PowerToys' Tweak UI



my1stname
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In Logon,
Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back? Thanks.

Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
I do not believe so! Unless you have taken a "registry backup", you may be
out of luck! This is one reason that the Powertoys arre un-supported by
Microsoft.


"my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In Logon,
> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
> Thanks.

Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:30 PM
Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Settings tab,
click Highest (32 bit) in the Color quality list, and then click Apply.
Click OK. If 32 bit is already selected, choose 16 bit, and then Apply. Then
revert back to 32 bit.

If that does not help, fix a registry value.

Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]

In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
Close Registry Editor.
Restart Windows

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In Logon,
> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
> Thanks.

Jeff
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
I have a slightly different question about TweakUI.

On the screen common Dialogs/Places Bar: what is the "Places Bar"?

I am reluctant to do anything with that screen because I do not know what is
meant by "Places Bar". The help file in XP Home has nothing under that
title.

--

Jeff Stevens
Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
news:uTHaysiWFHA.2572@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Settings
> tab, click Highest (32 bit) in the Color quality list, and then click
> Apply. Click OK. If 32 bit is already selected, choose 16 bit, and then
> Apply. Then revert back to 32 bit.
>
> If that does not help, fix a registry value.
>
> Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>
> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
> Close Registry Editor.
> Restart Windows
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In Logon,
>> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
>> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
>> Thanks.
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Jeff wrote:

> I have a slightly different question about TweakUI.
>
> On the screen common Dialogs/Places Bar: what is the "Places Bar"?
>
> I am reluctant to do anything with that screen because I do not know what is
> meant by "Places Bar". The help file in XP Home has nothing under that
> title.
>

Places bar is the list of five locations that are displayed on the left
in a Common Dialogs window. You can customize this to show different
locations from the original five.

Btw, don't hijack someone else's thread. Better to post a new thread
with your question.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Common issue. Run line 4: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In Logon,
> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
> Thanks.

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:31 PM
Hi Jeff,

Added info:

For Pro: Go to Start/Run and type in: gpedit.msc then navigate to:

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/ Windows
Explorer/Common Open File Dialog/Items Displayed in Places Bar.

Choose Enabled then paste or type the link to the folders that you want
listed.

Or...

Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 118
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Or use TweakUI/Common Dialogs
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

To hide the Common Places Bar: For Pro go to Start/Run and type in:
gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
Components/Windows Explorer/Common Open Places/Hide the common dialog places
bar.

Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
File/Open before and after applying Enabled.

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
news:uETAr0kWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have a slightly different question about TweakUI.
>
> On the screen common Dialogs/Places Bar: what is the "Places Bar"?
>
> I am reluctant to do anything with that screen because I do not know what
> is meant by "Places Bar". The help file in XP Home has nothing under that
> title.
>
> --
>
> Jeff Stevens
> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
> jeff@stevens.com
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:uTHaysiWFHA.2572@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Settings
>> tab, click Highest (32 bit) in the Color quality list, and then click
>> Apply. Click OK. If 32 bit is already selected, choose 16 bit, and then
>> Apply. Then revert back to 32 bit.
>>
>> If that does not help, fix a registry value.
>>
>> Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:
>>
>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>>
>> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
>> Close Registry Editor.
>> Restart Windows
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>>>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In
>>>Logon,
>>> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the ugliest
>>> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
>>> Thanks.
>>
>
>

Jeff
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Terrific.

> Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
> File/Open before and after applying Enabled.

That's what I needed most of all!

--

Jeff Stevens
Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
jeff@stevens.com


"Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:u7LCLYoWFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi Jeff,
>
> Added info:
>
> For Pro: Go to Start/Run and type in: gpedit.msc then navigate to:
>
> User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/ Windows
> Explorer/Common Open File Dialog/Items Displayed in Places Bar.
>
> Choose Enabled then paste or type the link to the folders that you want
> listed.
>
> Or...
>
> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 118
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> Or use TweakUI/Common Dialogs
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
>
> To hide the Common Places Bar: For Pro go to Start/Run and type in:
> gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
> Components/Windows Explorer/Common Open Places/Hide the common dialog
> places bar.
>
> Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
> File/Open before and after applying Enabled.
>
> --
>
> All the Best,
> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>
> Troubleshooting Windows XP
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>
>
> "Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
> news:uETAr0kWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>I have a slightly different question about TweakUI.
>>
>> On the screen common Dialogs/Places Bar: what is the "Places Bar"?
>>
>> I am reluctant to do anything with that screen because I do not know what
>> is meant by "Places Bar". The help file in XP Home has nothing under
>> that title.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Jeff Stevens
>> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
>> jeff@stevens.com
>>
>>
>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>> news:uTHaysiWFHA.2572@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>> Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Settings
>>> tab, click Highest (32 bit) in the Color quality list, and then click
>>> Apply. Click OK. If 32 bit is already selected, choose 16 bit, and then
>>> Apply. Then revert back to 32 bit.
>>>
>>> If that does not help, fix a registry value.
>>>
>>> Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:
>>>
>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>>>
>>> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
>>> Close Registry Editor.
>>> Restart Windows
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>
>>>
>>> "my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>>>>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In
>>>>Logon,
>>>> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the
>>>> ugliest
>>>> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
>>>> Thanks.
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Kelly
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Great, glad to have helped in my small way, Jeff. :o)

--

All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com

Vote: Bo

"Jeff" <jeff@falsepart.com> wrote in message
news:NXlie.74472$NC6.33255@newsread1.mlpsca01.us.to.verio.net...
> Terrific.
>
>> Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
>> File/Open before and after applying Enabled.
>
> That's what I needed most of all!
>
> --
>
> Jeff Stevens
> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
> jeff@stevens.com
>
>
> "Kelly" <kelly@mvps.org> wrote in message
> news:u7LCLYoWFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Hi Jeff,
>>
>> Added info:
>>
>> For Pro: Go to Start/Run and type in: gpedit.msc then navigate to:
>>
>> User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/ Windows
>> Explorer/Common Open File Dialog/Items Displayed in Places Bar.
>>
>> Choose Enabled then paste or type the link to the folders that you want
>> listed.
>>
>> Or...
>>
>> Add Folders to the "Save As" Dialog (Places Bar) Line 118
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> Or use TweakUI/Common Dialogs
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp
>>
>> To hide the Common Places Bar: For Pro go to Start/Run and type in:
>> gpedit.msc. User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
>> Components/Windows Explorer/Common Open Places/Hide the common dialog
>> places bar.
>>
>> Note: To see the difference between the views, open Notepad and choose
>> File/Open before and after applying Enabled.
>>
>> --
>>
>> All the Best,
>> Kelly (MS-MVP)
>>
>> Troubleshooting Windows XP
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com
>>
>>
>> "Jeff" <jeff@phony.com> wrote in message
>> news:uETAr0kWFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>I have a slightly different question about TweakUI.
>>>
>>> On the screen common Dialogs/Places Bar: what is the "Places Bar"?
>>>
>>> I am reluctant to do anything with that screen because I do not know
>>> what is meant by "Places Bar". The help file in XP Home has nothing
>>> under that title.
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Jeff Stevens
>>> Email address deliberately false to avoid spam
>>> jeff@stevens.com
>>>
>>>
>>> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <ramesh@online.mvps.org> wrote in message
>>> news:uTHaysiWFHA.2572@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>>>> Right-click your desktop, and then click Properties. Click the Settings
>>>> tab, click Highest (32 bit) in the Color quality list, and then click
>>>> Apply. Click OK. If 32 bit is already selected, choose 16 bit, and then
>>>> Apply. Then revert back to 32 bit.
>>>>
>>>> If that does not help, fix a registry value.
>>>>
>>>> Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) and navigate to the following key:
>>>>
>>>> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics]
>>>>
>>>> In the right-pane, double-click Shell Icon BPP and set it's value to 16
>>>> Close Registry Editor.
>>>> Restart Windows
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>>>> Windows XP Shell/User
>>>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "my1stname" <my1stname@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1A0D574F-80CD-4773-9367-7333DB72EEE5@microsoft.com...
>>>>>I downloaded and installed the Windows XP Power Toy "Tweak UI." In
>>>>>Logon,
>>>>> Repair, I clicked Repair Now for Rebuild Icons. Now, I have the
>>>>> ugliest
>>>>> icons I've ever seen. Is there any way to get the old setting back?
>>>>> Thanks.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


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