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Windows User Interface Preferences (All Windows)

This tweak allows you to control the appearance of the Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI), including changing the menus, mouse options and animation.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value, called "UserPreferenceMask (Windows 9x/Me), UserPreferencesMask (Windows NT/2K/XP)" 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.

Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]
Value Name: UserPreferenceMask (Windows 9x/Me), UserPreferencesMask (Windows NT/2K/XP)
Data Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value Data: Bitmask

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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: February 11, 2003