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win98 starting with last apps is a nuisance

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When win98 starts up, it remembers the last applications that were open before it was shut down, and it starts them up again. File Explorer is one of them, but there are otheres too.

How do I prevent win98 from starting any previously open user applications apart from the ones I explicitly include in the Start Up folder.
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by:dankh
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Oz,

    If you have TweakUI, make sure the 'save settings' is checked/unchecked.
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by:wayneb
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Ozphil,
Give this a shot and see if this helps you,

Save Settings On Exit Option Enabled by Default
Last reviewed: June 23, 1998
Article ID: Q130234
 
The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows 95
Microsoft Windows 98
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.

SYMPTOMS
You cannot prevent Windows from saving your settings when you exit.

CAUSE
The Windows user interface does not include a way to prevent saving your settings when you exit.

RESOLUTION
NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat) before you edit the registry.

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To prevent your settings from being saved, add (or modify) the


   NoSaveSettings

field in the following registry key:

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

Setting the NoSaveSettings field to 1 prevents your settings from being saved. When you set this value, the following items are not saved when you exit Windows:
Changed icon positions on the desktop.
Windows that are open when you exit.
The size and position of the taskbar.

STATUS
This behavior is by design.

 

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Thanks dankh and wayneb.

I don't have tweakUI installed at the moment, but if the direct Registry edit does the same job i'll use this method.

Wayneb, i don't have a NoSaveSettings entry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
   Policies\Explorer. I will create it. But what data type is it, binary or string or numeric.


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I've create it as DWORD and set it to 1.
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by:ckayter
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INSTALL TWEAKUI FOR TONS OF OTHER REASONS AS WELL...

You've got it on the CD. Look in CD\Tools\Reskit\Powertoy. Right click on tweakui.inf. Select Install from menu. When help window appears, close it to finish installation. You'll find TweakUI as an icon in the control panel...

Colleen

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Thanks Colleen

I had installed Powertoys once. Ive got icons on my task bar coming out of my ears, and try to have what I consider the essentials.

I might install TweakUI later, but for this current exercise the Registry solution is the generic solution i'd prefer.
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by:wayneb
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Ozphil,

Is the registry setting working?

Let me know

Thanks
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by:ckayter
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Ozphil,

You can have TweakUI without all the other powertoys! No FlexiCD, No Desktop Menu, nada. TweakUI will not put anything in the systray nor the taskbar, nor will it run on startup... The only difference will be a new icon in control panel.

Colleen

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by:ozphil
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wayneb could you please submit as answer
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Thanks ckayter i'll install it.
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For registry entry.
I am glad to help,
cheers
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