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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 17 Giving Windows a Makeover

A time suck is any activity that uses up large amounts of time. One of the great time sucks of our age is Windows and its all-but-innumerable options for customizing the interface. You can fiddle with the fonts, dabble with the desktop, and customize the colors till your mouse arm aches and the sound of your deadlines whooshing by is but a distant memory.

I keep my customizations in check by applying a simple rule in advance: If the interface tweak won’t make me more productive or efficient, I move on to more useful pursuits. Harsh? Perhaps, but I never miss a deadline! ...

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