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UA Registry Tweakage DOTNET (0.4 Released)

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UNATTENDED REGISTRY TWEAKAGE DOTNET

v0.4 BETA RELEASED

Versions To Date:
v0.1 beta
v0.2 beta
v0.3 beta

Latest Version:
v0.4 beta

What Is It? Does It Do?
RT.Net contains lots of registry tweaks. The GUI is checkbox/textbox based with 18 sections of tweaks to browse through. When you have selected all the tweaks you want you can click the compile button and they will be compiled onto the screen for you to view. There is also an option after you have compiled to save the file to your drive. In the new versions you have the option to save your selections so you dont have to start from scratch all the time. It is also a standalone .exe file and doesnt require installation.

Changes In 0.4
. If an invalid file is loaded, error is shown and program is reset.
. Re-worded tweaks and code so they are more relevant to there purpose.
. Textfields restore to default if edited and blank.
. Sorted tweaks into more organized sections.
. Re-coded Services section.
. Updated check buttons to toggle.
. Updated GUI.
. Catagorised Header, now displayed automatically if a tweak from that section is selected.
. Clear all settings to start a NEW profile feature added.
. Removed un-needed entries (Keys which are created automatically).
. Removed Tweaks which cause harm or do not work correctly.
. Fixed some Tweaks.

Changes In 0.5 beta
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Fixed minor bugs 26/06/05:
- Multimedia - HKCU button not selecting a tweak.
- Context Menus - HKLM button not selecting anything.
- Media Player - HKLM button not selecting a HKLM tweak.


As always if you find any errors or problems with the current version or have any feedback please leave it.

Download Below

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Edited by Mike_Wilson, 26 June 2005 - 11:20 AM.



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Good job. :)
CDswitch - Making CD/DVD-switching fun. / VMcleaner - Cleaning your virtual memory by killing unnecessary tasks
WinampUser - Silently install multiuser functionality for Winamp / OfficeExec - Installing Office at T-12/cmdlines.txt
Dropper - Changing file properties by drag-'n-dropping (not for unattended use)

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Holy sh*t, this looks great!

I tried something as well with .INF files, but this one does a greater job with a nice GUI.

Since I don't know how you internally stored your tweaks, maybe you can use my .INF file for a little inspiration? I don't know how flexible your tool is coded, but an option to export to INF instead of REG would make your tool by far the #1 long-term-tweak-tool!

Thumbs up!

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Found few minor bugs:
- Multimedia --> HKCU button is not selecting the 4th one.
- Context menus --> HKLM button is not selecting anything.


Suggestion:
- Appearance --> Default Desktop Wallpaper --> Add a 'browse' button next to the textfield
- All fields --> Make a 'direct link' next to the checkbox, which points you to a URL which explains the tweak, i.e. to a Winguides.com link or to some MS Knowledgebase article.
- All fields --> Add 'hover' text to the labels, which describes the tweak.

Major suggestion:
- Compile to INF file as well.

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Edited by Gaav, 25 June 2005 - 05:21 PM.


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Great I was waiting on this :)

seems to be working ok for me
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some great suggestions there Gaav! :hello:

great looking new release mike.. well done!

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Gaav

what tweaks are in that inf? i opened it but they are confusing to me...can not make heads or tales of what is being done.

Edited by Tbone2, 25 June 2005 - 10:23 PM.

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Kewl :thumbup
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Good job mike ;)

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Good job mike ;)

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some great suggestions there Gaav!

great looking new release mike.. well done!

Thku!

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Major suggestion:
- Compile to INF file as well.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


This is already possible as far as i know
Compile/Savefile/ then choose INF in the file extension drop down list (reg is preset)

worx like a charm

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yes you can save an .INF in the same way you can save a .REG. It isnt in the same very confusing format that you have specified in your attachment but it works very well and my friends and myself havent come across any problems.

New file is attached with small bug fixes which have being brought up, more info on first page.

Edited by Mike_Wilson, 27 June 2005 - 01:31 AM.


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mike you forgot the visual settings... we talked about before.

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I couldnt get them to work Astalavista so I left them out.

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Great work Mike, it looks realy good.

But most of the right click functions still don't work for me.
Do you have any idea what could't be the problem?

:thumbup keep up the good work

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no idea, sorry, they all work here and ive tested them on 3 systems.

Anyone else having this problem?

I PASSED MY UNI EXAMS, W00000 :w00t:

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Congrats !!!!!

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This app just what i've been wanting for ages. I enabled the extensions for links/shortcuts : Microsoft Word.lnk, and i cant turn it off with registrytweakage. Even in the registry things look too complicated!

any help?

cheers

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well basicly, understanding whats going on in the tweak is pretty straight forward. The tweak looks at each key and you see the:
"NeverShowExt"=-

string value being set to -, when =- is set it means that the string is going to be deleted just like [-HKCU etc is for a key. So to get it back all you need to do is add a string named "NeverShowExt" like so:

; Hide Extended File Extensions (.lnk/.url etc.)
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\lnkfile]
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InternetShortcut]
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ShellScrap]
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DocShortcut]
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\piffile]
"NeverShowExt"=""
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SHCmdFile]
"NeverShowExt"=""

The above code re-adds the string value "NeverShowExt" and sets its default value to blank and this should hide the extensions.

I have attached a reg file so you just have to execute it. Tell me if it works or not.

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this is great! so many options that i don't even know what to do with...

the hover info suggestion is a great idea.

how about some "security suggested" check option? or atleast downloadable profiles that are recommeded?


so much power here, and i don't know what options are "right" for me.

"optimize core system performance"... hmmm...

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Users could share profiles, but with new updates its hard to keep the old profiles working with the new updates due to the amount of changes :). I might release some profiles which have recommended disabling of services and other stuff but most is personal preference.

I will look into the hovering and stuff, its alot of work for me to code into the program tho, i might write it all up on my website and then link it.

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Hi Mike,

Congrats passing your exam :thumbup

Is it normal to have double \\ and %% ?

Example:
; Add Device Manager to Right Click Menu of My Computer
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Device Manager\command]
@="mmc.exe %%SYSTEMDRIVE%%\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\devmgmt.msc"

Edited by Smurf22, 29 June 2005 - 10:50 AM.


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yes, if they are not double they do not work since \ is an escape key

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nice update mike just intime for my new disk :thumbup

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Mike Check this out

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects]
"VisualFXSetting"=dword:00000003

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\AnimateMinMax]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ComboBoxAnimation]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\DragFullWindows]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\FontSmoothing]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListBoxSmoothScrolling]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListviewAlphaSelect]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\ListviewWatermark]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\MenuAnimation]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\SelectionFade]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\TaskbarAnimations]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\Themes]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\TooltipAnimation]
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000001
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\VisualEffects\WebView]
"DefaultApplied"=dword:00000001

try to integrate that... it removes all the crazy fade, and smooth scroll. Thanks




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