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Window Inspector Advanced Settings

Window Inspector Advanced Settings

Warning: These settings should generally not be used, unless you require the functionality they provide. These can be configured in the Window Inspector Settings window, by clicking the "Advanced Settings" button.

If you need any help with these advanced settings, please contact us.

Application Hooks: Disable Shell Hooks

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableShellHooks
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Shell Hooks will be enabled (default)
1: Shell Hooks will be disabled
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Description This will disable any shell hooks that the application may use. This may cause issues if the application depends on them. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Default Nice Font Family Name

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\FontsDefaultFamily
Type REG_SZ
Values Any font name, like Arial or Tahoma
Default Auto-detect
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Description Use this to override the default font family name being used in the UI. The default is usually Segoe UI. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Default Nice Font Size (in pixels)

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\FontsDefaultSizePX
Type REG_SZ
Values 5 to 50
Default Auto-detect
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Description Use this setting to force the default UI font size to a specific value. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Disable ClearType Force Enabled

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableClearTypeForceEnabled
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Force using ClearType for all custom controls (default)
1: Don't use ClearType
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Description Use this setting to force the application to not use ClearType. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Fonts: Disable Nice Fonts

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\FontsNiceDisabled
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Nice fonts will be used (default)
1: Nice fonts will not be used
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Description Use this setting to never use nice fonts on UI controls. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Backup Settings Path Override

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\BackupSettingsPath
Type REG_SZ
Values Path (like C:\MyBackups)
Default Auto-detect
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Description Overrides the default settings backup path.

General: Disable API Sync Error Messages

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableSyncErrorMessages
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: API syncing will show error messages when needed (default)
1: API syncing will never show an error message
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Description Use this setting to force the application to never show an error if an API sync fails.

General: Disable Free License Reminder Notifications

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableFreeLicenseReminderNotifications
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Show the free license reminder notifications every 30 days (default)
1: Don't show the free license reminder notifications
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Description This setting disables the notifications you may receive every 30 days if you're using the free version.

General: Disable Loading Screens

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableLoadingScreens
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Loading screen will be enabled (default)
1: Loading screens will be disabled
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Description This setting will force any loading screens to not be shown.

General: Disable New Assembly Resolver

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableNewAssemblyResolver
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: New assembly resolver will be enabled (default)
1: New assembly resolver will be disabled
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Description Use this setting to disable the new assembly resolver. This should only be used for troubleshooting and is not recommended. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Prompt When Restoring Settings

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableRestoreSettingsPrompt
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: A confirmation dialog will be shown (default)
1: No confirmation dialog will be shown
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Description This will prevent the Restore Settings dialog from prompting for a confirmation. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Push Syncing (if needed)

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisablePushSyncing
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Push Syncing will be enabled if needed (default)
1: Push Syncing will be disabled
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Description This setting will force the application to never use push-syncing, if it's required by this application. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Disable Settings Auto-Backup

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableBackupAuto
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Settings will be automatically backed-up (default)
1: Settings will not be automatically backed-up
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Description Use this setting to disable the settings auto-backups. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Don't Show Error Messages for HotKey Bind Failures

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableHotKeyBindErrorMessage
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: An error message will be shown when a HotKey bind fails (default)
1: No error message will be shown when a HotKey bind fails
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Description Use this setting to ignore hotkey bind failures.

General: Don't Show Tray Icon Notification Balloons

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\TrayIconBalloonsDisabled
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Tray icon notification balloons will be shown (default)
1: No tray icon notification balloons will be shown
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Description Use this setting to disable tray and Growl notifications. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Hide the 'Our Apps' Settings Tab

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableOurAppsTab
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: The 'Our Apps' tab will be shown (default)
1: The 'Our Apps' tab will be hidden
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Description Use this setting to hide the 'Our Apps' tab in the Settings window.

General: Languages: Force Load Language Files with Errors

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\ForceLoadLanguageFiles
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Don't allow language files with errors to be loaded (default)
1: Load language files with errors and replace missing text
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Description Use this setting to force the application to load invalid language files. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: Languages: Show Language File Errors

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\ShowLanguageErrors
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Language errors are not shown (default)
1: Language errors are shown
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Description Use this setting to show language file errors. This is useful if you are a product translator. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

General: User Agent Override

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\WebUserAgent
Type REG_SZ
Values A user agent string that you would like to use
Default Auto-detect
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Description Use this setting to override the user agent that gets used to internal web requests. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Disable Hung Window Detection

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableInternalHungWindowDetection
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Hung window detection will be used (default)
1: Hung window detection will not be used
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Description Use this setting to prevent the application from detecting if application windows are hung. Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Disable WMI Polling

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableInternalWMI
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: WMI Polling will be enabled (default)
1: WMI Polling will be disabled
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Description Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Disable

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\DisableFontScaling
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Font Scaling will be enabled (default)
1: Font Scaling will be disabled
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Description This setting can be used to force this application to never scale itself. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Force X

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\FontScaleForceX
Type REG_SZ
Values 0.25 to 5.0
Default Auto-detect
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Description Use this setting to force the application to use a specific font scaling (DPI) value. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Font Scaling: Force Y

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\FontScaleForceY
Type REG_SZ
Values 0.25 to 5.0
Default Auto-detect
Versions latest
Description Use this setting to force the application to use a specific font scaling (DPI) value. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Force Old Window Focus Method

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\ForceOldWindowFocusMethod
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Use the new method to focus windows (default)
1: Use the old method to focus windows
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Description Use this setting to force the application to use the older method for focusing windows.

Troubleshooting: Force ToolTips to be Top not TopMost

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\ToolTipsNotTopMost
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: ToolTips will be allowed to be TopMost (default)
1: ToolTips will never be TopMost
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Description Use this setting to troubleshoot window focus issues.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Disable Log Buffering

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\LogDisableBuffer
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Logging will be buffered (default)
1: Logging will not be buffered
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Description Only use this setting if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Metrics

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\LogDebugMetrics
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Metrics will not be logged (default)
1: Metrics will be logged
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Description Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Stack Traces

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\LogDebugStackTraces
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Stack Traces will not be logged (default)
1: Stack Traces will be logged
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Description Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Enable Thread Names

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\LogDebugThreadNames
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Thread Names will not be logged (default)
1: Thread Names will be logged
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Description Only enable this if customer support instructs you to. It can cause performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Logging: Maximum Auto-Trim Log File Size

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\AutoTrimLogFileSizeMax
Type REG_SZ
Values 100,000 to 999,999,999 (bytes)
Default Auto-detect
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Description Use this setting to force the application to restrict the log to a smaller size, or let it grow to a much larger size. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: Memory Trim

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\MemoryTrimEnabled
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: Memory trimming is disabled (default)
1: Memory trimming is enabled
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Description Use this setting to force the application to try and trim it's memory usage. This can cause some performance issues. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: SetWindowPos: Disallow TopMost Calls

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\SetWindowPosDisallowTopMost
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: TopMost will be allowed if requested (default)
1: TopMost will never be allowed
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Description This will force the application to never set anything to TopMost. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.

Troubleshooting: SetWindowPos: Log Calls

Key HKCU\Software\Binary Fortress Software\Window Inspector\SetWindowPosLogCalls
Type REG_SZ
Values
0: SetWindowPos calls will not be logged (default)
1: SetWindowPos calls will be logged
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Description This will force the application to log all calls to the SetWindowPos function as L2 log lines. Window Inspector must be restarted for this setting to take effect.