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List your favorite shortcuts and tricks when using windows here!!

Here's one to start --

WindowsKey + d = Show Desktop

TRY IT! hehehe :P
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Thats a good one, the other one I use is WindowsKey + L which allows you to switch users :)
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Since I have at times as many as 10 or more windows open at once a nifty little keyboard shortcut that instantly minimizes all open windows:

Ctrl+Esc immediately followed by Alt+M

That's my alltime favorite. I also like Windowskey+E to bring up the Windows Explorer and Windowskey+R to bring up Run. I also use Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy Ctrl+Z to Cut, and Ctrl+V to paste. Very convenient shortcuts when copying code and hypertext links.
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Well I don't use too many shortcuts for Windows, my main ones have all been mentioned, well except Alt+F4 to close out the current window.

Hmm, I know a few tricks but they don't come to mind right now... here is one that does.

In Windows XP Professional you can go to Start > Run > gpedit.msc This allows you to edit group policies. Although you can change a lot of settings in here, my favorite thing to do is go under User Configuration and then under Windows Settings, in there is an option for Internet Explorer Maintenance. You can change the title of your internet explorer (who it says it was provided by at the top), you can change the toolbar background or even give it a custom logo in the top right (the thing that moves as the page loads)

Theres more in there, but you can explore ;)
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Have you ever been to a site that opens up all the images in a pop-up. Only that pop-up is 1 size and not resizeable so sometimes the images get cut off because these people don't know what they are doing?

Well in a pop-up windows that has the resize property set to false so you can't resize, you can hit F11 twice to be able to resize it depsite the resize property.

Dirty trick yes, but sometimes it's necessary.
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I know there's fewer people using Win98se nowadays, but I still use it (for now) to a large degree. I always hate seeing that MS logo during boot. To remove it, open MSDOS.SYS in a text editor (Notepad works well - make sure you've nixed the "read only" property or you won't be able to save it). Under the options line add logo=0 or change logo=1(if that's already there) to logo=0. Save. (reset properties to read only" to be on the safe side.

There you have it - no more MS blue screen logo! There is also a way to change the MS logo to one of your own, but I'd have to review my notes at home to remember exactly how.
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F6 automatically highlights the URL in the address bar of IE - copy and paste at will.
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I don't know what you call the key, but on most current standard keyboards, to the right of the spacebar there is Alt, then Windowskey, then another one, that I'm not sure what it is called, but it's the same thing as right-click. Select that one, then just select the underlined letter in the resulting menu for what you want to do. Very convenient. (Has anyone gotten the idea yet that you don't always have to use your mouse?! *lol)
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During POST (Power On Self Test - for the novices), on boot, F2 will normally get you to CMOS settings, After POST, SHIFT + F5 will get you to Safe Mode and if I recall correctly Shift+ F8 will get you to a DOS prompt -- or vice versa --I'm on an XP machine at the moment and can't double check that. (Win95,98,ME)

Those are all about as good as I can do from memory (and the ones I use most frequently)...I'll have to look up the other stuff Sunday when I get home
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Pressing Alt while in a program will cause certain letters to be underlined in the top menu.

Combining Alt with that letter will open that menu. For example...

ALT+F will open File
ALT+E will open Edit
ALT+V will open View

etc, etc.
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Another one that pops into mind.

This little [pointless] trick allows you display your windows version in the lower right corner of your desktop (above the system clock)

Go to Start > Run > regedit
Please note that registry changes can be harmful if you don't know what you're doing, so don't hold it against me if this goes wrong for you

Go tot he registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop in there will be key called PaintDesktopVersion the value of this is currently set to 0 (for false) so what you can do is right click on the key, choose Modify from the context menu and set the Value Data to 1 (for true).

Then close regedit, restart and voila, your windows version is printed on your desktop in the lower right corner.

Pointless, but interesting :P
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do you use ye ol' CUT- COPY - PASTE functions de windows?

Well the keyboard shortcuts go as follows while holding down ctrl +

X = cut
C = copy
V = paste

I use this one on a daily basis - it's easily my most used trick, especially
with forms and url's.
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do you use ye ol' CUT- COPY - PASTE functions de windows?

Well the keyboard shortcuts go as follows while holding down ctrl +

X = cut
C = copy
V = paste

I use this one on a daily basis - it's my my most used trick easily.
Especially with forms and url's.


I use CTRL+V for paste isn't CTRL+P for printing? Well that's how it is on my system.
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lostinbeta wrote:
isn't CTRL+P for printing?

well, yes....yes it is. :)
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Here's another one (i'm just cruising through my registry thinking of stuff)...

Again, editing the registry can be dangerous if you don't know what your doing, so do this at your own risk.

This next trick allows you to decide whether windows should display the blue screen of death or if it should auto restart when the system crashes.

Go to Start > Run > regedit

In there, navigation to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl

In there will be an option called AutoReboot, right click on this key and choose Modify, set the Value Data to 0 for blue screen, or 1 for auto-restart.
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Another along the lines of Ctrl+P is CTRL+O -- This opens the URL dialog box in most browsers.
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ALT+TAB switches to previous window. If multiple windows are open, holding ALT while repeatedly hitting TAB, tabs through all open windows.
CTRL+TAB Tabs through pages in a properties dialog box.
Here's a couple "Shifty" goodies:
Holding SHIFT while inserting a CDROM bypasses AutoPlay.
SHIFT+DELETE - Deletes an item immediately without sending it to the recycle bin.

In open applications, PRINT SCRN copies the entire screen to clipboard, whereas ALT+PRINT SCRN copies only the active application window to clipboard.
SHIFT+CTRL+HOME -- Selects all text from the cursor to the beginning of the document and moves cursor to beginning.
SHIFT+CTRL+END -- Selects all text from the cursor to the end of the document and moves cursor to the end.
SHIFT+CTRL+Left Arrow - Selects the word immediately to the left of the cursor.
SHIFT+CTRL+Right Arrow - Selects the word immediately to the right of the cursor.
SHIFT+Left Arrow - Selects one character to the left of the cursor.
SHIFT+Right Arrow - Selects one character to the right of the cursor.
SHIFT+End - Selects all text from the cursor to the end of the line.
SHIFT+Home - Selects all text from the cursor to the beginning of the line.
SHIFT+Insert - paste text from clipboard at the location of the cursor.

In Notepad, F5 inserts the current Time/Date
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CTRL+ALT+DEL...probably the most often used trick... :?
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I like to use ( using XP)...

Crtl+R= Refresh
Crtl+I = Opens Favorites
Shift+Tab= Goes back a field
Crtl+Esc= Start Menu
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do you use ye ol' CUT- COPY - PASTE functions de windows?

Well the keyboard shortcuts go as follows while holding down ctrl +

X = cut
C = copy
V = paste

I use this one on a daily basis - it's easily my most used trick, especially
with forms and url's.


I use ctrl + insert for copy and shift + insert for paste
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Cuerock wrote:


Crtl+R= Refresh
Crtl+I = Opens Favorites
Shift+Tab= Goes back a field
Crtl+Esc= Start Menu


I think Ctrl+Esc is a carryover from when keyboards didn't have the Windows Start key. I could never figure out why hit two buttons when you only have to hit one? Then I remembered the old keyboards didn't have the Start key.
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When I hit the F5 key it also refreshes pages for me like the Ctrl + R does.
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didn't see this one, so here it is anyway --

ctrl + z = undo
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I did say that one back on page one, but screwed it up and forgot to go back and correct it.

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I also use Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy Ctrl+Z to Cut, and Ctrl+V to paste. Very convenient shortcuts when copying code and hypertext links.


I got Ctrl+Z (undo) confused with Ctrl + X (cut)

You have it right and thanks for adding it.
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ewe,ewe,ewe I got one...I got one...

Ctrl+A= Selects All!
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Win2k and XP - hitting the left shift button 5 times quickly brings up the keyboard accessability option.
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To add what I added in the Suggestion forum:

Shift + Home takes you to the top of the page in a browser
Shift + End takes you to the bottom of the page in a browser.

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My mouse feels lonely.
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Your arrow buttons will do some amazing things in Windows Explorer. Try it out. Left, Right, Up, Down... there's a few other Explorer shortcuts I'll post when I have time, but here's a cool one. Ctrl +A to select all in the right pane (Windows Explorer), then Left-click and Hold and drag to wherever you want. It immediately moves all selected to the new destination.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
To add what I added in the Suggestion forum:

Shift + Home takes you to the top of the page in a browser
Shift + End takes you to the bottom of the page in a browser.

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My mouse feels lonely.



I used just Home and End without shift! works the same for me!
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Yah, but it depends on what program you happen to be in. IE does what you discovered, but other browsers/programs seem inconsistant. I just got into the habit of holding shift and it seems to be the most consistant.
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What I have always wondered and have never discovered is what the SysRq is supposed to do. Anybody know? Since it is also Print Scrn, every time I hit it it copies the screen to clipboard, but I have no clue as to what SysRq does.
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Reminds me of another good shortcut:

ALT + Print Screen

Copies the selected window into the clipboard (as opposed to the entire desktop when not holding ALT).

I use that one at least once a week...
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F5 to refresh a page in IE.
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F5 refreshes most apps in windows ;)
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Here's one I discovered today by accident. Ever go to a page and the text is a little small and hard to read? If you have a scroll mouse, hold down control while scrolling. This will zoom in and out on the screen. Should work in all Windows versions from at least 98 up. I tested it today on 98, Win2K and XP. There do seem to be some websites like this one, for example, that it doesn't work on, but others OK. Works very well in text editors, though.

Another I remembered and didn't see listed yet is that when filling out a form on a webpage pressing the space bar will add checkmarks to check boxes and will enable radio buttons.
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Oh, I got one. It seems to work on my machine, Windows 2K. If you hold the Shift key while scroll your mouse wheel in IE, this should take you to previous page or forward page depending on your scroll.

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Nice one lj -- works for me on Win98 too.
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If you have 2 or more items open. *windows* press and hold alt + tab, it'll bring up whatever you have.. To switch press tab, make sure your still holding alt during this time though. :D


It works on 98 as well as XP, I'm not sure if it works any lower.
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If you right click and drag files/folders etc, a sub menu pops up with "Copy here, Move here, Create Shotrcut here" and other options appear at other times as well.

This negates the use of left click and dragging whilst pressing whichever damn buttons move/copy etc. and makes it really easy for computer newbies to remember. This becomes even more useful if you set the My Computer default from "open" to "explorer" (or use WIN+E)

The ONLY time I ever left click and drag now is when I'm moving icons from one desktop to another (Dual Monitors)
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To make the action of the "My Computer" icon explore rather than open.

Open explorer. Click Tools/ Folder Options/ File Types. Scroll down to Folder. Click Advanced and change the default to "explore" (much more useful!)
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To increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads in IE from the default of 3.

Run REGEDIT

Navigate to :[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]

Add the following DWORDS:

Dword Name: "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"
Dword Value: 00000019

Dword Name: "MaxConnectionsPerServer"
Dword Value: 00000019

This increases the number of simultaneous downloads (per instance of IE) to 10,
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Lot's of good ones like that at Winguides, UNFLUX. That one's been around awhile:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/

But it would probably be best to stick to simple tricks and shortcuts here and maybe start a new thread for registery hacks and tweaks with a clear warning that they better have a copy of their restore disk/OS handy if they start playing with them! :roll: (or more simply since winguides is dedicated to registery tweaks maybe just bookmark that one.)
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I've been saving this one and it's the all-time best keyboard shortcut - and I just reread through all five pages of this thread to make sure nobody has posted it yet. I'm sure this is the greatest keyboard shortcut of all time because it's such a secret...NOBODY seems to know about it or use it.

F1

Go ahead - try it - You'll like it!
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I don't like the windows manuals... but if I wanted too I should just macro f1 to launch google! that'd work really good then! :-P
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I've recently thought that we at OZZU should all get together and just write a brand new operating system that actually works. I do like your macro idea though.
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Actually, I'll have to think about it, but I don't think it would be a macro as much as a VB script change to do it. But it would be cool. I find almost all my answers on Google, but the help stuff is important for newbies to read and if they did, there would probably be a few less questions. (Most people I know don't even know where their owner's manual's are). Perhaps that's not a good thing for OZZU? Maybe I should just keep my mouth shut.
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I meant teach me how to make an OS ;)
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b_heyer wrote:
I meant teach me how to make an OS ;)


As if I wouldn't like to know that! Mr. Gates and Mr. Jobs and others were ahead of our times. I'd like to be rich, too.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Lot's of good ones like that at Winguides, UNFLUX. That one's been around awhile:

http://www.winguides.com/registry/

But it would probably be best to stick to simple tricks and shortcuts here and maybe start a new thread for registery hacks and tweaks with a clear warning that they better have a copy of their restore disk/OS handy if they start playing with them! :roll: (or more simply since winguides is dedicated to registery tweaks maybe just bookmark that one.)


Another site I've found that seems to have a lot more reg. hacks than winguide is http://www.jsifaq.com/ The search isn't the friendliest in the world but it seems to cover just about every hack/tweak imaginable.

Fair comment about the registry warning - Not something I usually forget but it was very late here in the uk - sorry! :roll:
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Heres How to find Netmeeting on windows xp

1. Click on the Start menu.

2. Select Run.

3. Type "conf" (without quotes) in the Open field and hit OK.

You'll have to go through the setup Wizard the first time you launch it
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If you're having trouble running older programs originally developed for previous versions of Windows, it's alright Microsoft built Compatibility Mode into XP. Compatibility Mode allows you to run a program using the shell of the original program it was developed for. here we will show you how to access a program's Compatibility Mode in XP.


1. Find the executable or program shortcut icon you'd like to run

2. Right-click the icon and select Properties.

3. Click the Compatibility tab and place a checkmark next to the text labeled "Run this program in compatibility mode".

4. Select the operating system that the program was originally intended to run on.

5. You may need to fine-tune the three fields under "Display Settings" if an older program requires 640x480 resolution or 256 colors.

6. Click Apply.





Try starting the program after making these changes. If it still gives you trouble, try a different operating system. If the program was written for Win95 and worked fine in Win98, there's nothing that says it still won't work fine with Win98.
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CTRL + W closes full screen popup windows that have no other controls.
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Trying to bold, italicize, or underline?

ctrl+b= Bold
ctrl+i= italic
ctrl+u= Underline

Highlight your selection and boom done no mouse needed! :D
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also in you Outlook you can "backspace" through to go back and forth through the calender, inbox, deleted items....etc.. :D
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In IE:

If you just type the name of a website into the address bar then press Ctrl and Enter windows automaticall puts http://www. before it and .com afterwards.....it saves a lot of time.

e.g.

Type "ozzu" into the address bar

Press Ctrl and Enter

http://www.ozzu.com appears!
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CTRL+F5 - Force refresh in IE, good if you have cached pages, 99% of us do, especially immediately after updating a page on a site via FTP, or after updating the hosts file (C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) if you've got those stupid browser hijackers

CTRL+E - Built-in IE Search feature; it's horrible compared to google, but hey, it has my site!

Winkey + U - If you're deaf, this is a great tool!

Winkey + B - see the status of your network connection

some others too lazy to write down
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Umm - I'll ask the stupid question. What key is "Winkey" ?
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look at your PC keyboard, on the bottom left between your Ctrl and
Alt keys is a key with a Windows logo on it. Hold it down like Shift to
accomplish various shortcuts.

Such as --
Winkey + D = Show Desktop ;)

enjoy.
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that reminds me....

winkey + L = locked pc! :D
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that doesn't work too well -

I locked it, left the password field blank and it let me right back in. Also,
none of my passwords were valid when locking it with that method.
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Oh, I get it - "Winky" must be an XP theme thing. I switched mine to Windows Classic as soon as I turned the machine on. *lol - getting a little old for change! I still call it the Start button.
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ATNO - I've never heard it called "Start Button" when referring to the
keyboard. As long as I can remember back on Win 3.1, it's been called
Windows Key or "Winkey."

Maybe just that we've just never heard the terms...interesting nonetheless. :)
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I guess it was how I was saying it in my mind. Winky as in wink-ee

Now I feel like a dunce. I was multi-tasking and was reading fast. Let's see what other excuses can I come up with. *duh :oops:
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:lol: funny

I actually thought you simply mistyped it! :P
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UNFLUX wrote:

I actually thought you simply mistyped it!


I wish...Yep, that was a blunder on my part...but even though I did remember after-the-fact the WinKey term...I actually have allways refered to it as "Start". But I hear you...I see where it comes from now after over half a day of reading!
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UNFLUX wrote:
that doesn't work too well -

I locked it, left the password field blank and it let me right back in. Also,
none of my passwords were valid when locking it with that method.


huh works fine for me...... much eaiser than 3 keys i think!
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heres one i didnt see listed here not 100% windows tip/trick as it is office or MS Word specifically.

ever get a document in word and it is all caps or all lower case or how about you type a whole sentence in word in caps by mistake andhave to delete the whole line and re type it all. well in word you can simply HIGHLIGHT the sentence or words, press shift + F3 and it will alternate from all caps to all lower case to caps on first letter of each word to caps on first letter of each sentence.

next time your in MS word try it out. it may work in other word processors like word pad etc too not sure never tried. if anyone knows let me know.
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wanna make your installed printer cannot be deleted ?
here's the trick: (Registry Editor)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Add a DWORD named "NoDeletePrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1


Don't want allow user to add printer ?

Add a DWORD named "NoAddPrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1
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i haven't seen this one.

i no in IE if u push the backspace button it will take u back a page
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'alt + tab' to toggle between open apps. no thought required. (:
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this one was posted a long time ago by bigwebmaster and i ddin't see it here. i was trying to figure out how to delete my account. my other one that i signed up as. its whatmistxfle if u want to delete it for me.

Nevermind, looks like I found it myself. Here is the answer:

Open up your favorite notepad editor and copy and paste the following into it:

[Shell]
Command=2
IconFile=explorer.exe,3
[Taskbar]
Command=ToggleDesktop

Now save that file to your desktop and call it Desktop.scf

Once that is done left click on the file you just created on your desktop and drag it over to your Quick Launch bar and release. You should now be able to goto your desktop again by pressing the Show Desktop link you just made.



it is to remake the show desktop button incase u delete it.
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right-click+F=refresh
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In IE you can press Ctrl+N to open a new browser windows.
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ok...ionno if anybody's posted these yet...but here goes:

F6 (IE) - highlight address bar

[Windows]+F1 - Windows help
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nebulae1985 wrote:
right-click+F=refresh


Weird when I do it I get a pop-up things to add this page as a favorite
(Win XP, IE 6.0)

and try to read the posts (I know there are a lot of them) before posting your shortcut as there seems to be a lot of repeats

My favortie shortcut is the "Media" button on my keyboard :P
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IH8Purple wrote:
nebulae1985 wrote:
right-click+F=refresh


Weird when I do it I get a pop-up things to add this page as a favorite
(Win XP, IE 6.0)


Right Click + F does bring up the Favorites Bookmark Dialog box in Win2K and XP

Right Click + R is the Refresh

If you want to keep your hands entirely on the keyboard, the sub-menu button (just to the left of the right Ctrl button) does the same thing as right click. I went for years not even realizing that button was there.

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Need special characters? Open up your character map and copy the character you want, then paste it into the text field. Examples

À Á Â Ã Ä Å Æ
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press ctrl then roll the mouse idler wheel (sorry , I don't know how to call it ) . we could change the size of fonts in web!
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James wrote:
Just stumbled across this while using IE

If you hold Ctrl + Left Click a new window appears that shows the first page that was displayed by the browser window you're in.

I never knew that till 2 minutes ago.


umm, the way that works is if you hold control and click a link it opens your link in a new window(Note: if you have a pop-up blocker installed it may change that to allow pop-ups when ctrl+left-clicked)
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Tired of looking for files via Windows Explorer? Create a custom toolbar for it.

Right Click any blank spot on your desktop toolbar. Navigate to Toolbars|New Toolbar.

Navigate to your C: drive (or any other drive or folder you'd like).
Left Click it once to highlight it and click OK.

Your C: drive is now on your desktop toolbar. Click the double arrows >> to expand it and navigate through it like you do your start menu.
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http://camtech2000.net/Pages/Keyboarding.html
this guy has 2,900 keyboard shortcuts put into a program

it is designed for 95, 98, 98se, and ME, however most of they have converted over to XP
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I read on page 4 somone asked what the Sys RQ button is. It was a command called "system request" designed by IBM for use in there termnal services.
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To switch to the desktop, the other option is to press the Windows key and M at the same time.
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OR Win+D, that way you can press Win+D again to restore your apps.
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with winkey+M puts apps down, winkey+shift+M brings them back up, good if you have a tendancy to double key for whatever reason
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I went through all of these to make sure that no one else had posted it.
i don't know if it works with other versions of Windows.

1) start > shut down

2) select shut down from the menu

3) hold the shift key when pressing OK

the operating system will restart WITHOUT restarting the computer. there are more of these on http://www.annoyances.org

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I'm fairly certain it works with 98 and up (to the best of my knowledge) the_Maven...but not sure of any prior. I thought I posted that earlier, but perhaps not. I use that one quite a bit.
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Probable posted before but what the hey:

alt + f4 : closes the focused application, or goes to the shut down menu if none are focused ( all windows versions save 3.1)

(I usually hold these down if I am in a hurry to exit programs and shut down :D)

windows key + l : locks computer on most configs (XP)

windows key + r : goes to run prompt ( for netstat , net view , or any of the following commands ....)

