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» Fast Shutdown and/or Restart From Quick Launch Buttons
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated

This tip will enable you to create buttons in your quick launch toolbar to quickly and easily shut down and/or restart your computer.

» Fix The Search Companion Error
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you try to search in Windows XP, you may get this message, "A file that is required to run search companion cannot be found. You may need to run setup."
» Focus priority tweak
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Focus priority tweak
» Fun with a wheel mouse and IE
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:

Are you interested in browing the internet the fastest way possible?  Save time by using keyboard mouse shortcuts desiged for a wheel scroll mouse.  Below are a few tips to help you naviagte the web faster.

» Get to System Properties Faster
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This tweak is for those of you who consider right-clicking on My Computer, and then going down to the properties menu, a bit time consuming.
» Trouble reading small fonts in Internet Explorer
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This tip allows you to change the font size in Internet Explorer.
» How Autocheck & PerfectDisk Work Together
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Autocheck always runs at boot. PerfectDisk is first in the bootexecute list. 
» Repair Install of XP
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
How To Do a Repair Install of XP
» How To Install & Use Recovery Console
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
The Windows Recovery console is designed to help you recover when your Windows-Based computer does not start properly or does not start at all. If Safe mode and other startup options do not work, you can consider using the Recovery Console. This method is recommended only if you are an advanced user who can use basic commands to identify and locate problem drivers and files. In addition, you must be an administrator to use the Recovery Console.
» How to send instant messages over secure networks
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you have ever used a computer at a high school or college, then you might have seen that pesky software that prevents you from installing any programs or web content filters that prevent you from accessing instant chat sessions.
» How to Work with the Registry
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
The full guide
» How To Set Up A New System From Scratch
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
The question frequently comes up about how to format and install XP from scratch.
» If Your System Wont Shut Down Properly
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
One of the most common XP topic concerns shut-down or power-down issues.
» How you keep your hands on the keyboard
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Speed up your use of the computer by learning a few shortcut keys.
» Open Internet Explorer without Home Page
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Open Internet Explorer without Home Page
» Quick Date and Time Insert
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This is a very handy method of inserting the date and time (according to the Windows calendar) into a text document. As far as I know, this only works in Notepad, not in MS Word or Wordpad.
» Quick System Access
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Quick System Access
» Reinstall Internet Explorer 6
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you find you need to reinstall Internet Explorer from the XP CD or if you want to do it for troubleshooting purposes
» Remote Shutdown Computers on LAN
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Remote Shutdown Computers on LAN
» Remove Control Panel Items
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This tweak is useful for uncluttering your Control Panel and removing unused functions
» Remove Outlook Express From Your System
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
To completely remove Outlook Express from your system
» Remove programs from uninstall list
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you deleted a program instead of uninstalling it, most likely the program will still be listed in the windows uninstall list.   Follow the directions below to remove programs from list manually.
» Removing password from hibernate / suspend
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Removing password from returning from hibernate / suspend
» Removing Startup Items located in the registry
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
The System Configuration Utility displays items that start with your PC. These items are generally located in one of two areas. The registry or in Common Startup.
» Right-click
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Lets say you have a bout 4-5 very useful applications which you use always. By placing them all on the first level menu will eventually crowd your start menu. Now why not utilize the right-click option instead? The right-click option gives you the ability to Open, Explore and Find. If you can add a shortcut to your application to that menu, it would be great.
» Screensaver keeps resetting to NONE
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
To be able to set your own screensaver, follow the following instructions
» Sending mail by clicking an icon on desktop
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
You can easily create an icon on your desktop that allows you to compose and sand a mail by double clicking on it without opening Outlook Express.
» No to All
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you've ever performed some kind of file operation, you'll be blasted with "Are you sure?"-type dialog boxes with the options
» Shortcut Icon for Run
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
You can put the Run... command found in the Start Menu on the desktop or anywhere else you want
» Single key-press file/folder renaming
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
Single key-press file/folder renaming
» Some Shortcut Keys you might enjoy
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Windows XP is full of many KEY-Combo Shortcuts to access Feasures quickly. Here are some of the shortcuts you may find most useful.
» System files think before removing them
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:

There are any number of programs available that will claim to search your hard drive and remove any duplicate files. Most of these programs do a pretty good job, but it's worth having an understanding of what impact removal of system files and application components can have upon your computer.

» System Restore Calendar Missing
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If you open System Restore and try to choose a restore point but the calendar is missing, it's probably the Hypertext Markup Language Component associatiion (.htc) that is missing or corrupt.
» Tricking WinXP to use larger then 32GB FAT32 Partitions
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
Trick WinXP into using Partitions bigger then 32GB. I have been using a 60GB Fat32 partition on WinXP for over 4 months now and I haven't had a single problem
» Turn off system beeps
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
If those beeps annoy you there is a way to turn them off
» Uninstall Windows Messenger
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This is for WINDOWS Messenger, not MSN Messenger
» Use your digital camera as an portable storage device
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
This is not really a tweak as such, just a very simple thing you could do with your digital camera that most people don't think about.
» View and modify user folder location
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated

Microsoft Windows XP uses a lot of folders for each user.  Everything from  "My video" to your personal documents folder.  Below is where you can view the locations of these folders and can change them.

» View System Uptime
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Rating:
To view the amount of time that XP has been running with out rebooting or restarting the computer
» Win98 Style Network Nieghbourhood
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
If you don't like having to click on My network places, then view workgroup in order to see the computers in the network
» Winchat
By  Super Admin | Published 02/23/2005 | Usability Page 1 | Unrated
There is an application in XP that allows networked users to to communicate with each other.