Archive for month: April, 2008

Disable XP’s “Open File – Security Warning” dialog

13 Apr
April 13, 2008

If, like me, you’re fed up with Windows XP SP2’s annoying “Open File Security Warning?”,  just create a system environment variable called SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS and set it to 1 to disable the feature.

Annoying, isn't it?

Annoying, isn't it?

Disable Windows “unknown file type” web service

05 Apr
April 5, 2008

Windows XP and Vista contain a feature that is supposed to help you locate the right program to open a file with an unknown extension. I’ve never found this particularly useful – luckily, it’s easy to nuke it by employing a quick Registry hack. Check out this Lifehacker post for the details.

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