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Windows 7: Quick launch disappears

17 Dec 2010   #1

Quick launch disappears

Hello, im new here

The quick launch disappears when I reboot. Then I have to re-enable it with

"%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch".

I read another thread that says the clue is to do this:

"go to Start –> Run –> regedit

and find the following key:


On the right hand pane select NoSaveSettings and make sure its value is 0."

This thread is for XP, but I guess it is also a solution in windows 7 also.

I tried to do this, but I only have up to policies. Policies is empty.

Somebody know something about this? How to get the quick launch to stay, not disappear?

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18 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello 1976kjell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if the items listed in the yellow TIP box at the top of the tutorial below for Quick Launch may be able to help you with this.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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19 Dec 2010   #3


Quick launch is at the taskbar now, I have rebooted sometimes also. Its fine, but it may disappear soon. Time will show
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19 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

That's great news so far. Hopefully it will no longer sneak out on you.
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19 Dec 2010   #5


Not to unnecessarily continue my issue, but I observed one interesting site: Neil Black - Windows 7 Toolbar Hacks - The Disappearing Toolbar Hack

Regedit is almost totally identical in my system as in this site. I tried to make a new DWORD VALUE with the name "NoSaveSettings". Then a box appeared where it stood that this name could not be used, cause it was already in use. Ok, Then I tried to search after "NoSaveSettings" in regedit, but it wasnt possible to find there. I made one new DWORD VALUE with the name "nosavesettings"(small letters). That was accepted, But I guess this will not help cause it has small letters

So what could be the solution here?
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20 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

NoSaveSettings is not in the Windows 7 registry by default. If you are not having issues anymore, then I would not recommend to add it to the registry.

This is what it does: "Don't save settings on exit"
Prevents users from saving certain changes to the desktop.

If you enable (1) this setting, users can change the desktop, but some changes, such as the position of open windows or the size and position of the taskbar, are not saved when users log off. However, shortcuts placed on the desktop are always saved.

Disabled: "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
Enabled: "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000001

Not Configured (removed): (restart afterwards)

Attached Files
File Type: reg Default_Removed_NoSaveSettings.reg (488 Bytes, 237 views)
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