I knew there was a reason I liked Macs better that Windows...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Marky_Mark, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

    Marky_Mark

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    Location:
    UK
    #1
    I really don't want to open an age-old debate about this, but i couldn't resist sharing this with you all. You know how you can select what you do and don't want as shortcuts in the left pane of your finder windows really easily? I wanted to change the shortcuts on my work machine today and couldn't find a control panel so googled it. This is what you have to do in Windows (I kid you not):

    07 December
    Customize your place holder in Open / Save Dialog box
    Q. How can I hide the Places bar in Widows XP's and Windows 2000's Open
    and Save common dialog boxes?

    A. The Open and Save common dialog boxes display a bar along the left- hand
    side with quick links to the following default locations:
    * History
    * My Documents
    * Desktop
    * Favorites
    * My Network Places

    You can hide this bar by performing the following steps:
    1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
    2. Navigate to the
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\co
    mdlg32 subkey. (If this subkey doesn't exist, select New, Key from the
    Edit menu to create it.)
    3. From the Edit menu, select New, DWORD Value.
    4. Enter a name of

    NoPlacesBar

    and press Enter.
    5. Double-click the new value, set it to 1, and click OK.
    6. Close the registry editor.

    The registry change will take effect immediately. To enable the Places
    bar again, either delete the NoPlacesBar registry value or set it to 0.
    This change will not affect applications within the Microsoft Office
    suite but will affect applications, such as Notepad and Microsoft
    Paint, that use the Open and Save common dialog boxes.

    --------------------

    Q. How can I edit the default Places bar quick links in Windows XP's
    and Windows 2000's Open and Save common dialog boxes?

    A. You can modify the five default quick links in the Open and Save
    common dialog boxes by performing the following steps:
    1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
    2. Navigate to the
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\co
    mdlg32 subkey. (If this subkey doesn't exist, select New, Key from the
    Edit menu to create it.)
    3. From the Edit menu, select New, Key.
    4. Enter a name of

    Placesbar

    and press Enter.
    5. Navigate to the new registry subkey. You can create five entries
    (i.e., Place0, Place1, Place2, Place3, and Place4). Make each entry
    either a string value (REG_SZ) entry (for a named folder) or a DWORD
    value (REG_DWORD) entry (for a special folder, such as My Documents or
    My Network Places).
    6. To create a new entry, go to the Edit menu, select New, DWORD
    Value or New, String Value (as appropriate), enter a name of Placen
    (e.g., Place0, Place4), and press Enter.
    7. Double-click the entry and set its REG_SZ "Value data" to a path
    and folder name or its REG_DWORD "Value data" to a numeric ID (the
    table below shows a partial list of these numeric IDs--the shlobj.h
    file, which is part of the platform software development kit (SDK),
    defines the full list of special numeric IDs).
    8. Close the registry editor.

    For example, the registry file below sets shortcuts to My Documents,
    the CD burning folder, and three named folders.

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    Policies\comdlg32\Placesbar]
    "Place0"=dword:00000005
    "Place1"=dword:0000003b
    "Place2"="d:\\temp"
    "Place3"="d:\\documents"
    "Place4"="g:\\windows"

    This change will not affect applications within the Microsoft Office
    suite but will affect applications, such as Notepad and Microsoft
    Paint, that use the Open and Save common dialog boxes. Each new entry
    you add will replace one of the default quick links.

    ID Pathway

    0 Desktop
    1 Internet Explorer
    2 Start Menu\Programs
    3 My Computer\Control Panel
    4 My Computer\Printers
    5 My Documents
    6 <user name>\Favorites
    7 Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    8 <user name>\Recent
    9 <user name>\SendTo
    a <desktop>\Recycle Bin
    b <user name>\Start Menu
    c Logical "My Documents" desktop icon
    d "My Music" folder
    e "My Videos" folder
    10 <user name>\Desktop
    11 My Computer
    12 Network Neighborhood (My Network Places)
    13 <user name>\Nethood
    14 Windows\Fonts
    16 All Users\Start Menu
    17 All Users\Start Menu\Programs
    18 All Users\Startup
    19 All Users\Desktop
    1a <user name>\Application Data
    1b <user name>\PrintHood
    1c <user name>\Local Settings\Application Data
    (nonroaming) 0x001d // nonlocalized startup
    1e Nonlocalized common startup
    1f Common favorites
    20 Internet cache
    21 Cookies
    22 History
    23 All Users\Application Data
    24 GetWindowsDirectory()
    25 GetSystemDirectory()
    26 C:\Program Files
    27 C:\Program Files\My Pictures
    28 USERPROFILE
    29 x86 system directory on RISC
    2a x86 C:\Program Files on RISC
    2b C:\Program Files\Common
    2c x86 Program Files\Common on RISC
    2d All Users\Templates
    2e All Users\Documents
    2f All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
    30 <user name>\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools
    31 Network and Dial-up Connections
    35 All Users\My Music
    36 All Users\My Pictures
    37 All Users\My Video
    38 Resource Directory
    39 Localized Resource Directory
    3a All Users OEM-specific applications
    3b USERPROFILE\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\CD Burning


    What a heap of junk.
     
  2. sneezymarble macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    #2
    You know what I have to do to watch BR movies and play games in OSX...oh wait, I can't. I have to boot into Windows. Doh!
     

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