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How do you delete Speech Icon from Control Panel? Thanks in advanced.
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Lavert Y Bryant
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    sapi.cpl = SAPI 5 = Speech Properties

    You can hide Speech Properties from the Control Panel.

    Use TweakUI. Or if XP Pro, you can use Group Policy (gpedit.msc).

    TweakUI
    Control Panel
    UNCheck:  sapi.cpl | Apply | OK

    Control Panel
    [[This allows hide/unhide the icons that appear in “Control Panel”. Hiding
    the extension does not uninstall it and it can be executed by running that
    command at the command line.]]

    Download TweakUI here >>>

    Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

    Tweak UI
    TweakUI.exe
    ===

    Tweak UI for Windows XP Guide
    http://www.winxpsolution.com/Tweakuixppro.aspx

    [[The Control Panel category enables you to hide specific icons in Control
    Panel. Create a REG_SZ value in the key HKCU\Control Panel\don't load, and
    name it using the file name of the CPL file you want to hide. Set the value
    to Yes to display the icon or No to hide the icon.]]
    ===

    If XP Pro only, not with Home.
    Open Group Policy...
    Start | Run | Type: gpedit.msc | OK |
    Navigate to >>>

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\
    Hide specified control panel applets

    [[Hides specified Control Panel items and folders.
    This setting removes Control Panel items (such as Display) and folders
    (such as Fonts) from the Control Panel window and the Start menu. It can
    remove Control Panel items you have added to your system, as well as Control
    Panel items included in Windows 2000.

    To hide a Control Panel item, type the file name of the item, such as
    Ncpa.cpl (for Network). To hide a folder, type the folder name, such as
    Fonts.

    This setting affects the Start menu and Control Panel window only. It does
    not prevent users from running Control Panel items.

    Also, see the "Remove Display in Control Panel" setting in User
    Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display.

    If both the "Hide specified Control Panel applets" setting and the "Show
    only specified Control Panel applets" setting are enabled, and the same item
    appears in both lists, the "Show only specified Control Panel applets"
    setting is ignored.

    Note: To find the file name of a Control Panel item, search for files with
    the .cpl file name extension in the %Systemroot%\System32 directory. Note:
    To create a list of disallowed Control Panel applets, click Show, click Add,
    and then enter the Control Panel file name (ends with .cpl) or the name
    displayed under that item in the Control Panel. (e.g., desk.cpl,
    powercfg.cpl, Printers and Faxes)

    Note: This setting does not affect the Categories that are displayed in the
    new Control Panel Category view in Windows XP. If you want to control which
    items are displayed in Control Panel, enable the "Force classic Control
    Panel Style" setting to remove the Category view, and then use this setting
    to control which .cpls are not displayed.]]

    DisallowCpl, DisallowCpl subkey
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    See, also...
    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\
    Show only specified control panel applets

    RestrictCpl, RestrictCpl subkey
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:btMQe.14723$2_.9674@bignews6.bellsouth.net,
    Lavert <b_lavert@bellsouth.net> hunted and pecked:
    > How do you delete Speech Icon from Control Panel? Thanks in advanced.
    > --
    > Lavert Y Bryant
    > Powder Springs GA
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