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How to remove Active Desktop from context menu?

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bbone

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Guys, I decided to remove the part of desktop context menu in my Windows 2000 SP4. More specifically the first menu "Active Desktop" ;)

I looked in the net a bit and gathered some infos, however not enought. In the end it looks like the Resource Hacker is need to modify the shell32.dll, witch is not a problem. These menus are in the String Table, item 261. The stringtable looks like this:

STRINGTABLE
LANGUAGE LANG_CZECH, 0x1
{
4161, "Ovládací panely"
4162, "Plocha"
4163, "Zpět: %s"
4164, "&Zpět: %s\tCtrl+Z"
4165, "&Zpět\tCtrl+Z"
4166, "Složky dokumentů"
4170, "Počet skrytých souborů v této složce: %1!d!.\nChcete-li vybrat i tyto soubory,\npovolte zobrazení skrytých souborů pomocí ovládacího panelu Možnosti složky."
4171, "Vybrat vše"
4173, "Systém Active &Desktop"
4174, "desk.cpl,,@Síť WWW"
4175, "desk.cpl,,@Pozadí"
}


As you can see, line 4173 it is. Now the menu under the Active Desktop thing is there, Menu 218:

218 MENUEX
LANGUAGE LANG_CZECH, 0x1
{
POPUP "", 0, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED, 0
{
MENUITEM "&Vlastní nastavení plochy", 29696, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Nová položka na ploše...", 29697, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 65535, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Zobrazit obsah sítě &WWW", 29698, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "Zobrazit i&kony na ploše", 29699, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Zamknout položky na ploše", 29700, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "&Synchronizovat", 29701, MFT_STRING, MFS_ENABLED
MENUITEM "", 29712, MFT_SEPARATOR, MFS_ENABLED
}
}


This is the sub-menu of the Active Desktop menu. Usualy only first there lines + the separator are show, but I did not want the whole submenu.

Anyone know what to change the values, to make the menu disappear? :angel


PS: some links with infos I gather there:
http://firest-dead.b...ak-xp-home.html
http://www.virtualpl...r...&thread=125

Edited by bbone, 13 December 2007 - 07:33 PM.



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xchatbot

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There is, actually, much easier solution w/o any hacking :yes:

Simply use (Start-run) "Gpedit.msc" and check out the Desktop settings, you can set Active Desktop to disable there and that get you rid of the context menu. Other actions, even disabling the Active Desktop in TweakUI does not remove the menu :hello:




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