide me a way to remap the esc key to any key combination
i'd choose, during the booting process only.

Once i reached the desktop after the booting process, this tweak shouldn't
be active & escape would still act as esc .. .

This would allow me to erase sensitive data under autoexec.nt
without any way to escape the process & only i would know
which key combination interrupts the erasing process during
a restart or starting windows.

A:Disable "ESC" During Win7 boot "Only"

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Hello I am having a problem with a popup every time my Windows 7 32bit computer starts up. Its networked with 9 other computers through a central server @ a dental office. The programs used require 2 shared network drives in order to access the scheduling program/xrays. Everything is working normally. The problem is that we are moving from Xp to windows 7.
I have installed win 7 on two computers with no problems, the third one is working properly but is giving me a popup every time it starts up re: "Unable to reconnect to mapped network drives". The drives do not show as connected but the programs both work normally (which leads me to believe they are connected). I've just been trying to disable the popups themselves. I work in an office with people who are extremely computer illiterate and having the popup every time the comp starts up is just going to cause more problems for something that is a non issue.

When I attempt to change the "Windows Explorer" category in the Notification Area to "Hide icons and notifications" and hit OK it always changes back to "Only show notification". No other category does this and they all have been disabled without reverting back for no reason. I've tried regedit changes that have been posted here but nothing seems to get rid of the popups themselves. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to disable win 7 notification center popup for "network drives"

Never ending problem with many possible solutions. It's come up many times in the past with no single solution that works for everyone.

Have you tried remapping the drive using the server IP \\serverIP\sharename rather than the \\server\name?

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I have a laptop with a USB 1.1 sockets only running Windows XP SP2.

Whenever I plug-in my USB flash drive or wireless card (both of which are USB 2.0 devices), I get the annoying ballon/message pop up stating "This Device Can Perform Faster" (if plugged into a USB 2.0 port etc).

Both devices work fine at 1.1 speeds, and I don't want to be reminded of the fact that I only have a 1.1 socket every time I plug the bl**dy thing in!

Is there any way of making a registry entry/edit or some other way to stop this popping up? I've found plenty of info on how to turn pop-up ballons/messages off altogether, but I only really want to stop this one.

If anyone knows, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

PS: I've searched on TechNet but that only returns the usual un-related crap.

A:Disable the "This Device Can Perform Faster" balloon/message in Windows XP SP2

In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says "Don't tell me about USB errors." I think you need to do this for each USB controller listed under USB in Device Manager so that the error message will not appear no matter which controller the device gets plugged into.


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According to the tutorial of Microsoft (Turn Windows Defender on or off - Windows Help), if I hope to turn off windows defender in Win7, I need to click Tools -> Options -> Adminstrator -> Uncheck "Use this program."

But I find that, on one of my virtual machines, the button "Tools", as well as "Scan" and "History", are inactive. I mean, I cannot click them. Following is the screenshot.

Spoiler: Screenshot

I do not know why. But I guess this is because there is no antivirus installed. So I hope to know how to turn off defender in such case.

Well, you may think that keep windows defender active will not do much harm when no AV is installed.

Maybe it is correct. But the problem is, when windows defender is not turned off, it will try to update in the run time.

In such case, some processes in the AppData\Temp\ folder will try to execute MPSigStub.exe, which will be located at a RANDOM folder in the root of some partition. Then MPSigStub.exe will try to execute some DLLs in Windows\System32\. These executions are a little boring when I only want to test some anti-exe programs. That is why I hope to disable windows defender.

Thank you.

A:How to disable Windows Defender in Win7 when the "Tools" button is inactive?

Stop and disable WD service.

Start/Stop Windows Defender service in Windows 7 from Services, Regedit or CMD

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I wanted to disable the highly irritating "automatic image resizing" function in Firefox. So I followed these steps:

I went to >

1. about:config in the browser
2. Entered "browser.enable_automatic_image_resizing" in Filter field.
3. Double-clicked the single result and changed it to False.

