I'm not using Windows 7 yet (still using WinXP), but was just browsing to learn a little more about UAC, and this tutorial about notifications is very helpful... ...but there seem to be a couple of typos which made it a little confusing for me at first (maybe partly because I haven't been using Windows 7 or even Vista yet):
3. To Have UAC Notify without Diming Desktop -
NOTE: This is level 3. See the third screenshot under step 5 in METHOD ONE. This will disable (turn off) UAC completely. You will not be notified of any changes made by program or you to Windows 7 settings.
(1) I couldn't figure out what "Diming" meant and thought I must be falling behind on the latest slang... ...until I looked closely at the images and realized you meant "Dimming."
(2) I downloaded the images for future reference, but the Level 3 image is named "Default.jpg," while the Default UAC Notification (Level 2) image with "DEFAULT
" superimposed on it is named "Always_Notify.jpg"
(3) Both the text in the Level 3 image and the Level 3 heading ("To Have UAC Notify without Diming Desktop."
) seem to contradict the Level 3 description ("This will disable (turn off) UAC completely. You will not be notified of any changes made by program or you to Windows 7 settings"
). If I'm understanding the text presented in the Level 3 image (currently incorrectly labeled as "Default.jpg"), it seems that Level 3 disables desktop dimming only
, and leaves notification of changes made by programs enabled.
Again, maybe I'm misunderstanding something because I'm not working with Windows 7 yet (and no one else seems to have been confused by the above), but hopefully I'm just helping an already clear and helpful tutorial become a little clearer.
Otherwise, thanks for this very helpful tutorial and several others I've perused as well!