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    Default 10 Tips To Enhance Windows Usability

    Some of my favorite tweaks in Windows, the list has manual methods & an archive for registry entries can be found at the end with all hacks mentioned.

    1. Restore Previous Folder Windows At Logon:

    My Computer –> Tools –> View –> Check ‘Restore Previous Folder Windows At Logon’ option.

    2. Use Check boxes To Select Multiple Items:



    My Computer –> Tools –> View –> Check ‘Use Check boxes To Select Items’

    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    3. Change Start Menu Power Button To Shut Down:

    Control Panel –> System and Maintenance –> Power Options –> Choose What Power Buttons Do (left sidebar) –> Change as per wish

    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    4. Add Copy/Move To Option In Right Click Menu

    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    5. Remove “Delete” Option For Recycle Bin On Desktop

    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    6. Disable Balloon Tips:

    Start -> Run –> Regedit.exe –> Navigate to

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Advanced

    Right Click on empty space –> New –> DWORD, name it EnableBalloonTips
    Double-click EnableBalloonTips, and then assign a value data of 0

    7. Flip 3D & Show Desktop Missing From Quick Launch:

    For Show Desktop Shortcut:

    Create a text file with the following:

    [Shell]
    Command=2
    IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar]
    Command=ToggleDesktop

    Save it as “Show Desktop.scf” in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\<YOURNAME>\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    For Flip 3D

    1. Navigate to C:\Users\Leo\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    2. Create New Shortcut
    3. Enter location as: %WinDir%\System32\rundll32.exe dwmapi #105
    4. Name it ‘Switch between windows’


    8. Take ownership Of Folders:

    A script that will add the ”Take Ownership’ option in the right click menu.
    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    9. Disable Autorun For Drives:

    Control Panel –> Hardware and Sound –> AutoPlay

    You can customize the behavior or uncheck the ‘Use Autoplay for…’ to completely disable it.

    Note: Registry hack for the same in the pack

    10. Add Effects To Thumbnails In A Folder:

    * Start –> Run –> Regedit –>
    * HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT –> SystemFileAssociations -> image
    * Change values for Treatment as per choice:

    0 - No Effect

    1 - Drop Shadow

    2 - Photo Border

    3 - Video Frame

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    cool thx for sharing!

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    Thanks for that iMav you always come up with something goodand going to your link makes it easier to follow if you're not sure

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    Pretty handy and useful tutorial. Thanks for the effort ! Addition of the registry hacks pack is a cool idea

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    Thanx ... nice n handy tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v3loc1ty View Post
    cool thx for sharing!
    Quote Originally Posted by seti View Post
    Thanks for that iMav you always come up with something goodand going to your link makes it easier to follow if you're not sure
    Quote Originally Posted by HappyAndyK View Post
    Pretty handy and useful tutorial. Thanks for the effort ! Addition of the registry hacks pack is a cool idea
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramesh Kumar MVP View Post
    Thanx ... nice n handy tips.
    Humbled by the response.

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    reallygood one's...thx buddy

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