Friday, July 30, 2010

Tricks, Tweaks and Interresting facts in windows

Things about Windows OS

certain interesting facts, tricks, loopholes, hacks, learn and enjoy

Do it on your own RISK.

Read the article carefully before trying out any trick.

Make your folders invisible..

1)Right Click on the desktop.Make a new folder
2)Now rename the folder with a space(U have to hold ALT key and type 0160).
3)Now u have a folder with out a name.
4)Right click on the folder > properties > customize. Click on change icon.
5)Scroll a bit, u should find some empty spaces, Click on any one of them.
click ok.....

Set Processes Priority

Follow this tip to increase the priority of active processes, this will result in prioritisation of
processes using the CPU.
CTRL-SHIFT-ESC1.Go to the second tab called Processes, right click on one of the active
processes, you will see the Set Priority option 2.
For example, your Run your CDwriter program , set the priority higher, and guess what, no
crashed CD

Shutdown Trick !

Imidiate rapid shut down window
while shutting down window. open task manager(Ctr+Alt+Del),
Select shut down tab. and press ‘ Ctrl ‘ key while select Turn Off from dis tab.
Count 5 4 3 2 1 Voila!!! U r window will rapidly shut down.
Speed Up Ur Shut down !!
Start Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control.
Click on the “Control” Folder.
Select “WaitToKillServiceTimeout”
Right click on it and select Modify.
Set it a value lower than 2000 (Mine is set to 200).
and !
Like previous versions of windows, it takes long time to restart or shutdown windows xp
when the “Exit Windows” sound is enabled. to solve this problem you
must disable this useless sound. click start button then go to settings -> control
panel -> Sound,Speech and Audio devices -> Sounds and Audio
Devices -> Sounds, then under program events and windows menu click on
“Exit Windows” sub-menu and highlight from sounds you can select,choose “none”
and then click apply and ok. now you can see some improvements when shutting down your

Hide ur folders.. never known trick !

Disguise them to “Recycle Bin”
Rename any folder with extension {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
if u’ve a folder games
press F2,
then type, “games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}”
c the magic….
then 2 get to original form,
remove the extension using
“ren games.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} games” in dos or as a bat file
n u are done..

Lock pc just by double clicking mouse

You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on
your desktop using
a right mouse click, and enter ‘rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation’ in the location
Give the shortcut a name you like. That’s it — just double click on it and your computer will
be locked.
And if that’s not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.


Do u get irritated when acrobat reader takes 5/10 seconds to load when you want to open a
pdf document. There is a way to speed up the loading.
1. Go to the installation folder of acrobat reader
(C:\program files\adobe\acrobat\reader\.. whatever)
2. Move all the files and folders from the “plugins” directory to the “Optional” directory. (I
repeat.. cut and paste the files NOT copy & paste).
Also make sure that acrobat reader is not open else it will lock the files and not allow you to
move the files).
Now your acrobat reader will load very fast
and almost as good as notepad..

Remove Stored username and Passwords !

To remove the Stored User Names and Passwords from your system, try this:
Click Start, Run and type Control keymgr.dll
Remove the entries from the list.
The other ways to access this dialog are:
Type Control Userpasswords2 in RUN box, click Advanced, Manage Passwords
From Control Panel, select your User Account, click Manage your network passwords
It Works

Remove the Username and picture from Windows XP New Start Menu

The User account picture can be removed by turning off the Welcome Screen. Or, by
switching to Windows Classic theme. Follow the method described in this article if you want
to remove the username and picture from the Start Menu, without disabling the Welcome
Screen and Windows XP Theme.
For those who want to remove the user name and user account picture from Start Menu, in
order to have a blank blue panel at the top, try this:
Start Windows Explorer and go to this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
From that folder, rename the BMP file which corresponds to your user account.
( For example, if your username is Robert, rename Robert.bmp to old_Robert.bmp )
Next, rename the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account
Pictures\Default Pictures
to something else, say…
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account
Pictures\No_Default Pictures
To remove the user name, follow these steps
Start regedit.exe and navigate to the this key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft\ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \
In the right-pane, set NoUserNameInStartMenu value-data to 1
Close Regedit.exe and restart Windows.
You’ll end up with a blue space at the top of the Start Menu.
To get back the username and the picture, reverse the above procedure.
For the New Start Menu, Windows XP looks for the .bmp file in the folder
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
If the file is not found, it takes a picture from the “Default Pictures” sub-folder. By renaming
the .bmp and the “Default Pictures” folder, you’re giving no chance for Windows to fetch an
image for the Start Menu

Notepad Trick ! for complete list move to NOTEPAD TRICKS page !!

