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Making XP better (part 2)

Discussion in 'Windows' started by neo_vi, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. neo_vi

    neo_vi New Member

    Refer to Making XP better (Part 1) as well.

    1. Annoying scroll in Start menu

    If u install so many programs in ur computer, It'll be updated to ur start menu. If there are more number of programs it'll show in scroll mode(sometimes).


    It'll make the user annoyed, cos of scrolling to the top and bottom to search programs. It can be disabled easily
    1. right click on the taskbar -> properties
    2. Taskbar and start menu properties dialog will appear. In that click startmenu tab
    3. Click customize. Click the one which is active.
    4. Customize Start menu dialog will appear. In that click advanced tab.
    5. In the startmenu items, look for "Scroll programs". Uncheck that.


    Thats it. Ur start menu will no more appear in scroll type and annoy u. If u need to get back to the scroll type check the box "Scrollprograms"

    2. changing the power options

    U may want ur PC to do a different thing rather than shutting down when Power button is pressed in the cabinet.

    To do that
    1. Right click on the Desktop -> properties
    2. In the dialog box appearing select screensaver tab
    3. Click Power..
    4. Select advanced tab in the dialog box appearing.
    5. U'll see an option named "Power buttons". It'll have a drop down box with the text "When I press the power button on my computer:"
    6. select the option of ur own choice.
    anuvab1911 likes this.
  2. TriG0rZ

    TriG0rZ New Member

    wow awesome thanks for the info, these tips do help for when you need them <3
  3. neo_vi

    neo_vi New Member

    my pleasure man. thanks for the comment.
  4. Twiggy

    Twiggy New Member

    I hate the delay you get when you click on start menu, if you want to set it so you don't get a delay then goto run, type regedit, navigate to current user, control panel then click desktop and find menushowdelay and set it to 0 and reboot.

    Interesting information :happy:
  5. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

  6. skp819

    skp819 New Member

    It is very nice information. and it is very impressive
  7. oyeLucky

    oyeLucky New Member

    Very Common Tips. !!! Nothing Special
  8. ron2x

    ron2x New Member

    wow...very nice article...^^

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