No effect.

Everything still gets resized if it's a large image. I also closed and restarted Firefox.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Firefix didn't disable "automatic image resizing"

Can you give us an example (website) of an image getting resized?

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..."Click here to fix this problem"

I don't want Automatic updates and turned them off. Now I want to get rid of this pesky popup...

A:How to disable the Microsoft corner popup about "Automatic Updates is Turned Off"...

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How do I disable "delete browsing history" in Windows 7 Home Premium? it is my understanding that i have to edit my registry as Windows 7 HP does not have a Group Policy Editor. There was a tutortial that included a download to disable InPrivate Browsing that worked like a champ - Does anyone know how to edit the registry to disable Delete Browsing History?

A:Disable "Delete Browsing History" in Windows 7 Home Premium

Click on Start orb, type Regedit, right click on the result and select "Run as admin". Navigate to the following key.

Internet Explorer Delete Browsing History - Enable or Disable Access

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

In the right pane, create a DWORD value named DisableDeleteBrowsingHistory, set its value to 1.

(That sets it for the currently logged on User)

If you set it similarly in the key

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel

that sets it for all Users.

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I just installed a seperate soundcard to the PCI-E slot and switched the front panel audio cable from the motherboard to this new soundcard, so I could also use the front panel's headphone connector.
Now the front panel headphone connector and both of the USB ports work fine, but now during each boot, I get the "Alert! Front I/O cable failure" prompt and I need to press F1 -button to continue the startup process. Other options are diagnostics and BIOS settings.
I made a small test and reconnected the audio cable back the motherboard and the boot was ok(no prompt), so I'm pretty convinced that in this case the prompt is useless.
How could I disable this alert? I could not find anything useful in BIOS settings. I used the BIOS settings to disable the integrated soundcard, but it didn't silence the prompt. Obviously the main goal is to be able to open the operating system without use of a keyboard.
System: Dell Optiplex 390 SFFOS: WIN7 64bitBIOS: A11 (newest)Soundcard: Asus Xonar DGX
Thank you all for any tips.

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The message is a waste of my screen real estate. Yes, Protected mode is turned off. Sure it is, I turned it off myself, and it will stay off. Now how do I disable this annoying nag message?
Also the messages about File Downloads. Never once in my life I clicked a download link by mistake. Yes, I'm clicking that dang URL, because I wan't to download that dang file, now get out my way, annoying warning message. How do I disable this one
too? Thank you in advance

A:How do I disable the "Protected mode is currently turned off for the Internet zone" message?

Based on my research, this is by design. You cannot disable the warning when you open a new IE windows.
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Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable".

This article is about the issue of privacy with regard to Google Toolbar.

-- Tom

A:Google Toolbar Tracks Browsing Even After Users Choose "Disable"

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This startred a few days ago on it's own, and i hate it - i want a flat windows explorer....normal....i don't want this library style rubbish.

please help.

A:How to disable Windows Explorer's "today, yesterday, last week" groups

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Is this what you're wanting to do ?
Libraries Folder - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

If not post a screen shot of what you want to remove

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Hi all,

I would like to disable the "encrypt with password" option using Group Policy. Where I work using this option is a disaster waiting to happen (users lose passwords all the time).

You can find this setting in Word - goto FILE, INFO, PROTECTED DOCUMENT, ENCRYPT WITH PASSWORD. I've noticed this is in other parts of office (excel etc.).

I have a .ADMX template in AD to manage Office 2010 - is there any way to disable this for the entire Office 2010 suite?

Any and all help greatly appreciated,

A:Office 2010 - Disable "encrypt with password" using Group Policy?


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I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?

A:Can I disable the "software has not passed Windows Logo testing" message?

