Hide Task View

A Custom Batch Script to hide the task view.

Batch Script

The following is the Hide Task View sample batch script. Copy it and save it as a .bat file. For further information on hosting this script see Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts.

@echo off
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v ShowTaskViewButton /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Custom Script Settings

The table below outlines all the fields that need to be set when creating this custom script.

For a detailed guide, refer to Create a Hide Task View Script.

Create a Hide Task View Script

1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.

2. Navigate to the Applications tab.


4. Select Create Custom Script.

5. Enter a Name for the script, Hide Task View in this example; use any name you'd like to use.

6. Enter the URL that points to the hosted script http://faronics.org/proservices/bat/hide_taskview.bat in this example. You might need to download this file and host it on a link that is whitelisted in your firewall.

Best Practice is to download the sample script and self-host it. You can do this for free with GitHub. See the Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts for more information.

7. Select the script type: Batch Script.

8. Command Line: Leave blank.

9. Select the account to Run As; either System Account or Specified User Account.

10. Click SAVE TO GRID.

Once saved, the script can be pushed to an individual computer or groups of computers. It can also be scheduled using a Policy.

For a guide on how to run your custom script, see Pushing the Script.

The script will now appear in the list of Custom Scripts. It will also be available to select from the Applications Control Grid View.

Search for the script in the grid using the search option. If your applications are grouped, you will see a column named Custom Scripts. Selecting the Custom Script header will display all the scripts that have been added to the grid.

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