Well quite old but here is d complete collection
Step 1: Open Notepad
Step 2: Write following line in the notepad.
this app can break
Step 3: Save this file as xxx.txt
Step 4: Close the notepad.
Step 5: Open the file again.
1  Open Notepad
2  Enter four words separated by spaces, wherein the first word has 4 letters, the
    next two have three letters, and the last word has five letters
3 DON’T hit enter at the end of the line.
4 Save the file.
5 Close Notepad.
6 Reopen Notepad.
7 Open the file you just saved.
Open a note pad
type Bush hid the facts
save that file,
close it
again open and see…
NOTEPAD “world trade centre trick”.
Did you know that the flight number of the plane that had hit WTC …on
9/11 was Q33N ….Open your Notepad in ur computer and type the flight
number i.e Q33N… Increase the Font Size to 72, Change the Font to
Wingdings. U will be amazed by the findings.
log trick !! make ur Notepad a diary !!
Sometimes we want to insert current data and time, whenever we open the file in the notepad.
If you are a lazy person like me, who donĂ¢€™t like to press F5 whenever you open a
notepad. Then here is a trick to avoid this. Just add a .LOG in the first line of your text file
and close it.
Whenever you open the file with that text in the first line in the notepad, it will insert the
current date and time at the end of the file. You can start entering your text after that.
The reason this happens:
In notepad, any other 4-3-3-5 letter word combo will have the same results.
It is all to do with a limitation in Windows. Text files containing Unicode UTF-16-encoded
Unicode are supposed to start with a “Byte-Order Mark” (BOM), which is a two-byte flag
that tells a reader how the following UTF-16 data is encoded.
1) You are saving to 8-bit Extended ASCII (Look at the Save As / Encoding format)
2) You are reading from 16-bit UNICODE (You guessed it, look at the Save As / Encoding
This is why the 18 8-bit characters are being displayed as 9 (obviously not supported by your
codepage) 16-bit UNICODE characters


When using the start menu the you will notice a delay between different tiers of the menu
hierarchy. For the fastest computer experience possible I recommend changing this value to
zero. This will allow the different tiers to appear instantly.
Start Regedit. If you are unfamiliar with regedit please refer to our FAQ on how to get
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Select MenuShowDelay from the list on the right.
Right on it and select Modify.
Change the value to 0.
Reboot your computer.


Well windows seem to have a REALLY big problem when it comes to reading AVI files. It
seems that when you click on an AVI file in explorer, it’ll try to read the entire AVI file to
determine the width,height, etc. of the AVI file (this is displayed in the Properties window).
Now the problem with Windows is that if you have a broken/not fully downloaded AVI file
that doesnt contain this info, Windows will scan the entire AVI file trying to figure out all
these properties which in the process will probably cause 100% CPU usage and heavy
memory usage. To solve this problem all you have to do is the following:
1. Open up regedit
2. Goto HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler
3. Delete the “Default” value which should be “{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-
Voila! Please not that this will no longer provide you with the windows properties displaying
the AVI file information such as width, height, bitrate etc. But its a small price to pay for
saving you resources.
NOTE: Please use caution when using regedit. Improper usage may cause windows to behave
imcorrectly. Also, I cannot be held resposible. Backup your registry first.


And the AutoPlay Tab has disappeared in My Computer, Devices With Removable Storage,
Right Click on CDROM, Properties.
Solution: The service: “Shell Hardware Detection” has been set to Manual or Disabled. Go to
Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services. Return this service to “Automatic”.
How to make your Desktop Icons Transparent
Go to Control Panel > System, > Advanced >
Performance area > Settings button Visual Effects tab “Use drop shadows for
icon labels on the Desktop”


Start regedit, if you are unfamiliar with regedit please see our FAQ.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
Modify the key legalnoticecaption with what you want to name the window.
Modify the key legalnoticetext with what you want the window to say. Restart


what i prefer is %temp% ” without quotes.. at Start - > Run..
this opens ur temp folder n den u cal erase it neatly// still try dis one too..
First go into gpedit.msc
Next select -> Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows
Components/Terminal Services/Temporary Folder
Then right click “Do Not Delete Temp Folder Upon Exit”
Go to properties and hit disable. Now next time Windows puts a temp file in that folder it will
automatically delete it when its done! Note from Forum Admin: Remember, GPEDIT (Group
Policy Editor) is only available in XP Pro.

Make ur pdf files to speak

here r the shortcuts for hearing pdf files in abobe reader 6.0 or higher
ctrl+shift+b —- to hear the whole topic
ctrl+shift+v —- to hear the page


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