Be gone, extended view

Does the “extended view” in the services console in Windows XP bug you? Want to change the default view? If so,

I had a brain wave a few months back, where I remembered something from my MCSA training (so it wasn’t useless after all).

It’s a pain when you open services.msc, and the first thing you always need to do is change to standard view.

The steps are as follows:

  • Expand ‘Administrative Tools’ in the Start menu.
  • Right-click on Services, and select ‘Author’

Administrative tools

  • In the Services console, change to standard view, and then save the console.

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