Turning the Quick Launch Bar on using the Registry

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Hello,

I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want, however,
the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick launch
bar using the registry.

whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
[HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
"Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,00,\
37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
53,0f,6a,50,20,90

however, modifying the above values don't do anything.

I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is being
modified everything I turn it on or off.
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll

I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
What does this DLL do?

Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either a
script, registry or whatever?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    See if this helps:

    To be launched from Runonce key, not Run

    MSFN -> Enabling Quick Launch through registry or script:
    http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=34&t=21941

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    Hello,

    I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want, however,
    the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick launch
    bar using the registry.

    whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,00,\
    37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    53,0f,6a,50,20,90

    however, modifying the above values don't do anything.

    I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is being
    modified everything I turn it on or off.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll

    I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    What does this DLL do?

    Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either a
    script, registry or whatever?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    You have to export a key from a working system. But this key will also contain wrong info. Remember these things are stored at logoff so you have to monitor system shutdown. A tip to shutdown explorer without logging off,
    Ctrl + Alt + Shift and Close or Cancel in the Shutdown dialog Closes down Window's shell. Use Task Manager's File - Run dialog to start Explorer to restart the shell.


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop
    TaskbarWinXP=
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    "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    > have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want, however,
    > the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick launch
    > bar using the registry.
    >
    > whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    > [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    > "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,00,\
    > 37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    > bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    > 53,0f,6a,50,20,90
    >
    > however, modifying the above values don't do anything.
    >
    > I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is being
    > modified everything I turn it on or off.
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll
    >
    > I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    > What does this DLL do?
    >
    > Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either a
    > script, registry or whatever?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi,

    Thanks for the replys.
    I did find another thread that pointed to the same web page that Ramesh
    pointed out - thanks

    This did work for me, however, what I did was to load the default profile in
    the registry, change the settings, unload the profile and then log on with a
    new user account. Quick launch bar was there.

    David, I don't quite understand what you were trying to say about using the
    CTRL + ALT. Can you please explain further.

    cheers,
    oneill3

    "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

    > See if this helps:
    >
    > To be launched from Runonce key, not Run
    >
    > MSFN -> Enabling Quick Launch through registry or script:
    > http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=34&t=21941
    >
    > --
    > Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    > Windows XP Shell/User
    > http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >
    >
    > "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    > have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want, however,
    > the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick launch
    > bar using the registry.
    >
    > whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    > [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    > "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,00,\
    > 37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    > bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    > 53,0f,6a,50,20,90
    >
    > however, modifying the above values don't do anything.
    >
    > I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is being
    > modified everything I turn it on or off.
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll
    >
    > I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    > What does this DLL do?
    >
    > Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either a
    > script, registry or whatever?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi

    I don't know if I'm over simplifying this, but if all you want is a quick
    way to turn the quicklaunch on or off then just rightclick the
    taskbar>toolbars>quicklaunch.

    Andy

    "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    > Hello,
    >
    > I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    > have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want,
    however,
    > the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick
    launch
    > bar using the registry.
    >
    > whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    >
    [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discarda
    ble\PostSetup\Component
    Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    >
    "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,
    00,\
    >
    37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    >
    bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    > 53,0f,6a,50,20,90
    >
    > however, modifying the above values don't do anything.
    >
    > I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is
    being
    > modified everything I turn it on or off.
    > C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll
    >
    > I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    > What does this DLL do?
    >
    > Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either
    a
    > script, registry or whatever?
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hi Andrew,

    I need to do it as part of a script. thanks anyway.

    "Andrew Bailey" wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I don't know if I'm over simplifying this, but if all you want is a quick
    > way to turn the quicklaunch on or off then just rightclick the
    > taskbar>toolbars>quicklaunch.
    >
    > Andy
    >
    > "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    > > have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want,
    > however,
    > > the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick
    > launch
    > > bar using the registry.
    > >
    > > whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    > >
    > [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discarda
    > ble\PostSetup\Component
    > Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    > >
    > "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,
    > 00,\
    > >
    > 37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    > >
    > bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    > > 53,0f,6a,50,20,90
    > >
    > > however, modifying the above values don't do anything.
    > >
    > > I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is
    > being
    > > modified everything I turn it on or off.
    > > C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll
    > >
    > > I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    > > What does this DLL do?
    > >
    > > Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either
    > a
    > > script, registry or whatever?
    > >
    > > Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Well if you change it while explorer is running, when you shutdown explorer will write it's current settings back. The current settings are read from the registry at startup. Kept and adjusted in memory. So it's pointless to edit while explorer is running. As it will never know you changed anything and will overwrite your chances.

