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Chapter 4. Setting Index

After a quick assessment of Windows XP, it should become apparent that there are literally hundreds of settings, features, and displays of information, and finding these items in the interface can sometimes be a challenge.

This section provides a comprehensive listing of more than 700 entries, all of which are accessible with components listed in Chapter 3, but sorted alphabetically by their function rather than by their location in the operating system interface. For example, to find out how to turn off the Power Management icon in the Taskbar Notification Area, look under "Taskbar Notification Area, Power Icon." A few settings have been duplicated with different labels to make them easier to find, so you'll also find this setting under "Advanced Power Management, icon in Notification Area (tray)."

Alphabetical List of Windows XP Settings

In this section, we've used some shorthand to keep the table as concise as possible. Entries that start with an ellipsis ( . . . ) fall under the same category as the preceding non-ellipsis entry.

Setting

Location

Accessibility, additional settings for web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Accessibility

. . . enable/disable warnings & notifications

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab

. . . move Magnifier with focus change in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Accessibility Move system caret with focus/selection changes

Address bar, Go button

See Go button

. . . history settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section

. . . search settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Search from the Address bar

. . . show in Explorer

Explorer View Toolbars Address Bar

. . . show on taskbar

Right-click on empty area of taskbar Toolbars Address

. . . show the full path of current folder

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the address bar

Address Book, make the default contact list

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Contact list

. . . profile assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Enable Profile Assistant

. . . set default profile for AutoComplete

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab My Profile

Administrative Tools, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Administrative Tools

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section System Administrative Tools

Advanced Power Management, additional settings

Your computer's BIOS setup

. . . effect on Offline files

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup On Idle tab Advanced Prevent synchronization when my computer is running on battery power

. . . effect on Scheduled Tasks

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Power Management section

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel Power Options APM tab Enable Advanced Power Management support

. . . icon in notification area (tray)

Control Panel Power Options Advanced tab Always show icon on the taskbar

Alt Key, make it "sticky"

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use StickyKeys

Animation, enable/disable selectively

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

TweakUI General

. . . fading between web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable page transitions

. . . show animated GIFs in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play animations in web pages

. . . smooth scrolling of lists

TweakUI Explorer Enable smooth scrolling

. . . smooth scrolling of web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Use smooth scrolling

Applications, ending

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Applications tab

. . . ending background processes

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Processes tab

. . . list loaded DLLs

System Information (winmsd.exe) Software Environment Loaded Modules

AutoComplete, edit data

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab My Profile

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Use inline AutoComplete

. . . Profile Assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Enable Profile Assistant

. . . settings

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete

Autodial

See Dialing

Autoexec.bat, parse at logon

TweakUI Logon

Automatic Windows Update settings

Control Panel System Automatic Updates tab

Autoplay

Explorer right-click CD drive icon Properties AutoPlay tab

TweakUI My Computer AutoPlay

Background, create and modify

Paint (mspaint.exe) save as .bmp in Windows folder

. . . select and configure

Control Panel Display Desktop tab

Balloon tips (big Tooltips that pop up from taskbar notification area)

TweakUI Taskbar Enable balloon tips

Browser, set default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser

Button color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "3d Objects"

Calendar, default application

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Calendar

Calling

See Dialing

Cascading Style Sheets

See Style Sheets

CD, autoplay

See Autoplay

CD Burning, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

Certificates, check for revocation in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security

. . . Internet Explorer settings for secure sites

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab Certificates section

. . . warn about invalid certificates in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Warn about invalid site certificates

Clock, show on the taskbar

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Show the clock

Code page conversion table

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Advanced tab Code page conversion tables

Color profiles, associate with device

Right-click on .icm file Properties Associate Device tab

. . . management

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Color Management tab

Colors, change for all display elements

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced

. . . encrypted and compressed files

TweakUI Explorer Colors

. . . in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Colors

. . . increase or decrease number of supported colors (color depth)

Control Panel Display Settings tab Color Quality

. . . show high contrast screen colors

Control Panel Accessibility Options Display tab Use High Contrast

Combo boxes, enable/disable animation

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

Command keys, customize

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

Command prompt, filename completion

TweakUI Command Prompt

. . . settings

Command Prompt window Control Menu

Compressed NTFS files, choose color

TweakUI Explorer Colors

. . . differentiate with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color

Contact list, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Contact list

Control Panel, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Control Panel

. . . categories (show/hide)

Control Panel Tools Options General tab Show common tasks in folders OK Switch to Classic View or Switch to Category View

. . . icons (show/hide)

TweakUI Control Panel

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand Control Panel

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Control Panel

. . . show in My Computer

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show Control Panel in My Computer

TweakUI My Computer

Cookies, change settings (block, allow, prompt)

Control Panel Internet Options Privacy tab Advanced Override automatic cookie handling

. . . change settings for specific web sites (block, allow, prompt)

Control Panel Internet Options Privacy tab Edit

. . . delete all

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Temporary Internet Files section Delete Cookies

