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#1 RcC

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:24 PM

How do I remove toolbar menu entries from the taskbar menu? I am talking about the menu you get when you right click on the taskbar. I have two entries under TOOLBARS that I would like to remove. I don't mean uncheck the box to turn it off I mean remove it from the list of toolbars. I added a toolbar and now I wnat to remove it. It is bothering me to no end. Thanks for any help you can give me.



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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

Default items in that menu can't be removed but any custom one can be removed just by UN-checking it.

Next time you open toolbars menu it won't be there.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Thank you Broni. I understand about the check box but I want to remove a custom item from the menu itself. Unchecking the item in question just removes it from showing up on the taskbr. I added the 'Tablet PC Input Panel' to the menu by mistake and I want to remove it so it does not show up on the menu as a selection.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

I want to make sure we're talking about same thing.

 

Here is how my menu looks like:

 

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Items in red area are Windows defaults - can't be removed

I created toolbars in yellow area. When I UN-check any of two next time I open the very same menu unchecked item won't be there anymore.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:52 PM

Hi Broni

I could not open your gif file for some reason. Here is what I do - I right click on the task bar and I get a menu. I hover on

toolbars and I get a list of toolbars that I can put on the taskbar if I click on one. When I do click on a toolbar I get a check

mark in a box. That is the menu I am talking about. Now my problem - there are two menu entries on that list that I want to

remove from the list. They do not have a box with a check mark in it. I want to remove them from that menu so they will not

be a choice, so they will not show up on the menu.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:27 AM

What are the names of those two entries?

If they're not checkmarked and they're still there they must be default Windows toolbars (or some default toolbars which came from your computer manuafacturer.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:11 AM

One is Tablet PC Input Panel. I realize it really is no bother being there but if you can add a toolbar item I would think you could remove it if you wanted. It was easy to add but I have no idea how to remove it. The other one is Power DVD.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:28 AM

See if possibly toolbar removal is restricted on your computer: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/162429-taskbar-toolbars-disable-adding-removing.html


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

I used the following from the link you gave me....

 

Using a REG File Download
NOTE: This option will affect all users on the computer.
1. To Enable Adding and Removing Taskbar Toolbars
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Add-Remove_Taskbar_Toolbars.reg

 

I ran it but I see no difference when I access the menu. I think the above just enabled the menu if you were not able to see

the check boxes. Unless you or someone else has any other ideas I will just have to live with it. What if I did a restore or used

a registry back up prior to my adding the menu items?



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:19 PM

Please download SystemLook from one of the links below and save it to your Desktop.
Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2

64-bit users go HERE

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Vista users:: Right click on SystemLook.exe, click Run As Administrator
  • Copy the content of the following box and paste it into the main textfield:

     

    :reg
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop /s
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.

Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Here it is Broni but it looks like it did not work.....

 

SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 22:29 on 23/02/2013 by Rick
Administrator - Elevation successful

Invalid Context: regHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop /s

-= EOF =-



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

There is a bug on this board which made my System Look script as a one-liner.

I edited my script so please try again.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:54 PM

OK here it is....

 

SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff
Log created at 20:53 on 24/02/2013 by Rick
Administrator - Elevation successful

========== reg ==========

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop]
"Upgrade"= 0x0000000001 (1)
"TaskbarWinXP"=0c 00 00 00 08 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 23 ab 79 6d 15 28 9a 4f bb 33 df ed 78 62 97 1b 43 00 3a 00 5c 00 55 00 73 00 65 00 72 00 73 00 5c 00 52 00 69 00 63 00 6b 00 5c 00 41 00 70 00 70 00 44 00 61 00 74 00 61 00 5c 00 52 00 6f 00 61 00 6d 00 69 00 6e 00 67 00 5c 00 4d 00 69 00 63 00 72 00 6f 00 73 00 6f 00 66 00 74 00 5c 00 49 00 6e 00 74 00 65 00 72 00 6e 00 65 00 74 00 20 00 45 00 78 00 70 00 6c 00 6f 00 72 00 65 00 72 00 5c 00 51 00 75 00 69 00 63 00 6b 00 20 00 4c 00 61 00 75 00 6e 00 63 00 68 00 5c 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 (REG_BINARY)


-= EOF =-



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

Unfortunately those entries are encoded in binary code so you don't want to play with it.

I'm not sure what to tell you.

Every place I check gives very same instructions.

Un-checked custom toolbar should disappear from toolbars menu when you open it next time.

Like here: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/73583-taskbar-toolbars.html

It works like that on my computer.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:25 AM

Broni thank you for all the suggestions and time you spent on my problem. I considered going back to an earlier registry but was concerned about loosing other data so I did the unmentionable, I edited the registry after making a back up. I did a search on Tablet PC and deleted almost all finds that came up. Some looked to scary to delete. I checked the taskbar menu and it was gone. Another case of left over crap after an uninstall type of operation. Computer is running ok and I feel better. So until the next problem .....






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