I generally avoid the still-awful Autodesk discussion groups these days, but I do hop in from time to time in the vain hope of seeing some improvement. In doing so, I occasionally pick up a gem, and that happened today. I think this one deserves a wider audience, so here it is.
In AutoCAD 2010, you can disable the InfoCenter toolbar by opening the
registry, and going to the following key:
In that key there’s a value with the name “InfoCenterOn”.
Changing that value from 1 to 0 will disable the InfoCenter toolbar.
Why would you want to do this? To improve startup times and reduce annoyance. Autodesk should have provided a better mechanism for doing this. The absence of convenient, designed-in off switches for new features is something I’ve complained about on many occasions over the years. Autodesk’s response has been patchy.
Edit: I just noticed Owen Wengerd has posted about this, including a LISP routine to simplify the process of turning it on and off.