toolbars do not stay locked after restarting the computer

Internet Explorer

    Sponsored Links


  • 1. Windows XP Service Pack 2 - New Joke!!
    A blonde buys a plane ticket to Miami. (It's a coach Ticket). When she gets on the plane she sits in first class. The steward who checks tickets says, "I'm so sorry, this is a coach ticket and your sitting in 1st class." "I can do What-eva I want, I'm a blonde." Well I'll get the pilot. The pilot comes and whispers in the blondes ear and she leaves. The steward looks amazed and says," What did you say?" The pilot simply says," I told her 1st class wasn't going to Miami, just coach was!!!" When asked by their host if she would like another drink, the attractive blonde bowed her head slightly and said, "No thank you. My husband limits me to one drink." "Why is that," the host asked? Her reply... "Because after one drink I can feel it; after two drinks ...anyone can!"

Re: toolbars do not stay locked after restarting the computer

Postby Ramesh [MVP] » Sat, 07 Aug 2004 17:33:14 GMT

Three possibilities:
1. Corrupt Toolbar layout
2. AutoTKit program causing this (in case of a HP/Compaq unit)
3. A malware, fash.exe or something causing this

Internet Explorer Toolbar settings are not saved

Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User

Windows 2000 Group Policy Registry Table: 

i've noticed for some time that when i arrange the 
toolbars on my internet explorer, EVEN IF I lock them, 
when i reboot the computer or restart it, they are back to 
some sort of default setting. does anyone know how to get 
them to really lock?

Similar Threads:

1.Taskbar does not stay as I lock it when restarting computer

My name is Paul

I put my taskbar to the left of my screen and made it bigger (a few inchces 
from the side). I lock it.

When I restart my computer it shrinks a little more everytime and I have to 
keep putting it back. I read the article that says to download the latest 
service pack to resolve this issue...I have SP2 so...

I appreciate your help

2.toolbars wont stay locked after restart

New computer with xp and explorer 6. The tool bars and window size save untill the computer is restarted then they go back to factory settings. Even with the toolbars locked they still change after restart. Where do I start to fix this annoying problem.

3.Quick Launch Toolbar Will Not Stay Open after Restart

My Quick Launch Toolbar will not stay open after restarting my computer.
After checking the "Show Quick Launch" setting on the taskbar properties
page, it remains unchecked after restarting my computer.  I have to rtecheck
it every time I restart my computer in order to see the Quick Launch toolbar
again.   Any ideas?

4.IE7 - Toolbars do not "Lock" in position at program restart

Hi Lock,

The Google toolbar is a known toolbar layout hijacker. Here's is a copy of a 
previous post

Here's the test plan to show how the Google toolbar hijacks the Toolbar 
layout in IE7 (untested in 6)

Start IE7 and unload the Google toolbar (if loaded) and just to be safe, any 
other third-party toolbars that you have installed. Arrange your remaining 
IE7 toolbars to your pleasure. I have the Menus and Links toolbars on the 
top line. Close IE7 to save your toolbar layout.

Open IE7 and it should show the last retained toolbar layout.... as 

Load the Google toolbar. Place it on a line of its own. Close IE to save the 
Toolbar layout..

Open IE7 and you will see that the toolbar layout has changed... All 
toolbars are displayed on their own lines...

Select the Tools>Manage Addons menu and find and disable the 'Google Toolbar 
Browser Helper' (the BHO part). Re-arrange the toolbars to your 
pleaseure.... note that the Google toolbar is still visible even though the 
BHO component has been disabled. (acutually it is still in memory, but it 
won't be loaded the next time the browser is started).

Close IE7 to save your toolbar layout.

Open IE7 and this time it should have retained your saved toolbar layout.

Conclusion - The Google toolbar hijacks ITBarLayout from within its satelite 
BHO. Disabling the satelite BHO of the Google toolbar returns toolbar layout 

Other known hijackers - toolbar

Seems to be a misunderstanding by toolbar developers to use a satelite BHO 
to write to ITBarLayout to force their toolbars to be displayed in the 
toolbar, dispite the users preferences.

For those of you with RegMon.exe - Place a hook on the satelite bho to track 
the registry writes to ITBarLayout.


"IE7 - Toolbars don't "Lock"" <IE7 - Toolbars don't 
"Lock"> wrote in message 
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
> Place google toolbar, roboform toolbar and favorite "links" on line under
> explorer line then lock toolbars - restart IE7 and toolbars are now 
> stacked
> under explorer bar - toolbar control still shows toolbars as "locked" even
> though now in new locations. (screenshots available, respond and I'll 
> email)
> Any idea how to actually "lock" toolbars into locations so they don't
> reconfigure selves each restart of this program? 

5.toolbars wont stay locked

have reloaded ie6 and now the toolbars will not stay 
locked where i want them any ideas

6. Toolbar won't stay locked

7. IE6 Toolbars won't stay locked

8. toolbars don't stay locked

Return to Internet Explorer


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guest