Run dialog programs: ( 98 + afaik )
"winver" : displays Windows Release Version
"charmap" : displays Windows character Map for various fonts
"calc" : opens calculator program
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This one is priceless! It has driven me nuts for over a year. Those of you who have Windows NT or Windows 2000 machines probably already know that Microsoft exluded MSCONFIG from those two OS's. It makes it so difficult to elliminate garbage from startup. If you don't know where to find the program or it doesn't have an option to not run at startup it's almost impossible to elliminate. I was almost ready to ask the question here, but finally did a couple productive searches and found the solution.

Microsoft added this back in XP. You can work this one of two ways. If you have access to an XP machine you can copy msconfig.exe to your Win NT or Win2K machine in the System32 folder.

If you don't have access to an XP machine you can download the zip file from thetechguide.com - http://www.thetechguide.com/downloads.html (you'll see it at the bottom) here's the direct link to the zip file - http://downloads.thetechguide.com/msconfig.zip
Again, unzip the file and copy it to System32. It will execute in Start|Run like anything else in the System32 folder will.

(don't let the terms on the site "Ripped from WinXP" bother you. This is not a crack, it's a simple matter of copy and paste.)

It works like a charm! Enjoy!
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I don't know the proper name but to turn "text eating" (when you type your charater replaces the one infront of it) on and off press the Insert Button.
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Here's one I've been looking for for a long time:

http://lists.isb.sdnpk.org/pipermail/co ... 02358.html

Descibes how to close all open windows and applications quickly.

Works in Win2K as well, but on the right click you choose close, vs. close group.

Quote:
Have you ever been on a troubleshooting expedition and needed to shut
down all the running applications on a system before you could proceed?
More than likely, you probably accessed each window and manually shut down
the application.

If you've ever had to do this on a system that had multiple windows open
at the same time, you know how time-consuming it is to manually shut
down each application's window. Wouldn't it be great if you could quickly
shut down all running applications at the same time? Here's how to
implement this trick:

1. While pressing the [Ctrl] key, successively click each of the task
icons on the taskbar.

2. Right-click the last task icon, and choose Close Group.

When you select the Close Group command, Windows XP initiates a standard
exit procedure for each open application. If any application has unsaved
information in an open document, the application will prompt you to save
the document before it closes.
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the_Maven wrote:
1) start > shut down

2) select shut down from the menu

3) hold the shift key when pressing OK




ATNO/TW wrote:
I'm fairly certain it works with 98 and up (to the best of my knowledge) the_Maven...but not sure of any prior. I thought I posted that earlier, but perhaps not. I use that one quite a bit.


hey there ATNO,

Just thought I would share with you this does not work for me.
Xp Pro (SP1a) and a HP EVO Desktop.

The PC still powers completely down... :(
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i know why from the way you discribed to me . winXP has two shutdown and log on windows the small little window that resembles that of 2000pro and the whoe page unique to XP if using the XP way it wont work maybe it will the other way but . . . i dont remember how to switch between screens =(
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Hi!

Winkey + Pause = display the Systems Properties page (very useful!! :) )
Winkey + R = display the Run dialog box
Winkey + M = minimize all windows
Winkey + D = minimize all windows. Press again and desktop apps reappear.
Winkey + Shift + M = undo minimize all windows
Winkey + F1 = starts Windows Help
(F1 by itself brings up Help in the current application)
Winkey + E = start Explorer
Winkey + F = start Find
Winkey + F + CNTL = start Find Computer
Winkey + B = Sets focus on the task bar
Winkey + TAB = cycle through taskbar buttons
Winkey + BREAK = display Systems Properties panel
Winkey + L = lock Desktop

These are all Winkey-Shortcuts I know (hope I didn't forget one :wink: ). Now I have a small question to all of you: I'd like to edit them! I mean, I don't want Winkey + L to lock my desktop, I simply don't need this. For example: My IE should start with Winkey + I, XP shutdown with Winkey + L, maximize current window with Winkey + Arrow up...
Is there a special registry-key for winkey-shortcuts? Some of you are ingenious and might know this! :) I hope my English isn't too bad and you understand me. :)
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I'll look forward to reading and trying all these shortcuts.. :D what a long thread, this am i just hav'nt time, but the first page asks about a page that has shortcuts don't know if its for xp or 98 but see for yourself, i'll look over the week !
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http://uk.search.msn.com/results.aspx?srch=105&FORM=AS5&q=win+shortcut+keys

Thanks everyone i'm sure i'll find all this imfo useful as always at ozzu.
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My Favourite would have to be the classic Ctrl+Alt+Del :lol:
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EDIT: the "script language" tags MUST stay in the .js files
This envolves making changes to your registry, as with all changes to the registry it is recomended that ou backup your system priar to trying this.

To add "Google search" to your IE context menu like firefox has, here's how.
According to Microsoft, this method of adding context items should work as early as IE4.

Open notepad and paste this, (NOTE: You can change the paths to the js files if you want, just make sure you put the files where this says they are.)
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Google As Is]
@="C:\\google_context_noquote.js"
"Contexts"=hex:10

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Google w/Quotes]
@="C:\\google_context_quote.js"
"Contexts"=hex:10
  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Google As Is]
  3. @="C:\\google_context_noquote.js"
  4. "Contexts"=hex:10
  5. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Google w/Quotes]
  6. @="C:\\google_context_quote.js"
  7. "Contexts"=hex:10

Save as a .REG file, right-click and select merge.

Now paste theese two sniplets and save as the two js files that the reg file points to.

google_context_noquote.js
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<script language="javascript">
// Get the window object where the context menu was opened.
var oWindow = window.external.menuArguments;

// Get the document object exposed through oWindow.
var oDocument = oWindow.document;

// Get the selection from oDocument.
var oSelect = oDocument.selection;

// Create a TextRange from oSelect.
var oSelectRange = oSelect.createRange();

// Get the text of the selection.
var sNewText = oSelectRange.text;

// Build Google QueryString
var googleQ = "http://www.google.com/search?&q=" + sNewText;

// Ask Google
oWindow.open(googleQ);
</script>
  1. <script language="javascript">
  2. // Get the window object where the context menu was opened.
  3. var oWindow = window.external.menuArguments;
  4. // Get the document object exposed through oWindow.
  5. var oDocument = oWindow.document;
  6. // Get the selection from oDocument.
  7. var oSelect = oDocument.selection;
  8. // Create a TextRange from oSelect.
  9. var oSelectRange = oSelect.createRange();
  10. // Get the text of the selection.
  11. var sNewText = oSelectRange.text;
  12. // Build Google QueryString
  13. var googleQ = "http://www.google.com/search?&q=" + sNewText;
  14. // Ask Google
  15. oWindow.open(googleQ);
  16. </script>



google_context_quote.js
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<script language="javascript">
// Get the window object where the context menu was opened.
var oWindow = window.external.menuArguments;

// Get the document object exposed through oWindow.
var oDocument = oWindow.document;

// Get the selection from oDocument.
var oSelect = oDocument.selection;

// Create a TextRange from oSelect.
var oSelectRange = oSelect.createRange();

// Get the text of the selection.
var sNewText = oSelectRange.text;

// Build Google QueryString
var googleQ = "http://www.google.com/search?&q=%22" + sNewText + "%22";

// Ask Google
oWindow.open(googleQ);
</script>
  1. <script language="javascript">
  2. // Get the window object where the context menu was opened.
  3. var oWindow = window.external.menuArguments;
  4. // Get the document object exposed through oWindow.
  5. var oDocument = oWindow.document;
  6. // Get the selection from oDocument.
  7. var oSelect = oDocument.selection;
  8. // Create a TextRange from oSelect.
  9. var oSelectRange = oSelect.createRange();
  10. // Get the text of the selection.
  11. var sNewText = oSelectRange.text;
  12. // Build Google QueryString
  13. var googleQ = "http://www.google.com/search?&q=%22" + sNewText + "%22";
  14. // Ask Google
  15. oWindow.open(googleQ);
  16. </script>


This will cause two new options to show up in the same menu that popsup when you have selected some text.

"Google As Is" sends a query to google with the selected text just as it is, no quotes.

"Google w/Quotes" does the same as above except it places quotes aroung the selected text.

You only need to restart your browser to get this to start working.
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Alt + Tab and Ctrl + Tab are the best shortcuts ever. If you are running Firefox (like everyone should IMHO) Ctrl + T opens a new tab and Crtl + Tab switches between tabs. (For Mandrake Linux users, Ctrl + Tab allows you to switch between desktops.)

Sorry if these were listed before, I skimmed through about 5 pages and didn't see anything.
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My favorite is possibly CTRL+Z need that one a lot :lol:

plus CTRL+ALT+DELETE which broke on my install of mindows XP, which is now off my system, hopefully forever (I hate XP :twisted:)

ALT+TAB is fantastic if you like to run 300 or so apps at once :)

JoeBert - that IE context thing is so cool - I'll be trying that when I get home fom work :)
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In task manager for win2K (dont know about XP) select the processes tab, click view from the menu, then click "Select Columns", This will popup a dialog with 3X as many options as there allready is to watch :D
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Sorry if I seem dumb, but what exactly is Firefox? I am a windows guy, but I have never heard of it.
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It's a free web browser developed by Mozilla.

Download it from here and check it out. Most of us that use it love it.

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/
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opps, found this one out by mistake, you all know the crtl-Enter trick (adds http://www.******.com)

but it you go Ctrl+Shift+Enter it will give you http://www.*****.com.cn

I don't know any .com.cn sites, but if I did, this would be cool
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Here's about 72 and a half million of them -- knock yourself out!

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=U ... TF-8&q=.cn

Interesting tip though.

(BTW -- hope you can read Chinese *lol )
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acutally, there are only about 4.6 million '.com.cn' 's and I don't read chinese
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Yep. For those needing details on the scientific calc.... open calculater. Click View| Scientific Great tool for webmasters when you're trying to convert decimal to hex and vice versa.
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One of my favorite "Winblows" tricks is: setting the screen saver to a DOS prompt (only tested in XP home).... heres how to do it:

<1> make a copy of C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe and rename it (prompt.scr) and place it in the syste32 directory...

<2> now open display properties (right click on desktop) now select the screen saver tab, now click on the dropdown menu "prompt" should be displayed if not restart your computer for the changes to take effect, then apply the screen saver it will popup when you hit apply.

<3> now instead of loading a screen saver your computer will open a DOS prompt, you can also change the logon screen saver by replacing C:\windows\system32\logon.scr with the renamed cmd.exe... Have fun :wink:
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hey i visited site 2day and read them all. All good tweaks,shortcuts!
#I got a few myself....

Registery HAck:- win button + R > regedit > local_machine > software > microsoft > command processor > change value to 9.
Now when in DOS, instead of typing i.e. cd program files, you can now do cd p +tab, this will then type the rest for you.

ill paste more, nice forum guys :shock:
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oops i forgot this one, i use all the time...

win button + e > alt + t > o > file types > go down to N/A - Folder

Advanced > New >
Action :- View In Dos >
Application :- cmd.exe /k cd /d %1

Now right click any desktop icon and it takes you straight there in DOS.

Keep tweaks coming guys these are a good read

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In internet explorer, hit CTRL + D to save the page to your favorites.
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Freakyp wrote:
Heres one that I have used, several times before... its great...

1. start fdisk, (delete all DOS partitions)

2. Insert Linux CD



heehee...interesting trick, but you should mention to make sure the CD is bootable first! *lol
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Since I've started using firefox, Slim Browser has lain dormant. I decided to put it to use as a 'tabbed explorer'. It configures nicely as an explorer window and you get the benefits of tabbed browsing.

I'm sure I'm not the first to think of this but I thought I would offer it up.

Cheers,
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A trick with explorer....

When you are in a none framed explorer and you want to open a directory with the left frame showing the tree, select the folder and press SHIFT + ENTER
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Heres one if you want to put your XP machine into hibernation..... when you click the logoff button on the start menu wait until the option menu pops up then press SHIFT then a new option appears.
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Alt + Shift to change the language while u type :)
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Alt + tab to switch between open windows. :)
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you learn something new everyday! Never knew there were so many handy little shorcuts - dont think this one has been posted...
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To delete a file from HD completely rather than sticking it in the recyle bin.

highlight file -> hold shift and press delete ;)
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Copy and pasting in Command Prompt

Highlight text to be copied and hit enter - This copies to clipboard.
Or Highlight text -Right click the Title bar. Select Edit |Copy
To paste Right Click Title Bar. Select Edit |Paste

To change the appearance of the DOS window, Right CLick the Title bar and select defaults. The options are self explanatory.

*note - if you happen to get stuck in Full Screen mode, hit the Windows Key to escape.
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Not sure if someone has posted thisbut
microsoft key and L locks the PC in XP. Saves that awkward ctl-alt delete



Also hold down the tab when you press alt will give you a preview of what programs are available to flick through.
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ctrl-n will open a new window
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Don't know if someone mentioned (come on it's 11 pages:shock: :shock: )

Bring up your Computer properties with:

Winkey + Pause
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Aahh- never heard of that one. Will come in useful.

Your right, 11 pages is a bit much to check before you post a new suggestion.

We could be experiencing an infinite repeating cycle!!!
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in win xp shutdown -s will start shutdown and shutdown -a will stop it
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WoRd Of WiSdOm wrote:
in win xp shutdown -a will stop it

nice, this comes in handy when I shutdown on accident.

This is not really a trick, but a quick way to shutdown that I always use:
Winkey, then UpArrow, then Enter, Enter again.
(Most of the time, I would do that and then "oh crap, i forgot to save".)
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If you accidentally choose "Shutdown" instead of "Log off", you can hit CTRL-ALT-DEL quickly, while you see the shutting down window(s).
It will normally bring up the login screen [Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to login] again, without really shutting down.

I actually did this once, by accident, because i was freaking out when trying to log off the admin of a server and selecting "shutdown" instead :shock: :P
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Make Start menu faster,

go to run,then regedit HKEY current user

then Control panal then desktop and look for menu Show Delay.
at the right hand Side they will be a list,

set to Number 0 then Restart computer then done :D

u have a faster start menu.
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one word... ResHack..... lol, its kinda related to tricks and shortcuts.... :roll:
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ShEDeViL wrote:
ATNO/TW wrote:
F6 automatically highlights the URL in the address bar of IE - copy and paste at will.
This little trick also works in firefox.

yep.
Couldn't find a place to post short-cuts for firefox, i guess here is fine:
Ctrl + T to open new tab
Ctrl + Tab to traverse tabs
Ctrl + N to open new window
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Just accidently found this one in firefox.

If you hold down the left mouse button and start typing, it acts like find.

For example, if you hold down the left mouse button and type 'how' it will find the find and highlight the first instance of 'how' on the page.

Edit: I thought that you had to hold down the mouse button, but it appears that it works if you just start typing.
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If you're running winamp 5. Go to preferences > general preferences. Then almost at the bottom, uncheck the taskbar box and check the system tray box.
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This tip addresses the 60 Hz refresh rate bug in win2k/XP.

http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread23288-1.html

Useful for gamers or anyone using an app that invariably switches the refresh rate to 60hz. Works for DirectX or OpenGL applications.
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This next tip deals with a little known feature of the Windows 2000/XP Task Manager. Many think this is a bug in windows after they stumble upon it by accident. In fact, just last night someone posted a question in this very forum about this problem/feature. *grin*

Microsoft even has a 'fix' : http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;314227

Since I had a few images to go with this tip, I decided to just make a couple of 'quick and dirty' web pages.

Anyway, here it is:
Tiny Footprint Mode
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This trick will let you add items to the New context menu. This requires some knowledge of the registry.

The HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive of the registry contains information that lets Windows determines how to handle particular file types. Default open and edit options, open with choices, and context menu handlers.

The ShellNew key can be added to virtually any extension in this hive which will add that particular file type to the new context menu.

Here's the format of the Key needed to accomplish this.

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ext\ShellNew]
"Value"="data"

.ext determines the file type you want to add to the New Menu.

Value determines exactly how the context handler will create the new file in question. There are 4 possible value types that can be used:

"NullFile"="": Creates a blank document where the New file was selected.

"FileName"="Filename": Creates a new document which contains the contents of the template file stored in \Windows\ShellNew.

"Command"="path\command": Executes a program. This one is my favorites.

"Data"="text to be placed in new document": Creates a new document which contains the text assigned to the value data.

Here are some examples:

Create an empty Batch file:
Code: [ Select ]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat\ShellNew]
"NullFile"=""
  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bat\ShellNew]
  3. "NullFile"=""


Create a new registry file with the obligatory text, Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 at the beginning:
Code: [ Select ]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.reg\ShellNew]
"Data"="Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"
  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.reg\ShellNew]
  3. "Data"="Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00"


Launch your html editor of choice when Selecting New HTML document:
Code: [ Select ]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\ShellNew]
"command"="\"program path\\program name\" \"template path\\template file\""
  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\ShellNew]
  3. "command"="\"program path\\program name\" \"template path\\template file\""


This last one is a bit more tricky. The extra quotes are necessary when the path names contain spaces such as C:\program files\.... The \ character is necessary when including the extra quotes inside of the quoted registry data. You may also use system variables such as %programfiles% or %systemroot%. If the values assigned to these particular variables contain spaces, then the extra quotes are still required. Double \\ are also necessary when defining paths to your program.

To create a new blank document and launch your program of choice, use the "%1" variable after your program name. Example:

Code: [ Select ]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
"Command"="\"%programfiles%\\Crimson Editor\\cedt.exe\" \"%1\""
  1. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
  2. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.txt\ShellNew]
  3. "Command"="\"%programfiles%\\Crimson Editor\\cedt.exe\" \"%1\""


This will launch crimson editor and create a blank document at the location the new text file was selected.

Here is an example that I use to launch HTML-Kit with my default HTML and CSS document:

Code: [ Select ]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\ShellNew]
"Command"="\"%programfiles%\\Chami\\HTML-Kit\\Bin\\HTMLKit.exe\" \"C:\\templates\\New.css\" \" C:\\templates\\New.html\""
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  2. [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\ShellNew]
  3. "Command"="\"%programfiles%\\Chami\\HTML-Kit\\Bin\\HTMLKit.exe\" \"C:\\templates\\New.css\" \" C:\\templates\\New.html\""


Of course, you can use RegEdit to add these entries directly. The extra quotes and slashes are not necessary when using regedit to edit your data.

This should give you a general idea of what can be done in the way of new context menu entries. As always, take care when editing the registry. These edits are fairly safe. The worst thing that happened when I made a mistake with one entry was that a program failed to launch. Still, use caution. Always back up your registry
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I just went through all 12 pages (yes, I did it!) and I didn't see the following shortcuts:

ALT-SHIFT-TAB to go backwards through apps like Alt-tab does!

SHIFT-TAB to scroll backwards through tabbed items, whatever they may be. This works in virtually every app. So when I accidentally try to make an indent in this quick reply box and it shoots down to the button, I hit shift-tab and it comes back up here so I can continue!

Question: Does anybody know of a shortcut to start your screensaver in XP? That would be awesome!
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I'm sure most of you know this but everyone I've ever done this infront of didn't know you could do this;

Click mouse scroll wheel down instead of rolling it to put an arrow on the webpage, now move mouse to automatically scroll screen at whatever speed you like depending on distance between arrows. Works in all directions. Great when reading long webpages and your hands are buisy elsewhere!! ( I mean eating or shaving etc.............it's the mind it goes into!!!)

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If you hold Ctrl + Push F5 twice in IE it will refresh the page fully and not refesh it from your cache file, great if you desinging a site on a bad ISP like NTL where if you push f5 all you get is the copy they want you to see!
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I dont know if this is here but....

In outlook hit CRTL+SHIFT+A and it opens your appointments so that you may set a new one. :D
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Ctrl+B to organize favorites...
Anybody posted it before?
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i don't know if its bin sed but hold shift and move your mouse wheel up gos forward and move it down to go back . (ie6)
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in most browsers:
  • alt left arrow - back
  • alt right arrow - forward


in ie in particular ctrl-tab puts you in the address bar

edit-and i just want to add that this is probably the most helpful(in a general sense) thread that i have ever run across. so much so that it prompted me to join the board.
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you can also go back a page by hitting Backspace

and then there's all the old ctrl short cuts:
Ctrl-N for new window, Ctrl-S for save, Ctrl-O for open, Ctrl-P for print, etc
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Shortcuts to Windows 2000 mmc consoles (should be the same or similar in XP):

Click start | run

Type:
msinfo32.msc -- brings up the system information console
fpmmc.msc -- brings up the Frontpage server extensions console
certmgr.msc -- brings up the certificate manager stores console
ciadv.msc -- brings up the Indexing services console
compmgmt.msc -- brings up the computer management console
devmgmt.msc -- brings up the device management console
dfrg.msc -- brings up the disk defragmenter console
diskmgmt.msc -- brings up the disk management console
eventvwr.msc -- brings up the event viewer console
faxserv.msc -- brings up the fax services console (if available --otherwise you get errors)
fsmgmt -- brings up the shared folders console
gpedit -- brings up the group policy editor
lusmgr -- brings up the local users and groups console
ntmsmgr -- brings up the removable storage manager
mtmsoprq.msc -- brings upthe Removable storage operator requests console (for the record I'm clueless about what this and ntmsmgr does)
perfmon.msc -- brings up the performance monitor console
secmon.msc -- brings up the local security settings console
services.msc -- brings up the services console
wmimgmt-- brings up the Windows Management Instrumentation console (clueless on that one too)
comexp.msc -- brings up component services console
iis.msc -- brings up internet information services console.
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Change the "Microsoft Internet Explorer, provided by ISP Name" stuff that gets plastered across your internet explorer title bar.

