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Table 6-1 (continued)
Prevent users from rearranging
Locks in the position of your toolbars (similar
to locking the taskbar).
Turn off all balloon notifications
Disables pop-up help.
Remove pinned programs from the
Disables and removes pinned applications on
Prevent users from moving
taskbar to another screen dock location
Locks the position of your taskbar.
Prevent users from resizing the
Locks the size of your taskbar.
Turn off taskbar thumbnails
Disables the application thumbnails that are
shown when you move your cursor over
taskbar items when running Aero Glass.
Clear history of tile notifications
Clears history of tile notifications.
Prevent users from uninstalling
applications from the Start
Stops users from uninstalling applications on
the Start screen.
Show “Run as different user”
command on Start
Allows apps to be run as a different user by
enabling button on right-click charms bar.
Do not allow taskbars on more
than one display
Disables multi-monitor taskbars.
As you can see, dozens of useful group policies can help you customize your
desktop more than any other method. Additionally, these policies can be used in
a domain policy that governs all Windows 8 computers connected to the domain.
This chapter walked you through the process of customizing the Start screen
and then moved on to the taskbar. You customized your Start screen for the
way you work and got rid of the extra clutter. Then you were shown how you
can customize and improve the way the taskbar works, followed by advanced
tweaking via Group Policy.
The next chapter concentrates on customizing the desktop. You find out how
you can completely change the look of the interface and use other third-party
applications to make the interface even better.