It’s about time Microsoft gave RegEdit.exe an update. Check out this small, but welcome change to the Registry Editor.
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Are you a network or domain administrator looking to add a startup legal notice to systems running Windows 8? The feature is activated via a Registry tweak.
Have you ever wondered why USB ports receive power from the computer even after you safely remove them? It’s a new “feature” since Windows Vista. Here’s how to disable it.
Office 2013 tried to get fancy with a new “smooth typing” animation. But it only works if you are a slow typist. For those of you with some mean keyboard kung-fu, here’s how to disable it.
CRegistry Comparison is an opensource utility that works by creating a snapshot list of all registry files on your computer. Once that list is made, you can run a comparison against it at any time to see changes. This tool is especially helpful for tracking registry files changed when installing and uninstalling programs. To start, […]
When you run a netbook or an older computer, you know the importance of having squeezing every inch of performance out of what little hardware you have at your disposal. Microsoft has always allowed the context menu to render sub-lists by default, but starting with Windows XP and following with Vista and 7 they only […]
If you’ve ever tried to mess with files in the Windows or Program Files folders of Windows 7, you’ve probably noticed that Windows likes to throw up permissions errors. This is mostly because these areas are considered protected operating system directories, and editing them can cause problems. But, if you know what you are doing […]
The Windows registry is a hassle to edit under normal circumstances, but sometimes you’ll encounter keys that are protected by the system. When you try to edit a protected registry key, you’ll run into a few different errors, but they tell you that you lack permissions for making changes. However, since it is just a […]
Think hard about this one for a moment, how often do you actually use the Caps Lock key? Most people would say, “Not Often.” The Shift key is a great alternative, and it gets the job done without fear of making an online faux pas by typing out a message to someone in all caps […]
Windows isn’t without undeniable annoyances, but because of its great usability we just shrug them off. Well no more! One of the big ones is that Windows adds “Shortcut” to the end of every shortcut that you make. This isn’t a huge deal, but why live with it when you don’t have to? Let’s get […]
It often feels like many of the animations in Windows 7 are faster than a speeding bullet. In particular, the Flip 3D menu for me is a bit too fast. If you want to slow down these animations temporarily by just pressing an extra key, here’s how to do that with a “slow” registry tweak. […]
Do you have a program on your computer that you would like Windows to block from opening? With a few tweaks to the Windows 7 registry, you can force it to prevent nearly any program of your choice from opening, and the process is entirely reversible! (more…)
Sometimes when you are working in Windows, you need to open a file using an application that isn’t the default one. In this case, the Open with context menu options comes in quite handy! But the problem is that it often lists programs that you wouldn’t ever want to use, and it fails to list […]
The Registry is where all of the magic happens in Windows. It is the database and hierarchical structure that stores all of Windows settings, configurations. Windows can’t operate without it. Keeping the registry healthy and clean is pretty much a no-brainer, but it’s easy to mess up and sometimes changes don’t always apply like we […]