NOTE : Do not attempt this if your uncomfortable with the windows registry!
Also, I have tested this in w2k/IE6, Nothing else.

HKCU\Software\Micorsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
There is a string named "Window Title"
Whatever the value of that is will be plastered across your internet explorer title bar :) (next to the page title)
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Windows key + Pause break = System Properties window :idea: [/flash]
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I dont know if this one has been mentioned but...

Holding down Alt and hitting Tab lets you scroll through all open windows/programs.
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Ok all this good tricks
here this one i guess it's new ...

open run and type this :-

(F:\WINNT\system32\gpedit.msc)

and go to Administrative template and customize your PC as wish but

take care do it at your own risk ....
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Here are all the tips and tricks over the last 14 pages all compiled on a single page, copy and paste into a word processor and save, if I have missed any out I apologise in advance...

While holding down ctrl +
X = cut
C = copy
V = paste
P = Printing
O = This opens the URL dialog box in most browsers.
R = Refresh
Z = Undo
A = Selects All
W = closes full screen popup windows that have no other controls.
B = Bold
I = italic
U = Underline
E = Built-in IE Search feature
N = to open a new browser windows
D = (I.E) to save the page to your favourites.
B = (I.E) to organize favourites
S = Save

Winkey + Pause = display the Systems Properties page
Winkey + R = display the Run dialog box
Winkey + M = minimize all windows 0r Ctrl+Esc immediately followed by Alt+M
Winkey + D = minimize all windows. Press again and desktop apps reappear.
Winkey + Shift + M = undo minimize all windows
Winkey + F1 = starts Windows Help
(F1 by itself brings up Help in the current application)
Winkey + E = start Explorer
Winkey + F = start Find
Winkey + F + CNTL = start Find Computer
Winkey + B = Sets focus on the task bar
Winkey + TAB = cycle through taskbar buttons
Winkey + BREAK = display Systems Properties panel
Winkey + L = lock Desktop
Windows key + r = goes to run prompt
Crtl+I = Opens Favorites
Shift+Tab= Goes back a field
Crtl+Esc= Start Menu

F5 - Force refresh in IE
F6 (IE) - highlight address bar

This little trick allows you display your windows version in the lower right corner of your desktop (above the system clock)
Go to Start > Run > regedit
Go tot he registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop in there will be key called PaintDesktopVersion the value of this is currently set to 0 (for false) so what you can do is right click on the key, choose Modify from the context menu and set the Value Data to 1 (for true).

This next trick allows you to decide whether windows should display the blue screen of death or if it should auto restart when the system crashes.
Go to Start > Run > regedit
In there, navigation to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl
In there will be an option called AutoReboot, right click on this key and choose Modify, set the Value Data to 0 for blue screen, or 1 for auto-restart.

To increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads in IE from the default of 3.
Run REGEDIT
Navigate to :[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
Add the following DWORDS:
Dword Name: "MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server"
Dword Value: 00000019
Dword Name: "MaxConnectionsPerServer"
Dword Value: 00000019
This increases the number of simultaneous downloads (per instance of IE) to 10,

SHIFT+CTRL+Left Arrow - Selects the word immediately to the left of the cursor.
SHIFT+CTRL+Right Arrow - Selects the word immediately to the right of the cursor.
SHIFT+Left Arrow - Selects one character to the left of the cursor.
SHIFT+Right Arrow - Selects one character to the right of the cursor.
SHIFT+End - Selects all text from the cursor to the end of the line.
SHIFT+Home - Selects all text from the cursor to the beginning of the line.
Shift + Home takes you to the top of the page in a browser
Shift + End takes you to the bottom of the page in a browser.
SHIFT+Insert - paste text from clipboard at the location of the cursor.
SHIFT+DELETE - Deletes an item immediately without sending it to the recycle bin.
Holding SHIFT while inserting a CDROM bypasses AutoPlay.
In open applications, PRINT SCRN copies the entire screen to clipboard, whereas ALT+PRINT SCRN copies only the active application window to clipboard.
SHIFT+CTRL+HOME -- Selects all text from the cursor to the beginning of the document and moves cursor to beginning.
SHIFT+CTRL+END -- Selects all text from the cursor to the end of the document and moves cursor to the end.
Hitting the left shift button 5 times quickly brings up the keyboard accessibility option.


ALT + Print Screen = Copies the selected window into the clipboard
F5 refreshes most apps in windows
When filling out a form on a webpage pressing the space bar will add checkmarks to check boxes and will enable radio buttons.
If you hold the Shift key while scroll your mouse wheel in IE, this should take you to previous page or forward page depending on your scroll.

In IE:
If you just type the name of a website into the address bar then press Ctrl and Enter windows automatically puts http://www. before it and .com afterwards.....it saves a lot of time.
e.g.
Type "ozzu" into the address bar
Press Ctrl and Enter
http://www.ozzu.com appears!

wanna make your installed printer cannot be deleted ?
here's the trick: (Registry Editor)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Add a DWORD named "NoDeletePrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1
Don't want allow user to add printer ?
Add a DWORD named "NoAddPrinter" (without quotes of course),
and change the value to 1

Tired of looking for files via Windows Explorer? Create a custom toolbar for it.
Right Click any blank spot on your desktop toolbar. Navigate to Toolbars|New Toolbar.
Navigate to your C: drive (or any other drive or folder you'd like).
Left Click it once to highlight it and click OK.
Your C: drive is now on your desktop toolbar. Click the double arrows >> to expand it and navigate through it like you do your start menu.

start > shut down
> select shut down from the menu
> hold the shift key when pressing OK
= the operating system will restart WITHOUT restarting the computer.

This one is priceless! It has driven me nuts for over a year. Those of you who have Windows NT or Windows 2000 machines probably already know that Microsoft exluded MSCONFIG from those two OS's. It makes it so difficult to elliminate garbage from startup. If you don't know where to find the program or it doesn't have an option to not run at startup it's almost impossible to elliminate. I was almost ready to ask the question here, but finally did a couple productive searches and found the solution.
Microsoft added this back in XP. You can work this one of two ways. If you have access to an XP machine you can copy msconfig.exe to your Win NT or Win2K machine in the System32 folder.
If you don't have access to an XP machine you can download the zip file from thetechguide.com - http://www.thetechguide.com/downloads.html (you'll see it at the bottom) here's the direct link to the zip file - http://downloads.thetechguide.com/msconfig.zip
Again, unzip the file and copy it to System32. It will execute in Start|Run like anything else in the System32 folder will.
(don't let the terms on the site "Ripped from WinXP" bother you. This is not a crack, it's a simple matter of copy and paste.)

open calculater. Click View| Scientific Great tool for webmasters when you're trying to convert decimal to hex and vice versa.

Make Start menu faster.
go to run>regedit> HKEY current user>Control panal>desktop and look for menu Show Delay. At the right hand Side they will be a list, set to Number 0 then Restart computer then done, you have a faster start menu.

Shortcuts to Windows 2000 mmc consoles (should be the same or similar in XP):
Click start | run
Type:
msinfo32.msc -- brings up the system information console
fpmmc.msc -- brings up the Frontpage server extensions console
certmgr.msc -- brings up the certificate manager stores console
ciadv.msc -- brings up the Indexing services console
compmgmt.msc -- brings up the computer management console
devmgmt.msc -- brings up the device management console
dfrg.msc -- brings up the disk defragmenter console
diskmgmt.msc -- brings up the disk management console
eventvwr.msc -- brings up the event viewer console
faxserv.msc -- brings up the fax services console (if available --otherwise you get errors)
fsmgmt -- brings up the shared folders console
gpedit -- brings up the group policy editor
lusmgr -- brings up the local users and groups console
ntmsmgr -- brings up the removable storage manager
mtmsoprq.msc -- brings upthe Removable storage operator requests console (for the record I'm clueless about what this and ntmsmgr does)
perfmon.msc -- brings up the performance monitor console
secmon.msc -- brings up the local security settings console
services.msc -- brings up the services console
wmimgmt-- brings up the Windows Management Instrumentation console (clueless on that one too)
comexp.msc -- brings up component services console
iis.msc -- brings up internet information services console.
Calc –opens calculator

**I read on page 4 somone asked what the Sys RQ button is. It was a command called "system request" designed by IBM for use in there terminal services.**
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There doesn't seem to be that many registry tweaks posted, so I'll post a few that I've found to be helpful...


NOTE: Tweaking the registry can make your operating system cease to function as desired or completely. Tweak at your own risk!



To open up registry:

start > run > regedit



To create a new value:

right click in right frame > new > select value specified
or
edit > new > select value specified



Disable the Ability to Right Click on the Desktop:

Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Create a new DWORD value called "NoViewContextMenu" and set it to 1



Copy To and a Move To option in your right click menu (when right clicking files):

Browse to:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers
Right click the ContextMenuHandlers entry, and from the menu select New > Key
Name the new Key "Copy To"
Repeact the last step, but name it "Move To"
Change the (Default) string value found in the Copy To key to {C2FBB630-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}
Change the (Default) string value found in the Move To key to {C2FBB631-2971-11D1-A18C-00C04FD75D13}



Remove Run from the Start Menu:

Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Create a new DWORD value called "NoRun" and set it to 1



Remove Recent Documents Menu from the Start Menu:

Browse to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Create a new BINARY value called "NoRecentDocsHistory" and set it to "01 00 00 00"
Create a new BINARY value called "NoRecentDocsMenu" and set it to "01 00 00 00"



Remove Help from the Start Menu:

Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Create a new BINARY value called "NoSMHelp" and set it to "01 00 00 00"



Blank username box on logon screen:

Windows 98 or Me-
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
Create a new STRING value, or modify the existing value, called "DontShowLastUser" and set it to "1".

Windows 2000 or XP-
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Create a new STRING value, or modify the existing value, called "DontDisplayLastUserName" and set it to "1" to enable or "0" to disable the restriction.

Windows NT-
Browse to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Create a new STRING value, or modify the existing value, called "DontDisplayLastUserName" and set it to "1" to enable or "0" to disable the restriction.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.



After you have made a tweak to the registry:

Right click on Task Bar > select Task Manager > Processes > right click explorer.exe > end process
Go back to the applications tab > New Task > explorer > close task manager



hope this is useful to someone, enjoy!
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In regedit I just realized that if you click on the tree and start typing it will jump to the first key that match what you type, ie click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE right arrow to expand,
type "soft" it jumps to software, right arrow to expand, type "micros" it jumps to microsoft, right arrow, "wind", right arrow, "cur", right arrow, "run"

I know clicking the HKEY then using Find is less typing but this is neat to know either way :) (it's actually faster to do it this way on my laptop :? )
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So you run regedit (winkey + r and type regedit) then you expand the following fields HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Microsoft->internet explorer then you click on main, then to the right of the screen you click on AutoSearch and in the window you delete number 4 and type 0. Done! I hope this helped someone cause this has annoyed me for like forever.
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Well basicly it is an easier of selecting a part of a text without having to keep the left button down, or if using the keyboard having to hold down the arrow keys and shift all the time. So basicly you hit the left key once at the beggining of the text you want to select and then go to the end of the text you want selecting, there hold down the shift key and klick the ending point. Thats it
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leand wrote:
Well basicly it is an easier of selecting a part of a text without having to keep the left button down, or if using the keyboard having to hold down the arrow keys and shift all the time. So basicly you hit the left key once at the beggining of the text you want to select and then go to the end of the text you want selecting, there hold down the shift key and klick the ending point. Thats it


That trick works with a ton of applications. I use it all the time.
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Just discovered a slick new Firefox 1.0PR trick. (Might have been available on earlier releases but I just found it by accident).

Left click and hold any link and drag it to any open tab you like and release. The link will open in that tab. I like that one!
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One-Click Shutdown

On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path. Enter one of these as the path:

Use this path if your operating system is Windows 95, 98, or Me:
C:\windows\rundll.exe user.exe,exitwindows

Use this path if your operating system is XP:
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace "C" with the correct letter of the hard drive.

Click the "Next" button.

Name the shortcut and click the "Finish" button.

Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you're done. Also, if you want to make life better and faster, you can right-click the new shortcut you just made, go to Properties, and type in X (or whatever letter) in the Shortcut Key box.
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Remove Shortcut Arrows from Desktop Icons

Here's how you can remove those shortcut arrows from your desktop icons in Windows XP.

Start - run - regedit.

1.Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
2.find the "lnkfile"
3.Delete the "IsShortcut" registry value.

now restart, makes your desktop look a lot cleaner....
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Create a Password Reset Disk

Microsoft has enhanced security features in XP including the the ability to create a floppy diskette to recover your password incase it is forgotten.

Click Start
Click Control Panel
Click User Accounts
Click on the account which you want to create a password disk
Click Prevent a forgotten password which starts the Forgotten Password Wizard . This is found under Related Tasks
Insert a blank, formatted disk into drive A, and click Next
Enter the password in the Current user account password box
To use the recovery disk, at the Welcome screen

Click the user name whose password is on the recovery disk
Click the question mark button
This causes the Did you forget your password message to appear.
Click use your password reset disk
This will start the Password Reset Wizard.
From this point, just follow the wizard's instructions and you will be able to set a new password.
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My favorite is CTRL+ALT+ARROWUP/DOWN

This one turns the windows screen upside down(arrowdown) and back to normal(arrowup). It might cause screen to set to lower resolution, but not for everyone.

BTW, I'm new to the board, first webmaster forum I've registered on, I hope to have lots of fun here :)

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Here is one I haven't seen on this Forum and I have gone through the lot today.

If you want to be nasty to a work mate and rotate the orientation of the whole screen use the following,

press together Ctrl Alt Tab and a left arrow or right arrow.

To reset press Ctrl Alt Tab up arrow or down arrow.

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toniovega wrote:
how wud you make a shortcut for hibernation on the desktop?


You can do this (at least with XP) -- right click an empty space on your desktop and select "new" then "shortcut"

highlight and copy the following:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Hibernate

Paste it into where it says: "Type the location of the item"
Click "Next"

Type a name for the shortcut and click finish.


*notes -- I did this using XP Pro. On my system the WINDOWS directory is WINNT so if you get an alert message that says C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe cannot be found try changing WINDOWS to WINNT -- I did this twice and it worked both times. If you get any errors post the exact errors in a new post and reference these instructions.
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http://www.thenetworkadministrator.com/ ... swords.htm
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Press F3 for search :shock: :cry:
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To copy fom dos select the matter to copy and right click the selected area, this copies the highlighted matter to the clipboard.
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In Firefox if you double click on the tab bar it creats a New tab.
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Also with Firefox tabs, Ctrl+Tab lets you tab through all open tabs. Ctrl+Shift+Tab takes you backwards through them.
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More Firefox:

Ctrl+W - Close a Tab
Crtl+Shift+W - Close a window
Shift+Enter - complete a .net adress (Just like Crtl+Enter is .com)
Ctrl+Shift+Enter - complete a .org adress
Ctrl+J - Downloads
press / and itll open the find box and will find the text as you type it
F3 to find next
Ctrl+T - new tab
Alt+Enter - Open adress in new tab
Ctrl+(1 to 9) - select tab 1 - 9

Mouse Shortcuts(Firefox):

Middle click on tab - Close tab
Scroll line by line - Alt + Scroll
Ctrl + Left Click on link will open in new tab.

Oh yea one helpful tip for all programs:
Help - Help Contents - Search - Shortcuts
This will more than often lead you to the shortcuts for the app.
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When you open up Internet Explorer .. just write your site's name without www. or .com .. just write it then press Ctrl Enter
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cant say this is really a trick ot shortcut, but it is very helpful. its similar to linux multi-desktop tabbing or whetever. it helps unclutter your desktop when youre working on different projects or whatever. lick the link. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/down ... rtoys.mspx i right cliked on my menu bar to change the settings for my googlebar. i musta d/l it with an update or something. either way its very helpful and very simple to use. Enjoy! oh, and for those on 98 still, i just tried it and it dont work. havent tried me or 2k yet. only 98 and xp
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All the tips are great. i luv it. keep it up guys.
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» Here is something for WindowBlinds ppl. If you click on the title bar of any app it "minimizes" (works with most skins not all)

» I'm not sure if anyone has posted this before but cacls in the command prompt lets you set access (be very carefull. easy to mess up ur comp)

» Test your Direct X and more diagnostics "start»run»dxdiag" ~tested on XP Home/Pro

» To access characters Alt+[any combinations of numbers] for this to work properly hold Alt then press the number-combo then let go of the Alt key

» EZ shutdown Winkey,U,U
~Restart: Winkey,U,R
~StandBy: Winkey,U,S
~LogOFF/LOCK: Winkey,L,L
~Switch User: Winkey,L,S

» For MSNerz that cant send a file over due to some security issue, change the file extension or remove it at all [ex: picture.bmp » picture] that should let it through =]

» Batch codes can be executed with extensions of .CMD .COM .BAT

» If you dont want anyone sniffin around your text files and you cant lock it with a password, set the extension to .LNK now if the right click it no option of Open With.. will apear ~to open those files drag them into an open notepad/word app.((One guy was so desperate he emailed those files to himself just to see what was in there =]))

» Not sure if anyone noticed but in your system folders like C:\ , on the left in System Tasks menu, you can hide the content, so ur SysAdmin wont find out u were snichin around there.

» you can access your system root (C:\) in most cases by typing %Systemroot% in your IE address bar ~ Please post more of these "variables"!

» I'm gettin cold...oh well...let see wha else
~XPSP2 was coded by indians! No racial offence but that's why its so glitchy =)

» Need to zip something into an exe?.. use the resourses. Start»Run»Iexpress then follow the wiz. =]

» 2Bad i cant post warez..
~computer crashes if a batch named [name].[anything].bat runs and contains script of [name].[anything] (enter) [name].[anything] ~ any process in the Command prompt can be stopped by Ctrl+Pause/Break

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Here are the short runs for some apps
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ALL BEEN TESTED ON XP Pro SP2
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Start»Run» Clipbrd.exe - Clipboard
Start»Run» Dialer.exe - Phone Dailer
Start»Run» Eudcedit.exe - Create our own Character
Start»Run» Mmc.exe - ?? Console root ??
Start»Run» Netsetup.exe - Network Set-up
Start»Run» Mstsc.exe - Remote Desktop Connect
Start»Run» Packager.exe - Some packager, Icons i guess
Start»Run» Progman.exe - program manager
Start»Run» Osk.exe - on-screen keyboard
Start»Run» Rasphone.exe - Remote Access Phonebook
Start»Run» Rtcshare.exe - RTC app sharing
Start»Run» Shrpubw.exe - Share Creation Wiz
Start»Run» Sndrec32.exe - sound recorder
Start»Run» cliconfg.exe - client configuration
__________________________________________________________
____________________CMD Hidden_____________________________

...:::NOTE: All of the commands above have a help util to it. Type the command and than /?

