December 16, 2008

This ends today! (Open File – Security Warning)

Posted in Beginner at 4:01 am by gloriouscomputing

Are you sure? Are you?

Are you sure? Are you? Are you feeling lucky, punk?

How many times do you see this Vista dialog a day? 20, 30 times? How many times, after the first time you saw it, did you stop to think “Hm, well, I clicked the download exe link, I waited for it to download, then I double clicked it, I told Firefox that it’s cool to run… But now! But now if Windows thinks it might be dangerous due to being an exe, well maybe now I should reconsider this whole thing.”

Not once did this dialog make you think the above? That’s because warning dialogs of this nature are useless. In total, this dialog alone probably wasted an hour of my life. Well, this ends today! You turned off the stupid UAC as the first thing you did after installing Vista, now it’s time for this abomination to go.

Here’s how to turn it off:

  • Go to your Control Panel
  • Internet Options
  • Security tab
  • Custom Level (it’s a little button somewhere hard to see)
  • Scroll down for a while, under Miscellaneous
  • Launching applications and unsafe files
  • Change it from Prompt to Enable

Wow, 7 steps. They really tried to stop us from enjoying our computing experience. Here’s a screenshot of what you are looking for.

Need a map?

Need a map?

Think of it like a map, cause you’ll need it.

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