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Does anyone know which IE registry settings are changed when we choose a toolbar from View menu, then Toolbars.

I would like to know, suppose we have links toolbar checked in toolbars menu then we close the IE window, then when we will open the IE window next time, the links toolbar is automatically there until we unchek that thing.

What registry changes are done in this procdeure..!!

I need an exact answer..!!

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Does anyone know which IE registry settings are changed when we choose a toolbar from View menu, then Toolbars.

I would like to know, suppose we have links toolbar checked in toolbars menu then we close the IE window, then when we will open the IE window next time, the links toolbar is automatically there until we unchek that thing.

What registry changes are done in this procdeure..!!

Ajay Chadha

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Try this site:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/968

I'd suggest you look around the other pages at this site, it sounds like you'll find what you're seeking there.

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HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser. Take a look at the settings, they are not user friendly for editing.

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Hello Experts, Please tell me the exact answer. I have searched everywhere..!!

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Maybe there isn't a registry change at all, it may just be a setting in the program itself.

If you feel it is for sure done in the registry then get one of several available programs that will track all changes made to the registry and see "exactly" what setting are changed when you enable and/or disable the toolbars of choice.

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Insert standard disclaimer about foolishly dinking around with registry settings here.

The registry entry is:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser (and Explorer and ShellBrowser), depending on where you'd like the link toolbar to appear/disppear.  Check the value of the ITBarLayout key.

The byte at offset 10h determines which toolbar elements are displayed.  I think the bits function like this (but haven't played with it too extensively:

Bit 1 -navigation buttons
Bit 2 -address bar
Bit 3 -links
Bit 4 -throbber
Bit 5 - Always on?
Bits 6-8 - nothing

So, to remove the links toolbar, subtract 4 from the current value.  If the current value is 1Fh (all toolbars on), then subtracting 4 would result in 1Bh (all toolbars 'cept links).

If you continue to have problems with this, I would use the registry editor to export this key (after turning off the links toolbar) and set the resulting .reg file to run before you run IE.  This will reset the toolbar settings to your liking.

Hope this helps!

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Hello rayt333,

Can you please let me know of such a registry tracking program..!! That will detect the registry change instantly..!

Ajay Chadha

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I use Norton Registry Tracker, it is part of system works.

There are freeware or shareware programs too, I will see if I can find one for you.

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I used the Registry Editor that comes with Windows (Start > Run > Type 'regedit' > OK) to export the keys I mentioned above.  Then I made changes to the IE toolbars and exported the same keys.  I then used a program call 'diff' to compare the two files.  It showed that the only key that changed was the ITBarLayout.  I did a net search on 'ITBarLayout' to find the answer I posted above.

You should be able to locate a Windows version of diff by doing a netsearch on 'windows diff' or 'windiff'.
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use regmon to view changes that are made when selecting toolbars to view
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/source/regmon.shtml

the keys that change are under HCLM\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar
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So, you can change this grade to "A". I gave iot C because I was not able to solve the problem with the solution above.!!
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