64. Use CTRL+ENTER to speed up Internet address
little tip to speed up entering addresses in the Internet Explorer address bar.
Instead of typing the full address ('www.pcstats.com') you can simply type in
the main subject ('pcstats') then press CTRL+ENTER to fill in the rest. As is,
this only works with .com addresses, but it's still a good time saving shortcut.
wow.... pcstats... CTRL+ENTER! It really works :) [shameless self promotion]
65. Get a faster network connection to Windows 9x/ME
Windows XP system attempts to connect to network shares on a remote windows
9x/ME computer, it takes a (considerable) extra amount of time to check the list
of scheduled tasks and enabled printers on that system. This can make connecting
to such systems extremely tedious due to the long initial delay.
Fortunately, deleting a couple of registry entries will
disable this 'feature.'
To do this open REGEDIT and
Delete the following sub-keys:
To disable Scheduled Task Checking delete:
To disable Printer Checking delete:
REGEDIT and Reboot
66. Remove the QoS Bandwidth Reserve
has been subject to several rumours and considerable debate. Windows XP's
networking setup includes a QOS (Quality Of Service) provision which allows
certain software (anything which has been written to take advantage of QOS in
Windows) to reserve up to 20% of the bandwidth of a given network
not mean that 20% of bandwidth is withheld by the operating system at all times,
as is often stated. What it means is that certain programs can reserve this
percentage of bandwidth for themselves when they are running.
don't like this idea and wish to disable QOS, ensuring that your Internet
bandwidth is strictly 'first come, first served.' Here's a registry edit to do
this open REGEDIT and navigate to;
Type: DWORD Value // Value Name: NonBestEffortLimit
Setting for Value Data: [Enter as a Percentage / Default
Value = 20]
Exit Registry and Reboot