    If you want to know what Ctrl + Alt does try it.

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    "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:2C3723DF-7CF2-4A59-AE8D-4F1F06BDAEE9@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > Thanks for the replys.
    > I did find another thread that pointed to the same web page that Ramesh
    > pointed out - thanks
    >
    > This did work for me, however, what I did was to load the default profile in
    > the registry, change the settings, unload the profile and then log on with a
    > new user account. Quick launch bar was there.
    >
    > David, I don't quite understand what you were trying to say about using the
    > CTRL + ALT. Can you please explain further.
    >
    > cheers,
    > oneill3
    >
    > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> See if this helps:
    >>
    >> To be launched from Runonce key, not Run
    >>
    >> MSFN -> Enabling Quick Launch through registry or script:
    >> http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?act=ST&f=34&t=21941
    >>
    >> --
    >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    >> Windows XP Shell/User
    >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
    >>
    >>
    >> "goneill3" <goneill3@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:EEB2007E-74E0-472F-9F44-C519D3AB547B@microsoft.com...
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> I am trying to customise my default profile using registry hacks. So far I
    >> have been quite successful in finding all of the ones that I want, however,
    >> the only one that I can't get to work is turning on or off the quick launch
    >> bar using the registry.
    >>
    >> whenever you turn it on or off it modifies the following key
    >> [HKEY_USERS\temp\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Discardable\PostSetup\Component Categories\{00021492-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\Enum]
    >> "Implementing"=hex:1c,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,d5,07,01,00,06,00,16,00,01,00,25,00,\
    >> 37,00,bb,00,03,00,00,00,81,45,e0,01,ee,4e,d0,11,bf,e9,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,21,\
    >> bf,5c,0e,5f,d1,d0,11,83,01,00,aa,00,5b,43,83,8b,8a,0d,54,3f,1c,32,4e,81,32,\
    >> 53,0f,6a,50,20,90
    >>
    >> however, modifying the above values don't do anything.
    >>
    >> I then monitored the file system and noticed that the following DLL is being
    >> modified everything I turn it on or off.
    >> C:\WINDOWS\system32\rpcss.dll
    >>
    >> I googled this however I couldn't really find alot of information on it.
    >> What does this DLL do?
    >>
    >> Does anyone know how I can turn the quicklauch bar on or off using either a
    >> script, registry or whatever?
    >>
    >> Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
    >>
    >>
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Hello Gonneil3,
    I want to do the same and I don't understand what did you do, can you
    explain me more please (I use RIS)
    " This did work for me, however, what I did was to load the default profile
    in
    the registry, change the settings, unload the profile and then log on with a
    new user account. Quick launch bar was there. "
  8. This is too profound for me. I also have problem on registry for XP quick launch. I would appreciate If anyone could help. Thanks.
  9. Here is how it worked for me

    1. manually set show quick launch
    2. once is shown regedit and go to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop
    - right click on desktop export - save as quicklaunch.reg

    3. Now do a vbs or cmd script as :

    @echo off
    Echo Killing explorer
    taskkill /IM explorer.exe /f
    Echo Importing Qiuck Launch registry
    regedit /S %windir%\quicklaunch.reg
    Echo Restore explorer
    Start /Wait explorer.exe
    Exit


    This assumes you have quicklaunch.reg in windows directory

    Now if you do an unatend installation put the reg in $OEM$\$$ and add to cmdlinex.txt the regedit /s your path\quicklaunch.reg

    It's useless to put in [RunOnce] because explorer is aleady running in background when RunOnce is executed while cmdlines are executed before, as a set of synchronous commands similar to setupcomplete.cmd in vista, 7...

    Hope it helps others took me 10 min to figure this out - tested in xp 64bit

    Regards,
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