CaptainSiberia said:

I've gotten this message at various points when installing certain software. No more than anyone else, I expect. The thing is I don't care that the software hasn't passed Windows' super secret test. This has never stopped me from installing software. I know Microsoft wants to protect me from myself, but I really don't think they know best. So is there a way to blanket disable this message for everything?Click to expand...
If you're talking about the software that comes with hardware, you can turn that off in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Driver Signing by ticking "Ignore". I've never seen any other software warnings but then my software requirements are pretty conservative.

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I know that there are versions of Win7 that have this as an option, but is it possible to disable Fast User Switching in the Home Premium version?

Specifically, Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1


A:Disable "Fast User Switching" in Windows 7 Home Premium


If the correct section doesn't appear, scroll down to
"How to disable Fast User Switching in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Vista".


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Is there a way to disable (grayout) the View>Show desktop icon when you right click the desktop? The purpose is to prevent user from changing /toggling the setting. We want it to be always "Checked".

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OS: Win7 64-bit

Problem: whenever I right-click to copy something (e.g., in Word or Excel), the computer makes a loud ringing "DING" sound, like the sound that accompanies the "idea lightbulb" going off over someone's head in a cartoon.

The sound is coming over the outboard stereo speakers, NOT the motherboard "beep" sound from inside the computer case. This "windows ding" noise is clearly audible over whatever else might be playing through the speakers (like music).

I'm copying and pasting hundreds of items to verify data, and the DINGING sound is more than a little aggravating. How can I turn this feature OFF?

Already tried:
Control panel > Sound > Sounds Tab > highlight "default beep" > select "none" for sound from drop-down list > click "Apply"

This may have done something (or not?), but it did NOT stop the windows "DING" from sounding through the speakers every time I cut or copy something.

Thank you for any assistance,

A:How do I disable the Windows "DING" sound when copy/paste or cutting?

You could try going to Control Panel - Personalization - Sounds and set the sound Scheme as None or manually go through each sound and selecting None, then Enable and so on to find out which one it is (in theory it is Move Menu Item or Start Navigation but I can not approve).

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Is there a registry setting or option to turn off the message

"other users are logged on"

you get when you try to turn off or restart/ Windows 7, vista, xp etc? (Also ubuntu if it's not off topic)

Whats a "quite command"?

I guess I'm looking for no warning even if other users are logged on and multi RDP.

Also where are the settings to turn on or off the various windows warning messages and notices? (I'm NOT referring to the "action center" messages).

I'm doing a lot of virtual testing and multi RDP etc.

Also how do you go through 2 subnets, where one is a virtual VMWare subnet

Real PC -> Physical router (ADSL Modem Internet gateway) 1 -> Physical sub router 2 -> VMware subnet router -> VMWare workstation.

Thank you.

A:Turn off, disable "other users are logged on" message when restarting

Yeah log the other users off.

Setup the VM to use your on board NIC instead of a virtual NIC on another subnet.

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I have a "Netmedia" media player that pops up a small skin in the upper left hand corner of my desktop, every single time I run any sort of media file, video, audio, whatever. The file will run correctly in the normal player that I have selected or is defaulted, but this Netmedia skin opens and I have to close it manually. There is NO mention of netmedia in my registry, or in my "Add/Remove Programs" list. I'd rather remove it completely from my computer, but at this point would settle for being able to disable it.
I'm pretty sure from what research I've done on the net, that it is related to the "Media key" multi-function keyboard that I've had for several years. I recently downloaded an updated driver for that keyboard, and the problem has been here ever since. I really don't want to rollback that driver if I can help it. It solved several other specific keyboard problems I was having intermittently with the shipped original drivers.
Thanks for any assistance.

