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Hide the “Keyboard” and “Mouse” system icons in Control Panel.

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the "Keyboard" and "Mouse" system icons from the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings and select Control Panel, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting controls both "Keyboard" and "Mouse" properties and can hide their system icons from the current applets list displayed in Control Panel.

The "Keyboard" system icon helps you to customize keyboard options like adjusting the character repeat delay, character repeat rate; and the cursor blink rate and "Mouse" system icon helps you to customize the mouse options like button configuration and double click speed, including mouse pointers, motion speed and other settings.

For this, go to Start > Run, enter "regedit" and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a string value "main.cpl" in "don’t load" sub key, if this value does not exist. Setting the Value Data to "No" will hide the system icons "Keyboard" and "Mouse" in Control Panel.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
In the Control Panel window, the "Keyboard" and "Mouse" system icons are shown by default. If you'd like to show these icons again, you can delete the registry value name "main.cpl".

Hide Mouse and Keyboard in Control Panel.reg

The ".reg" file can hide “Keyboard” and “Mouse” system icons in the Control Panel window.

Show Mouse and Keyboard in Control Panel (Default).reg

The “.reg” file can cause the “Keyboard” and “Mouse” system icons to reappear in the Control Panel window.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The system icons "Keyboard" and "Mouse" are hidden from the Control Panel item list.

The system icons “Keyboard” and “Mouse” reappear in the ‘Control Panel’ window.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don't load\] and create a String Value "main.cpl" by right-clicking in the open area.

Next, right-click on “main.cpl” to modify its data value.

Finally, set the ‘Value Data’ as “No” in the textbox provided and click on ‘OK’.

Hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Accessibility Options” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Modems” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Modems” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Scanners and Cameras” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Telephony” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Telephony” system icon from the current applets group.

Hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon in Control Panel (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Fonts & Icons

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting, you can hide the “Add/Remove Programs” system icon from the current applets group.

 
 
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