Feature Request: Additional File Explorer Defaults/Customizations

All:

I had some internal requests to further customize explorer defaults. For now I do it with PowerShell.

However, It would be nice to expose them all in a future version of NTLite. Low hanging fruit / low priority.

Happy near years all!

~BAS

"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "AlwaysShowMenus" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "Hidden" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "HideDrivesWithNoMedia" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "HideFileExt" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "IconsOnly" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "PersistBrowsers" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "ShowCortanaButton" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "ShowStatusBar" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "ShowInfoTip" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "ShowEncryptCompressedColor" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder" -Type DWord
"HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" -Name "MapNetDrvBtn" -Type DWord

HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer","NoTaskGrouping","DWORD",
HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer","NoTaskGrouping","DWORD"
HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer","NoTaskGrouping","DWORD"
HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer","NoTaskGrouping","DWORD"
 

garlin

Moderator
Staff member
Displaying the same tweak in both HKLM & HKCU policies may lead to confusion with less experienced users.

They won't know you can have both GPO's in parallel, and Machine outranks User preferences. Maybe limiting it to HKLM is more reasonable for a general audience?
 
Up to the experts how to implement it.

I'm actually just this month learning from other Forums how to mount the Default New User HIVE and make HKCU changes not only to HKCU but also to the mounted HIVE point (Made it to age 40 without needing to know any of this stuff >:} !! )

Simple /etc/skel directory in UNIX >:}
 
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