Setting the Initial State of the Task Area

By default, the task area is collapsed and it can be expanded by the user. Add this registry key on the client computer to specify whether task area is visible or hidden when the user opens M-Files Desktop. This setting must be added before the user has logged in to the vault for the first time.

Key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Motive\M-Files\<version>\Client\MFShell<vault name>
Value name TaskPaneInitialState
Value type REG_DWORD
Description Specifies whether the task area is hidden, visible, or completely disabled when the user opens M-Files Desktop.
Default value 1 The task area is hidden.
Valid values 0 The task area is disabled and cannot be opened by the user.
1 The task area is hidden but can be expanded by the user.
2 The task area is visible but can be hidden by the user.