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Disable all items

Removes Active Desktop content and prevents users from adding Active Desktop content. This setting removes all Active Desktop items from the desktop. It also removes the Web tab from Display in Control Panel. As a result users cannot add Web pages or pictures from the Internet or an intranet to the desktop. Note: This setting does not disable Active Desktop. Users can still use image formats such as JPEG and GIF for their desktop wallpaper.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> ActiveDesktop # NoComponents

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Desktop -> Desktop

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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