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06 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
not sure if asked yet

i am attempting to ascertain if there is a way to remove the "Common Tasks" (i believe it is called that) from windows.

i am usually best friends with google, however, since i'm not aware of the element's proper name i have been unable to locate any relevant information.

anyway, the element in question is marked with a red rectangle on my attached screenshot



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06 Apr 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

It's called the navigation pane and a tutorial on how to achieve what you want is here:

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off (credits to Brink)

Hope this helps and regards
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07 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lomai View Post
Hi

It's called the navigation pane and a tutorial on how to achieve what you want is here:

Navigation Pane - Turn On or Off (credits to Brink)

Hope this helps and regards
the element i am attempting to remove is the one that sits on the left of the window when you are in the "personalize" or "network and sharing center" (among others) screen.

i believe the panel in question is an independent element, although i may be incorrect.

(i have also gone through the steps to turn off the navigation pane long ago, so i am positive it will not remove the element in question)
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07 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I don't believe it's possible to remove that pane from the sub menus in Control Panel.

You're talking about this area yes?


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07 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I don't believe it's possible to remove that pane from the sub menus in Control Panel.

You're talking about this area yes?
indeed.
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07 Apr 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

just out of curiosity - why would you want to remove it ?? What are you trying to achieve.
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08 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
just out of curiosity - why would you want to remove it ?? What are you trying to achieve.
i don't see it as a necessary element.

i may be incorrect in assuming i can access all the places it links to, but if i am correct, it would be nice to save some space.

it is mostly an aesthetic issue.
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08 Apr 2010   #8

 

I really doubt that is possible to remove. The image is located in shell32.dll, but to remove it, it would need hex editing and (maybe) registry editing as well.
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08 Apr 2010   #9

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

ANN: new Classic Shell versions 1.0.3 and 1.9.0

Maybe classic Shell can fix? I looked through the stuff it does and didn't see it, but it might be worth a shot. You could also send Ivo (the developer) a PM asking if it does this. Windows 7 Forums - View Profile: Ivo
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