Country, choose for dialing preferences

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit Country/region

. . . choose for localized information

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Location section

Crashes, send reports to Microsoft

Control Panel System Advanced tab Error Reporting

Critical Update Notification

Control Panel System Automatic Updates tab

Ctrl Key, make it "sticky"

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use StickyKeys

Ctrl-Alt-Del window, settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

Currency, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Currency tab

Date, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Date tab

. . . set

Control Panel Date and Time Date & Time tab

Daylight Savings, enable/disable

Control Panel Date and Time Time Zone tab

Desktop, Cleanup Wizard runs every 60 days

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab Run Desktop Cleanup every 60 days

. . . color

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Desktop"

. . . folder, change location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . icons

See Icons

. . . refresh

Click on an empty portion of the Desktop press F5

. . . restrict installation of items

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Desktop

. . . show contents without minimizing applications

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Show Desktop

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Show Open Windows (to restore)

Explorer open Desktop folder

. . . version (show/hide)

TweakUI General Show Windows version on Desktop

. . . web content (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Allow Web content to be added to the Desktop

. . . web content, lock

TweakUI Explorer Lock Web content

. . . web pages, add/remove/hide

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab

. . . web pages, allow moving and resizing

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab Lock Desktop items

. . . web pages, automatic download of linked pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Download tab

. . . web pages, automatic updates

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Schedule tab

. . . web pages, automatic updates (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable offline items to be synchronized on a schedule

Devices

See Hardware

Dialing, area code settings

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit

. . . call waiting

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit General tab To disable call waiting . . .

. . . calling card

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit Calling Card tab

. . . connect to the Internet when needed

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab Dial whenever/Always dial

. . . connect to the Internet when needed, depending on location

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Dial-Up Preferences

. . . default Internet connection

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Set Default

. . . disconnect Internet connection when no longer needed

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings

. . . operator-assisted

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Operator-Assisted Dialing

Digital Camera, add as drive in Explorer (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device

Disconnect from Internet automatically

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings

Display, force restart after changing resolution or color depth

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced General tab Compatibility section

. . . list all possible combinations of resolution and color depth

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab List All Modes

. . . refresh rate

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Monitor tab Screen refresh rate

. . . resolution

Control Panel Display Settings tab Screen resolution

. . . show amount of memory installed on display adapter

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab Adapter Information section

. . . size

Control Panel Display Settings tab Screen resolution

. . . style

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

. . . style, apply to controls in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages

. . . troubleshooting

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Troubleshoot tab

. . . turn off to save power

Control Panel Power Options Power Schemes tab Turn off hard disks

Document templates, manage

TweakUI Templates

. . . relocate folder

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

Documents, history, clear on exit

TweakUI Explorer Clear document history on exit

. . . history, maintain

TweakUI Explorer Maintain document history

. . . show on Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Show My Documents on classic Start Menu

. . . show on Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Allow Recent Documents on Start Menu

Double-click required to open icons

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Double-click to open an item

Download Complete message, enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Notify when downloads complete

Drives, show/hide in My Computer

TweakUI My Computer Drives

. . . warn when low on free space

TweakUI Taskbar Warn when low on disk space

DVD drive, autoplay enable/disable

Explorer right-click DVD drive icon Properties AutoPlay tab

Effects, display settings

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects

Email icon, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab E-mail

Email program, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab E-mail

Encrypted NTFS files, customize color

TweakUI Explorer Colors

. . . differentiate with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color

. . . use with Offline files

Control Panel Folder Options Offline Files tab Encrypt offline files to secure data

Environment variables

Control Panel System Advanced tab Environment variables

Error messages, font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Message Box"

. . . sound

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab

. . . text color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Window"

Error Reporting, advanced settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Error Reporting

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel System Advanced tab Error Reporting

Explorer

See Windows Explorer

Extensions, show/hide filename extensions

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide extensions for known file types

Favorites, hide infrequently used items

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable Personalized Favorites Menu

. . . links (show/hide)

TweakUI Explorer Show Links on Favorites menu

. . . navigation key

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

. . . relocate folder

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Favorites

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Favorites menu

Fax service, install support

Control Panel Printers and Faxes File Set Up Faxing

File dialogs, options

TweakUI Common Dialogs

Files, differentiate encrypted or compressed NTFS files with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color

. . . display size in folder tips

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display file size information in folder tips

. . . double-click sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse

. . . downloads (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

. . . drag-drop (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

. . . drag-drop sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse

. . . extensions (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide extensions for known file types

. . . filename completion in command prompt

TweakUI Command Prompt

. . . hidden files (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders

. . . Indexing Service

See Indexing Service

. . . system files (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide protected operating system files

Firewall

See Internet Connection Firewall

Focus, prevent applications from stealing

TweakUI General Focus

Folders, cache settings for offline access

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Caching

. . . close automatically when Favorites or History folder is shown

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Close unused folders in History and Favorites

. . . columns in details view

Folder window View Details View Choose Details

. . . display file size in folder tips

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display file size information in folder tips

