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Remove the tablet pc input panel button from the taskbar

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by superminnick, Feb 7, 2005.

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    superminnick Guest

    Hi there,

    Is there a way to remove the tablet PC input panel button from the taskbar?


    I'd like to do this because:
    1. a) I always use a keyboard with my tablet, so never handwrite.
    1. b) There is a physical button for the input panel on the side of my tablet.
    2. In portrait mode, taskbar space is scarce.

    Hey, while we're at it, is there a way to change the start menu button to be
    just the windows icon and not the icon + the word "Start"? I think I've
    figured out what it does by now windows :p
    superminnick, Feb 7, 2005
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    Mickey Segal Guest

    There was a recent PowerPoint talk by someone at Microsoft about this. The
    gist was as follows but I didn't record the source.

    To remove or restore the TIP icon, launch Run, type command and then:

    For Removing type:
    regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\tipband.dll"

    For Restoring type:
    regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\tipband.dll"

    Afterwards for either Removing or Restoring:
    reboot and in Taskbar settings check "Show quick launch"
    Mickey Segal, Feb 7, 2005
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    Jan Wagner Guest

    You could for example use one of the (commercial...) progs at

    - Jan
    Jan Wagner, Feb 7, 2005
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    superminnick Guest

    Thanks, the TIP shortcut is now gone.

    As for the start menu, it's too bad there's no easier way than installing
    third party software to fix it.

    Thanks for the info
    superminnick, Feb 7, 2005
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    Jan Wagner Guest

    Well, I suppose you could do it with a resource editor too if you just
    modify system files (explorer.exe, user.exe?). A nice res editor is

    Actually there are even some sort of instructions at

    Seems like the logo is in bitmap 176 or 143. Strings as in the above

    Ok then, good luck! ;-)

    - Jan
    Jan Wagner, Feb 8, 2005
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