Active Desktop Tweaks - No Active Desktop

With this tweak you avoid to use the Active Desktop.

To do this,  follow the next steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor click on the Start button on your taskbar, then click on Run and type "regedit" and click on OK to start the regedit utility.
  2. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer (see picture 1).

    Picture 1
  3. Create a new DWORD and name it "ClassicShell". Modify and assign a value of "1" to enable the restriction and "0" to disable the restriction.
  4. The modifications you made will be in effect after you reboot your PC.



Lex van der Horst

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