turn on single click by default

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gersma, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. gersma

    gersma MDL Junior Member

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    #1 gersma, Oct 21, 2009
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    Does anybody know the registry key in de win7 registry to turn on single clicking by default? I need this key (if there even is one) to tweak my custom win7 dvd.

    tried these already :

    Modifying "shellstate" under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer -> no luck
    Modifying "webview" key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -> no luck

    Thanks in advance ..

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    if anyone is interested ive tested out seems that the above was the right aproach, it only needed a single F5 keystroke (refresh) in an explorer window and hup there it was : single-click mode. For those interested here the code to put in your regfile :

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer]
    "ShellState"=hex:24,00,00,00,1e,28,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    01,00,00,00,12,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2a,00,00,00
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "WebView"=dword:00000001

    after applying just pres F5 in an explorer window. I am using this in a script for the autoactivating dvd kit by nononcense.. works great, just press F5 :)
     
  2. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Iknow this to work with xp, but chances are it won't work in win7. You could try it out, but don't forget to backup the registry before performing this, as it may not work :


    Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    and
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    Backup the registry (export the branch) before modifying the values.
    In the right-pane, set ClassicShell to 0.

    Restart for the changes to take effect. The "Single click" folder option should now be restored.

    If the problem persist and if you are using Windows XP Professional Edition, load the Group Policy Editor (GPEDIT.MSC) and go to:

    User Configuration | Windows components | Windows ExplorerDouble-click the entry "Turn on classic shell" and set it to "Not Configured
     
  3. gersma

    gersma MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for your reply, seems that i had the right regkeys all along, just had to do a refresh in an explorer window..
     
  4. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    you're welcome :D
     
  5. jabberwocky

    jabberwocky MDL Member

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    Organize/folder and search options/ and click on single click to open an item (point to select) surely this is what you are talking about ,its so easy to access why would you want it automated by default via the registry .
     
  6. gersma

    gersma MDL Junior Member

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    I do about 20 installs a week so i'm getting a little tired of this. I did it the way you say since microsoft first intruduced the feature, I believe, correct me if I'm wrong, it was in w98SE. So thats +- 12 years, 20 times a week, 57 weeks in a year : 12x20x57 = 13680 times that I applied the tweak manually. You get the picture?
     
  7. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    That's a picture of about 13680 pixels man ! :D
    Why didn't you do it sooner ?? Damn :eek::eek: You are one persistent *** ! ;)
     
  8. gersma

    gersma MDL Junior Member

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    Well im getting there, just wont yet work in the automated dvd kit, but clikking the reg file after installation of w7 does work. I used to tweak my installiso's with nlite & vlite, now im doing it by manual scripts, its another approach..
     
  9. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    mmmm, yes ! but when you get the hang of it, you will notice the advantages in working with scripts. The possibilities really outweigh the effort it requires.