A:Solved: Can't uninstall or disable "Netmedia" media player

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Hi all,I have working in company which have 20 laptop but 10 laptop can access internet by wireless in company. In Wireless, i config WAP Presional and Encrytion TKIP and i config connection a wireless  in laptop( user who use laptop don't know a Preshare key(security key)).Yesterday, i found a lot laptop connect internet via wireless. I check security a wireless access point which no problem. So i check laptop of user. Laptop run Window Vista Bussiness, open wireless adapter connection --> Properties. In Security Tab i saw a check box " Show characters". I check it so Network security key is show. What is that? i don't know why Window Vista have a function? i use window xp haven't a problem(?). The staff saw a pre share key and give other staff use laptop(didn't have key before) use key to connecting internet.Now, I want disable a function so staff can see key. I don't know do it, can you help me? Thank you.

A:How to Disable function "Show Character" in wireless connection?

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet Forum.
As I know, this feature is by design. If you want to disable this function, it requires a new design. I'm afraid that it is not allowed to do so. I'm sorry for bringing you this concern, however, I recommend that you reset your network settings and don't check "Show characters" box. Generally, the marked password is by default as a security network.
By the way, for product design questions, you can share your opinions in Microsoft Feedback & Idea Center..
Hope this helps. Thanks.

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Is there any way to disable the "Your search might be slow because indexing is not running. Click to turn on the index" message?
I have disabled windows search service for performance consideration, but this message bar appears every time I am searching for files, and even if I clicking the cross on the right of the bar, next time when I am doing another search it re-appears.
How can I permanently disable it, by registry or other means?

A:Disable "Your search might be slow because indexing is not running" message

Hi Bob,
I would like to say that this notification will pop up if you disable the Windows Search Service. You can click the bar to turn on
the Index and the notification will disappear.
If you would like to not turn on the Index and still want to disable the
Windows Search Service, I think we cannot remove this alert.
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I am unable to disable the tapping feature on my touchpad. I am using Vista Home premium. I know how to disable the touchpad completely but I donot wish to use a mouse. When I go into Device Manager for Mouse and pointing devices it shows only a PS2 mouse of which I have none connected. Can anyone help

A:Solved: Cannot disable "tapping" on the touchpad of my Advent 6311

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Hi everyone,

I am trying to disable a memo that comes up every time I open up Word 2013. It says, "Welcome back, pick up where you left off." It is pretty annoying to see that every day.

I have researched it and found the instructions for disabling this memo in Windows 8, but I have Windows 7, and I can't find directions for Windows 7. Here are the Windows 8 directions:


I can follow those instructions right up to the end, but there I see differences from what they say. They say, "Now uncheck the option 'Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permission entries from this object'."

But I see two options to check or uncheck, unlike the one option in their screen shot. In mine it has these two:

"Include inheritable permissions from this object's parent" (this is checked)

"Replace all child object permission entries with inheritable permissions from this object" (this is unchecked)

So the one they say should appear checked (and should be unchecked to disable the memo) is already unchecked, and one that they don't mention for Windows 8 is checked.

Should I uncheck the one that is checked? Would anything undesirable happen if I did this? Is there anything else I should do?

Thank you,


A:How do I disable "Pick up where you left off" memo in Word 2013?

In regedit:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Word\Reading Locations
You'll see the various documents listed under sub-keys. You need to delete those keys and then make that location read only


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I found this solution for this annoying problem, which is, disabling autorun.
Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives in Windows - How-To Geek

I am looking for a way to disable this prompt, without disabling autorun. Is it possible, or is it an integral part of the autorun?


A:Disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun

It's almost never a bug, more likely your stick or drive actually needs repair. Run a full Disk Check
from the Disk Tools, not the one which autoruns.

If that fails run SFC -SCANNOW Command

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Hi all

Just wondering how to get rid of the annoying ( for me ) confirmation dialog boxes when moving read-only and system files.

I (mostly !) know what I'm doing & if I want to move the file I WANT to move it - don't need windows questioning my reasoning - lol

Anyone know how ?

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i recall reading somewhere (this forum, most likely) that i can disable the annoying "you have 1 unread mail message waiting" (or however it goes...). i find this function rather perplexing, seeing as i can go online, look at no e-mail of any kind (i HATE e-mail), and that message will come up. can anyone help me here?


oh yeah... i'm using xp home.

