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Microsoft KB Archive/102980

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Article ID: 102980

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1



This article was previously published under Q102980

The article contains REGISTRY entries for User Preferences, Part 5. These subgroups are included:

  • Windows Entries for Users
  • NetDDE Software Entries
  • RegEdt32 Software Entries
  • Viewer Software Entries
  • Windows Help Entries


SUMMARY

This is the fifth of five articles on the User Preferences entries; for the other entries, see "User Preferences Entries, Part 1," "User Preferences Entries, Part 2," "User Preferences Entries, Part 3," and "User Preferences Entries, Part 4".

REGISTRY ENTRIES FOR USER PREFERENCES

The information presented here is primarily for troubleshooting, showing the default entry values and explaining the meaning of important entries. There are no hidden values that you can set for user preferences. All of these values can be set using the icons in Control Panel or the tools in the Administrative Tools group, or other programs provided with Windows NT.

All Registry paths shown here are for HKEY_CURRENT_USER, to show how you can view entries for the currently logged on user. However, most of these entries also appear in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT, where changing entries will change values for the default user profile.

WINDOWS ENTRIES FOR USERS

This section describes values for personal preferences for items that were formerly stored in WIN.INI for versions of Windows for MS-DOS.

   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

device   REG_SZ   output-device-name, device-driver, port-connection
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Default: printerName,winspool,LPT1:

Defines the default printer. An explicit port and driver must be assigned
to the device. The device-driver is the filename (without the extension) of
the device driver file. To change this entry, use Print Manager.

Documents   REG_SZ   extensions
-------------------------------
Default: (empty)

Defines files to be considered "documents" by Windows NT. Use this entry to
define only document file extensions not listed in the Extensions subkey,
because those extensions are automatically considered documents. The
extensions listed in this entry are not associated with any application.
Separate the filename extensions with a space, and do not include the
preceding periods.

DosPrint   REG_SZ   Boolean
---------------------------
Default: No

Specifies whether to use MS-DOS interrupts when printing. When this entry
is Yes, MS-DOS interrupts are used; if the value is No, printing output is
sent directly to the port that the printer is assigned to. The default is
No. To change this entry, clear Print Direct To Ports option in the Printer
Details dialog box in Print Manager.

fPrintFileLine   REG_SZ   Boolean
---------------------------------
Default: False

fPrintVerbose   REG_SZ   Boolean
--------------------------------
Default: False

fPromptOnError   REG_SZ   Boolean
---------------------------------
Default: True

fPromptOnVerbose   REG_SZ   Boolean
-----------------------------------
Default: False


fPromptOnWarning   REG_SZ   Boolean
-----------------------------------
Default: False

load   REG_SZ   filename(s)
---------------------------
Default: (empty)

Specifies the applications to be run as icons when Windows NT is started.
This entry is a list of application filenames, or documents associated with
an application, with each filename separated by a space. Make sure to
specify the path if the file is not located in the SystemRoot directory. To
change this entry, add the application to the Startup group in Program
Manager, and then check Minimize On Use in the Properties dialog box.

NetMessage   REG_SZ   Boolean
-----------------------------
Default: no

Specifies whether to display a warning message if the system is configured
to run a network and the network is not running or the wrong network is
running. All Windows network-related options are disabled if the network is
disabled or incorrect. Setting this value to 0 turns off the warning
message. The default is 1.

NullPort   REG_SZ   string
--------------------------
Default: None

Specifies the name used for a null port. This name appears in the Printers
Connect dialog box in Print Manager when a device is installed (that is,
the device driver is present) but is not connected to any port.

Programs   REG_SZ   extensions
------------------------------
Default: com exe bat pif cmd

Defines which files Windows NT regards as applications. Separate the
filename extensions with a space and do not include the preceding periods.

run   REG_SZ   filename(s)
--------------------------
Default: (none)

Tells Windows NT to run the specified applications when Windows NT is
started. The value is a list of application filenames or documents
associated with applications, with each filename separated by a space. Make
sure you specify the complete path if the file is not in the SystemRoot
directory. To change this entry, add the application to the Startup group
in Program Manager.
                

NETDDE SOFTWARE ENTRIES

The following subkeys can contain user preferences for Network DDE. All changes should be made while using ClipBook Viewer from the Main program group.

