Disable Dim on Windows 7 Program Installation Confirmation

There is something really annoying about Windows 7 when you attempt to install any program, and that is the screen dimming that happens before the program installation confirmation message. And while it’s meant to draw attention and avoid unintentional approvals, I see it as an overkill and really annoying when I’m in the middle of work. So to disable it, simply open the User Account Control Settings simply by hitting the Windows button, and typing “User Account Control Settings” then hit Enter.

You will most likely see the like this (the default).

Simply drag the scroll bar one level down to this.

I find this much better.

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  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    “There are things really annoying about Windows” — There. I fixed it for you!

  • Bashar

    MBH: Yes but u gotta admit they’re getting better at cloning mac everytime.

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    Not only Mac, but some rip offs from KDE/GNOME too.

    When my deceased grandmother wakes up from her grave, takes my laptop and starts writing code, Microsoft still doesn’t stand a chance at providing a decent OS, not even with the stolen features.

  • http://www.super.ae/ اخبار الرياضه

    I really need to try this windows 7. I heard a lot of things about this software.

  • http://bloggylife.com bloggylife

    I will upgrade my stupid Vista shortly. Hope Win7 is a better tarqeee3, I miss XP :P

    MBH, why do you have to drag your poor gramma outta the grave man :P and to do what coding!!! Is this another way of saying it’s impossible for MS to produce a decent OS ;P U gotta admit it is user friendly, though with annoying problems, and Vista doesn’t count, but you gotta give ‘em that. I like XP.

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    User friendly? Have you tried searching for files in Win7? I was helping someone yesterday and I kid you not, the dude was lost and so was I!

    They’ve taken away the search dialog and replaced it with just a bar that searches by default only in its own index. If you insert a new disk, you’d have to click around and bash the keyboard like a monkey (with monkey sound) a few times to hopefully click on something that will get the dialog and search in the new disk… and it’s SLOW!

    It has an urge to index everything you have, and insert, so that it won’t be slow next time you search.

    In XP, though they had that horrid dog helped in search, at least the dialog was very helpful! You could easily select some extra options to look for files.

    Notice this long comment? It’s a rant about search only.

    Microzift FAILS.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    bloggylife: Windows 7 can’t be worse than Vista. Definitely an upgrade. Unlike XP to Vista move.

    MBH: Is this a kinda old PC? As for me, the message shows quick and I easily say NO. And yes, they try to index everything since they copied it from Apple remember? But I have to say, Apple’s way of disabling drive indexing is way more stupid. You’d have to go to Spotlight Preferences -> Pravicy, and add your flash disk there.

    (Apple: Please steal this new box from Win 7.)

    As for the dog… I’m so glad he’s dead. So far I see the search useful more than harmful.

    PS: No, I’m not MSFT fan trust me :)

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    I don’t like the “urge” for Windows to index everything.

    They did show a warning message that search WILL be slow because the disk isn’t indexed, but the results were literally crawling! As I said, in XP, it was much faster!

    Another thing is that Microsoft has an online forensics tool (COFEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Online_Forensic_Evidence_Extractor) and I think that their urge to index isn’t really to aid you in search, but to aid them as well, should the need kicks in.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MBH: Ohh… so we’re forcefully helping a good cause?

    Yeah I recall this slow search message. I am trying now and it seems fast, but there aren’t many files on my flash drive. Will see about it in the future I guess.

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    What good cause are you referring to?

    Microsoft can pull that index any time it wants and learn about the files you have.

    And as well know, if Microsoft can do it, so can the hackers/crackers/botnet masters.

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MBH: I mean it is claimed to be used for criminal investigations. Funny I just read the article now it doesn’t exist on Wikipedia!

  • http://mbhtech.blogspot.com MBH

    Probably because the dumb URL parser included a bracket with the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Online_Forensic_Evidence_Extractor

  • http://blogallalong.com/ Bashar

    MBH: LOL right! :)

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