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Turn Off/On (dim) Program Manager Selections

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Can someone tell me what file(s) to look at and how to turn on and off (dim)  selections from the Program Manager.

Under the File area I would like to know how you can turn off (dim) the New option that would let you make a New Program Group window and how to turn off (dim) the selection under Options to Save Setting on Exit and how to  turn them on again.

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If it's possible to do everything you want, I can't say.  But the Windows 3.1x resource kit explains that you need to add lines in the Progman.ini file.  I know from experience that it is possible to remove the Run... option as well as the Exit option, and a few others, but I can't remember them off hand the the RK is at home.  I'll try to update this later.

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That would be great. I have been looking at the ini files but could not find the answers to my questions.

I do not have any good books on windows 3.1. I live about an hour from the closes good book store. May be the next time I get close I will buy yet one more computer book.

Waiting for your help.

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Add the following section to progman.ini (settings listed below)

[Restrictions]
NoRun=
NoClose=
NoSaveSettings=
NoFileMenu=
EditLevel=

NoRun=1 disables the File, Run command.
NoClose=1 prevents exiting Windows via the Control menu, Alt+F4, or the File Close command.
NoSaveSettings=1 disables the Options SaveSettings command. NoFileMenu=1 disables all commands on the File menu. EditLevel can be set to one of 5
levels:

EditLevel
Value - What the user cannot do
0 - No restrictions (default).
1 - User cannot create, delete, or rename groups.
2 - All the above, plus user cannot create, delete, or rename items.
3 - All the above, plus the user cannot change anything in the Command Line box in the Properties dialog box for an icon.
4 - All the above, plus the user cannot change any information in the Properties dialog box for an icon.

For fairly good security, you could use NoRun=1 and EditLevel=4.

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The book that you used to find this information is it called the Windows 3.1x Resource Kit?

Will try this today on site thanks.

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Actually, the book title may be slightly off and it contains 3 volumes, including a WFW311 addendum.  It was published by Microsoft about 5-7 years ago.

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Worked great thank you very much. Enjoy the points.

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