This might be a little tricky, follow the steps below carefully as
you will create or modify a Registry entry.
1. Go to Run and enter "regedit"
2. Go to and step in the following folders - HKEY_CURRENT_USER -
SOFTWARE - Microsoft - Windows NT - CurrentVersion -
AppCompatFlags - Layers
3. In the folder - Layers -, you will see in the right panel the
location of Guide.exe. As an example - C:\guide\guide.exe - under
Name. IF YOU DO NOT SEE AN ENTRY WITH "Guide.exe" DO NUMBER 4 else
DO NUMBER 5,
4. Do this procedure only if you do not see a Guide.exe entry. Right
mouse click in the right panel, select "New", select "String", enter
under Name where your Guide.exe is located in your system and left
mouse click anywhere in the panel.
5. When under Name the location of guide.exe is visible, right mouse
click on the entry (ie. C:\guide\guide.exe) and select Modify, enter
the data value ~ DISABLETHEMES , no quotation included.
6. Close modify and you should see as an example under, Name:
C:\guide\guide.exe, under Type: REG_Z, under Data: ~
7. If all is correct, close Regedit window. Now the toolbar spaces
will disappear when you open Guide.
Hope it helps,
On 10-Feb-16 12:54 PM, 'Tom Kunsitis'
I copied Guide 9.1 from one Window 10
computer to another. The source computer had been converted
from Windows 7. Guide 9.1 ran on it without problem. On the
new computer, which was already Windows 10, Guide 9.1 runs OK
but the toolbar is spread out. In earlier versions of
Windows, this was corrected by disabling dynamic effects in
the Windows shortcut icon. I do not see this option anymore.
I have played with the compatibility settings and run the
compatibility troubleshooter but nothing changes. Has anyone
else encountered this issue?
Tom Kunsitis - Richmond, Virginia USA