. . . group similar items

Folder window View Arrange Icons by Show in Groups

. . . history settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section

. . . Indexing Service

See Indexing Service

. . . open each folder in its own window

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in its own window

. . . open in separate process

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Launch folder windows in separate process

. . . refresh view

Folder window View Refresh or press F5

. . . remember individual settings

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Remember each folder's view settings

. . . reopen all folder windows that were left open when system was last shut down

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Restore previous folder windows at logon

. . . reset default appearance to Windows default

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Reset All Folders

. . . reuse folder windows

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in the same window

. . . reuse folder windows when launching Internet shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts

. . . set default appearance

Open any folder and configure it as you wish Tools Folder Options View tab Apply to All Folders

. . . share on network

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Share this folder

. . . show/hide hidden folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders

. . . show background images

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . show common tasks

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . show contents of system folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the contents of system folders

. . . show Digital Camera memory as a folder (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device

. . . show FTP site as folder in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable folder view for FTP sites

. . . show lines in Explorer tree view

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list

. . . show the full path in the address bar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the address bar

. . . show the full path in the title bar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the title bar

Fonts, change DPI of all screen fonts

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced General tab DPI setting list select "Custom setting"

. . . determine link between font filename and font screen name

Control Panel Fonts View Details

. . . downloads (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

. . . eliminate duplicates

Control Panel Fonts View List Fonts by Similarity

. . . in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Fonts

. . . in windows, menus, and icons

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced

. . . install

Control Panel Fonts File Install New Font

. . . repair folder

TweakUI Repair

. . . size in applications

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Font size

. . . smooth edges (enable/disable)

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . smooth edges (settings)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts

. . . uninstall

Control Panel Fonts delete a font file to uninstall it

. . . view & compare

Control Panel Fonts double-click any font

FTP, server restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab

. . . show as folder in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable folder view for FTP sites

. . . use passive mode

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Use Passive FTP

Go button, show in address bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Show Go button in Address Bar

Right-click on empty portion of address bar Go Button

Hang up Internet connection automatically

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings

Hard Disk, cache settings for offline access

Explorer right-click drive icon Sharing Caching

. . . check for errors

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Tools tab Check Now

. . . clean up

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties General tab Disk Cleanup

. . . compress drive

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Compress drive to save disk space

. . . convert to dynamic disk

Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) View Top Disk List right-click on drive in top pane Convert to Dynamic Disk

. . . defragment

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Tools tab Defragment Now

. . . enable/disable write caching

Device Manager right-click drive Properties Policies tab Enable write caching on the disk

. . . Indexing Service

See Indexing Service

. . . list volumes

Device Manager right-click drive Properties Volumes tab Populate

. . . quota management

Explorer right-click folder icon Properties Quota tab

. . . quota security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Disk Quotas

. . . share on network

Explorer right-click drive icon Sharing Share this folder

. . . turn off to save power

Control Panel Power Options Power Schemes tab Turn off monitor

Hardware, change the driver for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Update Driver

. . . driver information for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Driver Details

. . . driver signing options

Control Panel System Hardware tab Driver Signing

. . . enable/disable

Device Manager right-click on device Properties General tab Device usage

. . . install

Control Panel Add Hardware

. . . IRQ Steering settings

Device Manager Computer right-click sole entry Properties IRQ Steering tab

. . . list devices

System Information (winmsd.exe) Components

. . . list drivers

System Information (winmsd.exe) Software Environment

. . . list resources used

System Information (winmsd.exe) Hardware Resources

. . . places to look for drivers

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System

. . . profile settings

Control Panel System Hardware tab Hardware Profiles

. . . resources in use by a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Resources tab

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options

. . . show all installed devices

Device Manager

. . . uninstall

Device Manager right-click on device Uninstall

. . . Universal Plug and Play support

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components Networking Services

Help, pop-up help windows

See Tooltips

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Help and Support

TweakUI Explorer Allow Help on Start Menu

Hibernation, enable/disable

Control Panel Power Options Hibernate tab Enable hibernation

Hidden files and folders, show/hide

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders

Hourglass, change icon

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab

HTML editor, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab HTML Editor

Icons, Desktop icons (show/hide)

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop

TweakUI Desktop

. . . highlight color & font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Selected Items"

. . . repair

TweakUI Repair

. . . show shadows under icon captions

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . show translucent selection rectangle when highlighting multiple icons

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . single-click or double-click

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Click items as follows

. . . size on Desktop and in folders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use large icons

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Icon"

. . . spacing on Desktop and in folders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Icon Spacing (Horizontal)" or "Icon Spacing (Vertical)"

. . . underline captions

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Click items as follows

Images, show as thumbnails in Explorer

Explorer View Thumbnails

. . . show in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Show pictures

. . . show placeholders in web pages (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Show image download placeholders

Indexing Service, enable/disable for individual drives

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties General tab Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching

Insertion Point, change

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab choose "Text Select" from "Customize" list

