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neo_vi 11Dec2008 14:28

Making XP better (part 2)
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.

TriG0rZ 11Dec2008 17:41

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
wow awesome thanks for the info, these tips do help for when you need them <3

neo_vi 11Dec2008 17:44

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
my pleasure man. thanks for the comment.

Twiggy 18Dec2008 02:35

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
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:

shabbir 6Jan2009 12:25

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
Nomination for article of the month for December 2008 Started.

skp819 7Jan2009 10:58

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
It is very nice information. and it is very impressive

oyeLucky 12Jan2009 21:29

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
Very Common Tips. !!! Nothing Special

ron2x 25Jan2009 19:53

Re: Making XP better (part 2)
wow...very nice article...^^

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