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Old 06-24-2007, 11:37 PM   #1
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Well, here's some computer tips or tricks. A way of saying thankyou to everyone that helped me.

Windows Logon Box; Wanna Rename It

Run regedit and go to HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft \Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Then add or change the key:
LegalNoticeCaption REG_SZ="(Title for Box)"

And the same for this key:
LegalNoticeText REG_SZ="(Message to be displayed in the box)"

Easy as pie. lol.

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Wanna Move Your Start Button.
How to move or close the start button!
1. Click on the Start button.
2. Press the Esc key.
3. Press the Alt and the - or dash keys at the same time.
4. This will give you a menu, you can move or close.
5. But if you move it you need to use the arrow keys and not the mouse.
6. When you get it where you want it, push the Enter button.

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KEEP THINGS RIGHT
Aligning Drop-Down Menus to the Right
All dropdown menus can be aligned to the right.
This features becomes useful when trying to access menus with submenus that appear directly to the right.
1. Open the Registory editor (e.g. regedit.exe)
2. Goto \\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
3. Create a string entry called "MenuDropAlignment"
4. Set its value to 1
5. Reboot

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Adding AnyFolder and Mail to SendTo
Previous examples of adding items to the SendTo usually require editing the Registry. An easy way around this is to use the following methods.
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To add ANYFOLDER:
1. Open the Explorer.
2. Go to \Windows\SendTo.
3. Right click in the right hand panel.
4. Select New / Text Document.
5. Name it anything with a .otherfolder extension.
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When you want to send files to another folder:
1. Select the files with Explorer.
2. Right Click
3. Select Send to and the name you just created
4. You them have the option of copying or moving the file to a folder of your choice
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To add Mail:
1. Open the Explorer
2. Go to \Windows\SendTo.
3. Right click in the right hand panel.
4. Select New / Text Document.
5. Name it anything with a .MapiMail extension (ignore any warnings about the file extension)
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When you want to Mail files as attachments:
1. Select the files with Explorer.
2. Right Click.
3. Select Send to and the Mail name you just created.
4. This allows you to easily mail multiple files.
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Ya Say ya Don't like Desktop Icons
How to Remove the InBox and Recycle Bin Icons from the Desktop
To remove the InBox from your desktop, without needing to run the Policy Editor:
1. Start Regedit
2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ Desktop \ NameSpace
3. Below that should be a few keys
4. Rename the key {00020D75-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}. I usually put another character before or after the curly braces.
5. Restart Windows and the InBox icon should be gone
6. You can do the same for any other items you don't to show such as the Recycle Bin or The Internet icons
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Add The Device Manager To Your Desktop
This Is Really Cool
This allows you to quickly see all the devices attached to your computer.
This way you do not need to restart the computer. To add the Device Manager Icon:
1. Right click on an open area of your desktop.
2. Select New / Shortcut.
3. Type in C:\WINDOWS\CONTROL SYSDM.CPL, SYSTEM, 1.
4. Replace C:\WINDOWS with whatever directory you installed Windows95.
5. Click on the Next box.
6. At the next dialog box type in Device Manager.
7. Click on the Finish when you are done.
Note: Replacing the 1 with a 3 will bring up the Performance Status.
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Get To Your Desktop Fast And Easy
How To get to your Desktop when you have a lot of apps open!
1. Open a browser window (double-click on "My Computer")
2. If there is no toolbar, select View from the menu and select Toolbar.
3. Then from the dropdown list-box in the toolbar select desktop.
4. Now minimize it and forget about it.
5. To access your desktop just click the desktop window on the taskbar.
6. As long as you don't close the window when you shutdown, it will reopen when you start windows again.
Better yet: You can drag the Desktop folder to the start menu.
Then you just press Ctrl-ESC and click on Desktop, or type D. Bingo!
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Ya Say Ya Don't Like Window Animation
You can shut off the animation displayed when you minimize and maximize windows. This makes navigating Windows 95 a little faster. Besides it make me rock in my seat.
1. Open Regedit
2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER
3. Control panel
4. Desktop
5. WindowMetrics
6. Right Mouse Click an empty space in the right pane.
7. Select new/string value.
8. Name the new value MinAnimate.
9. Doubleclick on the new string value (MinAnimate) and click on "Modify"
10. Enter a value of 0 for Off or 1 for On then hit
11. Close Regedit and all programs then reboot.
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DOS TIPS AND TRICKS
See Free Memory, File Sizes and More Useful Details
1. Open a DOS box
2. Go to the directory that you want to get specific info about, or if you just want to see memory info go to any directory (I use the root).
3. Type DIR /V
4. The /v argument stands for "verbose".
5. All sorts of good information comes up.
OR, Copy this cute little Batch File in notepad and "Save As" DV.BAT
@ECHO OFF
DIR /V/P
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Configuring the Start and Programs Menus
The items that appear on the Start and Programs menus are arranged alphabetically. To specify a different order, rename menu items to include a number as their first character. Renaming menu items in this way also enables users to start an application by pressing the number at the beginning of the application’s name.

