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June 23, 2005 12:47:01 AM

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Perhaps someone can explain this because I cannot figure this out to save my
life.

For some reason the desktop has changed behavior so that the left hand
column of the screen behaves like the "Task Panel" from windows explorer.
The three sections are: Folder Tasks, Other Places and Details. As you click
on an icon on the desktop the "Details" section changes to provide more
details about that icon.

There has to be some setting somewhere that controls this behavior. This is
driving my crazy and I cannot find a way to turn it off and move back to a
normal desktop background. Much thanks in advance to anyone who know how to
solve this silly problem.
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 5:38:16 AM

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Visit my web site, www.dougknox.com and go to the Windows XP Fixes section. Follow the link for Remove Common Tasks from Desktop. This small VB Script utility will modify the System Registry to remove Common Tasks from your Desktop.

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http://www.dougknox.com
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http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
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"JOrdan" <JOrdan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0836E1E4-C6D7-40FA-B346-E7D2ED2E87BE@microsoft.com...
> Perhaps someone can explain this because I cannot figure this out to save my
> life.
>
> For some reason the desktop has changed behavior so that the left hand
> column of the screen behaves like the "Task Panel" from windows explorer.
> The three sections are: Folder Tasks, Other Places and Details. As you click
> on an icon on the desktop the "Details" section changes to provide more
> details about that icon.
>
> There has to be some setting somewhere that controls this behavior. This is
> driving my crazy and I cannot find a way to turn it off and move back to a
> normal desktop background. Much thanks in advance to anyone who know how to
> solve this silly problem.
June 23, 2005 10:39:15 AM

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Have a great day!

"Doug Knox MS-MVP" wrote:

> Visit my web site, www.dougknox.com and go to the Windows XP Fixes section. Follow the link for Remove Common Tasks from Desktop. This small VB Script utility will modify the System Registry to remove Common Tasks from your Desktop.
>
> --
> Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart Display\Security
> Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
> http://www.dougknox.com
> --------------------------------
> Per user Group Policy Restrictions for XP Home and XP Pro
> http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm
> --------------------------------
> Please reply only to the newsgroup so all may benefit.
> Unsolicited e-mail is not answered.
>
> "JOrdan" <JOrdan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0836E1E4-C6D7-40FA-B346-E7D2ED2E87BE@microsoft.com...
> > Perhaps someone can explain this because I cannot figure this out to save my
> > life.
> >
> > For some reason the desktop has changed behavior so that the left hand
> > column of the screen behaves like the "Task Panel" from windows explorer.
> > The three sections are: Folder Tasks, Other Places and Details. As you click
> > on an icon on the desktop the "Details" section changes to provide more
> > details about that icon.
> >
> > There has to be some setting somewhere that controls this behavior. This is
> > driving my crazy and I cannot find a way to turn it off and move back to a
> > normal desktop background. Much thanks in advance to anyone who know how to
> > solve this silly problem.
>
Anonymous
June 23, 2005 6:00:50 PM

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Type in Start Run
regsvr32 /i shell32

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"JOrdan" <JOrdan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0836E1E4-C6D7-40FA-B346-E7D2ED2E87BE@microsoft.com...
> Perhaps someone can explain this because I cannot figure this out to save my
> life.
>
> For some reason the desktop has changed behavior so that the left hand
> column of the screen behaves like the "Task Panel" from windows explorer.
> The three sections are: Folder Tasks, Other Places and Details. As you click
> on an icon on the desktop the "Details" section changes to provide more
> details about that icon.
>
> There has to be some setting somewhere that controls this behavior. This is
> driving my crazy and I cannot find a way to turn it off and move back to a
> normal desktop background. Much thanks in advance to anyone who know how to
> solve this silly problem.
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