» Diskpart.exe - Diskpart Application
» Diantz - Microsoft® Cabinet Maker
» Dmremote - Logical Disk Manager component
» Cmstp - Microsoft Connection Manager
» Dplaysvr- Microsoft DirectPlay Helper
» Findstr - Find String (QGREP) Utility
» Ipconfig - IP Configuration Utility
» Qprocess - Query Process Utility
» Regsvr32 - Microsoft(C) Register Server
» Rsh - TCP/IP Remote Shell Command
» Sdbinst - AppFix & AppHelp Installer
» Tscupgrd - ??
» Cscript - Microsoft (r) Console Based Script Host
» asr_ldm - Logical Disk Manager ASR Utility
» asr_fmt - Automated System Recovery Utility
» atmadm - ATM call manager
» attrib - attribute utility
» bootcfg - Boot Configuration
» cacls - Control ACLs Program
» chkdsk - Check Disk Utility
» cipher - file encryption util
» command - Windows DOS
» dosx - DOS?
» dpvsetup - DX Voice Test
» driverquery - Driver Query
» esentutl - Server Database Storage Utilities
-= THESE ARE THE REST OF THE COMMANDS/APPS THAT I FAILED TO POST LAST TIME =- [in lil more alphabetica order]
» compact - File Compress Utility
» chcp - Change CodePage Utility
» cleanmgr - Disk Space Cleanup Manager for Windows
» clspack - Class Package Export Tool
» CMD - hmm i wonder..
» compact - File Compress Utility
» dcomcnfg - component services
» debug - debug
» defrag - Disk Defragmenter Module
» devmgmt - Device Manager
» dfrgfat - Disk Defragmenter FAT File System Module
» dfrgntfs - Disk Defragmenter NTFS Module
» diskmgmt - disc managment
» diskpart - Diskpart Application
» diskperf - Disk Performance Configuration Utility
» drwatson - Windows Fault detection utility
» drwtsn32 - DrWatson Postmortem Debugger
» eventcreate - Event Create Utility
» eventtriggers - Event Triggers
» eventvwr - event viewer
» exe2bin - EXE deletion utility
» expand - LZ Expansion Utility
» fc - DOS 5 File Compare Utility
» finger - TCPIP Finger Command
» fltmc - Filter Manager Control Program
» forcedos - Force DOS Execute Utility!
» format - Disk Format Utility
» fsutil - ??
» ftp - File Transfer Protocol
» getmac - Get MAC Address
» gpedit - Microsoft Common Console Document
» gpresult - Query RSOP Data (Usefull with cacls)
» grpconv - Windows Progman Group Converter
» hostname - Hostname APP
» ipxroute - NWLink Source Routing Application (mine cant be opened same with yours?)
» kb16 - keyboard lenguage config.
» label - Disk Label Utility
» loadfix - Refer to help file
» lodctr - Load PerfMon Counters
» logman - Performance Log Utility
» logoff - Log Off current user =]
» lpq - TCP/IP Lpq Command
» lpr - TCP/IP Lpr Command
» lusrmgr - Microsoft Management Console
» makecab - compress utility [convinient]
» mem - memory display
» mode - DOS Device MODE Utility
» mountvol - Mount Volume Utility
» mqbkup - Windows NT, MSMQ messages Backup/Restore Utility
» mqsvc - Message Queuing Service
» mrinfo - Multicast Information
» mscdexnt - ??
» msg - Message Utility
» nbtstat - TCP/IP NetBios Information
» net1 - Net Command same as net
» netsh - Network Command Shell
» netstat - TCP/IP Netstat Command
» nlsfunc - refer to help menu
» nslookup - nslookup APP
» ntbackup - Windows Backup Utility
» ntmsoprq - Microsoft Management Console
» ntmsmgr - Microsoft Management Console
» ntsd - Symbolic Debugger for Windows 2000
» nwscript - NetWare Logon Script Utility
» odbcad32 - Microsoft Data Access - "ODBC Administrator
» pathping - TCP/IP PathPing Command
» pentnt - Pentium Floating Point Divide Error Utility
» perfmon - Performance Monitor Command Line Shell
» ping - TCP/IP Ping Command
» ping6 - IPv6 Ping Command
» powercfg - Power Settings Command-Line Tool
» proxycfg - Proxy Config Tool for Windows HTTP Services
» rcp - TCP/IP Remote Copy Command
» recover - Recover Files Utility
» redir - ReDIr
» reg - Registry Console Tool
» regedt32 - Registry Editor Utility
» regsvr32 - Microsoft(C) Register Server
» relog - Performance Relogging Utility
» reset - Terminal Services Reset Utility
» rexec - TCP/IP Remote Exec Command
» route - TCP/IP Route Command
» routemon - Router Console Monitor !! no longer supported !!
» rsh - TCP/IP Remote Shell Command
» rsm - Removable Storage Manager Command Line Interface
» runas - Run As Utility
» rwinsta - Reset Session Util.
» sc - A tool to aid in developing services for WindowsNT
» sdbinst - AppFix & AppHelp Installer
» secedit - Windows Security Configuration Editor Command Tool !!
» secpol - Microsoft Management Console (security settings)
» services - Services and Controller app
» setver - ??
» sfc - Windows 2000 System File Checker
» shadow - Session Remote Control Utility
» Shutdown
» sndvol32 - Volume Control
» subst - Subst Utility
» syskey - Encryptions
» systeminfo - System Information
» taskkill - Kill Process
» tasklist - Task List
» tcmsetup - Microsoft® Windows(TM) Telephony Administration Setup
» Telnet - Microsoft Telnet Client
» tftp - Trivial File Transfer Protocol App
» tlntadmn - ??
» tracerpt - Event Trace Report Tool
» tracert - TCP/IP Traceroute Command
» tree - Tree Walk Utility
» tscon - Session Connection Utility
» tsdiscon - Session Disconnection Utility
» tskill - Terminal Services End Process Utility
» tsshutdn - System Shutdown Utility
» typeperf - Command line performance monitor
» unlodctr - Unload PerfMon Counters
» userinit - Userinit Logon Application
» verifier - Driver Verifier Manager
» vssadmin - Command Line Interface for Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service
» vwipxspx - ??
» w32tm - Windows Time Service Diagnostic Tool
» winchat - chat util.
» winmsd - system info.
» winver - Version Reporter Applet
» wmimgmt - Microsoft Management Console

There. Done. Perfect :)
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Here are a few more "tips"..

»Holding Shift key for 8 Seconds turns on Filter keys.
»F4 in IE opens the drop down menu of history.
»F3 in IE is search
»Winkey + E opens Internet Explorer
»To makeall icons on your Desktop twice the size without registry hacking: right click on desktop » Properties » Appearance » Effects..
»Practical joke..: right click desktop » Arrange Icons by » Show Desktop Icons (check||uncheck)
» Invisible folder: Right click on desired folder » Properties » Customize tab » change icon » there are 3 "invisible" icons next to windows update icon and a golden lock.
» Shift + mouse wheel flips back and forth on your browser.
» Pressing Shift 5 times in a row turns on StickeyKeys
» For 56k/bs ppl like me: To maximize your connection. The highest connection allowed by government regulations through phone line is 53.2 kb/s (that's wha i have). Here's how its done.
START » RUN » CONTROL » NETWORK CONNECTIONS. Now Pick the Internet you connect with (might not work with all). Right click and select Properties. At the very top it should say General Tab and right under it you should see your modem name (mine's V.92). Under that find [Configure]. Afterwards Set the Max Speed and other options as desired. If nothing gets better try tweaking your modem settings.
»For those who have a graphix card:"GeForce MX 420". Turn your 64 bit card to 256.Right click on Desktop » Properties » [Settings] Tab » Advanced » Click on the name of the card.*NOTICE*This will not work if you do now have all the Updates from windows!* After so done additional menu pops up, use for your own good » Direct 3D settings side menu » Max sys memo for PCI set to 255 (highest).
» Also to create a more solid-like view and help your eyes switch the refresh rate: Right click on Desktop » Properties » [Settings] Tab » Advanced » Monitor Tab » Set to Highest Screen Refresh Rate. OK/APPLY.
»!Did you know you can lock your breefcase.
» Holding Ctrl and scrolling your mouse wheel will zoom in/out in IE.Not on PHP script abviously =\
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XP3RIMENT wrote:
» EZ shutdown Winkey,U,U
~Restart: Winkey,U,R
~StandBy: Winkey,U,S
~LogOFF/LOCK: Winkey,L,L
~Switch User: Winkey,L,S


if you have that log off option box on XP turned off like i do then log off/lock is simply winkey+L at the same time, also works for switch user (but the currently logged on user may lose unsaved documents)
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It's not a registery tweak. I think you have to hack the explorer shell and recompile it. It can be done, but the only OS I remember seeing it on was 98. I think you can find that at winguides.com, but been a long time since I looked.

//edit -- OK here you go, but I would highly recommend against doing it unless you really know what you are doing.

http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/791/
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XP3RIMENT wrote:
I was always wondering how you can turn the box off, cuz i'd like to switch to an "Administrator" account , but the options wont let me.
any ideas?


what box are you refering to? and what options wont let you?


as for the start button question, you could also get programs like Style XP or Windowblinds.. i use style xp. but that works too.. lol. but with this program, the start button is a set of 3 images. the regular start button, moused over start button, and pressed start button. of course, it can also set a style for the rest of your windows xp..
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OK, after 17 pages I don't think anyone has mentioned CTRL+SHIFT+ESC this will open the windows task manager. There may be a windows key shortcut, but my keyboard does not have the windows key. An old IBM "click" style that is the best thing to type on ever!!! new keyboards lack any action whatsoever on the keys. Also as an added bonus it is heavy enough to knock out anyone who makes fun of it, and still keep on typing.
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here's a reg key for windows media player
>>note: do not attempt to edit your registry without knowledge of what your doing. i'm not responsible for what happens to your computer if you mess something up etc. etc.<< lol

Block Script Processing in Windows Media Player
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences
Name: PlayerScriptCommandsEnabled
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 = scripts disabled, 1 = scripts enabled :)
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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS :shock:


Here are a few useful keyboard shortcuts ("hot combos") valid for all MS Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP/2003 32/64-bit OSes, MS Internet Explorer 3/4/5/6/7 (and newer) releases + MS Windows 16/32/64-bit applications/programs.
Note that most are available system wide, but some may work ONLY with specific MS OSes and/or particular applications/programs.

BEWARE: User assigned custom keyboard shortcuts for Desktop/Startup Menu/Taskbar items/links/shortcuts/toolbars may take precedence over (override) default system/software assigned "hot" key(s) combinations!

Abbreviations used here:


MS IE = Microsoft Internet Explorer.
MS OE = Microsoft Outlook Express.
Have fun...


Hold SHIFT = Do NOT Autorun CD/DVD or launch Startup folder shortcut(s)/executable(s) (Windows startup or insert CD/DVD) or move instead of copy selected file(s)/folder(s) while dragging it/them or close parent folder(s) while closing selected subfolder (Explorer, MS IE + File Manager) (same as hold CTRL)
Hold SHIFT + Arrow keys = Select multiple contiguous items (Explorer)
SHIFT + Right-click = Show Open With on Context menu (Desktop + Explorer)
SHIFT + Double-click = Open selected URL in new window (MS IE)
SHIFT + Close button (upper right corner X) = Close all open windows
SHIFT + DEL = Permanent DELETE (bypass Recycle Bin!) selected file(s)/folder(s)/shortcut(s)/link(s) (Desktop, Explorer + MS IE) or cut selected/highlighted text/image (editing) (same as CTRL + X)
SHIFT + Insert = Paste saved text/image from Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + V)
SHIFT + FIRST letter = Cycle through and select available drive/folder (Explorer)
SHIFT + F10 = Select right-click Context Menu for selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link (Explorer + MS IE)
F1 = Open Help Menu
F2 = rename selected/highlighted Desktop/Start Menu shortcut or file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer)
F3 = Find files(s) (Explorer) or text string (editing) (same as CTRL + F) or open Search window (Explorer + MS IE) (same as CTRL + E)
F4 = Open Desktop/drive/folder (Explorer) or Go To URL address (MS IE) command line box/history list
F5 = Refresh/update selected/highlighted display/screen (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or reload current URL (MS IE) (same as CTRL + R)
F6 = Cycle forward among drives/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE) (same as ALT + D)
F10 = Menu mode
F11 = Toggle between full screen without Menu (kiosk mode) and windowed screen with Menu (MS IE)
ESC = Cancel/stop current action or close foreground (active) application/window (if supported)
HOME = Go to top of current file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
END = Go to bottom of current file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
DEL = Delete selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s)/shortcut(s)/link(s) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
ENTER = Run/open selected/highlighted application/executable/shortcut/link (Desktop, Start Menu, Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
SHIFT or Page Up = Scroll up one screen/page at a time (Explorer + MS IE)
SPACE or Page Down = Scroll down one screen/page at a time (Explorer + MS IE)
BACK Space = Go up (backwards) one level (Explorer + File Manager) or back to previous web/ftp page (MS IE)
TAB = Cycle backwards among drives/partitions/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
FIRST letter = Select/access file/folder/item/shortcut/link (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer + File Manager)
Hold CTRL = Do NOT Autorun CD/DVD or launch Startup folder shortcut(s)/executable(s) (Windows startup or insert CD/DVD) or move instead of copy selected file(s)/folder(s) while dragging it/them or close parent folder(s) while closing selected subfolder (Explorer, MS IE + File Manager) (same as hold SHIFT)
Hold CTRL + Left-click + Right-click + Close button = Close all selected (depressed buttons) open windows (Taskbar)
Hold CTRL + Arrow keys (or SPACE) = Select multiple noncontiguous items (Explorer)
Hold CTRL + SHIFT = Create shortcut while dragging file/folder/shortcut (Desktop + Explorer)
CTRL + SHIFT + B = Open Address Book (MS OE)
CTRL + SHIFT + M = Download all messages (MS OE)
CTRL + SHIFT + R = Reply to author of selected message(s) (MS OE)
CTRL + Insert = Copy selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) or text/image to Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + C)
CTRL + Left-click = Show Open With on Context menu (Desktop + Explorer)
CTRL + TAB = Cycle forward among pages/tabs/items (Dialog box + Explorer) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
CTRL + SHIFT + TAB = Cycle backwards among pages/tabs/items (Dialog box + Explorer) or links/pages/frames (MS IE)
CTRL + A = Select all files/folders (Explorer) or text/image (editing)
CTRL + B = Open Organize Favorites (Explorer + MS IE) (same as Ctrl + I)
CTRL + C = Copy selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) or text/image to Clipboard memory (editing) (same as CTRL + Insert)
CTRL + D = Delete selected/highlighted file(s)/folder(s) (Explorer) (same as DEL) or add to Favorites (bookmark) current URL (MS IE)
CTRL + E = Open Search window (Explorer + MS IE) (same as F3)
CTRL + F = Find files(s) (Explorer + MS IE) or text string (editing) or forwards selected message (MS OE) (same as F3)
CTRL + G = Go To URL box (MS IE)
CTRL + H = Open History folder (Explorer + MS IE) or select/access installed local/remote drive/partition (File Manager)
CTRL + I = Organize Favorites (Explorer + MS IE) or selects Inbox (MS OE) (same as Ctrl + B)
CTRL + L = Open Location dialog box (Explorer + MS IE) or toggles Folders view on/off (MS OE) (same as Ctrl + O)
CTRL + N = Open new browser window (MS IE) or compose new message (MS OE)
CTRL + O = Open Location dialog box (Explorer + MS IE) (same as Ctrl + L)
CTRL + P = Print current file or selected/highlighted screen/image/text (editing) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
CTRL + Q = Mark selected header(s) as read (MS OE)
CTRL + R = Refresh/update selected/highlighted display/screen (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or reload current URL (MS IE) or reply to selected message (MS OE) (same as F5)
CTRL + S = Save current file/image/text (editing) or web/ftp page (MS IE)
CTRL + V = Paste saved text/image from Clipboard memory (editing) (same as SHIFT + Insert)
CTRL + W = Close foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar) (same as ALT + F4)
CTRL + X = Cut selected/highlighted text/image (editing) (same as SHIFT + DEL)
CTRL + Z = Undo last Copy/Cut/Paste action (editing) (same as ALT + Backspace)
CTRL + ENTER = Go to incompletely typed URL in MS IE Go To URL box (valid ONLY for www.?.com URLs!) [Thank you Jordan!]
CTRL + ESC = Display Start Menu or select Start Menu option or minimize all open windows (same as ALT + M)
CTRL + DRIVE letter = Select/access installed local/remote drive/partition (File Manager)
CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F4 = Close all open windows
Hold ALT = Disable right-click Context Shell (drop down) Menu (Desktop, Explorer, MS IE + Taskbar)
ALT = Toggle bottom Status Bar on/off (Explorer + File Manager)
ALT + FIRST letter = Select tab/button/item/menu (Desktop, Dialog box, Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
ALT + D = Cycle forward among drives/folders/files/items (Desktop, Explorer + File Manager) or links/pages/frames (MS IE) (same as F6)
ALT + M = Display Start Menu or select Start Menu option or minimize all open windows (same as CTRL + ESC)
ALT + ENTER = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) [same as ALT + Left-click or ALT + (Double)-click]
ALT + Left-click = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) (same as ALT + ENTER)
ALT + (Double)-click = Open selected drive/file/folder/shortcut/link Properties (Explorer + File Manager) (same as ALT + ENTER)
ALT + LEFT Arrow = Go Back to previous URL (MS IE)
ALT + RIGHT Arrow = Go Forward to previous URL (MS IE)
ALT + F4 = Close foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar) (same as CTRL + W) or shut down/power off Windows
ALT + ESC = Cycle forward through ALL open (top level) windows (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + SHIFT + ESC = Cycle backwards through ALL open (top level) windows (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + TAB = Select next foreground (active) application/window (Desktop + Taskbar)
ALT + Backspace = Undo last Copy/Cut/Paste action (editing) (same as CTRL + Z)
+ or * [Numeric Pad only] = expand selected folder tree (if it contains any subfolders) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE)
- [Numeric Pad only] = collapse selected folder tree (if it contains any subfolders) (Explorer, File Manager + MS IE).



WINKEY SHORTCUTS


All Windows 95, 98, NT 4.0, ME, 2000, XP and 2003 releases come with built-in support for Microsoft Natural/Internet/Multimedia Keyboards and similar 3rd parties, independent of the keyboard port/interface [Keyboard (old, legacy), PS/2 (typical, legacy) or USB (new, digital)], using the MS Windows special (logo) keys, built into most 104-105 keys or more (including multimedia/internet/power ready) touch/digital keyboards.
Here is a list of useful WinKey (MS Windows logo keys) shortcuts ("hot combos").
Note that some may not be available, and/or some may take different actions, depending on specific MS Windows 32/64-bit (Win32/Win64) OS builds and/or installed software:


ÿ [WINKEY] = Open Start Menu
ÿ + D = Maximize (restore) or minimize all open windows or open Desktop menu [Win98/2000/ME/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + E = Start Windows Explorer
ÿ + F = Start Find Files/Folders dialog box
ÿ + L = Start Welcome screen [WinXP + Fast User Switch XP Power Toy only] or Lockup Workstation [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + M = Minimize or maximize (restore) all open windows
ÿ + R = Start Run dialog box
ÿ + F1 = Start Help Menu and Support Center [Win98/2000/ME/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + Tab = Cycle and select (press Enter) through all open apps/games Taskbar buttons
ÿ + Ctrl + Tab = Cycle through all open apps/games Taskbar buttons, Tray icons, Start Menu and Quick Launch toolbars (press Right or Left arrows to cycle through Toolbar and Tray items)
ÿ + Pause/Break = Start Systems Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + Ctrl + F = Start Find Computer dialog box
ÿ + Shift + M = Undo Minimize (restore) all open windows
ÿ + L + Enter = Logoff Windows [Win98/ME only] or Lockup Workstation [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + Q = Cycle and select (press Enter) through all users [Win2000/XP/2003 only] or Fast User Switch [WinXP + Fast User Switch XP Power Toy only]
ÿ + U = Start Utility Manager [Win2000/XP/2003 only]
ÿ + U + R + Enter = Restart Windows [Win95/98/ME only]
ÿ + U + S + Enter = Shut down Windows [Win95/98/ME only]
ÿ + Space = Scroll down one page at a time (same as Page Down) in any web browser
ÿ + Back Space = Scroll up one page at a time (same as Page Up) in any web browser
2 [MENU KEY] = Popup right-click context menu for selected item.
BONUS: [;-)] If you own a Microsoft Natural Keyboard or similar, and have installed Microsoft IntelliType Software, you can also do this:


ÿ + A = Start Accessibility Options Control Panel applet (if installed)
ÿ + C = Start Control Panel
ÿ + I = Start Mouse Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + K = Start Keyboard Properties Control Panel applet
ÿ + L = Logoff Windows
ÿ + P = Start Print Manager
ÿ + S = Toggle Caps Lock ON or OFF
ÿ + V = Start Clipboard
ÿ + Space = Display Microsoft IntelliType shortcut keys list.



TO DRAG OR NOT TO DRAG


This works pretty much the same with all Windows 9x/NT4/2000/ME/XP/2003 releases.
Control Object (File, Folder, Shortcut, Link, URL etc) Dragging can be achieved by holding down the SHIFT and/or CTRL keys while Left Mouse Button Dragging an Object (or Group of Objects) for different actions:

Left Mouse Button Drag (default dragging):
Same Drive = Move.
Different Drive = Copy.
The above is valid unless selected objects have the: .BAT, .COM, .EXE, .SCR or .PIF extension (and if you installed MS IE 4/5/6 on your Win32 computer, there are other executables added to this list: .DLL, .OCX, .VXD, .X32) in which case:
Same Drive = Create Link/Shortcut.
Different Drive (Non-Removable Storage) = Create Link/Shortcut.
Different Drive (Removable Storage) = Copy.
SHIFT + Left Mouse Button Drag = Always Move.
CTRL + Left Mouse Button Drag = Always Copy.
SHIFT + CTRL + Left Mouse Button Drag = Create Link/Shortcut.
Right Mouse Button Drag = Create Link/Shortcut.
NOTE: Certain folders do NOT allow objects to be dropped (i.e. Control Panel + Printers), others ALWAYS Move To regardless of the SHIFT/CTRL status (i.e. Recycle Bin).


WHAT, NO MOUSE?


We are all used (maybe too much) to clicking the mouse, and we have forgotten there are (in case of a mouse failure) some well or less known shortcut key "combos": Alt+Tab, Alt+Esc, Alt+X, Alt+F4, Ctrl+F4 etc, that allow us to get back into "action" without mouse support.

