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    Thank you for sharing this!  I found that only "Mode" works on my Vista machine here, and only "LogicalViewMode" works on my 7 machine.  I have updated my instructions accordingly. thumb.gif
 
 
    I understand that fully.  However, this messed up view issue is not limited only to Windows 8.  Furthermore, those shortcut keys were introduced in Windows 8, but it appears that Microsoft later released an update for Windows 8 that disables them.  Thus, if someone reading this is not using Windows 8, or if they using Windows 8, but the shortcut keys do nothing, they will have to use the registry trick instead.  I have corrected the text. thumb.gif
 
 

    Please stop being a distraction.  The first registry key you mentioned has nothing to do with the desktop view.  The "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\" branch is simply a list of all the registered COM servers (usually DLLs).  "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\" is basically a mirror of "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\", so you'll see all the same keys all over again.  The class ID "{06290BD2-48AA-11D2-8432-006008C3FBFC}" that you first mentioned is the registration entry for "scrobj.dll", which is a Windows Script Host scripting component.  I see no connection between it and the desktop or Explorer at all.
    The second key you mentioned doesn't exist in my computer, but going up one level to "ComDlg" looks very much like the key you should be editing.  But changing the appropriate values there doesn't change anything on my desktop here.  So re-read my instructions carefully.  "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\1\Desktop" is the key you should be interested in. thumb.gif

Stop being a distraction? I'm simply offering my help to this matter. That is the point and potential downfall of a forum. When you ask for help, you may get the right answer and you might not. I'm simply offering potentially related registry locations. It's better to offer information than not to. Of course, I'm not telling him to delete keys at will. I'm simply doing investigation. And solving these problems is good for my own self.

Don't take what I say as any offense. I simply wanted to point out that his title said Windows 8 and his screenshot was of a Windows 8 desktop (hence the lack of start menu). And from what you're saying, the OS makes a difference wink.gif

It also seems like you edited a previous post rather than posting a new one. People are much more likely to see the correct solution by posting a new reply rather than editing an old reply.
Edited by tmontney - 10/2/13 at 1:54pm
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post #12 of 12
*Hand's out chill pills*

Hopefully this solves OP's problem, it's probably worth putting that into a batch file though, a double click is much easier than following those steps smile.gif

I'm running Windows 7, you can see it clearly by the screenshot: (couldn't help myself, I love you really)

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