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Windows Me Annoyances by David A. Karp

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Appendix A. Setting Locator

It shouldn’t take you too long to find that the various options, switches, and adjustments that allow you to customize Windows are scattered throughout dozens of dialog boxes, property sheets, and add-on utilities. Understandably, this can turn a simple task into a monumental wild goose chase. The following list contains more than 200 Windows Me settings and where to find them.

The settings are listed alphabetically and named in such a way that they should be easy to locate by context. For example, to find out how to turn off the Power Management icon in the tray, look for the Power Management Icon entry in the Tray section. Note that a few settings have been duplicated with different labels to make them easier to find.

Settings made in the Registry (see Chapter 3) are not included here because of their complexity. Most Registry settings can be found by using the Registry Editor’s Find tool or by looking through this book.

Some of the settings listed here and elsewhere in this book are located in one of the following Microsoft programs. For one reason or another, these programs don’t come with Windows; neither are they immediately accessible in the Start Menu:

TweakUI

Released by Microsoft shortly after the release of Windows 95, TweakUI is a Control Panel add-on that allows users to make certain changes that aren’t otherwise possible without editing the Registry. The original intent was to reduce technical support calls from users who had messed up ...

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