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 Post subject: YOUR Tips & Tricks
New postPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:48 am 

Thanks goes to UVAIS for this idea.
As the title implies, this thread is for you guys to submit your Windows tips, tricks & hacks.
Every week or so, we'll pick the best ones and publish it on Windows Guides.

For your benefit, before submitting any tips tricks or hacks, please search the site to see if we have already covered it.

Have fun and good luck! :ugeek:


EDIT (30/11): Please state which operating System these tips apply to. While is may be obvious to us writing them, those reading may try on a OS that isn't supported. Thank you


Last edited by Stu on Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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New postPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:30 am 

rsvr85 wrote:
Thanks goes to UVAIS for this idea.
As the title implies, this thread is for you guys to submit your Windows tips, tricks & hacks.
Every week or so, we'll pick the best ones and publish it on Windows Guides.

For your benefit, before submitting any tips tricks or hacks, please search the site to see if we have already covered it.

Have fun and good luck! :ugeek:



Hey bro Can u clarify the meaning :lol: 8-) of 'Hack' :mrgreen: :ugeek:

in ur word ;)



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New postPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:46 pm 

Just know this. If its illegal or dangerous, it'll be deleted. ;)



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New postPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:47 am 

rsvr85 wrote:
Just know this. If its illegal or dangerous, it'll be deleted. ;)


OKkkkkkkk ;)



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New postPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:51 pm 
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Menu Show Delay to slow for you. then why not speed it up??

(This Works On XP - Vista - Windows 7)

1. Open the Start Menu - then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. In regedit, navigate to - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop

3. In the right pane, right click on MenuShowDelay and click on Modify.

4. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 - for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens, the lower the number, the faster the response time. It is not recommended you use 0 as it will be difficult to navigate through at that speed.

5. Click on OK to apply.

6. Close regedit.

7. Then all you do is restart the computer to apply these changes.

Now you will see a big difference! :D

Not my idea i searched for something that would help me do this and found out how to do this!


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New postPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:35 pm 

Bugsy wrote:
Menu Show Delay to slow for you. then why not speed it up??

1. Open the Start Menu - then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. In regedit, navigate to - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\desktop

3. In the right pane, right click on MenuShowDelay and click on Modify.

4. Type in a number between 0 to 4000 - for how many milliseconds you want the Menu to wait before it opens, the lower the number, the faster the response time. It is not recommended you use 0 as it will be difficult to navigate through at that speed.

5. Click on OK to apply.

6. Close regedit.

7. Then all you do is restart the computer to apply these changes.

Now you will see a big difference! :D

Not my idea i searched for something that would help me do this and found out how to do this!




Nice Share mate ;)



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Glad you like it uvais ;)



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New postPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:54 pm 

(For Windows 7)

If an application locks up under a previous version of Windows then A new Windows 7 option, however, can not only explain the problem, but may get your program working again without any loss of data.

When the lockup occurs, click Start, type RESMON and click the RESMON.EXE link to launch the Resource Monitor.

Find your frozen process in the CPU pane (it should be highlighted in red), right-click it and select Analyze Wait Chain.

If you see at least two processes in the list, then the lowest, at the end of the tree, is the one holding up your program. If it's not a vital Windows component, or anything else critical, then save any work in other open applications, check the box next to this process, click End Process, and your locked-up program will often spring back to life.

Theoretically! :mrgreen:

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I actually came accross this a good while ago its quite a neat tip even if i say so myself :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Pin A Drive To Your TaskBar
New postPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:00 pm 
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(For Windows 7)


The taskbar isn't just for apps and documents :mrgreen: With just a few seconds work you can pin drive icons on the taskbar too.

Right click an empty part of the desktop select New - Text File - and rename the file to drive.exe. Drag and drop this onto your taskbar, then delete the original file.

Right-click your new "drive.exe" taskbar button, then right-click its file name and select Properties. Change the contents of both the Target and Start In boxes to point at the drive or folder of your choice, and click Change Icon to choose an appropriate drive icon, and you're done - that drive or folder is now available at a click. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Navigation
New postPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:26 pm 

(For Windows 7)

Here is a simple registry hack to Speed Up Windows 7 Taskbar Navigation;


Launch regedit.exe

Navigate in the left tree pane & go to; HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Go to Edit -New - DWORD (32-bit) Value

Name the value LastActiveClick

Hit enter to assign the value and change it to 1

Restart Explorer and that's it. :mrgreen:

To restart Explorer without rebooting, open the Task Manager Ctrl+Shift+Esc and end the Explorer.exe process. Then create a new task under File and paste explorer.exe

Although these are simple registry so called "hacks"ALWAYS REMEMBER TO BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY :roll:

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