Install On Demand, enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable Install On Demand

Internet Call, default application

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Call

Internet Connection Firewall, enable/disable

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet

. . . logging

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Security Logging tab

. . . settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings

Internet Connection, set up

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab Setup

Internet Explorer, abbreviate link addresses in status bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Show friendly URLs

. . . ActiveX settings

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

. . . additional security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer

. . . animated GIFs (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play animations in web pages

. . . AutoComplete settings

See Autocomplete

. . . automatically check for updates

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates

. . . automatically download linked pages for Desktop web pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Download tab

. . . automatically update Desktop web pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Schedule tab

. . . buttons & controls, use display settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages

. . . cache settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Temporary Internet Files section Settings

. . . cache settings for encrypted pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Do not save encrypted pages to disk

. . . cache, clear automatically when browser is closed

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed

. . . certificates for secure sites

See Certificates

. . . check to see if it is the default browser

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser

. . . colors & fonts

Control Panel Internet Options General tab

. . . cookies

See Cookies

. . . default home page

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Home page

. . . Desktop icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop

. . . disable compositing effects when using Terminal Server

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Force offscreen compositing even under Terminal Server

. . . download complete notification

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Notify when downloads complete

. . . enable/disable HTTP 1.1

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab HTTP 1.1 settings

. . . enable/disable moving or resizing web page items on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab Lock Desktop items

. . . enlarge picture boxes to accommodate "ALT" captions (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Accessibility Always expand ALT text for images

. . . explain server error messages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Show friendly HTTP error messages

. . . fading animation when moving from one web page to another

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable page transitions

. . . Go button

See Go button

. . . hand icon (change)

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab choose "Link Select" from "Customize" list

. . . hide infrequently used Favorites

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable Personalized Favorites Menu

. . . History settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section

. . . icon, change

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon

. . . show on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab Internet Explorer

. . . image placeholders (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Show image download placeholders

. . . Image Toolbar (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Enable Image Toolbar

. . . Link underline

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Underline links

. . . list additional settings

System Information (winmsd.exe) Internet Settings Internet Explorer

. . . Media Bar content

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Don't display online media content in the media bar

. . . navigation keys

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

. . . plugins (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable third-party browser extensions

. . . print background colors and images when printing web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Printings Print background colors and images

. . . profile assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Enable Profile Assistant

. . . restrict certain sites

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab Content Advisor section

. . . reuse folder windows when launching shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts

. . . save form data

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete

. . . saved web pages, link to image folder

TweakUI Explorer Manipulate connected files as a unit

. . . link to image folder

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Managing pairs of Web pages and folders

. . . script, debugging

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Disable script debugging

. . . error notification

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Display a notification about every script error

. . . search, choose prefixes

TweakUI Internet Explorer Search

. . . from the address bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Search from the Address bar

. . . use classic

TweakUI Explorer Use Classic Search in Internet Explorer

. . . show web page on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab

. . . shrink large images to fit browser window

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Enable Automatic Image Resizing

. . . smooth scrolling

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Use smooth scrolling

. . . sounds (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play sounds in web pages

. . . SSL settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security

. . . status bar shows abbreviated link addresses

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Show friendly URLs

. . . toolbar background

TweakUI Internet Explorer

. . . underline links

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Underline links

. . . use passive mode in FTP

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Use Passive FTP

. . . video clips (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play videos in web pages

. . . view source, choose program

TweakUI Internet Explorer View Source

. . . warning for redirected form submission

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Warn if forms submittal is being redirected

. . . warnings, enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

Internet icon, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab Internet

Internet Shortcuts, use same folder window or Explorer window to open web page

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts

Java, compile applets before running using the JIT (Just In Time) compiler

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Microsoft VM JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled

. . . console

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Microsoft VM Java console enabled

. . . logging

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Microsoft VM Java logging enabled

. . . security settings

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

Joystick settings

Control Panel Game Controllers

Keyboard, choose international layout

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details

. . . enable alternative device

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab Use Serial Keys

. . . ignore brief or repeated keystrokes

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use FilterKeys

. . . specify type

Control Panel Keyboard Hardware tab Properties Driver tab Update Driver Install from a list of specific location Next Don't search Next

. . . speed (repeat rate and delay)

Control Panel Keyboard Speed tab Character repeat section

. . . Windows logo key combinations (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Enable Windows+X hotkeys

Keyboard shortcuts, hide until Alt key is pressed

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key

. . . show in menus and windows

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Show extra keyboard help in programs

Language, settings for non-Unicode applications

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Advanced tab Language for non-Unicode programs

. . . settings for text entry

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details

. . . settings in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Languages

. . . use more than one

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details Settings tab Add

Listboxes, enable/disable animation

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

Log off, show in Ctrl-Alt-Del window

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

. . . show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Log Off

TweakUI Explorer Allow Logoff on Start Menu

Log on, automatic log on

TweakUI Logon

. . . parse Autoexec.bat

TweakUI Logon

. . . scripts policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Scripts

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Scripts

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Logon

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Logon

. . . use Welcome screen

Control Panel User Accounts Change the way users log on or off Use the Welcome screen

