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VBScript to load user preferences

  1. #1


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    VBScript to load user preferences


    Hi Everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone knows of a VBScript or BAT file to load the following preferences when double clicked:

    • Make taskbar icons small
    • Taskbar buttons - never combine


    Thanks,
    Joe

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    This tutorial has a .reg file to set small taskbar icons
    Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Search the tutorials often there's a .reg download to set the option. I think using "start" in a cmd file would open the .reg file. But you may be prompted to confirm anyway.

    Edit: Of course once you know the Reg settings and confirm they work you could get someone to write a small script to set them. Restarting Explorer in the script may be enough of a kick to make them take effect. I'm not sure.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Joe,

    In addition, the tutorial below has .bat files to for the taskbar buttons to never combine.

    Taskbar Buttons - Combine or Never Combine in Group in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Thanks a lot guys, really helped me out... Again!
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Glad we could help.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


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