   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\NetDDE
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...\NetDDE\DDE Trusted Shares
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...\NetDDE\DDE Trusted Shares\DDEDBi064FD30A
                

REGEDT32 SOFTWARE ENTRIES

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\RegEdt32
All REG_SZ data types.

RegEdt32       Default value entries
------------------------------------
Computer       HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT=44,44,452,190,0,220
Name           HKEY_CURRENT_USER=66,66,452,190,0,220
               HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE=0,0,452,190,0,222
               HKEY_USERS=22,22,452,190,0,220
               Keys=2,3,0,1
Settings       AutoRefresh=1
               ConfirmOnDelete=1
               Height=324
               Left=88
               Maximized=1
               ReadOnly=0
               Registry=Computername defined at Setup
               SaveSettings=1
               Top=84
               Width=548
                

VIEWER SOFTWARE ENTRIES

Software\Microsoft\Viewer

All are REG_SZ data types.

Viewer Subkey       Default value entries
-----------------------------------------
Backup subkey       Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Backup
Clipbrd subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=ClipBook Viewer
Control subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Control Panel
Eventvwr subkey     Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Event Viewer
Help parameters     M_WindowPosition=[295,195,330,275,0]
                    SaveMain=[0,0,0,0,0]
Musrmgr subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=User Manager
Network subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Network Help
Ntcmds subkey       Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Command Reference
Perfmon subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Performance Monitor
Printman subkey     Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Print Manager
Progman subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Program Manager
Regedit subket      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Registry Editor
Regedt32 subkey     Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Registry Editor
SETUPNT subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Windows NT Setup
System Parameters   QUERY1=Qcounter
Windisk subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Disk Administrator
Winfile subkey      Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=File Manager
Winnt subkey        Indexfile=Winnt.ind
                    Path=C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\ 
                    QFLAGS=3
                    Title=Windows NT Help

                

WINDOWS HELP ENTRIES

Default:   H_WindowPosition=[213,160,213,160,0]
           M_WindowPosition=[212,4,425,476,0]

This key includes settings that specify the size and placement of the
Windows Help window and dialog boxes, as well as the color of text that,
when chosen, displays a macro, pop-up window, or new panel. Entries are
found under the following Registry path:

   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Help

The Windows Help key can include the following entries:

   M_WindowPosition   REG_SZ   number,number, number,number,number
   H_WindowPosition   REG_SZ   number,number, number,number,number

These entries define the default size and position of the main Help window
and the History dialog box. The first and second number values define the x
and y coordinates of the upper-left corner for the default position of the
main Help window and the dialog boxes. The third and fourth number values
define the default width and height (in pixels) of the Help window and the
History dialog box. The fifth number specifies whether the main Help window
is maximized, where 1 is maximized, and 0 is the default height and width
of the window. Changing this value has no effect on the size of a dialog
box, because it cannot be maximized.

To change this entry, move or size the main Help window or the History
dialog box.

Maximized   REG_SZ
------------------
Default: 0

Xl   REG_SZ
-----------
Default: 166

Xr   REG_SZ
-----------
Default: 474

Yd   REG_SZ
-----------
Default: 444

Yu   REG_SZ
-----------
Default: 120
                
IFJumpColor   REG_SZ   red-value green-value blue-value
-------------------------------------------------------

Specifies the color of text that, when chosen, leads to a new panel of
information in another help file.

IFPopupColor   REG_SZ   red-value green-value blue-value
--------------------------------------------------------

Specifies the color of text that, when chosen, displays a pop-up panel (the
type of panel used for glossary definitions) located in a different help
file.

JumpColor   REG_SZ   red-value green-value blue-value
-----------------------------------------------------

Specifies the color of text that leads to a new panel of help information.
For example, entering 000 000 000 as values results in black text on a
white background.

MacroColor   REG_SZ   red-value green-value blue-value
------------------------------------------------------

Specifies the color of text that, when chosen, runs a Help macro.

PopupColor   REG_SZ   red-value green-value blue-value
------------------------------------------------------

Specifies the color of text that, when chosen, displays a pop-up panel (the
type of panel used for glossary definitions). For example, entering 000 000
000 as values results in black text on a white background.
                

REFERENCES

"The Windows NT Resource Kit for Operating System Version 3.1".


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