Magnifier, move with focus change in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Accessibility Move system caret with focus/selection changes

Mail Server, restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab

Memory, priorities

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Advanced tab Memory usage section

. . . show amount of memory installed on display adapter

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab Adapter Information section

. . . show amount of system memory installed

Control Panel System General tab

. . . virtual

See Virtual Memory

Menus, animation (enable/disable)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips

TweakUI General Enable menu animation

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

Menus, fading (enable/disable)

TweakUI General Enable menu fading

. . . fonts & colors

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Menu"

. . . highlight color & font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Selected Items"

. . . shadows (enable/disable)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Show shadows under menus

. . . size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Menu"

. . . speed

TweakUI Mouse

. . . underlined keyboard shortcuts (show/hide)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key

Message boxes, font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Message Box"

. . . sound

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab

. . . text color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Window"

Modems, settings

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Modems tab

Mouse, auto-raise windows

TweakUI Mouse X-Mouse

. . . control with keyboard

Control Panel Accessibility Options Mouse tab

. . . detect accidental double-clicks

TweakUI Explorer Detect accidental double-clicks

. . . double-click speed

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Double-click speed section

. . . double-click sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse

. . . drag-drop sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse

. . . drag without holding down buttons

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab ClickLock section

. . . enable alternative device

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab Use Serial Keys

. . . hide when typing

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Hide pointer while typing

. . . hot tracking effects

TweakUI General Enable mouse hot tracking effects

. . . hot tracking effects color

TweakUI Explorer Colors

. . . hover sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse Hover

. . . lefthanded use

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Switch primary and secondary buttons

. . . move to default button when window is opened

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box

. . . pointer

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab

. . . precise control enhancement

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Enhance pointer precision

. . . sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse

. . . shadow

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab Enable pointer shadow

TweakUI General Enable cursor shadow

. . . show location with animated circles when Ctrl is pressed

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Show location of pointer when I press the Ctrl key

. . . specify type

Control Panel Mouse Hardware tab Properties Driver tab Update Driver Install from a list of specific location Next Don't search Next

. . . speed

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Motion section

. . . switch left and right buttons

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Switch primary and secondary buttons

. . . trails

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Display pointer trails

. . . wheel, use for scrolling

TweakUI Mouse Wheel

My Computer, change icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon

. . . show Control Panel

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show Control Panel in My Computer

. . . show first on Desktop

TweakUI Desktop First Icon

. . . show icon on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Computer

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Computer

My Documents, change icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon

. . . clear recently opened documents from Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Clear

. . . clear recently opened documents from Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab Clear List

. . . folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Expand My Documents

. . . show first on Desktop

TweakUI Desktop First Icon

. . . show icon on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Documents

. . . show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section My Documents

. . . show recently opened on Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Recent documents" section

My Music, repair folder

TweakUI Repair

. . . show as menu Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Music

My Network Places, history (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Maintain network history

. . . icon, change

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon

. . . icon, show on Desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Network Places

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Network Places

. . . View workgroup computers in common task pane (show/hide)

TweakUI Explorer Show "View workgroup computers" in Net Places

My Pictures, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . repair folder

TweakUI Repair

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand My Pictures

. . . show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Show My Pictures on classic Start Menu

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Pictures

My Videos, repair folder

TweakUI Repair

Navigation keys on special keyboards, customize

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

NetMeeting, make the default for Internet Calls

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Call

Network, add new connection

Control Panel Network Connections New Connection Wizard

. . . advanced adapter settings

Device Manager right-click adapter Properties Advanced tab

. . . Authentication

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Authentication tab

. . . bindings

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Advanced Settings Adapters and Bindings tab

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab turn on or off listed protocols and services

. . . bridge two connections

Control Panel Network Connections select two connections Advanced Network Bridge

. . . computer description

Control Panel System Computer Name tab

. . . computer name

Control Panel System Computer Name tab Change

. . . connect to shared printer

Control Panel Printers and Faxes Add Printer Next A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer

. . . connection status

Control Panel Network Connections double-click connection General tab

. . . disconnect mapped network drive

Explorer Tools Disconnect Network Drive

. . . DNS settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced DNS tab

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Enable or Disable

. . . Firewall

See Internet Connection Firewall

. . . include in Files or Folders search

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Automatically search for network folders and printers

. . . install a network protocol or service

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Install

. . . IP address and other connection information

Control Panel Network Connections double-click connection Support tab

. . . join a Windows NT domain

Control Panel System Computer Name tab Change

. . . map network drive

Explorer Tools Map Network Drive

. . . preliminary setup

Control Panel Network Connections Network Setup Wizard

. . . priorities

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Advanced Settings Provider Order tab

. . . protocol, enable or disable for a connection

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab check or uncheck entries in list

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Network

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Network

. . . set IP address

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Use the following IP address

