Windows Xp Tips

I was saving few images from my HTC to my PC and the ‘explorer mode’ was of ‘thumbnails’ while I observed the duplicated thumbnails. I clicked and checked the images and found different images with same thumbnail. The actual images were all different but few images were showing thumbnails like of their neighbors. Clearly something was wrong. Here are two steps which solved my problem.

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This is a Windows XP Tweak video tutorial. Make Windows XP bootup faster with a quick registry tweak. The StartupDelay Controls the time delay after a system startup before Indexing Service. This tweak does not disable anything, it just removes the unnecessary wait time.

Navigate and expand in the registry.

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by on June 10th, 2009

Windows XP is a much better experience it you customize it according to your personal usage needs. There are many Tips and Tricks involving registry edits or tweaking some options a bit to get Windows work smarter and faster in an efficient manner. Here are very essential tips every Windows user should know to get the best from Windows and spending time in other creative stuff.

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If you see carefully, at above screenshot, you will observe Windows XP tooltop for taskbar items with and without visual detail. You can enable Windows vista style thumbnail tooltip for items minimized in taskbar for Windows XP using Visual Task Tip.

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Transform Windows XP into Ubuntu. There is no single installer for this one. But yet these tools in combination can give Windows XP, look of Ubuntu. The good thing about having a package with all these elements, categorized in several different folders, is that you can choose what to install and what to leave unchanged. The downside is that you have to do it step by step. But thats what we call geeky, eh! You can install and uninstall these as you wish to. These will not disturb your Windows XP files, programs and settings but just transform the look and feel of your Windows XP into beautiful Linux Ubuntu version.

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Best part about windows is; you can change, customize or modify whatever you like to. Cool. eh! For now lets see how we can change windows desktop Recycle Bin icon’s name. We can do it via registry editor by changing a value.

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If you have accidentally deleted the show desktop icon in your quick launch toolbar, then you can restore it from the following place:

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by on October 29th, 2007

One of the things I love to have in my Windows machine is the ability to run all my softwares from the Run menu. It’s fun and time saving. I just have to remember the names of the programs that I want to run from the Run menu. For example, I rename the Mozilla Firefox shortcut as “ff” and then I can write ff in the Run menu to open the Firefox browser. So here’s what I do:

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