Turn off Windows presentation settings

This policy setting turns off Windows presentation settings. If you enable this policy setting Windows presentation settings cannot be invoked. If you disable this policy setting Windows presentation settings can be invoked. The presentation settings icon will be displayed in the notification area. This will give users a quick and easy way to configure their system settings before a presentation to block system notifications and screen blanking adjust speaker volume and apply a custom background image. Note: Users will be able to customize their system settings for presentations in Windows Mobility Center. If you do not configure this policy setting Windows presentation settings can be invoked.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> PresentationSettings # NoPresentationSettings

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Presentation Settings


* 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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