. . . set multiple IP addresses

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced IP Settings tab

. . . share printer

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Sharing Shared as

. . . show icon in taskbar notification area when connected

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Show icon in notification area when connected

. . . SNMP components (install/uninstall)

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components Management and Monitoring Tools

. . . TCP/IP filtering

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced Options tab TCP/IP filtering Properties

. . . TCP/IP settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties

. . . uninstall a protocol or service

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Uninstall

. . . WINS settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced WINS tab

Network Connections, automatically dial

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Network Network Connections

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand Network Connections

. . . show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Show Network Connections on classic Start Menu

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Network Connections

Newsgroup reader, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Newsgroups

Notification Area

See Taskbar Notification Area

Numbers, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Numbers tab

ODBC data sources, restrict access

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

Offline Files, action to take when network connection is lost

Control Panel Folder Options Offline Files tab Advanced

. . . automatic synchronization

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup Logon/Lofoff tab Automatically synchronize the selected items . . .

. . . automatic synchronization on idle

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup On Idle tab Advanced

. . . compatibility with computers running on batteries

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup On Idle tab Advanced Prevent synchronization when my computer is running on battery power

. . . enable scheduling of Desktop web page updates

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable offline items to be synchronized on a schedule

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Network Offline Files

. . . settings

Control Panel Folder Options Offline Files tab

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup

. . . synchronize

Explorer Tools Synchronize

Outlook Express, make the default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab E-mail or Newsgroups

. . . repair unread mail count

TweakUI Repair

Parental Control of web sites

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab Content Advisor section

Passwords, automatic logon

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level User Authentication

. . . change

Control Panel User Accounts select an account Change my password

. . . expiration

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Account Policies Password Policy

. . . prevent forgotten passwords

Control Panel User Accounts select an account Related Tasks section Prevent a forgotten password

. . . require for exiting screen saver

Control Panel Display Screen Saver tab On resume, password protect

. . . require for resuming from standby mode

Control Panel Power Options Advanced tab Prompt for password when computer resumes from standby

. . . saving in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Account Policies Password Policy

. . . show "Change Password" in Ctrl-Alt-Del window

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

Path, show full path in folder windows

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the title bar/Display the full path in the address bar

Personalized menus, Favorites

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable Personalized Favorites Menu

Pictures

See Images

Places bar, customize

TweakUI Common Dialogs

Pointer

See Mouse

Pop-up help windows

See Tooltips

Power Management

See Advanced Power Management

Print Server settings

Control Panel Printers and Faxes File Server Properties

Printers, advanced settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Printers

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Printers

. . . cancel printing of all documents

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Cancel All Documents

. . . cancel printing of one document

Control Panel Printers and Faxes double-click printer right-click document Cancel

. . . change settings for a single application

Open application File Print or Printer Setup

. . . change settings for all applications

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Properties

. . . connect to a printer on your network

Control Panel Printers and Faxes Add Printer Next A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer

. . . install

Control Panel Printers and Faxes Add Printer

. . . pause printing

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Pause Printing

. . . print background colors and images when printing web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Printings Print background colors and images

. . . set default printer

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Set as Default Printer

. . . share with other computers on network

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Sharing Shared as

. . . show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand Printers

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Printers and Faxes

. . . uninstall

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Delete

. . . view status

Control Panel Printers and Faxes double-click printer

Processor, priorities

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Advanced tab Processor scheduling section

. . . show details

Control Panel System General tab

Profile Assistant, enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Enable Profile Assistant

Proxy settings

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab LAN Settings

Quick Launch toolbar, show on Taskbar

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Show Quick Launch

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Quick Launch

Recent Documents

See Documents

Recycle Bin, Desktop icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop

Registered User, view

Control Panel System General tab

Registry Editor, repair

TweakUI Repair

Remote Assistance, allow invitations to be sent

Control Panel System Remote tab Remote Assistance tab

Remote Desktop, enable incoming connections

Control Panel System Remote tab Remote Desktop tab

Report crashes to Microsoft

Control Panel System Advanced tab Error Reporting

Run, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Run

. . . show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Run Command

Scheduled Tasks, add a task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Add Scheduled Task

. . . choose user for a single task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Task tab Run as

. . . choose user for AT service

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Advanced AT Service Account

. . . compatibility with computers running on batteries

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Power Management section

. . . delete a task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Delete

. . . delete completed tasks automatically

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Delete the task if it is not scheduled to run again

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Advanced Stop Using Task Scheduler or Start Using Task Scheduler

. . . enable/disable a single task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Task tab Enabled

. . . log

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Advanced View Log

. . . missed task notification

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Advanced Notify Me of Missed Tasks

. . . pause

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks Advanced Pause Task Scheduler

. . . perform only if computer is idle

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Idle Time section

. . . repeat settings for a single task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Schedule tab Advanced

. . . schedule settings for a single task

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Schedule tab

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Task Scheduler

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Task Scheduler

. . . stop hung tasks

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Stop the task if it runs for . . .

