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#1 nawin_g


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Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:09 AM

i know the risk involved in playing with registry but even then i am curious to learn

i know C, C++, JAVA, VB, PHP and have good knowledge about various registry values.

each time i dont want to change this value by using the standard way of opening the registry etc...

instead i would like to write a program in anyone of the languages and directly modify these values.

can anyone help me in this. either give me the source code for like changing the title in Explorer Browser are any other similar thing. i think i can follow that.

if not atleast give the basic idea to that.

PS: first post if there is any possibility at all.

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#2 sixpack6t9


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Posted 29 June 2005 - 10:26 AM

I hate widows explorer, so I forget the names of files (unless I have to find and repair them), but I think there is a file, dlls have info like that, as well as icons and such. I spent hours and hours opening various files in the target directory until I found what I was lookong for. For firefox, changes are done using chrome edit, and for creating skins, you must edit ".jar" files, which are like zip files. I just open files and close them being careful not to make any inadvertent changes. When I find THE file, I edit it and save the changes as I close it. reboot and see what happens. (I experiment a lot, and am prepared to do a total reinstall if I have to)

And sometimes I have to, but it's okay.....practical experience!
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Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:24 PM

If you know the key you want to change in the registry you can just write the values in notepad, save them as .reg files and double click and merge them. See Windows XP Tips & Fixes for some examples of .reg files. Click the links below that line to download them and right click to Edit rather than merge to see the contents.

As far as the title bar in IE goes, open regedit and search for the current title. Change the value in the right pane. Mine says Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by The Dreaded Leurgy. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 09:18 PM

Spybot and Spyware Blaster both have an option to change the Explorer title bar. In Spybot, it's in the advanced mode and in Spyware Blaster, it's in tools.

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