and Speed-Up the Start Menu
A fully loaded rig pays dividends in
everything from productivity apps to games, but no
matter how fast your machine is, the Start menu still
lags. To give the Start menu a much needed speed boost,
click Start, select Run, and type regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Pane\Desktop,
double-click MenuShowDelay in the right-hand pane, and
change the value from 400 to 5. Reboost and watch your
Start menu fly!
Folder's View to All Folders
XP allows you to view folders five
different ways – thumbnails, tiles, icons, list, details
– but what you select for one folder doesn’t apply to
all of them. Sure, you can configure each folder
individually, but that takes far too long. To apply the
same view universally, Go to My Documents, click Tools,
then Folder Options, then select the View tab, and click
Apply to All Folders.
Jotting down notes with Notepad is
only slightly more advanced than chiseling in stone, but
we still find ourselves using the rudimentary editor for
scrawling quick grocery lists and composing HTML code.
Notepad++, we can do both at the same
time! A tabbed interface is just one of the many
features included, along with and almost endless array
of coding options, drag and drop documents, multi-view
features, and much more.
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