Hide Icons In Control-Panal

This is a trick for hiding the icons in the control panel, so that no one can install or uninstall application without your permission.

Control Panel: Hide Unused Applets

with the Registry

*To hide unused applets using the Registry, run the Registry Editorand go to

*HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control

Panel\don’t load.

*The key, as its name implies, determines which Control Panel applet icons are not loaded into the Control Panel.

*You’ll still be able to run those applets from the command line after you hide them;

*you just won’t be able to see their icons in the Control Panel.

*To hide an applet, create a new String value whose name is the filename of the applet you want to hide.

*For example, to hide the Mouse Control dialog box, the

String value would be main.cpl.




*Control Panel applets and their file names

Applet

File-Name

System Properties

sysdm.cpl


Display Properties

desk.cpl


Network Connections

ncpa.cpl


Accessibility Options

access.cpl


Applet

File-Name

Add or Remove Programs

appwiz.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard

hdwwiz.cpl


Internet Properties

Inetcpl.cpl


Region and Language Options

intl.cpl


Game Controllers

joy.cpl

Mouse Properties

main.cpl


Sound and Audio Devices

mmsys.cpl


User Accounts

nusrmgr.cpl


ODBC Data Source Administrator

odbccp32.cpl


Power Options Properties

Powercfg.cpl


Phone and Modem Options

telephon.cpl


Time and Date Properties

timedate.cpl


Speech Properties                                                 sapi.cpl

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*Create separate String values for each applet you want to hide, then exit the Registry.

*The applets will vanish from the Control Panel.

*To make a hidden applet appear again, delete its string value from this same registry key.


Conditions:

*Make sure you backup the files.

*User are at their own risk.




Posted on January 30, 2011, in Windows. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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