NOTE: To learn about the most used Windows 9x/ME hot key "combos", read "KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS", also in TIPS95.TXT [part of W95-11D.EXE].

But unfortunately NOT everything can be accomplished using the keyboard. :(
Examples of Windows 95/98 actions that canNOT be performed WITHOUT a mouse:


Move the vertical bar that divides the Folder Tree and the File Listing window in Explorer.
Modify the: Filename Column size, Total Size, Free Space and Type if you selected the Details View in Explorer.
Display a Folder's context menu by right mouse-clicking on the icon at the top left hand corner of that Folder's window in Explorer.
Access Media Player's VCR control buttons: Play, Stop, Pause etc.
And now for the good news: :)
Let's presume you accidentally moved an Explorer or Control Panel window off the screen (off the top, bottom or sides), and/or eventually changed your screen resolution. Normally you canNOT move them back using the mouse.
There are two solutions to this problem:


Enlarge the screen size and drag the open window back onto the screen (may not always work though):

Increase your Desktop screen resolution to the maximum setting supported by your video card and monitor, by right-clicking on an empty spot on your Desktop, select Properties -> Settings tab -> drag the slider all the way up to the right -> click Apply/OK -> restart your machine (if prompted to).
Drag the open window to the center of the screen using the mouse.
Close that window.
Restore your screen size as described above.

Luckily you can move/resize an open window using only the keyboard, by following these steps (works in all cases):

Hold down ALT and press Space.
Hold down M and press Enter to move the open window.
Use the keyboard cursor arrows: Up, Down, Right and/or Left to move the window towards the center of your screen, until its title bar shows up.
Press Enter again when you're satisfied with your window's new position.
Close that window.
To be prepared for potential mouse failures, activate the Accessibility Options in Control Panel:


Click the Start button.
Scroll down to Settings.
Select Control Panel.
(Double)-click the Accessibility Options applet (install it if not present).
Click the Mouse tab.
Place a check mark in the "Use mouse keys" box.
Click on Settings.
Place a check mark in the "Use shortcut" box. This enables the use of the left Alt + Shift + Keypad numeral keys in Win9x. You can also choose to have NumLock pressed or not to activate them.
Click Apply/OK twice to save your changes.
From now on you can navigate the cursor on the screen using the Keypad arrow keys (Up, Down, Right, Left) by holding down Alt + Shift. The 5 key in the middle of the Keypad acts like a mouse left-click.
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eh.. its not bad.
but if you REALLY want to have one, then you can modify the controls accessible by the user in alt+ctrl+del. so like, disable the shut down and processes options.. stuff like that ;)
then disable registry editing so that they either A. have to get an ISO such as Austrumi or B. hack ur box another way? lol yea.. i have too much fun by myself..
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Huge thread this, so apologies if this has been posted

Shortcuts used with Start -> Run
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    %ALLUSERSPROFILE% -Open the All User's Profile
    %HomeDrive% -Opens your home drive e.g. C:\
    %UserProfile% -Opens you User's Profile
    %temp% Opens -temporary file Folder
    %systemroot% -Opens Windows folder
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Management Consoles

    certmgr.msc --Certificate Manager
    ciadv.msc --Indexing Service
    compmgmt.msc --Computer management
    devmgmt.msc --Device Manager
    dfrg.msc --Defragment
    diskmgmt.msc --Disk Management
    fsmgmt.msc --Folder Sharing Management
    eventvwr.msc --Event Viewer
    gpedit.msc --Group Policy -XP Pro only
    iis.msc --Internet Information Services
    lusrmgr.msc --Local Users and Groups
    mscorcfg.msc --Net configurations
    ntmsmgr.msc --Removable Storage
    perfmon.msc --Performance Manager
    secpol.msc --Local Security Policy
    services.msc --System Services
    wmimgmt.msc --Windows Management

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Shortcuts

    access.cpl --Accessibility Options
    hdwwiz.cpl --Add New Hardware Wizard
    appwiz.cpl --Add/Remove Programs
    timedate.cpl --Date and Time Properties
    desk.cpl --Display Properties
    inetcpl.cpl --Internet Properties
    joy.cpl --Joystick Properties
    main.cpl keboard --Keyboard Properties
    main.cpl --Mouse Properties
    ncpa.cpl --Network Connections
    ncpl.cpl --Network Properties
    telephon.cpl --Phone and Modem options
    powercfg.cpl --Power Management
    intl.cpl --Regional settings
    mmsys.cpl sounds --Sound Properties
    mmsys.cpl --Sounds and Audio Device Properties
    sysdm.cpl --System Properties
    nusrmgr.cpl --User settings
    firewall.cpl --Firewall Settings (sp2)
    wscui.cpl --Security Center (sp2)

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Run Commands

    Calc --Calculator
    Cfgwiz32 --ISDN Configuration Wizard
    Charmap --Character Map
    Chkdisk --Repair damaged files
    Cleanmgr --Cleans up hard drives
    Clipbrd --Windows Clipboard viewer
    Cmd --Opens a new Command Window (cmd.exe)
    Control --Displays Control Panel
    Dcomcnfg --DCOM user security
    Debug --Assembly language programming tool
    Defrag --Defragmentation tool
    Drwatson --Records programs crash & snapshots
    Dxdiag --DirectX Diagnostic Utility
    Explorer --Windows Explorer
    Fontview --Graphical font viewer
    Ftp -ftp.exe program
    Hostname --Returns Computer's name
    Ipconfig --Displays IP configuration for all network adapters
    Jview --Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes
    MMC --Microsoft Management Console
    Msconfig --Configuration to edit startup files
    Msinfo32 --Microsoft System Information Utility
    Nbtstat --Displays stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP
    Netstat --Displays all active network connections
    Nslookup--Returns your local DNS server
    Ping --Sends data to a specified host/IP
    Regedit --Registry Editor
    Regsvr32 --Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX
    Regwiz -Registration wizard
    Sfc /scannow --System File Checker
    Sndrec32 --Sound Recorder
    Sndvol32 --Volume control for soundcard
    Sysedit --Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)
    Taskmgr --Task manager
    Telnet --Telnet program
    Tracert --Traces and displays all paths required to reach an internet host
    Winipcfg --Displays IP configuration
    Wupdmgr --Takes you to Microsoft Windows Update
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Example

    Start -> Run and type services.msc
    hit enter or click OK and this will take you direct to the services

As long as you don't clear the typed Run commands history, you can find the most commonly used ones very easily.
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you dont need the percent signs when accessing the temp folder. you can just go start > run > temp and it'll open it up.
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AnarchY SI wrote:
eh.. its not bad.
but if you REALLY want to have one, then you can modify the controls accessible by the user in alt+ctrl+del. so like, disable the shut down and processes options.. stuff like that ;)
then disable registry editing so that they either A. have to get an ISO such as Austrumi or B. hack ur box another way? lol yea.. i have too much fun by myself..

hey, out of curiousity, how do you do that? also do you know how to disable the mouse too?

i havent seen this mentioned yet, but ive heard of the right Alt Arrow key down or something turns the screen up side down. i havent been able to acomplish that one yet, all it does is shut my computer down when i press it :( , so it might be the wrong keys . but i have seen it done before, same with the mouse. if its wrong someone please correct it, im not exactly sure what the keys are for that process
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how do you do what, with alt+ctrl+del? i've compiled a list of reg keys that i find to be useful / fun / w.e and i put them on my website.. heres the url: http://www.freewebs.com/shibbyinc/AdminRegKeys.html

as for austrumi, i believe you can download that here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/austrumi/

i've never heard anything of this "flipping" your monitor and if it shuts your pc down, then someone prly told you that as a joke so that you would shut your pc down and they may have had some program to do it for them and they changed the keys from shutting down their pc to doing whatever you saw them do.
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CTRL+ALT+ (any arrow key) will rotate your screen display in the direction of the arrow if your graphic card supports it.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
CTRL+ALT+ (any arrow key) will rotate your screen display in the direction of the arrow if your graphic card supports it.


Woah, just tried that on my work computer. Now to find some co-workers who forget to lock their terminals... :twisted:
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*lol -- I knew that was going to cross somebody's mind!

Yeah, some contemporary flat panel monitors and laptops screens can be physically rotated, so this feature is now being included on newer graphics cards to adjust for that.
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To shorten the step you could just hold the Windows key + R and then type explorer.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
To shorten the step you could just hold the Windows key + R and then type explorer.


that might not work when explorer crashes, since the start menu is part of it
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When installing more RAM don't forget to adjust the size of your paging file to reflect the new amount of ram.

If a memory dump occurs you can get a bsod complaining about ntoskrnl.exe since it's still working with the old size of paged space with more ram :wink:
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ALT + ESCAPE Minimizes Active Window.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Since I have at times as many as 10 or more windows open at once a nifty little keyboard shortcut that instantly minimizes all open windows:

Ctrl+Esc immediately followed by Alt+M

That's my alltime favorite. I also like Windowskey+E to bring up the Windows Explorer and Windowskey+R to bring up Run. I also use Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy Ctrl+Z to Cut, and Ctrl+V to paste. Very convenient shortcuts when copying code and hypertext links.


Bro, just use WindowsKey + m.. and thats it... it minimize all..
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so does winkey d
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i found this one by accident :
When signing up on the hotmail page , instead of typing the full email address just type your first part of your id and then press alt + tab , this will automatically add @hotmail.com to it
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But I found not to press alt+tab even!
If you enter your id and click on the text box of password "@hotmail.com" is automatically added.
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i found this one by accident :
When signing up on the hotmail page , instead of typing the full email address just type your first part of your id and then press alt + tab , this will automatically add @hotmail.com to it



Well, a great shortcut all use is Alt+bckspace to undo events.

"Alt+Print Screen" and then "ctrl+v" in any image editor saves a copy of recent window screenshot(thats too hot).
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alt tab will take you away from the page wouldnt it? anyways, tab will get you into the password box.
shift+tab will take you back one box if you have use tab to move forward, [or even if you havent]
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Oops, haven't noticed that, just replied seeing previous message.

Yes,
not "alt+tab" but "tab" or "shift+tab".
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There are quite a few pages of shortcuts here! I wonder if these have been mentioned in theis extensive list? -

Hold down Num Lock for 10 seconds turns on "Toggle Keys" - it makes your Caps Lock, Num Lock and Scroll Lock keys beep when pressed... very useful if you hit Caps Lock instead of "A" a lot (like me)!

F7 in a browser turns on "Caret Browsing" allowing you to move the cursor ALL OVER a webpage with the keyboard. Can be useful when trying to select stuff.

AND MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE:

Press Alt+Left Shift+Print Scrn to switch on High-Contrast mode!

(This is useful to play pranks on people who aren't sitting at their workstation, because it doesn't tell you how to turn it off! Such fun was had as a student lol! :lol:
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Similarly Sticky keys are turned on by pressing 'shift' five times that enables you not to press ctrl and/or alt and/or shift and/or numlock simaltaneously where those are needed.

Also 'Filter keys' comes up by pressing 'shift' for 8 seconds.

Winkey+Break brings up the System Properties.

If you use Windows XP and apply the Alt+Tab switch power toy then by pressing alt+tab you can switch over to different opened windows whichever you want.
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HI,
Check the below site for short cuts.

http://mastiunlimited.com/navtej

I am sure you will like this site.Please ignore if you know this site.
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It may have already been discussed but helpful.
Shift+F10 brings up the right-click menu.

Well, in .NET passport enabled sites hotmail is no more letting to auto insert the "@hotmail.com" beside user id. Bad!!.
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F3 is used as "Find Next" in many many programs from Wordpad,notepad to IE,regedit etc.
Its very common.
Just like "Ctrl+O" to open and "Ctrl+N" for "new".
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Minimize all window by "Win key + D" and the window in focus by "Alt+Space+N".

And a great hidden shortcut for beginners with C/C++ programming in Turbo C++. If a program falls in an infinite loop while running use "Ctrl+Numlock".

The windows shortcut keys to which respond the DOS applications are in general "Alt+Tab","Alt+PrntScrn","Ctrl+Esc","Alt+Esc","Alt+Enter","PrntScrn" etc.

Use "Ctrl" to point out mouse pointer. The option is at Start>Control Panel>Printers and other hardware>Mouse>Pointer Option>check "Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key".

Well, these are all that all know.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Since I have at times as many as 10 or more windows open at once a nifty little keyboard shortcut that instantly minimizes all open windows:

Ctrl+Esc immediately followed by Alt+M

That's my alltime favorite. I also like Windowskey+E to bring up the Windows Explorer and Windowskey+R to bring up Run. I also use Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy Ctrl+Z to Cut, and Ctrl+V to paste. Very convenient shortcuts when copying code and hypertext links.


Isn't it Ctrl-X to cut? Ctrl-Z to undo.
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Yes Ctrl+X to cut and Ctrl+Z or Alt+Bckspace to undo.
Not
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Ctrl+Z to Cut
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haha, i just looked through 20 pages of shortcuts....wooh!

umm...for this baby

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oops i forgot this one, i use all the time...

win button + e > alt + t > o > file types > go down to N/A - Folder

Advanced > New >
Action :- View In Dos >
Application :- cmd.exe /k cd /d %1

Now right click any desktop icon and it takes you straight there in DOS.

Keep tweaks coming guys these are a good read

vAs


i did that jsut to see what would happen, and now I cant remove it. any idea how to accomplish that?
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LOL!!!

Why do you need to remove that?
Isn't that great?

Well, if you want to remove do this

Start>Run>type "regedit".

Now navigate to this key "HK_Classes_Root\Folder\Shell.
You should find there the key "view_in_dos" if you gave the name of the action menu handler "View in DOS".
Delete that key and all its sub-keys.

You will get the relief from that. But I like to keep that there. It acts like XP powertoy "Open Command Windows here". Isn't that?
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Has anybody given a look at this?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.as ... -us;301583
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A Quick Helpful Hint For Those Whos Address Bar in Internet Explorer Is Gone.

First Off Try Right Clicking On A Blank Spot At The Top In I.E. And Making Sure Address Bar Is Checked

Second If It is and the address bar is still gone click
Start
Run
REGSVR32 /i BROWSEUI.DLL
Then Restart and the address bar should be back to normal.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
toniovega wrote:
how wud you make a shortcut for hibernation on the desktop?


You can do this (at least with XP) -- right click an empty space on your desktop and select "new" then "shortcut"

highlight and copy the following:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,SetSuspendState Hibernate

Paste it into where it says: "Type the location of the item"
Click "Next"

Type a name for the shortcut and click finish.


*notes -- I did this using XP Pro. On my system the WINDOWS directory is WINNT so if you get an alert message that says C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe cannot be found try changing WINDOWS to WINNT -- I did this twice and it worked both times. If you get any errors post the exact errors in a new post and reference these instructions.


I did this for windows xp and when i tried it out it worked fine. However, when i restarted my computer it rearranged all my desktop icons and changed my windows display. for the maximize and minimize buttons i used to have the up arrow and down arrows now it's the regular minimize and maximize buttons. How do i go about changing that back. please Help.
EDIT: I'm a computer noob, disregard. It's taken care of. However, why did my desktop icons all rearrange and i lost some settings?
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Hi guys. Thanks for all the tips. Didn't have the time to scan through all the pages to see if anyone has already submitted this, but here's a good one that I like(in WinXP):

Creating custom keyboard shortcuts:

1. Create a shortcut to some favorite folder of yours on the desktop(e.g. right click the desired folder and choose send to->desktop(as shortcut)

2.Right click this shortcut and choose properties

3.In the dialog that appears there's a field called Keyboard shortcut(or something similar, my WinXP is norwegian:)

4.Press some key combination that you'd like, and hit OK. You've just created a custom keyboard shortcut!

I use my new keyboard shortcuts all the time, pointing them to things like My Documents, my primary harddisk, Program Files, notepad, etc:
Ctrl-Alt-P --- Program files
Ctrl-Alt-Z --- My documetns
Ctrl-Alt-N --- Notepad, etc....

If you keep the shortcut lying on your desktop, you can use the keyboard shortcut from any program. If you move it away from the desktop it stops working:( (i think, let me know otherwise). I've tried setting the "Hidden " properties on these shortcuts to keep them from cluttering my desktop, but this actually made them stop working the next time i rebooted. I haven't really found much info about this feature, so if anyone has some experience to share, feel free to.

The uncool thing about this Windows feature is that it doesn't seem to recognize the Windows button, so the keyboard shortcut must be some Ctrl-Alt-combination. Let me know if you find any workarounds for this...

Cheers
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hey heres one i bet you didn't know lol (actually i didn't until i read this and got hooked on trying to find new ones) when you are in any window of windows hold
ctrl and left click on the things in there and it will let you select more than one, holding shift and clicking will highlight all the items in between, and i don't know what alt does, but you can try it
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I am not sure if this really belongs here, and pardon me if it has already been posted, but at 21 pages, I haven't yet finished reading through them.

You can create your own Run commands by making a shortcut and naming it to what you want the command to be, then moving the shortcut to your windows directory.

EX:
Make a new shortcut for Notepad on the desktop and rename it to np.
Cut shortcut np and move it to C:\Windows
Now enter np into the Run dialog box and hit enter. It should pop up Notepad.


This can be useful to make shortcuts for the other run commands such as devmgmt.msc for the device manager.
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20 things you didn't know about Windows XP


You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets.

1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only).

2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type ' gpedit.msc'; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care – some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only).

3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exeuser32.dll, LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just
double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.

4. XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or
Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word 'hide' and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here.

6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the
command line to find out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother.

7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system.

8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, you can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing 'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll'.

9. XP has ClearType -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font display technology -- but doesn't have it enabled by default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat.
To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/ControlPanel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.

10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who's using network address translation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like 192.168.1.10. Replace this with your chum's real IP address -- they can find this out by going to http://www.whatismyip.com -- and get them to make sure that they've got port 3389 open on their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer.

11. You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As... and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have
administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects.

12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.

13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password. Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control userpasswords2', which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use.

14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options... and Advanced, go down to the Security area and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when
browser is closed.

15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties, then check the Show icon in notification area when connected box. You'll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicely during network traffic.

16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/ControlPanel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.

17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you
can arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups.

18. Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it.

19. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.

20. The next release of Windows XP, codenamed Longhorn, is due out late next year or early 2006 and won't be much to write home about. The next big release is codenamed Blackcomb and will be out in 2003/2007
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I'm sure these have already been posted...but whatever :P

I use Ctrl+C, V, and X most often.

Windows+E opens Windows explorer.

I customize notepad to open via Ctrl+Alt+N, just so I don't have to go through the start menu. Do this by going to start menu->(all) programs->accessories->notepad, right click notepad, select "properties", then under "shortcut key", type N. Click OK, push Ctrl+Alt+N, and voila. I used to do this with Windows Explorer using E before I found out about Win+E.

F5 refreshes the page on most browsers, but holding Ctrl+Shift and clicking Refresh/Reload performs a "hard refresh", forcing the browser to request up-to-date versions of everything involved in the current page (images, external js or css files, everything.) This sometimes fixes "broken" or "glitched" images.
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A friend of mind was kind enough to give me permission to reprint the following from his forums:

From: http://www.stevestechresource.com/str/t ... /1731.html


Quote:
XP/W2K Commands To Open Control Panel Items

I don't know if anyone will ever have reason to use these, but knowing the .cpl files involved can be useful, and geeks will think it's cool. Can be run from Start | Run, or from Start | Programs | Accessories | Command Prompt.

The following is for WinXP. I have tried a few in Win2K and they work, but the parameter/tab combinations (meaning, the x values) may be different between the two. Also, as an alternative to using control .exe to start Control Panel--the method used below--you can run a dynamic-link library (DLL) as an application. In each instance, replace "control" with "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL". (Note that the second parameter--Control_RunDLL--is case sensitive.

Source:
Microsoft Windows XP Inside Out
Microsoft Press
2001 by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson

~~~

Accessiblility Options

control access.cpl,,x
where x=
1 keyboard
2 sound
3 display
4 mouse
5 general

(For example control access.cpl,,3 opens Control Panel | Accessibility Options | Display.)

