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    Customization Great! But I didn't want to add yet another icon...

    Great! But I didn't want to add yet another icon cluttering up the desktop so I added it to the desktop context menu, using the following .reg file:



    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    ;...
  2. General Tips I already used that. It turns the option off,...

    I already used that. It turns the option off, but does not disable it with a policy. Someone can still (possibly inadvertently) turn it back on. I'm looking for a policy setting that will keep it...
  3. General Tips Is there a registry edit to set a policy to turn...

    Is there a registry edit to set a policy to turn this annoyance off?
  4. Mixed Reality Is there any way to test from a batch file or...

    Is there any way to test from a batch file or powershell if the hardware supports mixed reality?
  5. General Tips Thanks! Yet another way Micro$$$oft wants to...

    Thanks! Yet another way Micro$$$oft wants to steal our taskbar space, memory, CPU cycles, disk space and Internet bandwidth with another intrusive "feature". Some people may actually like it, but...
  6. Browsers & Email It may have worked when M$ first started...

    It may have worked when M$ first started converting existing Edge installations to Chromium, but it does not work now.
    I have a script that I use to install and deploy Window$ on new computers, and...
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    Actually it's not a 3rd-party program that I'm...

    Actually it's not a 3rd-party program that I'm trying to avoid using; they're not a problem. What I'm trying to avoid is a TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) program.
    AutoHotKey works - it solved...
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    Apps & Features This sounds like another one of Micro$oft's...

    This sounds like another one of Micro$oft's really terrible ideas.
    1. How is it supposed to reduce Internet bandwidth? By requiring you to download a new copy of a program you already downloaded...
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    Network & Sharing I need to do this from a batch file. Could you...

    I need to do this from a batch file. Could you add that to this tutorial, please?
  10. Customization Thanks. I looked at that, and while it...

    Thanks. I looked at that, and while it accomplishes approximately what I want to do, it doesn't allow customization by editing source code.

    I looked around some more and found this: [PowerShell]...
  11. Customization How do I do these from a .bat or .reg file?

    How do I do these from a .bat or .reg file?
  12. Apps & Features Great! But how do I disable automatic startup of...

    Great! But how do I disable automatic startup of Cortana from a batch file?
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    Disable from opening the "Login to Office

    Micro$oft has added a new "feature" to Windows 10: If you (accidentally) press <Shift><Ctrl><Windows><Alt>, your web browser will open the "Login to Office 365" webpage. This happens even if M$...
  14. Customization Thanks. That M$ article explains at least some...

    Thanks. That M$ article explains at least some of it. Can you suggest any other recommended reading on the subject?
  15. Customization In your second screenshot (Control Panel > System...

    In your second screenshot (Control Panel > System and Security), could this be added to the "Administrative Tools" group instead of making a new line item for just this?

    Even better, could you...
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    Customization It didn't work. I set "disabled" to "Yes", then...

    It didn't work. I set "disabled" to "Yes", then rebooted. "Copy as path" still appears in the shift right click menu.
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    Customization Tomcat, I think you misunderstood. "Copy path"...

    Tomcat,
    I think you misunderstood. "Copy path" is Shawn's. It works just fine.
    "Copy as path" is Micro$oft's. It's redundant when Shawn's code is added, so I'd like to remove it without breaking...
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    Customization :(:( Oh well. Let me know if you find a...

    :(:( Oh well.
    Let me know if you find a solution.

    I already searched the registry prior to asking, and I couldn't find anything.
    User klepp0906 had the same problem a couple of years ago, but...
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    Customization Deleting...

    Deleting HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\CopyAsPathMenu deletes the redundant "Copy as path" entry, but it also disables your "Copy path" item. Now it's greyed out...
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    Customization There is alredy a "Copy as path" in the extended...

    There is alredy a "Copy as path" in the extended (shift right-click) context menu that does the same thing. I prefer having it in the non-extended (just plain right-click) context menu, so the one...
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    Customization Shawn, I just found out last night that the...

    Shawn,
    I just found out last night that the "GroupBy" value also exists in ...\WOW6432Node. I've updated the batch file to also delete GroupBy from this branch. Please do whatever is necessary so...
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    Performance & Maintenance Now that that problem is solved, I can go ahead...

    Now that that problem is solved, I can go ahead and send you this:

    You can replace the GUIDs in the powercfg command with their friendly names. That makes the code more readable.
    ...
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    Determine if computer is desktop, laptop, tablet, etc...

    Do you have a way to determine (from a batch file or other scripting language) if a computer is a desktop (separate monitor, mouse and kbd) vs. a laptop, tablet, etc. (integrated monitor, mouse and...
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    Performance & Maintenance Yep, that was it. Repeated attempts at updating...

    Yep, that was it.
    Repeated attempts at updating Windows had failed, and the last attempt glitched and prevented Windows from booting any further than the recovery console. None of the recovery...
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    Performance & Maintenance Do you know of any issues with this in W10 v1909?...

    Do you know of any issues with this in W10 v1909? I have both Power and Sleep button actions set to "Do nothing", but the power key on the keyboard now causes an immediate shutdown, which causes...
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