Photoshop CS5: view extras enables itself upon start up

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I have had Cs5 for a while now with no issues. Now when I open a file, photoshop enables the "extra" tool under view. It is vary annoying to always uncheck this feature because I never use it. I need help please .
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This may seem complicated, but it’s the only thing that comes to my mind:

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var idslct = charIDToTypeID( "slct" );
var desc71 = new ActionDescriptor();
var idnull = charIDToTypeID( "null" );
var ref51 = new ActionReference();
var idMn = charIDToTypeID( "Mn " );
var idMnIt = charIDToTypeID( "MnIt" );
var idtoggleShowExtras = stringIDToTypeID( "toggleShowExtras" );
ref51.putEnumerated( idMn, idMnIt, idtoggleShowExtras );
desc71.putReference( idnull, ref51 );
executeAction( idslct, desc71, DialogModes.ALL );

with ExtendScript Toolkit as a jsx-file into Photoshop’s Presets > Scripts-folder.
Then use File > Scripts > Script Events Manager to link the Script to the event »Start Application« and click the »Add«-button.