To specify the order in which items on the Start or Programs menu appear

1. Right-click the Start button, and then click Open.
2. To specify the order of items at the top of the Start menu, skip to step 3.

To specify the order of items on the Programs menu, double-click the Applications folder.
To specify the order of items on a submenu of the Programs menu, double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the folder that corresponds to the submenu.

3. Right-click the item that you want to appear first on the menu, and then click Rename.
4. Press HOME, type the number 1 followed by a space, and then press ENTER.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 using consecutive numbers until all the menu items that you want to arrange in a different order have been numbered.

For information about the following topics, see online Help:

Adding an application to the Start or Programs menu
Adding new submenus (or folders) to the Programs menu
Rearranging items on the Programs menu

Note Windows 95 adds your most recently used documents to the Documents menu or the Start menu. When you open a file in a Win32-based application, Windows 95 adds the data file to the Documents menu. Windows 95 does not add files to this list that were opened in a Win16-based application. However, if you double-click a document in Windows Explorer or My Computer, Windows 95 does add it to the list.


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Quick Start Menu Access
By default, Windows 95 orders all the items in the top portion of your Start menu (above Programs) alphabetically: pop-out folders first, then shortcuts. But this order isn't written in stone. You can specify any order you want by renaming these items with a number at the beginning of each.

Right-mouse-click the Start button and select Open. Inside, select the item you want to appear at the top of the Start menu, press F2 for Rename, then place the cursor at the beginning of the name and type the number 1. Press Enter to keep the change. Place a 2 in front of the item you want to appear next in the list, and so on.

Close the Start Menu window, click Start, and admire your reorganization.
Tip: Now you can open any custom Start menu item by pressing Ctrl-Esc and then typing the number at the beginning of that item's name. Previously, if multiple Start menu items started with the same letter, there was no way to select them using the keyboard.)


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View Multi- Drive Properties at Once
Here's an easy way to view the properties for multiple hard drives simultaneously. Open My Computer and select all your hard drives by holding down Ctrl and clicking on each drive in turn. Next, right-click on any of the drives and choose Properties. Windows creates a single dialog box with Properties tabs for each drive. This also works for floppy disk, removable and mapped network drives.



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Well, just some basic tips and tricks. Submit yours if you have any other "tips and tricks."
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:41 PM   #2
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Just so you know, this is for Windows 95.
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i no. I run win95. lol. But you guys probably run xp or vista.
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Just so you know, this is for Windows 95.
That would have been nice to know, I just spent five minutes trying to move my start menu
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95? damn
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ugh windows 95? eww who uses that anymore :P is your computer like ancient?
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That would have been nice to know, I just spent five minutes trying to move my start menu
Same here, I was like WTF? Then I re-read the instructions and saw 95.
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ugh windows 95? eww who uses that anymore :P is your computer like ancient?
That's the OS that the Gangtaz use fo' sho'. You can like write letterz and shiz.
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srry about that. I'll post an XP version.
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