89. Speed up the Start
Windows XP start menu has a built in delay time between your pointer landing on
a menu and that menu being displayed. Using the registry, you can reduce the
time it takes the start menu to unfold its menus:
to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\
MenuShowDelay value. The default is 400, lower values will speed up the start
menu. I would not recommend using 0, but experiment to find your favourite
90. Display message on startup
like your computer to display a message when it starts up, there's a simple
registry edit that can do the job for you:
key 'legalnoticecaption' with the name you wish to call the Window the message
pops up in.
key 'legalnoticetext' with the test you want to put in the message window.
91. Set the default download
directory for Internet Explorer
would like to change the default download target for Internet Explorer from 'my
documents' to some other location on your system, the following quick registry
change will do it.
to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
'download directory' value to the full path of the directory you wish to
92. Change the size of
XP can be set to display directories full of images as thumbnail pictures in an
explorer window. With this handy registry edit, you can change the size of these
thumbnails to make them easier to see:
new DWORD value called 'ThumbnailSize' and give it a value between 32 and 256
with 256 being the largest.