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Windows 7: Save As dialog -- File Name input box shows a combobox style list


30 Dec 2012   #11

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

Hi "Just a Guy"
Thanks for your response.
Common Dialog Boxes - Enable or Disable Dropdown List of Recent Files
... clears the FileName dropdown BUT does not disable it
WinXp can be tweaked to change the dropdown to an edit box

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Can this be done in Windows 7 ?
Thanks for your help




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30 Dec 2012   #12
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Using step 2 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below should disable the recent drop down in common dialog boxes for you.

Common Dialog Boxes - Enable or Disable Dropdown List of Recent Files

In addition, use step 2 in OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to turn them off in Windows Explorer windows.

Windows Explorer Auto Suggest - Turn On or Off

It wouldn't hurt to also turn off Recent Items.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off
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31 Dec 2012   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not that I am aware of, sorry. A Guy
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04 Jan 2013   #14

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 

"Brink"
Bingo! You are the man ... !!
Common Dialog Boxes - Enable or Disable Dropdown List of Recent Files
was the solution.

I have been coming to terms with Windows 7 (after WinXP) -- security, Admin and owner -- are all new to me.

I have applied changes (manually) in the Windows 7 Registry, as owner.
ie, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32

Should I instead apply it as administrator, and what hive-path would that be?
Thanks again for your help
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04 Jan 2013   #15
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello GrayGhost,

You would just need to be logged into an administrator account to be able to edit those registry entries.

If you like the .reg files are safe and will do it all for you automatically.
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