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Show My Pictures Toolbar in Internet Explorer (All Windows)

When displaying an image in Internet Explorer a floating toolbar is shown that allows you to Save, Print, E-mail or Open the My Pictures folder. This setting allows you to hide the toolbar.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "MyPics_Hoverbar" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This setting requires Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|MyPics_HoverbarREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explo...|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
Value Name: MyPics_Hoverbar
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = show bar, 1 = hide bar)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 26, 2002