~~~

Add Hardware

control hdwwiz.cpl

~~~

Add or Remove Programs

Change or Remove Programs
control appwiz.cpl

Add New Programs
control appwiz.cpl,,1

Add/Remove Windows Components
control appwiz.cpl,,2

~~~

Administrative Tools

control admintools

~~~

Data and Time

control timedate.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Date & Time
1 Time Zone

~~~

Display

control desk.cpl,,x
where x=
5 Themes
0 Desktop
1 Screen Saver
3 Settings

~~~

Folder Options

control folders

~~~

Fonts

control fonts

~~~

Game Controllers

control joy.cpl

~~~

Internet Options

control inetcpl.cpl,,x
where x=
0 General
1 Security
2 Privacy
3 Content
4 Connections
5 Programs
6 Advanced

~~~

Keyboard

control main.cpl,@1,x
where x=
0 Speed
1 Hardware

~~~

Mouse

control main.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Buttons
1 Pointers
2 Pointer Options
3 Wheel
4 Hardware

~~~

Network Connections

control netconnections

~~~

Phone and Modem Options

control telephon.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Dialing Rules
1 Modems
2 Advanced

~~~

Power Options

control powercfg.cpl

~~~

Printer and Faxes

control printers

~~~

Regional and Language Options

control intl.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Regional Options
1 Language
2 Advanced

~~~

Scanners and Cameras

control scannercamera

~~~

Scheduled Tasks

control schedtasks

~~~

Sounds and Audio Devices

control mmsys.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Volume
1 Sounds
2 Audio
3 Voice
4 Hardware

~~~

System

control sysdm.cpl,,x
where x=
0 General
1 Computer Name
2 Hardware
3 Advanced
4 System Restore
5 Automatic Updates
6 Remote

~~~

Taskbar and Start Menu

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1

~~~

User Accounts

Workgroup version (not available in domain environment)

control userpasswords
Windows 2000/domain version
control userpasswords2

~~~

Wireless Links

control irprops.cpl,,x
where x=
0 Infrared
1 Image Transfer
2 Hardware

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Alt + Shift + num lock is the keyboard mouse on many current PCs (most older ones don't have this option)

To use this (on the number pad):
1-9 with the exception of 5 are used to navigate around the screen
5 is the single click
0 is click and drag while Enter is the release

/ is to be able to use the left clicker
* is to use both clickers, and
- is the right clicker
+ is select word and/or right click
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One of my faves is Alt+Ctrl+Print Screen

that will copy what ever is your active window to the clipboard and you can paste it in any program.

Kwel try it!
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ok
Like many of us, I dont wanna read 22 pages
I got several pages in then thats it
Some of these I know have been posted
But THIS is my top list for keyboard shortcuts, I use these daily

I believe in the rule, you do NOT need to use the mouse

TOP of the Tops is a tie
Holding ALT and pressing tab
This brings up ur windows in a little screen for you to flick through them

And the basic one
CTRL + S (Save)

In Most Applications
Using CTRL + W will close one Window
(FF will close the tab, Dreamweaver will close that page ect ect)

In most Application
CTRL + SHIFT + S
Save As

CTRL Page Up / Down in Fire Fox
Flick between the tabs open

CTRL + Num (IN FF)
opens the tab connected to that number

And I am not sure if you can call this a hotkey
but

ESC on MSN to close the Chat Window


CTRL + T (IN FF) to open a new tab
F6 to get to the address bar of that tab

ALT + SPACE + N
To Minimize the ONE window

Also
Window Key + D to show the desktop, minimize apps thats dont evan minimize

Window E for Opening Explorer

And off course F5 to refresh the web page (CTRL F5 in IE)

On the top of my head, thats what I can think off.


I made a video tutorial once
I got a friend to watch it, and he was like U didn't save it
How do u switch Screen
The page just refreshed
So I made it again
keeping my left hand under the table
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Thanks for the great WindowsKey = D thing. I never new that. Huh? I learned something new today!

Try These ones........

Hold down the "windows" key and press:

M - Minimizes all windows
SHIFT - M - Undo minimize all windows

E - Opens Windows Explorer

D - Switches between minimizing all open programs and showing them all.

F - Opens the Find Window

R - Opens the Run Window

BREAK / PAUSE- Opens System Properties

TAB - Cycles through items on the task bar
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sites covering error alerts for bios to post


beep codes
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm#3
trouble shooting windows stops messages
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/errors.htm
ms error messages by number
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/docu ... x?mfr=true
Troubleshooting Boot-Time Error Messages
http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/sys/booterr-i.htm
BIOS error messages
http://burks.bton.ac.uk/burks/pcinfo/ha ... g/post.htm
Troubleshooting POST numeric error codes - IBM
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... IGR-4BAHK2
bios central forum
http://www.bioscentral.com/
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Hey, I need as much help as I can get. I'm not new to the whole computer thing but I would like to be smarter computer-wise. I have a Windows XP and I'd like to get stuff that I can't with the "rules" :P but please help if you can
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the idea:
to make a popup reminder
(examples: monthly payments, weekly errands, homework, to do lists, etc.,)
- step 1. make a batch file with text and colored background
- step 2. use scheduled tasks to lanch it when you want it


step 1: to make a colored batch file that puts text on screen

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: notepad
- press: enter
(notepad window opens)

- type in window: @echo off
(this hides the commands so one only sees the text)
- type: color 1f
(f is the color of background, 1 is the color of text)
(the list of color choices is below)
- type: echo.
(gives you a blanc line)
- type for example: sunday is garbage day
- type: echo.
- type: pause
(pause just means end here)
- click top of window: file
- choose: save as
- type for example: "garbage day.bat"
(don't forget the inverted commas, or it won't show on screen)
- press: save
done

step 2: to use scheduler to lanch the batch.file

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: tasks
- press: enter
- click: add scheduled task
(scheduled task wizard window appears)
- click: next
- click: browse
- find your newly made bat file
- double click your newly made bat file
- optional, type name of task
(best just leave it but if you have many...)
- choose lanching time(s)
(for example choose: weekly)
- press: next
(if weekly, choose the day and time)
- press: next
(password prompt appears)
- ignore password prompt
- press: next
- tick box: open advanced properties for this task when I click finish
- click: finish
- tick box: run only if logged on
(apply button appears)
- click: apply
- click: ok
done

[footnote 1] to change the colors:
- normally cmd is 07, that is 0 black background and 7 white text , to change color just choose from below, for example I like 1f which is

0 = black
1 = blue
2 = green
3 = aqua
4 = red
5 = purple
6 = yellow
7 = white
8 = gray
9 = light blue
a = light green
b = light aqua
c = light red
d = light purple
e = light yellow
f = light white

here is a simple template, so you only have to write the text:
(replace 'this is where you write your text' with your text)

@echo off
color 1f
echo.
echo this is where you write your text
echo.
pause
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to repair the ntldr (the ntldr is the boot loader) and the ntdetect.com (the ntdetect.com is responsible for detecting basic hardware)

fix you will need a Windows XP CD.
- stick the Windows XP CD in, and boot your computer from the CD
(once you have booted up, you will see a blue screen)

click: R
(To go into the Recovery Console)
- type: password
(if you don’t recall setting a password for the Admin, try leaving it blank then hit enter, if you get an error, that means that there was a password. You will need this password to continue)

Once in the recovery console,
type: copy D:/i386/ntldr C:
(note my CD Drive is letter D: so change this to whatever your CD Drive is and my Windows is on C: so change that drive to whatever your Windows is on):
- press: enter
( if it asks you if you want to replace a file, say yes)
- type: copy D:/i386/ntdetect.com C:
- press: enter
( if it asks you if you want to replace a file, say yes)
Then Reboot.
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to restore missing boot files when the boot is corrupted

- check that boot sequence is set to cd
(ask if you don't understand)
- turn on the computer
- place XPcd in the computer
- turn off the computer
- turn on the computer again
- press: r
- press: enter
(black screen appear, recovery console)
- type: run "Attrib -H -R -S" on the C:\Boot.ini file
- press: enter
- type: delete C:\Boot.ini file
- press: enter
- type: run Bootcfg /rebuild
- press: enter
- type: run Fixboot
- press: enter
- type: exit
- press: enter
- restart your computer normally
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to delete an invalid bootpath:

run command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: boot.ini
- click button: check all boot paths
(computer checks the boot paths and removes invalid ones)
- restart the computer
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hjt logs, which number needs which scan


r0 - Internet Explorer Start/Search pages URLs
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
the actual list
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt
WHOIS Lookups
http://www.DNSstuff.com
IPWHOIS
http://www.dnsstuff.com/pages/whois.htm
http://samspade.org/

r1 - Internet Explorer Start/Search pages URLs
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
the actual list
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt
WHOIS Lookups
http://www.DNSstuff.com
IPWHOIS
http://www.dnsstuff.com/pages/whois.htm
http://samspade.org/

F0 - Autoloading programs from INI files = fix all these
F1 - Autoloading programs from INI files = very old program
Pacman's Startup List
http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

01 - Hosts file redirection
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
the actual list
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt
WHOIS Lookups
http://www.DNSstuff.com
IPWHOIS
http://www.dnsstuff.com/pages/whois.htm
http://samspade.org/

O2 - Browser Helper Objects
CLSID / BHO List / Toolbar Master List
http://www.castlecops.com/CLSID.html
CLSID List
http://sysinfo.org/bholist.php
TonyK's BHO & Toolbar List
http://www.sysinfo.org/bholist.php

O3 - Internet Explorer toolbars
CLSID / BHO List / Toolbar Master List
http://www.castlecops.com/CLSID.html
CLSID List
http://sysinfo.org/bholist.php
TonyK's BHO & Toolbar List
http://www.sysinfo.org/bholist.php

O4 - Autoloading programs from Registry
StartupList Index
http://www.castlecops.com/StartupList.html
Startup Database Forum.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/
The File Database
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/filedb/
ProcessLibrary
http://www.processlibrary.com/
Uninstall Programs Database
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/uninstall/

O5 - IE Options not visible in Control Panel
Unless you or your system administrator have knowingly hidden the icon from Control Panel, have HijackThis fix it.

O6 - IE Options access restricted by Administrator
Unless you have the Spybot S&D option 'Lock homepage from changes' active, or your system administrator put this into place, have HijackThis fix this.

O7 - Regedit access restricted by Administrator
Always have HijackThis fix this, unless your system administrator has put this restriction into place.

O8 - Extra items in IE right-click menu
If you don't recognize the name of the item in the right-click menu in IE, have HijackThis fix it.

O9 - Extra buttons on main IE button toolbar, or extra items in IE 'Tools' menu
List of Extra Internet Explorer Buttons
http://www.castlecops.com/O9.html

O10 - Winsock hijacker
Layered Service Providers (LSPs)
http://www.castlecops.com/LSPs.html

O11 - Extra group in IE 'Advanced Options' window
The only hijacker as of now that adds its own options group to the IE Advanced Options window is CommonName. So you can always have HijackThis fix this.

O12 - IE plugins
Most of the time these are safe. Only OnFlow adds a plugin here that you don't want (.ofb).

O13 - IE DefaultPrefix hijack
These are always bad. Have HijackThis fix them.

O14 - 'Reset Web Settings' hijack
If the URL is not the provider of your computer or your ISP, have HijackThis fix it.

O15 - Unwanted sites in Trusted Zone
Most of the time only AOL and Coolwebsearch silently add sites to the Trusted Zone. If you didn't add the listed domain to the Trusted Zone yourself, have HijackThis fix it.

O16 - ActiveX Objects (aka Downloaded Program Files)
ActiveX Objects
http://www.castlecops.com/ActiveX.html

O17 - Lop.com domain hijackers
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/
the actual list
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt
WHOIS Lookups
http://www.DNSstuff.com
IPWHOIS
http://www.dnsstuff.com/pages/whois.htm
http://samspade.org/

O18 - Extra protocols and protocol hijackers
Extra protocols and protocol hijackers
http://www.castlecops.com/O18.html

O19 - User style sheet hijack
In the case of a browser slowdown and frequent popups, have HijackThis fix this item if it shows up in the log. However, since only Coolwebsearch does this, it's better to use CWShredder to fix it.

O20 - AppInit_DLLs Registry value autorun020
AppInit_DLLs and Winlogon Notify
http://www.castlecops.com/O20.html

O21 - ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad Registry key autorun
This is an undocumented autorun method, normally used by a few Windows systemHijackThis uses a whitelist
of several very common SSODL items, so whenever an item is displayed in
the log it is unknown and possibly malicious. Treat with extreme care.

components
ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad
http://www.castlecops.com/O21.html

O22 - SharedTaskScheduler Registry key autorun
This is an undocumented autorun for Windows NT/2000/XP only, which
is used very rarely. So far only CWS.Smartfinder uses it. Treat with care.
Shared Task Scheduler
http://www.castlecops.com/O22.html

O23 - Windows NT Services
This is the listing of non-Microsoft services. The list should be the same as the one you see in the Msconfig utility of Windows XP. Several trojan hijackers use a homemade service in adittion to other startups to reinstall themselves. The full name is usually important-sounding, like 'Network Security Service', 'Workstation Logon Service' or 'Remote Procedure Call Helper', but the internal name (between brackets) is a string of garbage, like 'O?’ŽrtñåȲ$Ó'. The second part of the line is the owner of the file at the end, as seen in the file's properties.
Note that fixing an O23 item will only stop the service and disable it. The service needs to be deleted from the Registry manually or with another tool. In HijackThis 1.99.1 or higher, the button 'Delete NT Service' in the Misc Tools section can be used for this.
List of Windows XP/NT services
http://www.castlecops.com/O23.html
Spyware Encyclopedia
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/search.aspx


others:
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Encyclopedia
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/pest/search.aspx

Rogue Products
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_ant ... m#products

Removal Tools
http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/

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This tut is ongoing to be revised but the idea is to make a list of the tools that are used in HJT log reading, a kind of reverse enginering of HJT logs. This is because even if one is aware that X or Y entry is bad, if one doesn't know the tool which is being used for then, it is hard to recognised the malware, whereas if you know what the tool is for, you get a good idea of what is going on even if you cannot recognise the entries themselves. Best not to play with the tools, so haven't added the direct links which one can get from the site anyway.

about:buster
is a program that is used to help clean up the CWS infection called Home Search Assistant.

ads spy
a small tool to list, view or delete 'alternate data streams' (ADS) on Windows 2000/XP with NTFS file systems.

aproposfix
http://swandog46.geekstogo.com/
this tool removes all known variants of the Apropos rootkit infection which is not otherwise identifiable or removable by normal means.

ATF cleaner
http://www.atribune.org/content/view/19/2/
cleaning of all user temp folders, administrator only can use this feature.
cleaning of the java cache, which seems to be harbouring more and more malware.
cleaning for the opera browser, including operas cache, cookies, history, download history, saved passwords and visited links

averger
http://swandog46.geekstogo.com/
a full-scriptable, kernel-level driver designed to remove highly persistent files and registry keys/values protected by entrenched malware.

BHOlist
a frontend for TonyKlein's BHO Collection that downloads the list, and displays it in a sortable, searchable list.

Brute Force Uninstaller
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/U...nstaller.shtml
BFU is a scripting program that can execute a series of preset commands like a Windows batch file, aimed at uninstalled programs that are hard to remove, uninstall improperly or simply unwanted.

bugoff
this little app disables a few exploits that are commonly used by browser hijackers (including CWS), thus protecting you from infection.

ccleaner
http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
ccleaner (crap cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space.

combofix
....link missing, still looking for its homepage anyone....
combofix specifically targets SurfSideKick, qoologic, look2me or any combination of that group.
picks out Vundo infections and clears some, but not all.

command line process
http://www.beyondlogic.org/consultin...rocessutil.htm
command line utility to view, kill, suspend or set the priority and affinity of processes

dllcompare
is a scanner to help detect hidden or non-accessible files in Windows, like the CWS super-hidden dll.

Dr.Web CureIt

e2takeout
e2takeout removes the E2Give and PTech malware, a program that tracks where a user browses, from your system.

findlop
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/findlop-t113343.html
this is the latest batch put together by Metallica to find the full names of the folders used by LOP
adware.Lop adds its own toolbar and search button to Internet Explorer

fixwareout
http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_131783.htm
Wareout is not a virus or trojan. The WareOut product is a spyware/adware scanner that is used to scan the local computer.

FIXPATH2


f-secure
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols3.shtml#
a free beta on line scan

gmer
http://www.gmer.net/
an application that detects rootkits amonst other thing too

haxfix
an application that detects rootkits amonst other things
http://forum.hijackthis.de/showthread.php?t=15448
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/anal...haxdoorap.html
haxfix is for the 'backdoor haxdoor family', Haxdoor: ****32.dll type

isearchfix
A tool that fixes ISRVS hijacks.

itty bitty process manager
standalone version of the little process manager included in HijackThis (Misc Tools section).

jotti's malwarescan
http://virusscan.jotti.org/
a site where a file can be uploaded to see if it is, or has, malware

killbox
http://www.killbox.net/
killbox is a tool to delete in-use files, if the file is running, killbox will attempt to end the process (close the running file) and delete it.

kill2me
removal tool specifically for the Look2Me parasite....

l2m9xfix
tool that fixes the new Look2Me on Win9X(old windows like win98)

lsp-fix
http://www.cexx.org/lspfix.htm
lsp-fix is a tool that repairs a loss of Internet access associated with certain types of software. This type of software, known as a Layered Service Provider or LSP, typically handles low-level Internet-related tasks, and data is passed through a chain of these programs on its way to and from the Internet. However, due to bugs in the LSP software or deletion of the software, this chain can get broken, causing the Internet connection to become inaccessible.

l2m9xfix
http://swandog46.geekstogo.com/
this tool removes all known variants of the look2me / VX2 infection on windows 9X (98 or ME) operating systems.

oiuninstaller
http://www.outerinfo.com/howto.html
uninstalls outerinfo adware

msnvirrem
msnvirrem is an applicaton that removes changes, and kills files created by a strain of msn worm (namely w32.Chod, Virkel, or Landis.O).

nailfix
A fix for the nail/aurora infection.

paperfix
A tool that removes the peper trojan

qoofix9x
http://swandog46.geekstogo.com/
this tool removes all known variants of the qoologic trojan on Windows 9X (98 or ME) operating systems.

regserch
http://www.xs4all.nl/~fstaal01/regsearch-us.html
registry search is a program to search the Registry for all instances of a string

requesting files from spykiller
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?board=1.0
this is not a program but when the reader is stumped by something rare or new, a request is sent to this site and the file details are returned, only qualified HJT sites can receive files from this databank.

rkfile
RKfiles relies on an an EXE file and a BAT file. The BAT file runs the EXE, and dumps text to a text log file. It is similar to HJT in that it scans known startup locations for bad files, but reports them differently. RKFiles and FindQoologic are starting to be used more at various sites because thay check a few things differently than HJT. If someone is having trouble determining a source of a problem with HJT, RKFiles and FindQoologic can sometimes help pinpoint it.

scanner.virus
http://scanner.virus.org/
a site where a file can be uploaded to see if it is, or has, malware

sdfix
no explainable link yet
this tool deals with rats(romote access trojans) winctrl.exe

smitfraudfix
http://siri.urz.free.fr/Fix/SmitfraudFix_En.php
tool removes desktop hijack malware: adwarepunisher, adwareSheriff, alphaCleaner, antispyware soldier, antivirusGolden, avgold, bravesentry, malwarewipe, pesttrap, psguard, quicknavigate.com, security iguard, smitfraud, spyAxe, spyfalcon, spyguard, spyheal, spysheriff, spyware vanisher, spyware soft stop, spywarequake, spywaresheriff, spywarestrike, startsearches.net, titanshield antispyware, trust cleaner, updatesearches.com, virtual Maid, virusblast, virusburst, win32.puper, winhound, emedia codec, hq codec, icodecpack, Intcodec, media-codec, mpcodec, pornmag pass, pcodec, strcodec, winmediacodec, x password generator, X Password manager, zipcodec...

startuplist
simple tool that lists all and every auto starting program on your system.

[virustotal
http://www.virustotal.com/en/indexf.html
a site where a file can be uploaded to see if it is, or has, malware

vundofix
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/VundoFix.shtml
VundoFix.exe is a removal tool developed to remove Virtumonde infections.

winpfind
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.php
winpfind is a program that scans common locations on your hard drive for files that match certain patterns known to be used by malware. It will also provide exports of certain registry keys that are used by various malware.

