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Windows 7: program enables Use Check Boxes for all users

29 Jul 2010   #1

program enables Use Check Boxes for all users

Hello All,
I have a program that when installed on a Win 7 PC enables "Use check boxes to select items" for all users. The admin logon is unaffected, however any new user that logs on, sure enough it's enabled for them. So I'm assuming this is effecting the default user profile or something. (I have tested it on several Win 7 PC's and every time I install the software it enables check boxes)

I have contacted the people who make the software and they have tested and acknowledged the problem exists. Unfortunately they currently do not have a fix for this issue.

So I'm wondering if there is a way I can simply disable check boxes via the registry or a local policy?... as this setting is driving my users nuts!


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29 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dougy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this REG file I created below for you may help. It will set all users to have the ""Use check boxes to select items" option turned off from the normal locations in the registry. After you merge, restart the computer.

Hope this helps,

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File Type: reg Disable_Check_Boxes_to_Select_All_Users.reg (530 Bytes, 324 views)
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29 Jul 2010   #3


Hi Brink,

That looks like what I'm after, I'll give it a go and let you know soon....

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