How To Open Regedit With Left Tree Contracted



hmf
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
Some time ago I used a tip that allowed regedit to open with the left tree
contracted. It was annoying to have to scroll down the registry entries to
find a certain key. Since a recent reinstallation regedit always opens where
it was last closed. What is necessary to cause it to open in a contracted
state?

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
hmf wrote:
> Some time ago I used a tip that allowed regedit to open with the left
> tree contracted. It was annoying to have to scroll down the registry
> entries to find a certain key. Since a recent reinstallation regedit
> always opens where it was last closed. What is necessary to cause it
> to open in a contracted state?

Well you could always "contract" the tree before closing regedit, but
that would require you to remember to do it.


http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-49,GGLD:en&q=regedit+tree+expanded

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Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
Hi,

Registry - Clear Last State (Line 47)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

More information here:

Registry - Last State
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_qr.htm#xp_registry

How to Prevent Regedit.exe from Using the Last State (Q244004)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q244004

After you start Regedit, press and hold down SHIFT+LEFT ARROW to collapse
all the entries back to the My Computer entry.

Or naviagate to: Start/Run/Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Regedit.
In the right pane, for the value LastKey.

Double-click it and clear the string. Then right-click the Regedit key (in
the lefthand pane) and select Permissions. Set Permissions to Deny for
any/all users/groups.

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"hmf" <hmf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DC838CB1-6033-4AAD-BA40-CC27D13B2148@microsoft.com...
> Some time ago I used a tip that allowed regedit to open with the left tree
> contracted. It was annoying to have to scroll down the registry entries
> to
> find a certain key. Since a recent reinstallation regedit always opens
> where
> it was last closed. What is necessary to cause it to open in a contracted
> state?


How To Open Regedit With Left Tree Contracted