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blue box on left of screen

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4,422 words with 5 Comments; publish: Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:53:00 GMT; (331140.63, « »)

I have a blue box on the left side of my desktop. It moved my whole desktop

to the right about 25%. This box has 3 drop down boxes:Folders,Other places

and other.

I do not know how this appeared, but would love to remove it. It does not

have any way to minimize it or drag it anywhere. I had to rearrange my icons

to find them all and now they cannot be moved either.

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    • 1E95A6B6-5B9B-4B6A-8277-F48887D3CB47.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com,

      Jeff <Jeff.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      > I have a blue box on the left side of my desktop. It moved

      > my whole desktop to the right about 25%. This box has 3 drop

      > down boxes:Folders,Other places and other.

      > I do not know how this appeared, but would love to remove

      > it. It does not have any way to minimize it or drag it

      > anywhere. I had to rearrange my icons to find them all and

      > now they cannot be moved either.

      You might want to take a look at this program:

      Courtesy of Doug Knox MS-MVP

      Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...sk_desktop.htm

      Here's a registry fix for the same problem:

      Courtesy of Kelly Theriot MS-MVP

      Line 15, left hand column

      Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

      Good luck

      Nepatsfan

      #1; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:54:00 GMT
    • "Nepatsfan" wrote:

      > 1E95A6B6-5B9B-4B6A-8277-F48887D3CB47.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com,

      > Jeff <Jeff.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      > You might want to take a look at this program:

      > Courtesy of Doug Knox MS-MVP

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...sk_desktop.htm

      > Here's a registry fix for the same problem:

      > Courtesy of Kelly Theriot MS-MVP

      > Line 15, left hand column

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

      > Good luck

      > Nepatsfan

      >

      >

      #2; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:55:00 GMT
    • "Nepatsfan" wrote:

      > 1E95A6B6-5B9B-4B6A-8277-F48887D3CB47.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com,

      > Jeff <Jeff.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      > You might want to take a look at this program:

      > Courtesy of Doug Knox MS-MVP

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...sk_desktop.htm

      > Here's a registry fix for the same problem:

      > Courtesy of Kelly Theriot MS-MVP

      > Line 15, left hand column

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

      > Good luck

      > Nepatsfan

      > That worked! Thanks alot.

      Jeff

      >

      #3; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:56:00 GMT
    • 5F94504D-A565-4B46-94C4-D00A6D8A3F17.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com,

      Jeff <Jeff.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      > "Nepatsfan" wrote:

      > Jeff

      You're welcome. Thanks for coming back and letting us know your

      problem is fixed.

      Nepatsfan

      #4; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:57:00 GMT
    • "Nepatsfan" wrote:

      > 1E95A6B6-5B9B-4B6A-8277-F48887D3CB47.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com,

      > Jeff <Jeff.windows-xp.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

      > You might want to take a look at this program:

      > Courtesy of Doug Knox MS-MVP

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...sk_desktop.htm

      > Here's a registry fix for the same problem:

      > Courtesy of Kelly Theriot MS-MVP

      > Line 15, left hand column

      > Remove Common Tasks from Desktop

      > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

      > Good luck

      > Nepatsfan

      > It worked! Thank you

      Jeff

      >

      #5; Thu, 05 Jun 2008 11:58:00 GMT