Screen

See Display

Screen Saver settings

Control Panel Display Screen Saver tab

Scrollbars, color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "3d Objects"

. . . size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Scrollbar"

Search, address bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Search from the Address bar

. . . classic search in Explorer

TweakUI Explorer Use Classic Search in Explorer

. . . customize navigation key

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

. . . include network folders and printers

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Automatically search for network folders and printers

Send To, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

Setup, location of setup files

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders Installation Path

Shared folders, include in searches

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Automatically search for network folders and printers

. . . make accessible to all users

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Use simple file sharing

Shift Key, make it "sticky"

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use StickyKeys

Shortcuts, overlay icon

TweakUI Explorer Shortcut

. . . show "Shortcut to" prefix

TweakUI Explorer Prefix "Shortcut to" on new shortcuts

Single-click required to open icons

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Single-click to open an item

Software, install or uninstall

Control Panel Add or Remove Programs

. . . install or uninstall (network components)

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components

. . . installation security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Installer

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Installer

Sounds, beep on errors

TweakUI General Beep on errors

. . . default audio devices for playback, recording, and MIDI

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Audio tab

. . . disable unwanted audio devices

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Audio tab Use only default devices

. . . events that trigger sounds

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab

. . . list devices

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Hardware tab

. . . mute all

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Mute

. . . navigation keys on special keyboards

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

. . . play in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play sounds in web pages

. . . play sounds when Caps Lock, Num Lock, or Scroll Lock is pressed

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use ToggleKeys

. . . show visual notification

Control Panel Accessibility Options Sound tab

. . . speaker, enable/disable PC speaker

TweakUI General Beep on errors

. . . speaker orientation

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Speaker settings section Advanced Speakers tab

. . . speaker troubleshooting

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Speaker settings section Advanced Performance tab

. . . speaker volume

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Speaker settings section Speaker Volume

. . . surround sound setup

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Speaker settings section Advanced Speakers tab

. . . volume

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab

. . . volume from keyboard

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys

Speech, recording voice

See Voice

. . . select preferred audio device

Control Panel Speech Text to Speech tab Audio Output

. . . speed

Control Panel Speech Text to Speech tab Voice speed section

. . . voice selection

Control Panel Speech Text to Speech tab Voice selection section

. . . volume

Volume Control (sndvol32.exe) adjust master or "Wave" controls

Start Menu, button look and feel

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

. . . clear list of recently opened applications

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab Clear List

. . . enable dragging and dropping (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Enable Dragging and Dropping

. . . enable dragging and dropping (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Enable Dragging and Dropping

. . . folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . Frequently Used Programs, ban items from list

TweakUI Taskbar XP Start Menu

. . . hide infrequently accessed applications (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Use Personalized Menus

. . . highlight newly installed programs (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab Highlight newly installed programs

. . . look and feel

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab "Start menu" or "Classic Start menu"

. . . number of recently opened applications to show (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab "Programs" section

. . . open menus when hovering with mouse (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab Open submenus when I pause on them with my mouse

. . . size of icons (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Show Small Icons in Start Menu

. . . size of icons (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab "Select an icon size for programs" section

Startup, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders

. . . log

Control Panel System Advanced tab Startup and Recovery section Settings System failure section

. . . multiboot menu settings

Control Panel System Advanced tab Startup and Recovery section Settings System startup section

. . . sound

See Sounds

Status Bar, show in Explorer

Explorer View Status Bar

Stylesheets, impose a single stylesheet for all web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Accessibility Format documents using my style sheet

Style, apply to controls in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages

. . . enable/disable all styles

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . visual style of windows and buttons

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

Swap File, size and location

See Virtual Memory

Synchronize

See Offline Files

System Restore, disk space usage

Control Panel System System Restore tab Disk space usage section

. . . enable/disable

Control Panel System System Restore tab Turn off System Restore

. . . policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System System Restore

. . . status

Control Panel System System Restore tab Status section

Task, show extra task pane in folder windows

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Tasks section

Task Manager, show in Ctrl-Alt-Del window

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

Task Scheduler

See Scheduled Tasks

Taskbar, flash buttons

TweakUI General Focus

. . . group buttons by application

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Group similar taskbar buttons

. . . group buttons by application (customize)

TweakUI Taskbar Grouping

. . . hide when not in use

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Auto-hide the taskbar

. . . keep on top of other windows

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Keep the taskbar on top of other windows

. . . move to a different screen location

Click on an empty portion of the taskbar and drag

. . . prevent moving and resizing

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Lock the taskbar

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Lock the taskbar

. . . resize

Drag the border of the taskbar to make it larger or smaller

. . . sliding button animation (enable/disable)

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . style

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

Taskbar Notification Area, hide infrequently accessed applications

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Hide inactive icons

. . . network icon

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Show icon in notification area when connected

. . . power icon

Control Panel Power Options Advanced tab Always show icon on the taskbar

. . . volume control (yellow speaker)

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Volume tab Place volume icon in the taskbar