A:disable "unread mail" message at windows log-on screen

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This is a bit of a strange problem, admittedly. Nonetheless, I'm hopeful that someone here may have a solution.

Win 7 Explorer has this "feature" whereby you can undo all sorts of file operations (rename, move, delete) by pressing ctrl+z or by clicking the "undo <whatever>" menu item in the context menu.

I find this incredibly annoying, because the only time I use this feature is by accident (either I was trying to ctrl+z in another program window without realizing the focus was switched to, say, the desktop; or I simply failed to click the menu item I was aiming for, and hit the undo <whatever> instead..)

So, in short, can anybody tell me a way to disable this undo functionality..other than being more careful where I click (no can do )... any way at all?

A:Disable the "undo" functionality of win 7 explorer (file operations)

You could try remapping Ctrl + Z but then you'd lose that functionality in general across multiple programs. I think the only fix is to just be more deliberate and careful with your actions.

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Is it possible disable "Delete Browsing History on Exit" option of IE browser? I must to know the historica of users.


A:Disable "Delete Browsing History on Exit" option from I

Open IE, open the tools menu. Under the general tab, uncheck the box that says "delete browsing history on exit."

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i what to know about a way to disable and enable the "use visual styles on windows and buttons" option by a command..

i want to do that every time i run a game..
it is improvs the performance significantly in games and especially in Emulators..

thanks for helpers!

A:disable "use visual styles on windows and buttons" through a command?

Well, you could always use this tutorial (Option two), but it requires log off (or I suspect, the restart of explorer.exe)
Visual Styles on Windows and Buttons - Turn On or Off

Also, you could apply Classic theme directly before doing your thing.
And then apply Aero theme after.

Two script files are included.

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When clicking in a field with the mouse, it likes to select all the contents. Like this:
To edit some part of the field, I then have to click again to clear the highlight, then click on the spot where I want the cursor to be. Is it possible to turn off this highlighting/select-all feature so I can just place the cursor where I want it on the first click?

A:How to disable "select entire field" when clicking with mouse?

Don't think so. About the best you can do is place the pointer where you want it and double click.

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Someone used my computer the other day and thought they were doing me a favour by clicking "Always run as administrator" in the Run As dialog box.
As a result, every time I press Win-R I am told that "This task will be created with Administrative Privileges" and I can't find any way to reset this back to default.
I've tried looking in User Access Control but the slider seems ineffective.
I've also looked in secpol.msc but I'm not sure what I'm looking for or if I'm even in the right place.
It's driving me nuts. Would anyone be so kind as to help me out? Many thanks.

A:How do I disable "This task will be created with Administrative Privileges" in the Run As dialog box?


Base on my test and research, there?s impossible to disable this notification message.

Thank you for your understanding.
HuangLeo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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sometimes when moving or copying files Vista gets stuck at "calculating time"(or something like that). I am now using "gecko manager" for file managing just to get a faster way to manage files in vista.
I don't know the reason behind this "time calculation" in file management but is there a way to disable this useless feature in vista?

A:How To Disable "Calculating Time" when Copying/moving files?

Hello there is a hotfix for that problem i believe

have a look here please

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After the latest MS patches I have to go around clicking any Flash images to "activate" them so they run properly which is getting to be a pain for buttons and links and things.

Anyone figure out a way to disable this new IE6 "security" option (without uninstalling the patches)

A:Any way to disable that "Click to activate and use this control" for Flash images???

Well I just read this... but maybe still someone has figured out a way to enable it again?

Microsoft ActiveX Patent Issue

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I have Windows 10 Pro.

I have Norton Internet Security Suite installed, so I don't need Windows Defender. But I keep getting a pop up saying "Windows Defender - This app is turned off by group policy."

How can I stop this pop up from, you know, popping up?


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