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      22nd Jun 2006
Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who log
onto a system?
 
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Larry Gardner
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      23rd Jun 2006
The registry key is:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors

and the value to change is InfoWindow. It is an RGB (Red Green Blue) value.

To change for all users, you would have to change the Default User profile
for all future new accounts. The current accounts, you would have to do
manually, or use Regedit and Load each user's Hive and change the value.

You can create a .reg file that modifies HKEY_USERS\MyUser\Control
Panel\Colors InfoWindow value.
Then all you have to do is Load each users Hive under HKEY_USERS\MyUser and
run the .reg file, unload the hive and then do then next user.

You could also use the Command Prompt REG.EXE command and create a batch
file and run in for all users on a system.

"Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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      23rd Jun 2006
Steve,

This is a per-user setting.

How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310543

To apply the setting to the other user accounts, you may create a REG file
(example below)

- - - - - - - - - - -
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
"InfoWindow"="255 255 225"

- - - - - - - - - - -

OTOH if you want to change the default user profile template, see:

How to create a custom default user profile:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974


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Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


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Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who log
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Larry Gardner
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      23rd Jun 2006
Ramesh:

How does he change it for all current users?

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Steve,
>
> This is a per-user setting.
>
> How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310543
>
> To apply the setting to the other user accounts, you may create a REG file
> (example below)
>
> - - - - - - - - - - -
> REGEDIT4
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
> "InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
>
> - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> OTOH if you want to change the default user profile template, see:
>
> How to create a custom default user profile:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who
> log
> onto a system?
>
>



 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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      23rd Jun 2006
Hi Larry,

Using one of these ways:

1. GPO (for Domain)
2. Using the REG LOAD /? command-line to load NTUSER.DAT
3. Merging the REG file under each user account

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Larry Gardner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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Ramesh:

How does he change it for all current users?

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Steve,
>
> This is a per-user setting.
>
> How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310543
>
> To apply the setting to the other user accounts, you may create a REG file
> (example below)
>
> - - - - - - - - - - -
> REGEDIT4
>
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
> "InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
>
> - - - - - - - - - - -
>
> OTOH if you want to change the default user profile template, see:
>
> How to create a custom default user profile:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who
> log
> onto a system?




 
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      23rd Jun 2006
Using a gpo for the domain is what I would prefer. I have not been able to
locate a gpo settting for this. Is there a gpo in active directory that I may
have missed?

Thanks,

Steve


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Hi Larry,
>
> Using one of these ways:
>
> 1. GPO (for Domain)
> 2. Using the REG LOAD /? command-line to load NTUSER.DAT
> 3. Merging the REG file under each user account
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Larry Gardner" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Ramesh:
>
> How does he change it for all current users?
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Steve,
> >
> > This is a per-user setting.
> >
> > How to Change the Font, Size, and Colors of Desktop Items:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310543
> >
> > To apply the setting to the other user accounts, you may create a REG file
> > (example below)
> >
> > - - - - - - - - - - -
> > REGEDIT4
> >
> > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors]
> > "InfoWindow"="255 255 225"
> >
> > - - - - - - - - - - -
> >
> > OTOH if you want to change the default user profile template, see:
> >
> > How to create a custom default user profile:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=319974
> >
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> >
> > Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> > Windows® XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
> >
> >
> > "Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Does anybody know how to change default tooltip color for all users who
> > log
> > onto a system?

>
>
>
>

 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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      23rd Jun 2006
Steve,

Option 3 may be what you're looking for.

Distributing Registry Changes in Windows 2000:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...reg.mspx#EAHAC

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Steve" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
Using a gpo for the domain is what I would prefer. I have not been able to
locate a gpo settting for this. Is there a gpo in active directory that I
may
have missed?

Thanks,

Steve


 
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Ramesh, MS-MVP
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      23rd Jun 2006
Well, it says:

Templates have the following limitations:
..Policies are limited to the settings available in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
and HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry subkeys.
..You can't reference a registry key that requires binary data.

Therefore, we'll rule out the ADM option. Other option is to use a logon
script (regedit.exe /s filename.reg), but it runs under user privileges,
requiring user access to regedit.

Also try the question in the following groups to learn if there is a method
available:

microsoft.public.windows.group_policy
microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy


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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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Steve,

Option 3 may be what you're looking for.

Distributing Registry Changes in Windows 2000:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...reg.mspx#EAHAC

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com



 
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Larry Gardner
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      23rd Jun 2006
Can't he use a login batch file, that's uses the reg.exe command, for each
existing user account? The batch file could be placed on a server and
accessible by all.

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Well, it says:
>
> Templates have the following limitations:
> .Policies are limited to the settings available in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> and HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry subkeys.
> .You can't reference a registry key that requires binary data.
>
> Therefore, we'll rule out the ADM option. Other option is to use a logon
> script (regedit.exe /s filename.reg), but it runs under user privileges,
> requiring user access to regedit.
>
> Also try the question in the following groups to learn if there is a
> method
> available:
>
> microsoft.public.windows.group_policy
> microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy
>
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Steve,
>
> Option 3 may be what you're looking for.
>
> Distributing Registry Changes in Windows 2000:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...reg.mspx#EAHAC
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
> Windows« XP Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
>
>
>



 
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