Telephony settings

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Advanced tab

Telnet Server, restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab

Temporary Internet Files, clear automatically when browser is closed

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed

. . . policy regarding encrypted pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Security Do not save encrypted pages to disk

. . . settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Temporary Internet Files section Settings

Terminal Server, disable compositing effects in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Force offscreen compositing even under Terminal Server

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Terminal Services

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Terminal Services

Text Cursor, blink rate

Control Panel Keyboard Speed tab Cursor blink rate

. . . blink rate & size

Control Panel Accessibility Options Display tab Cursor Options section

. . . change mouse "I-beam" cursor

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab choose "Text Select" from "Customize" list

Themes

Control Panel Display Themes tab

Thumbnails, cache (enable/disable)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Do not cache thumbnails

. . . image quality

TweakUI Explorer Thumbnails

. . . show in Explorer

Explorer View Thumbnails

. . . size

TweakUI Explorer Thumbnails

Time, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Time tab

. . . set

Control Panel Date and Time Date & Time tab

. . . synchronize with Internet time server automatically

Control Panel Date and Time Internet Time tab

. . . time service policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Windows Time Service

. . . time zone

Control Panel Date and Time Time Zone tab

Title bar, font, color, and size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Active Title Bar" or "Inactive Title Bar"

. . . size only

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Caption Buttons"

Toolbar, size and font for floating toolbar captions

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Palette Title"

Tooltips, animation

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips

TweakUI General Enable tooltip animation

. . . animation (enable/disable)

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

. . . enable/disable (Desktop, taskbar, and Explorer only)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show pop-up description for folder and Desktop items

. . . fade (enable/disable)

TweakUI General Enable tooltip fade

. . . font & color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "ToolTip"

. . . big "balloon" tooltips that pop up from taskbar notification area

See Balloon Tips

Transition effects, enable/disable

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips

Tray

See Taskbar Notification Area

Uninstall Hardware

Control Panel Add Hardware

Uninstall Software

Control Panel Add or Remove Programs

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) settings

Control Panel Power Options UPS tab

Usernames in web pages, saving

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete

Users, add new user account

Control Panel User Accounts Create a new account

. . . allow fast switching between users

Control Panel User Accounts Change the way users log on or off Use Fast User Switching

. . . multiple profiles for each user account

Control Panel System Advanced tab User Profiles section Settings

. . . passwords

See Passwords

. . . registered user

See Registered User

. . . security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies User Rights Assignment

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System User Profiles

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System User Profiles

. . . security policies for groups

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Group Policy

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Group Policy

Video, play in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Multimedia Play videos in web pages

Virtual memory, settings

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Advanced tab Change

Voice, calibrate volume settings

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Voice tab Test hardware

. . . playback and recording volume

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Voice tab

. . . speech synthesis

See Speech

Volume

See Sounds

Wallpaper

See Background

Warnings in web pages, enable/disable

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level

Web pages

See Internet Explorer

. . . set default browser

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser

. . . set default editor

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab HTML Editor

Web Server, restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab

Welcome screen, enable/disable

Control Panel User Accounts Change the way users log on or off Use the Welcome screen

Windows, background of MDI windows

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Application Background"

. . . background of non-MDI windows

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Window"

. . . cascade all open application windows

Right-click on taskbar Cascade Windows

. . . closing crashed applications

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Applications tab

. . . closing hidden applications

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Processes tab

. . . color of borders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "3d Objects"

. . . minimize all open application windows

image with no caption

+ D

. . . minimize/maximize animation

TweakUI General Enable window animation

. . . show outline or full window when dragging

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Show window contents while dragging

. . . tile all open application windows

Right-click on taskbar Tile Windows Horizontally or Tile Windows Vertically

. . . title bar font, color, and size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Active Title Bar" or "Inactive Title Bar"

Windows Explorer, access digital camera memory as a drive (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device

. . . additional security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Windows Explorer

. . . columns in details view

Explorer View Details View Choose Details

. . . group similar items

Explorer View Arrange Icons by Show in Groups

. . . refresh view

Explorer View Refresh or press F5

. . . reuse window when launching Internet shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tab Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts

. . . search

See Search

. . . show lines in tree view (Folders Explorer bar)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list

. . . show Status Bar

Explorer View Status Bar

. . . toolbar, background

TweakUI Internet Explorer

. . . toolbar, customize

Explorer View Toolbars Customize

. . . toolbar, icon size

Explorer View Toolbars Customize Icon options

. . . toolbar, prevent being moved

Explorer View Toolbars Lock the Toolbars

. . . toolbar, text captions

Explorer View Toolbars Customize Text options

Windows File Protection, advanced settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Windows File Protection

Windows Media Player, change as default for CDs

TweakUI My Computer AutoPlay

Windows Registered User information

Control Panel System General tab

Windows Update

Internet Explorer Tools Windows Update

. . . automatic updating

Control Panel System Automatic Updates tab

Windows version

Control Panel System General tab

Windows XP Style for screen elements

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list

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