Solved

How to clean out the "New" choices?

Posted on 2000-03-13
5
161 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
When I click on File, New, I get 22 different types of "new" files that can be created, but I never create new files that way.  I click on "New" to create new folders.  But when I click "New", I must wait until all the "new" options are displayed, which takes a few seconds.  I don't want to wait a few seconds, I want my new folder option available immmediately.  How can I eliminate those other available options when I click on "New"?
0
Comment
Question by:scwhite
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
CoolAss earned 100 total points
ID: 2614975
You need a program called TweakUI. It's a power toy that you can download from here:

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-888956.html?tag=st.dl.10001_103_1.lst.td

Once you have this installed do this:

Goto Control Panels.

Open TweakUI.

Click on the New tab.

Uncheck or remove the ones you don't want. You may need to restart for the changes to take effect, sometimes I have to.

0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:CoolAss
ID: 2614983
Correction for my answer. That link gives you TweakUI for Win95. TweakUI for Windows 98 can be found on the Windows 98 CD-ROM:

Goto the folder \tools\reskit\powertoy

Right click the tweakui.inf file and select install.

That's it. Now follow my previous instructions.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:CoolAss
ID: 2614987
BTW, if you don't have those files I can provide you with a place to download them. They are free.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Adams_Wang
ID: 2615220
I know another way to clear "NEW" by Win98 itself and need not to reboot.

1. Run regedit.exe by start menu run file item.

2. Search key named "ShellNew" using regedit's menu command "Edit(E)" - "Find(F)" or hotkey "Ctrl+F".

3. Delete the key "ShellNew" you found if you needn't it, and press F3 to seach another.

4. Repeat step 3 till no "ShellNew" key to be found, then you can exit progrom "regedit".

Now you can to see a light "NEW".
0
 

Author Comment

by:scwhite
ID: 2617181
Thanks, CoolAss!  I already had TweakUI but had not used it in awhile, and had forgotten how useful the program is.  
Also thanks to Adams Wang, but if there is a safer option than editing the registry, I prefer it.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
An article on effective troubleshooting
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question