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Prevent the disabling of the Active Desktop (Current User).

This setting enables you to disallow the ability to disable the Active Desktop.

Tweak for : Windows 2000
This setting enables you to disallow the ability to disable the Active Desktop.

If you go to any free place of your desktop, press the right mouse button and choose the option properties, the display properties will appear where you can disable the Active Desktop. If you enable this setting, you can’t disable the Active Desktop via the display properties.

For this go to "Start->Run" and enter "regedit" and search the key listed below. You can create one DWORD value "ForceActiveDesktopOn", if this value is not existing.

Now you can set this value to prevent the disabling of the Active Desktop. After a restart or logoff the changes take effect.

Prevent user to disable active desktop.reg

The '.reg' file Prevent user to disable active desktop (Current User).

Allow user to disable active desktop (Default).reg

The '.reg' file Allow user to disable active desktop by Default(Current User).

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

‘Active Desktop’ is disabled in the 'Context menu'.

‘Active Desktop’ is enabled by default in the 'Context menu'.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion Policies\Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "ForceActiveDesktopOn" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "ForceActiveDesktopOn" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) without quotation in the text box and click on 'OK'. Once you are done. After a restart or logoff, the changes take effect.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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