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This is a security application, I know how to hide/disable/
the taskbar but I dont wont it to load period. How can I
stop it from Loading.
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by:lafanga
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Can you be more specific?

Is it a Win98 generic taskbar or some other application. You want to get rid of some application running on the toolbar or the entire of it.
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by:dankh
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fred,

  Here is a small utility that will do just that:

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/2858/deskman.html
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by:dankh
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Fred,

  I found a FREE utility that will also do what you ask:

This program will allow you to switch on and off various security features of Windows. Such as task-bar, start-button, desktop icons, etc.

http://www.acomm.co.uk/sware/security.zip
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by:fred12
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I know how to hide/disable, I dont want to see at all ever the
start button, taskbar, small icons clock etc. Is there a way to
stop it from appearing (removing exe).
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by:dankh
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Fred,

   I don't think you understand.  The utility i pointed you to will do just that.  The taskbar is an intricate part of your Graphical Interface.  If you want to remove it, you will have to shutdown Explorer.exe after booting up.  This will disable the taskbar completely.  However, i think you are best off with a utility that will do that.  
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by:Mirkwood
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Change shell="Explorer.exe" to shell="Progman.exe"
This will hide the taskbar completly
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by:Mirkwood
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I'm sorry, that was meant as a comment. You have to change it in the win.ini
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by:fred12
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Im using Win 98
Ive Looked in Win.ini explorer.exe is not there?
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by:waty
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Use the following :

Private Declare Function FindWindow Lib "user32" Alias "FindWindowA" (ByVal lpClassName As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long

Private Declare Function SetWindowPos Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal hWndInsertAfter As Long, ByVal x As Long, ByVal y As Long, ByVal cx As Long, ByVal cY As Long, ByVal wFlags As Long) As Long

Private Const SWP_SHOWWINDOW = &H40
Private Const SWP_HIDEWINDOW = &H80

Public Sub HideTaskBar()
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 2/12/98
   ' * Time             : 11:44
   ' * Module Name      : TaskBar_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : taskbar.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : HideTaskBar
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         : Hide the taskbar

   ' *
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim nTaskBarhWnd        As Long

   nTaskBarhWnd = FindWindow("Shell_traywnd", "")
   If nTaskBarhWnd <> 0 Then Call SetWindowPos(nTaskBarhWnd, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_HIDEWINDOW)
   
End Sub

Public Sub ShowTaskBar()
   ' #VBIDEUtils#************************************************************
   ' * Programmer Name  : Waty Thierry
   ' * Web Site         : www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/6311/
   ' * E-Mail           : waty.thierry@usa.net
   ' * Date             : 2/12/98
   ' * Time             : 11:46
   ' * Module Name      : TaskBar_Module
   ' * Module Filename  : taskbar.bas
   ' * Procedure Name   : ShowTaskBar
   ' * Parameters       :
   ' **********************************************************************
   ' * Comments         : Show the taskbar
   ' *
   ' *
   ' **********************************************************************

   Dim nTaskBarhWnd        As Long

   nTaskBarhWnd = FindWindow("Shell_traywnd", "")
   If nTaskBarhWnd <> 0 Then Call SetWindowPos(nTaskBarhWnd, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, SWP_SHOWWINDOW)

End Sub

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by:Mirkwood
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Try this
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Shell = Explorer.exe
replace with
shell = progman.exe



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by:Mirkwood
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Ok, sorry. Found it. It is system.ini not win.ini.
Auch, my failing memory. Where am I, what am I doing???
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by:fred12
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Waty thanks but You didnt read question

Mirkwood, it was not there but I did find it in System.ini
and it worked so you can answer thank you.

dankh  I'm soory I was not more specific I wanted to do it myself

thank to the rest who helped


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by:fred12
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Mirkwood please answer 10107013 so I can paq both questions, thanks again.
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