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Posted on 1998-05-24
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how do i get rid of the Favorites option in the start menu ?

i've tried the registry but i think windoze rebuilds it when it boots ...
e-mail replies please to steve@smbr.demon.co.uk
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by:seychell
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OK
Click START, SETTINGS, TASK BAR.
Click the Tab START MENU PROGRAMS
Click Advanced.

You now should see it on the right side of your screen.
Just delete it.
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by:isysmb
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it's not there i'm afraid ... i tried that 1st time around...

i just get a lsit of all the things on the start menu i.e. programs etc.

no 'system stuff '
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by:Jez
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I don't think you can actually do it. It's part of Active desktop, and the the folder is a ActiveX cache folder..
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smeebud earned 100 total points
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Active Desktop Items
http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie40/features/?/ie/ie40/features/desk-channels.htm 

METHOD 1
To remove the Windows Desktop Update, go to Control Panel, Add/Remove =
Programs.  Select Internet Explorer 4.0, NOT Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup =
Files.  Click on the Add/Remove button.  Follow the on-screen =
instruction to _only_ uninstall the Windows Desktop Update.

METHOD 2
Click start, select settings, select add/remove software, select MS IE4 and
click remove.  At the top will be three radio buttons.  Select the remove
Active Desktop - keep IE4  and select ok.  This will remove active desktop
but leave IE4 alone.

Disabling the Active Desktop
Right click on the desktop > uncheck "View As Web Page"
Problems with doing so? None that I'm aware of. In fact, I read many, =
many posts where disabling the Active Desktop *solved* problems.

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Bud
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by:isysmb
ID: 1756002
hi,

thanks for the answer, i wanted to keep the active desk-top but just get rid of the favorites option from the stat bar 'cos it's a tad annoying. i've already deinstalled the active desktop but would reconsider putting it back on if i could control what goes where on the start bar ... hope this is clearer
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by:smeebud
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Go to
http://www.skwc.com/ie4/features.html

I believe you question can be answered there.
It's very comprehensive.
-----------MORE
http://www.zdnet.com/zdhelp/howto_help/webview/webview_5.html
http://www.operant.com/ms_.html
http://search.dejanews.com/query_profile.xp?query=Active+desktop+favorites&nofilt=1
tHE ABOVE IS DEJA NEWS.  pick a newsgroup. if you see an article of intrest click it then go to View Thread.
==========
HERE IS AN ANSWER FROM THERE
Click on start/settings/task bar and you should get a screen you can follow
from there  (kosher way)
  or  use explorer to get to windows/system/start and delete it from there
------------ANOTHER ANSWER
The version of Tweak UI that Microsoft is =
including with the beta versions of Windows 98 allows you to remove =
"Favorites" and "Documents" from the Start menu, among other things.  It =
works fine with Windows 95.  You should be able to find this file using =
a search engine-look for Windows 98 sites.  Hopefully MS will post this =
new Tweak UI on there site, as well.
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by:smeebud
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Steve,
I have the tweak98b2.zip. It's supposed to allow you to turn of the features.
Do youi want me to mail it to you.

Bud
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by:isysmb
ID: 1756005
er, i found it today  ... installed it and it works ok ... had to upgrade to win 98 though ... thanks a lot for the offer though... here come the points
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by:smeebud
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Ok. well, now we both have it. Tell me please.
in searchin, I found several.
1 is 103,403bytes
the other 69,867.

Which one do you have.
Bud
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by:isysmb
ID: 1756007
all of the files total approx 135 k

without the help files it's about 85k

if you send me your e-mail i'll mail them to you ...
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by:smeebud
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thanks, but i've got a ton of them now. i posted your problem in daja news and was bombarded with tweaks;:))

bud
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