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to be edited and built on....
good link for info on malware threats as seen in the forums
http://www.viruslist.com/en/viruses/encyclopedia
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bsod codes


0x00000001: APC_INDEX_MISMATCH
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1117.asp
0x00000002: DEVICE_QUEUE_NOT_BUSY
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1118.asp
0x00000003: INVALID_AFFINITY_SET
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1119.asp
0x00000004: INVALID_DATA_ACCESS_TRAP
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1120.asp
0x00000005: INVALID_PROCESS_ATTACH_ATTEMPT
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330962
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1122.asp
0x00000007: INVALID_SOFTWARE_INTERRUPT
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1123.asp
0x00000008: IRQL_NOT_DISPATCH_LEVEL
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1124.asp
0x00000009: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1125.asp
0x0000000A: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311564
0x0000000B: NO_EXCEPTION_HANDLING_SUPPORT
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... 95.xml.asp
0x0000000C: MAXIMUM_WAIT_OBJECTS_EXCEEDED
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1128.asp
0x0000000D: MUTEX_LEVEL_NUMBER_VIOLATION
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1129.asp
0x0000000E: NO_USER_MODE_CONTEXT
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1130.asp
0x0000000F: SPIN_LOCK_ALREADY_OWNED
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1131.asp
0x00000010: SPIN_LOCK_NOT_OWNED
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1132.asp
0x00000011: THREAD_NOT_MUTEX_OWNER
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... 0d.xml.asp
0x00000012: TRAP_CAUSE_UNKNOWN
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1134.asp
0x00000013: EMPTY_THREAD_REAPER_LIST
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1135.asp
0x00000014: CREATE_DELETE_LOCK_NOT_LOCKED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793628.aspx
0x00000015: LAST_CHANCE_CALLED_FROM_KMODE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793681.aspx
0x00000016: CID_HANDLE_CREATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793581.aspx
0x00000017: CID_HANDLE_DELETION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793527.aspx
0x00000018: REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793521.aspx
0x00000019: BAD_POOL_HEADER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793223.aspx
0x0000001A: MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793604.aspx
0x0000001B: PFN_SHARE_COUNT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793478.aspx
0x0000001C: PFN_REFERENCE_COUNT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793662.aspx
0x0000001D: NO_SPIN_LOCK_AVAILABLE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793585.aspx
0x0000001E: KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793648.aspx
0x0000001F: SHARED_RESOURCE_CONV_ER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/librar ... 77.aspxROR MSDN
0x00000020: KERNEL_APC_PENDING_DURING_EXIT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793537.aspx
0x00000021: QUOTA_UNDERFLOW
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793257.aspx
0x00000022: FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793668.aspx
0x00000023: FAT_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793576.aspx
0x00000024: NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793935.aspx
0x00000025: NPFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793592.aspx
0x00000026: CDFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793214.aspx
0x00000027: RDR_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793611.aspx
0x00000028: CORRUPT_ACCESS_TOKEN
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793455.aspx
0x00000029: SECURITY_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793532.aspx
0x0000002A: INCONSISTENT_IRP
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793573.aspx
0x0000002B: PANIC_STACK_SWITCH
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793599.aspx
0x0000002C: PORT_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793561.aspx
0x0000002D: SCSI_DISK_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793645.aspx
0x0000002E: DATA_BUS_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793973.aspx
0x0000002F: INSTRUCTION_BUS_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793679.aspx
0x00000030: SET_OF_INVALID_CONTEXT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793932.aspx
0x00000031: PHASE0_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793849.aspx
0x00000032: PHASE1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793650.aspx
0x00000033: UNEXPECTED_INITIALIZATION_CALL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793549.aspx
0x00000034: CACHE_MANAGER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793615.aspx
0x00000035: NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793675.aspx
0x00000036: DEVICE_REFERENCE_COUNT_NOT_ZERO
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793644.aspx
0x00000037: FLOPPY_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793545.aspx
0x00000038: SERIAL_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793469.aspx
0x00000039: SYSTEM_EXIT_OWNED_MUTEX
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793618.aspx
0x0000003A: SYSTEM_UNWIND_PREVIOUS_USER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793608.aspx
0x0000003B: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793232.aspx
0x0000003C: INTERRUPT_UNWIND_ATTEMPTED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793692.aspx
0x0000003D: INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793370.aspx
0x0000003E: MULTIPROCESSOR_CONFIGURATION_NOT_SUPPORTED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793447.aspx
0x0000003F: NO_MORE_SYSTEM_PTES
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793941.aspx
0x00000040: TARGET_MDL_TOO_SMALL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469177.aspx
0x00000041: MUST_SUCCEED_POOL_EMPTY
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793624.aspx
0x00000042: ATDISK_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library ms793578.aspx
0x00000043: NO_SUCH_PARTITION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793266.aspx
0x00000044: MULTIPLE_IRP_COMPLETE_REQUESTS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793442.aspx
0x00000045: INSUFFICIENT_SYSTEM_MAP_REGS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793950.aspx
0x00000046: DEREF_UNKNOWN_LOGON_SESSION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793659.aspx
0x00000047: REF_UNKNOWN_LOGON_SESSION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793510.aspx
0x00000048: CANCEL_STATE_IN_COMPLETED_IRP
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793553.aspx
0x00000049: PAGE_FAULT_WITH_INTERRUPTS_OFF
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793944.aspx
0x0000004A: IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793634.aspx
0x0000004B: STREAMS_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793556.aspx
0x0000004C: FATAL_UNHANDLED_HARD_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793281.aspx
0x0000004D: NO_PAGES_AVAILABLE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793637.aspx
0x0000004E: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793247.aspx
0x0000004F: NDIS_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793315.aspx
0x00000050: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793437.aspx
0x00000051: REGISTRY_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793272.aspx
0x00000052: MAILSLOT_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793544.aspx
0x00000053: NO_BOOT_DEVICE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793485.aspx
0x00000054: LM_SERVER_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793965.aspx
0x00000055: DATA_COHERENCY_EXCEPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793958.aspx
0x00000056: INSTRUCTION_COHERENCY_EXCEPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793654.aspx
0x00000057: XNS_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793640.aspx
0x00000058: FTDISK_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793928.aspx
0x00000059: PINBALL_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793572.aspx
0x0000005A: CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793689.aspx
0x0000005B: SET_ENV_VAR_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793656.aspx
0x0000005C: HAL_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793595.aspx
0x0000005D: UNSUPPORTED_PROCESSOR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793673.aspx
0x0000005E: OBJECT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793568.aspx
0x0000005F: SECURITY_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793461.aspx
0x00000060: PROCESS_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795303.aspx
0x00000061: HAL1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795696.aspx
0x00000062: OBJECT1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795708.aspx
0x00000063: SECURITY1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794022.aspx
0x00000064: SYMBOLIC_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795795.aspx
0x00000065: MEMORY1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795298.aspx
0x00000066: CACHE_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795294.aspx
0x00000067: CONFIG_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795675.aspx
0x00000068: FILE_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794014.aspx
0x00000069: IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795734.aspx
0x0000006A: LPC_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795738.aspx
0x0000006B: PROCESS1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795640.aspx
0x0000006C: REFMON_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795804.aspx
0x0000006D: SESSION1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793998.aspx
0x0000006E: SESSION2_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795689.aspx
0x0000006F: SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795754.aspx
0x00000070: SESSION4_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793984.aspx
0x00000071: SESSION5_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795766.aspx
0x00000072: ASSIGN_DRIVE_LETTERS_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795769.aspx
0x00000073: CONFIG_LIST_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795280.aspx
0x00000074: BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795800.aspx
0x00000075: CANNOT_WRITE_CONFIGURATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795759.aspx
0x00000076: PROCESS_HAS_LOCKED_PAGES
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795484.aspx
0x00000077: KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794027.aspx
0x00000078: PHASE0_EXCEPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795656.aspx
0x00000079: MISMATCHED_HAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795729.aspx
0x0000007A: KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793989.aspx
0x0000007B: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795508.aspx
0x0000007C: BUGCODE_NDIS_DRIVER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795650.aspx
0x0000007D: INSTALL_MORE_MEMORY
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795519.aspx
0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795746.aspx
0x0000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795478.aspx
0x00000080: NMI_HARDWARE_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795324.aspx
0x00000081: SPIN_LOCK_INIT_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794009.aspx
0x00000082: DFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795338.aspx
0x00000083: OFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1234.asp
0x00000084: RECOM_DRIVER
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1235.asp
0x00000085: SETUP_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795492.aspx
0x0000008B: MBR_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795355.aspx
0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794023.aspx
0x0000008F: PP0_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795785.aspx
0x00000090: PP1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795345.aspx
0x00000091: WIN32K_INIT_OR_RIT_FAILURE
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1241.asp
0x00000092: UP_DRIVER_ON_MP_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795502.aspx
0x00000093: INVALID_KERNEL_HANDLE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794004.aspx
0x00000094: KERNEL_STACK_LOCKED_AT_EXIT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795274.aspx
0x00000095: PNP_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/defau ... s/1245.asp
0x00000096: INVALID_WORK_QUEUE_ITEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795529.aspx
0x00000097: BOUND_IMAGE_UNSUPPORTED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795790.aspx
0x00000098: END_OF_NT_EVALUATION_PERIOD
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795469.aspx
0x00000099: INVALID_REGION_OR_SEGMENT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795718.aspx
0x0000009A: SYSTEM_LICENSE_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795724.aspx
0x0000009B: UDFS_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795267.aspx
0x0000009C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795775.aspx
0x0000009E: USER_MODE_HEALTH_MONITOR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469179.aspx
0x0000009F: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795679.aspx
0x000000A0: INTERNAL_POWER_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793980.aspx
0x000000A1: PCI_BUS_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795285.aspx
0x000000A2: MEMORY_IMAGE_CURRUPT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795664.aspx
0x000000A3: ACPI_DRIVER_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795312.aspx
0x000000A4: CNSS_FILE_SYSTEM_FILTER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795328.aspx
0x000000A5: ACPI_BIOS_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793993.aspx
0x000000A7: BAD_EXHANDLE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms793993.aspx
0x000000AB: SESSION_HAS_VALID_POOL_ON_EXIT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795359.aspx
0x000000AC: HAL_MEMORY_ALLOCATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms794017.aspx
0x000000AD: VIDEO_DRIVER_DEBUG_REPORT_REQUEST
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469178.aspx
0x000000B4: VIDEO_DRIVER_INIT_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795939.aspx
0x000000B8: ATTEMPTED_SWITCH_FROM_DPC
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795832.aspx
0x000000B9: CHIPSET_DETECTED_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796139.aspx
0x000000BA: SESSION_HAS_VALID_VIEWS_ON_EXIT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797084.aspx
0x000000BB: NETWORK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795925.aspx
0x000000BC: NETWORK_BOOT_DUPLICATE_ADDRESS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797130.aspx
0x000000BE: ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796175.aspx
0x000000BF: MUTEX_ALREADY_OWNED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795910.aspx
0x000000C1: SPECIAL_POOL_DETECTED_MEMORY_CORRUPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795963.aspx
0x000000C2: BAD_POOL_CALLER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796120.aspx
0x000000C4: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796113.aspx
0x000000C5: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796183.aspx
0x000000C6: DRIVER_CAUGHT_MODIFYING_FREED_POOL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796158.aspx
0x000000C7: TIMER_OR_DPC_INVALID
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795836.aspx
0x000000C8: IRQL_UNEXPECTED_VALUE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795855.aspx
0x000000C9: DRIVER_VERIFIER_IOMANAGER_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797116.aspx
0x000000CA: PNP_DETECTED_FATAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795954.aspx
0x000000CB: DRIVER_LEFT_LOCKED_PAGES_IN_PROCESS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795949.aspx
0x000000CC: PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796208.aspx
0x000000CD: PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797128.aspx
0x000000CE: DRIVER_UNLOADED_WITHOUT_CANCELLING_PENDING_OPERATIONS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797129.aspx
0x000000CF: TERMINAL_SERVER_DRIVER_MADE_INCORRECT_MEMORY_REFERENCE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795850.aspx
0x000000D0: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_MMPOOL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796128.aspx
0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795930.aspx
0x000000D2: BUGCODE_ID_DRIVER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795930.aspx
0x000000D3: DRIVER_PORTION_MUST_BE_NONPAGED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795842.aspx
0x000000D4:SYSTEM_SCAN_AT_RAISED_IRQL_CAUGHT_IMPROPER_DRIVER_UNLOAD
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795846.aspx
0x000000D5: DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_IN_FREED_SPECIAL_POOL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796191.aspx
0x000000D6: DRIVER_PAGE_FAULT_BEYOND_END_OF_ALLOCATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797131.aspx
0x000000D7: DRIVER_UNMAPPING_INVALID_VIEW
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795829.aspx
0x000000D8: DRIVER_USED_EXCESSIVE_PTES
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795903.aspx
0x000000D9: MUTEX_ALREADY_OWNED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795823.aspx
0x000000DA: SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms796150.aspx
0x000000DB: DRIVER_CORRUPTED_SYSPTES
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797125.aspx
0x000000DC: DRIVER_INVALID_STACK_ACCESS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795913.aspx
0x000000DE: POOL_CORRUPTION_IN_FILE_AREA MSDN article KB 304208
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795862.aspx
0x000000DF: IMPERSONATING_WORKER_THREAD
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms795812.aspx
0x000000E0: ACPI_BIOS_FATAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797139.aspx
0x000000E1: WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797132.aspx
0x000000E2: MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797144.aspx
0x000000E3: RESOURCE_NOT_OWNED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797134.aspx
0x000000E4: WORKER_INVALID
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797141.aspx
0x000000E6: DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797137.aspx
0x000000E7: INVALID_FLOATING_POINT_STATE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797155.aspx
0x000000E8: INVALID_CANCEL_OF_FILE_OPEN
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797145.aspx
0x000000E9: ACTIVE_EX_WORKER_THREAD_TERMINATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797147.aspx
0x000000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797149.aspx
0x000000EB: DIRTY_MAPPED_PAGES_CONGESTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797152.aspx
0x000000EC: SESSION_HAS_VALID_SPECIAL_POOL_ON_EXIT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797133.aspx
0x000000ED: UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797142.aspx
0x000000EF: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797138.aspx
0x000000F1: SCSI_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797146.aspx
0x000000F3: DISORDERLY_SHUTDOWN
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797151.aspx
0x000000F4: CRITICAL_OBJECT_TERMINATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797140.aspx
0x000000F5: FLTMGR_FILE_SYSTEM
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797150.aspx
0x000000F6: PCI_VERIFIER_DETECTED_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797136.aspx
0x000000F7: DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797143.aspx
0x000000F8: RAMDISK_BOOT_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797154.aspx
0x000000F9: DRIVER_RETURNED_STATUS_REPARSE_FOR_VOLUME_OPEN
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797148.aspx
0x000000FA: HTTP_DRIVER_CORRUPTED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469181.aspx
0x000000FC: ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469180.aspx
0x000000FD: DIRTY_NOWRITE_PAGES_CONGESTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469185.aspx
0x000000FE: BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797153.aspx
0x000000FF: RESERVE_QUEUE_OVERFLOW
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469196.aspx
0x00000100: LOADER_BLOCK_MISMATCH
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469199.aspx
0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469194.aspx
0x00000104: AGP_INVALID_ACCESS
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469192.aspx
0x00000105: AGP_GART_CORRUPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469188.aspx
0x00000106: AGP_ILLEGALLY_REPROGRAMMED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469189.aspx
0x00000108: THIRD_PARTY_FILE_SYSTEM_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469202.aspx
0x00000109: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469190.aspx
0x0000010A: APP_TAGGING_INITIALIZATION_FAILED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469197.aspx
0x0000010C: FSRTL_EXTRA_CREATE_PARAMETER_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469191.aspx
0x0000010D: WDF_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469186.aspx
0x0000010E: VIDEO_MEMORY_MANAGEMENT_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469182.aspx
0x0000010F: RESOURCE_MANAGER_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469183.aspx
0x00000112: MSRPC_STATE_VIOLATION
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469200.aspx
0x00000113: VIDEO_DXGKRNL_FATAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469193.aspx
0x00000114: VIDEO_SHADOW_DRIVER_FATAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469187.aspx
0x00000115: AGP_INTERNAL
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469201.aspx
0x00000116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469184.aspx
0x00000117: VIDEO_TDR_TIMEOUT_DETECTED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469203.aspx
0x00000119: VIDEO_SCHEDULER_INTERNAL_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469198.aspx
0x0000011A: EM_INITIALIZATION_FAILURE
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa469195.aspx
0x1000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797156.aspx
0x1000007F: UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP_M
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797158.aspx
0x1000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797161.aspx
0x100000EA: THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER_M
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797163.aspx
0xC0000218: UNKNOWN_HARD_ERROR
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797160.aspx
0xC000021A: STATUS_SYSTEM_PROCESS_TERMINATED
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797159.aspx
0xC0000221: STATUS_IMAGE_CHECKSUM_MISMATCH
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797157.aspx
0xDEADDEAD: MANUALLY_INITIATED_CRASH1
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms797162.aspx


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Post 3+ Months Ago

To send messages over a network use the cmd.exe or command.com some networks block the cmd.exe, then type:

netsend (IP) (message) ***please note the spaces***

to shutdown computers over a network type:

shutdown -s -m (IP) -t (X) -c (text)

Where -S = shutdown
-M = Machine, thats why IP is required
-T = Time, in seconds
-C = Text to be shown before shutting the computer down
(X)= Seconds

This will shutdown the computer, but if you have any applications open it'll ask you to save changes before shutting down and it'll stop the shuttind down process, to bypass that use:

shutdown -f -s -m (IP) -t 0

That'll force the shutdown, and cant be stopped...

If you wanna stop the shutting down process (when given some time)
Type on command:

shutdown -a

To shutdowns many computers at once type:

shutdown -i

and get familiar with the window that'll come up, add as many computer as you want, (within your network), and please dont use this on call centers! hahaha.

To kill processes use (usually works with WXP P):

taskkill /IM (process name with extension)

You can create batch files to execute these with double click!

*****

and as a side note, get familiar with the registry because there lies almost everything you need....
  • fleamailman
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Post 3+ Months Ago

to make an invisible folder(no text, no icon)

- make a folder on your screen,
(don't care about the name)
- right hand click and choose: properties
- click tab: customise
- click: change icon
(change icon for new folder folder appears)
- look for the padlock icon
- click on the blanc space right of the padlock icon
- click: ok
- click: apply
(folder is invisible but text remains)
- hightlight the text of the folder
- press and hold down the keyborad button: alt
- type with number pad: 255
- release the keyboard button: alt
- click icon to set

[footnote: one is supposed to tick in my computer the folder options to 'hide extensions for known type of file' which I have not done]
[footnote2: if you want to make a second invisible folder in the same place, it is alt+255 then alt+255 again, reads as double blanc folder]
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Browsing all tricks, and the net, I can't find the solution to my problem. Wonder if anyone here can help:

Wanna disable address bar, tool bar, menu bar in Windows Explorer as well as IE, that cannot be re-enable by the user. Anyway to do it through the registry or policy, and how?

Will appreciate any help. Thanks.
  • fleamailman
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Post 3+ Months Ago

owh, wrong thread right forum, simply you can disable what you like but someone else can still enable them by reversing the steps you take, and "both getting into cmd, into policy and into regedit" become great goals if there is the promise of internet afterwards. there mayby some passworded software out there that does it but the XPsystem alone.....
  • neonitb
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Try these out
Alt+tab maximize
Alt+spacebar immediately followed by "N" Minimize
F2 Rename
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have a good'n i like to use, i use it when im playing an online game or something on my computer that doesn't stay up for long that i wanna show people.
press prt scr/sysrq then go to word pad or microsoft word or something and right click and paste. There you go, a Screenshot. Not sure if this would classify as a Windows shortcut, but just wanted to share. and it is the only time i ever used the key, and might be the first for some of you.


oh and f11 maximizes your screen, and when you press alt+tab and keep alt held in you can keep pressing tab to go to the program you want that you have on the toolbar or whatever.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

As tech support I have admin rights. However, we used to use W95a with TR infrastructure. Things weren't so hard to get to then, now we've upgraded to WinXP Pro and switching over to Ethernet & pulling away from Novell, Token Ring & some in home 16bit programs.
So I've had to find ways to get to the network configurations when reconfiguring the IPs to static & such. I have a tech username & a local admin name. But still both have their limitations. I can usually get the sys properties surprisingly enough, but just getting the basic dos prompt is a major challenge. So if anyone can help I would be so grateful. Please help.

I will mention that even tho I manage to get to the dos prompt I still can't get some things to open, simple things like the control panel by typing control (on normal typical PCs would work). :oops:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

c:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe Just make it a shortcut on your desktop. The problem is your admins have obviously set Group Policy restrictions. The only really good solution is convince them you need more liberal admin privileges
  • fleamailman
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Post 3+ Months Ago

mplayer2 keyboard shortcuts
-----------------------------------------------
spacebar = play or pause an open media file
period = stop the player
page up = restart current clip or play previous clip (skip back)
page down = play next clip in playlist (skip forward)
esc = return to previous size from full-screen mode and stop the player, or stop the player
left arrow = momentary rewind, rewind stops when you release the key
ctrl + left arrow = continuous rewind, rewind continues until you select another control
right arrow = momentary fast forward, fast forwarding stops when you release the key
ctrl + right arrow = continuous fast forward, fast forwarding continues until you select another control
alt + left arrow = open the previous media file you played in this session
alt + right arrow = open the next media file in the list of files played in this session
m or ctrl+m = turn sound off or on
up arrow = turn volume up
down arrow = turn volume down
ap + enter = use full-screen mode or return to previous size from full-screen mode
ap+1 = resize video to 50%
alt+2 = resize video to 100%
alt+3 = resize video to 200%
ctrl+1 = use standard view
ctrl+2 = use compact view
ctrl+3 = use minimal view
ctrl+home = open a web site that provides access to a wide range of all types of media files
ctrl+f = open a web site that provides access to web based radio stations
ctrl+g = select a marker at which to begin playback
ctrl+o = open a file
ctrl+t = put mplayer2 on top of other windows
ctrl+u = open a web site that provides access to a wide range of music
ctrl+v = preview a section of each clip in the playlist
shift+F10 = open the context menu
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runbox msc commands (Microsoft Management Console snap-in)
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ciadv.msc = indexing service
compmgmt.msc = computer management
devmgmt.msc = device manager
dfrg.msc = disk defragment
diskmgmt.msc = disk management
eventvwr.msc = event viewer
fsmgmt.msc = shared folders
gpedit.msc = group policies
lusrmgr.msc = local users and groups
ntmsmgr.msc = removable storage operator request
perfmon.msc = performance monitor
rsop.msc = resultant set of policies
secpol.msc = local security settings
services.msc = various Services
secpol.msc = local security settings
certmgr.msc = certificate manager
wmimgmt.msc = windows management infrastructure


runbox cpl commands
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ac3filter.cpl = ac3 filter(if installed)
access.cpl = accessibility option control
appwiz.cpl = add/remove programs control
desk.cpl = display properties control
directx.cpl = direct x control panel(if installed)
findfast.cpl = FindFast control
firewall.cpl = windows firewall
hdwwiz.cpl = add hardware wizard
inetcpl.cpl = Internet Properties control
intl.cpl = regional and language options
joy.cpl = game controlloers control
jpicpl32.cpl = java control panel(if installed)
main.cpl = Mouse Properties control
mmsys.cpl = Multimedia Properties control
ncpa.cpl = network control
netsetup.cpl = network setup wizard
nusrmgr.cpl = user accounts control
odbccp32.cpl =odbc data souce adminstrator
password.cpl = Password Properties control
powercfg.cpl = power options properties control
joy.cpl = game controlloers control
sysdm.cpl = System Properties control
sticpl.cpl = scanner and camera control
tlephon.cpl = telephone and moden options
timedate.cpl = date/time Properties control
waaucpl.cpl = automatic updates
wscui.cpl = security center


runbox control commands
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control admintools = amdinistrative tools
control color = display properties(appearence)
control desktop = desktop properties
control folders = folder properties
control fonts = fonts properties
control keyboard = keyboard properties
control netconnections = network connections
control mouse = mouse properties
control printers = printer and fax options
control schedtasks = schedualed tasks


runbox non grouped commands
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dxdiag = direct x trounbleshooter
ddeshare = dde share
cliconfg = sql client configaration
cmd = command prompt
dcomcnfg = component services
clipbrd = clipboard
chkdsk = check disk utility
fsquirt = bluetooth transfer wizard
folders = folders properties
font = fonts folder
freecell = freecell
calc = caculator
charmap = carater graph
cleanmgr = too long to explain but useful
command = opens command prompt
diskpart = disk partition manager
explorer = explorer
iexpress = iexpress wizard
javaws = java control panel(in installed)
logoff = logs you out of windows
magnity = windows magnifier
msconfig = system Configuration Utility
msinfo32 = system Infomation
msimn = letterbox
mailto = opens default email client
notepad = notepad
osk = keyboard
packager = object packager
perfmon = performance minitor
prefetch = the thing windows prepairs
regedit = Registry Editor
regedit32 -
sfc = system file checker utility
taskmgr = task manager
telnet = telnet client
wab = windows address book
wabmig = windows address book (adding something)
win.ini = windows loading information(also system.ini)
winver = shows current version of windows
winchat = microsoft chat
sysedit = System Edit
tourstart = tour pub when xp is installed
drwtsn32 = dr. watson troubleshooting utility
verifier = driver verifier utility
sigverif = file signature verification tool
write = wordpad
utelman = utility manager
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runbox subdirectories

accessability settings
access.cpl @0,1 = keyboard
access.cpl @0,2 = sound
access.cpl @0,3 = display
access.cpl @0,4 = mouse
access.cpl @0,5 = general

desk settings
desk.cpl = theme
desk.cpl @0,0 = desktop
desk.cpl @0,1 = screen saver
desk.cpl @0,2 = apearance
desk.cpl @0,3 = setting

Internet Settings
inetcpl.cpl @0,0 = general
inetcpl.cpl @0,1= security
inetcpl.cpl @0,2 = privacy
inetcpl.cpl @0,3 = content
inetcpl.cpl @0,4 = connections
inetcpl.cpl @0,5 = programs
inetcpl.cpl @0,6 = advanced

regional settings
intl.cpl @0,0 = regoal options
intl.cpl @0.1 = languges
intl.cpl @0,2 = advanced

keyboard/mouse
main.cpl @0,1 = buttons
main.cpl @0,1,1 = pointers
main.cpl @0,2 = pointers options
main.cpl @0,3 = wheel
main.cpl @0,4 = hardware
main.cpl @1,0 = keyboard speed
main.cpl @1,1,1 = keyboard hardware

sounds properties box
mmsys.cpl @0,0= volume
mmsys.cpl @0,1 = sound
mmsys.cpl @0,2 = audio
mmsys.cpl @0,3 = voice
mmsys.cpl @0,4 = hardward

system Settings
sysdm.cpl @0,0 = general
sysdm.cpl @0,1 = computer name
sysdm.cpl @0,2 = hardware
sysdm.cpl @0,3 = advanced
sysdm.cpl @0,4 = restore system
sysdm.cpl @0,5 = automatic updatet
sysdm.cpl @0,6 = remote
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screen properties

aplications key = properties window
alt botton = close properties window
aplications key + e = ?
aplications key + i = properties icon window only
aplications key + i + a = set or unset auto icon arange
aplications key + i + d = show or hide desktop icons
aplications key + i + g = ?
aplications key + i + l = set or unset aline to grid
aplications key + i + m = set icons by medified
aplications key + i + n = set icons by name
aplications key + i + r = desk clean up
aplications key + i + s = set icons by size
aplications key + i + t = set icons by type
aplications key + p = ?
aplications key + r = display properties
aplications key + s = ?
aplications key + w = new
aplications key + w + b = briefcase
aplications key + w + d = word doc(if installed)
aplications key + w + e = close properties window
aplications key + w + f once = excel doc(if installed)
aplications key + w + f twice = folder
aplications key + w + p once = powerpoint(if installed)
aplications key + w + p twice = zip file
aplications key + w + s = shortcut
aplications key + w + t = text doc
aplications key + w + w = wav doc
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task bar properties
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aplications key + e = enlarges window leaving it big on top of screen
aplications key + h = enlarges window leaving it big on top of screen
aplications key + k = task manager(prossesses)window
aplications key + l = lock task bar
aplications key + r = taskbar and start menu properties window
aplications key + r + c = customize notifications
aplications key + r + g = group similar taskbar buttons
aplications key + r + h = hide inactive icons
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variables that work with the runcommand box:

%allusersprofile% = local returns the location of the all users profile.
%appdata% = local returns the location where applications store data by default.
%cd% = local returns the current directory string.
%comspec% = system returns the exact path to the command shell executable.
%homedrive% = system returns which local workstation drive letter is connected to the user's home directory. this variable is set based on the value of the home directory. the user's home directory is specified in local users and groups.
%homepath% = system returns the full path of the user's home directory. this variable is set based on the value of the home directory. the user's home directory is specified in local users and groups.
the user's home directory is specified in local users and groups.
%logonserver% = local returns the name of the domain controller that validated the current logon session.
%programfiles% = returns the location of the default install directory for applications.
%systemdrive% = system returns the drive containing the windows root directory (i.e., the system root).
%systemroot% = system returns the location of the windows root directory.
%temp% = system and user return the default temporary directories for applications that are available to users who are currently logged on. some applications require temp and others require tmp.
%tmp% = system and user return the default temporary directories for applications that are available to users who are currently logged on. some applications require temp and others require tmp.
%(time)% = system returns the current time. this variable uses the same format as the time /t command. cmd.exe generates this variable. for more information about the time command, see the time command.
%(userdomain)% = local returns the name of the domain that contains the user's account.
%(username)% = local returns the name of the user currently logged on.
%userprofile% = local returns the location of the profile for the current user.
%windir% = system returns the location of the os directory
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(asp) active server pages error code description
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asp 0100 out of memory
asp 0101 unexpected error
asp 0102 expecting string input
asp 0103 expecting numeric input
asp 0104 operation not allowed
asp 0105 index out of range
asp 0106 type mismatch
asp 0107 stack overflow
asp 0108 create object failed
asp 0109 mmember not found
asp 0110 unknown name
asp 0111 unknown interface
asp 0112 missing parameter
asp 0113 script timed out
asp 0114 object not free threaded
asp 0115 unexpected error
asp 0116 missing close of script delimiter
asp 0117 missing close of script tag
asp 0118 missing close of object tag
asp 0119 missing classid or progid attribute
asp 0120 invalid runat attribute
asp 0121 invalid scope in object tag
asp 0122 invalid scope in object tag
asp 0123 missing id attribute
asp 0124 missing language attribute
asp 0125 missing close of attribute
asp 0126 include file not found
asp 0127 missing close of html comment
asp 0128 missing file or virtual attribute
asp 0129 unknown scripting language
asp 0130 invalid file attribute
asp 0131 disallowed parent path
asp 0132 compilation error
asp 0133 invalid classid attribute
asp 0134 invalid progid attribute
asp 0135 cyclic include
asp 0136 invalid object instance name
asp 0137 invalid global script
asp 0138 nested script block
asp 0139 nested object
asp 0140 page command out of order
asp 0141 page command repeated
asp 0142 thread token error
asp 0143 invalid application name
asp 0144 initialization error
asp 0145 new application failed
asp 0146 new session failed
asp 0147 500 server error
asp 0148 server too busy
asp 0149 application restarting
asp 0150 application directory error
asp 0151 change notification error
asp 0152 security error
asp 0153 thread error
asp 0154 write http header error
asp 0155 write page content error
asp 0156 header error
asp 0157 buffering on
asp 0158 missing url
asp 0159 buffering off
asp 0160 logging failure
asp 0161 data type error
asp 0162 cannot modify cookie
asp 0163 invalid comma use
asp 0164 invalid timeout value
asp 0165 sessionid error
asp 0166 uninitialized object
asp 0167 session initialization error
asp 0168 disallowed object use
asp 0169 missing object information
asp 0170 delete session error
asp 0171 missing path
asp 0172 invalid path
asp 0173 invalid path character
asp 0174 invalid path character(s)
asp 0175 disallowed path characters
asp 0176 path not found
asp 0177 server.createobject failed
asp 0178 server.createobject access error
asp 0179 application initialization error
asp 0180 disallowed object use
asp 0181 invalid threading model
asp 0182 missing object information
asp 0183 empty cookie key
asp 0184 missing cookie name
asp 0185 missing default property
asp 0186 error parsing certificate
asp 0187 object addition conflict
asp 0188 disallowed object use
asp 0189 disallowed object use
asp 0190 unexpected error
asp 0191 unexpected error
asp 0192 unexpected error
asp 0193 onstartpage failed
asp 0194 onendpage failed
asp 0195 invalid server method call
asp 0196 cannot launch out of process component
asp 0197 disallowed object use
asp 0198 server shutting down
asp 0199 disallowed object use
asp 0200 out of range 'expires' attribute
asp 0201 invalid default script language
asp 0202 missing code page
asp 0203 invalid code page
asp 0204 invalid codepage value
asp 0205 change notification
asp 0206 cannot call binaryread
asp 0207 cannot use request.form
asp 0208 cannot use generic request collection
asp 0209 illegal value for transaction property
asp 0210 method not implemented
asp 0211 object out of scope
asp 0212 cannot clear buffer
asp 0214 invalid path parameter
asp 0215 illegal value for enablesessionstate property
asp 0216 msdtc service not running
asp 0217 invalid scope in object tag
asp 0218 missing lcid
asp 0219 invalid lcid
asp 0220 requests for global.asa not allowed
asp 0221 invalid @ command directive
asp 0222 invalid typelib specification
asp 0223 typelib not found
asp 0224 cannot load typelib
asp 0225 cannot wrap typelibs
asp 0226 cannot modify staticobjects
asp 0227 server.execute failed
asp 0228 server.execute error
asp 0229 server.transfer failed
asp 0230 server.transfer error
asp 0231 server.execute error
asp 0232 invalid cookie specification
asp 0233 cannot load cookie script source
asp 0234 invalid include directive
asp 0235 server.transfer error
asp 0236 invalid cookie specification
asp 0237 invalid cookie specification
asp 0238 missing attribute value
asp 0239 cannot process file
asp 0240 script engine exception
asp 0241 createobject exception
asp 0242 query onstartpage interface exception
asp 0243 invalid metadata tag in global.asa
asp 0244 cannot enable session state
asp 0245 mixed usage of code page values
asp 0246 too many concurrent users. please try again later.
asp 0247 bad argument to binaryread.
asp 0248 script isn't transacted. this asp file must be transacted in order to use the objectcontext object.
asp 0249 cannot use istream on request. cannot use istream on request object after using request.form collection or request.binaryread.
asp 0250 invalid default code page. the default code page specified for this application is invalid.
asp 0251 response buffer limit exceeded. execution of the asp page caused the response buffer to exceed its configured limit.
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to find out more information about your XP system

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: msinfo32.exe
- press: enter

msinfo32.exe target paths are:
%programfiles%\common files\microsoft shared\msinfo\msinfo32.exe
C:\i386\msinfo32.exe

to make a shortcut for a usb key(for external use)
- right hand click open area of desktop
- choose: shortcut
- browse to: C:\i386\msinfo32.exe
- click: C:\i386\msinfo32.exe
- click: next
- click: finish
(shortcut made but not ready, a little bit more to do)
- right hand click the shortcut you have just made
- choose: properties
- change targetpath to: %systemdrive%\i386\msinfo32.exe
(means that even if c: is not the system's drive the shortcut with find it)
- click: apply
- close window
- transfer shortcut to USB key
end
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an error message(bsod) tells one what the error is, whereas auto reboot doesn't,
therefore it's best to turn off auto reboot

turn off auto reboot:

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this in slot: sysdm.cpl @0,3
- press: enter
- find in blue: startup and recovery
( just above the line: system startup, system failure, and debugging infomation)
- click button: settings
- unclick box: automatically restart

once done
the error message can be understood here
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.php
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to block unwanted sites from XP

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- press: enter
- open with: notepad
(the host file opens)
- click in the bottom of the window
(in order to write that is)
- press: enter
(for new line)
- paste in the new line you have just made: 127.0.0.1
- type in same line after the numbers you have pasted the site name
(example: 127.0.0.1 http://www.blockthiswebsite.com)
- close window
- press: save
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vicky911 wrote:
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS :shock:

Hold ALT = Disable right-click Context Shell (drop down) Menu (Desktop, Explorer, MS IE + Taskbar) :D
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Hi Vicky911,
Can you explain this hint? Hold the ALT key while doing?

Interested in disabling the right click feature (or context menu).
Thank you :)
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when you type ALT + a number with 3 or 4 characthers (using the numbers on the numPad) you get a symbol. Is there anyone who has a list of any symbols that are ofthen used. Like copyright, trademark or something similar?
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party jan, there are quite a few lists on the internet outthere, also runcommand charmap.exe offers many too.
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Ok as promised, the problem is that my site was deleted, the server says by mistake, doesn't matter and now I am going to backup my stuff here so please excuse if some to the tuts are dead easy as the goal was to cut/paste them in replying to forums, for safety's sake I will not link my site here, just the tuts and xp and only a few at a time and comments are always welcome, here goes.
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a check list before clean installing XP

check list
- have you gathered the drivers
- do you have cds of the programs
- have you copied files you want to keep

to gather drivers if you don't have them saved
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- use third party tool, example, drivermagician
http://www.drivermagician.com/download.htm
(just install thirty day version uninstall later)

- use everest to find out which driver they are then
download them form maker's site
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=everesthome
(old version is free)

- download them from maker's site

to copy files
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- crossover cable
- burning to cd
- network file sharing
- slaving to another computer
- using extenal harddrive
- other ways too

to back up programs licence keys
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- XP licence key, office lincence key, etc.,
belac advisor
http://www.belarc.com/
- XP lincence without installing(stand alone)
magicjellybean = licernce key reader
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

once the above is cleared
http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/wi ... _clean.asp
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this is a rough idea of the sounds between boot and post, mobos can differ

No Beeps = Short,No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep = Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
Two Beeps = POST/CMOS Error
One Long Beep, One Short Beep = Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps = Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps = Video Problem
Three Long Beeps = Keyboard Error
Repeated Long Beeps = Memory Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps = CPU Overheating
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use only if happy with regedit

manual steps to delete the upperfilters and lowerfilters registry values that can cause cd access problems

to manually delete the upperfilters and lowerfilters registry values:
(back up registary before any registary editing)

runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: regedit
- press: enter
- press keyboard button: left arrow
(keep pressing until regedit tree is nealty folded back)
- open these folders on regedit tree:
hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
- top of regedit window click: edit
- click: delete
- press keyboard button: left arrow
(keep pressing until regedit tree is nealty folded back)
- open these folders on regedit tree:
hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\control\class\{4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
- top of window click: edit
- click: delete
- click: ok.
- quit registry editor.
- restart your computer
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to update the driver
- press: winkey + r button
- type: devmgmt.msc
- press: enter
- doubleclick on the device in question
(opens the properties window of the device)
(if it opens a tree, continue down the tree to the one you want)
- click tab: driver
- click box: update driver
(may have to browse to the where the driver is stored)

to return to previous driver(rollback the driver)
- press: winkey + r button
- type: devmgmt.msc
- press: enter
- doubleclick on the device in question
(if it opens a tree, continue down the tree to the one you want)
- click tab: driver
- click box: roll back the driver
- click at prompt: agree
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to delete an invalid bootpath:
run command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: boot.ini
- click button: check all boot paths
(computer checks the boot paths and removes invalid ones)
- restart the computer
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idea: editing favorites in a normal 'windows' window from the runbox


process;
runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste to slot: %userprofile%\Favorites
- press: enter
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400 bad request
(there's something wrong with the address you entered, you may not be authorized to access the web page, or maybe it no longer exists)
- check the address carefully, make sure that the slashes are correct forward slashes and that all the names are properly spelled. web addresses are case sensitive too

401 unauthorized
(you can't access a website because you're not on the guest list, your password is invalid or you have entered your password incorrectly)
- type password again
(passwords are case sensitive)
- return later

403 forbidden
(essentially the same as a 401)
- try entering your password again or move on to another site.

404 not found
(either the web page no longer exists on the server or it is nowhere to be found)
- check the address carefully and try entering it again.
- see if the site has a search engine. (if so, use it to hunt for the document)
- delete everything after the domain name and hit the enter or return key
(it's not uncommon for pages to change their addresses when a website is redesigned)

503 service unavailable
(your internet service provider (ISP) or your internet connection may be down)
- return later
- phone your ISP or system administrator

bad file request
(your web browser may not be able to decipher the online form you want to access. There may also be a technical error in the form)
- consider sending a message to the site's webmaster, providing any technical information you can, such as the browser and version you use.

connection refused by host
(you don't have permission to access the page or your password is incorrect)
- retype your password
- try later

failed DNS lookup
(DNS stands for the Domain Name System, which is the system that looks up the name of a website, finds a corresponding number (similar to a phone number), then directs your request to the appropriate web server on the Internet. When the lookup fails, the host server can't be located.
- try clicking on the Reload or Refresh button on your browser toolbar
- check the address and enter it again.
- try again later.

file contains no data
(the site has no web pages on it)
- check the address and enter it again.
- try again later.

host unavailable
(the web server is down)
- try clicking on the reload or refresh button.
- try again later.

host unknown
(the web server is down, the site may have moved, or you've been disconnected from the net)
- try clicking on the reload or refresh button
- check to see that you are still online
- try using a search engine to find the site
(it may have a new address)

network connection refused by the server
(the web server is busy)
- try again in a while.

unable to locate host
(the web server is down or you've been disconnected from the net)
- try clicking on the reload or refresh button
- check to see that you are still online.

unable to locate serve
(the web server is out-of-business or you may have entered the address incorrectly)
- check the address
- try typing it again.
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Windows shortcuts. Some of them might have being posted here or people already know them. I collected them throughout the internet. Don't know if this is allowed (legal :)) Sorry if I'm breaking the rules. I just thought I'll post all of the shortcuts and tricks I can find on the internet and post them here for reference.
( :) :) :) Call me cheater. Whatever! :) :) :):

(All of these apply to Windows XP and some others that work for others as well.)

General keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+C (Copy)
• CTRL+X (Cut)
• CTRL+V (Paste)
• CTRL+Z (Undo)
• DELETE (Delete)
• SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
• CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
• CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
• CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
• CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
• CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
• CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
• SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
• CTRL+A (Select all)
• F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
• ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
• ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
• ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
• ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
• F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
• F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
• CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
• ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
• Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
• F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
• RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
• LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
• F5 key (Update the active window)
• BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
• ESC (Cancel the current task)
• SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
• CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
• CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
• TAB (Move forward through the options)
• SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
• ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
• ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
• SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
• Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
• F1 key (Display Help)
• F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
• BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

Dialog box keyboard shortcuts
If you press SHIFT+F8 in extended selection list boxes, you enable extended selection mode. In this mode, you can use an arrow key to move a cursor without changing the selection. You can press CTRL+SPACEBAR or SHIFT+SPACEBAR to adjust the selection. To cancel extended selection mode, press SHIFT+F8 again. Extended selection mode cancels itself when you move the focus to another control.
• CTRL+TAB (Move forward through the tabs)
• CTRL+SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the tabs)
• TAB (Move forward through the options)
• SHIFT+TAB (Move backward through the options)
• ALT+Underlined letter (Perform the corresponding command or select the corresponding option)
• ENTER (Perform the command for the active option or button)
• SPACEBAR (Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box)
• Arrow keys (Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons)
• F1 key (Display Help)
• F4 key (Display the items in the active list)
• BACKSPACE (Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box)

Accessibility keyboard shortcuts
• Right SHIFT for eight seconds (Switch FilterKeys either on or off)
• Left ALT+left SHIFT+PRINT SCREEN (Switch High Contrast either on or off)
• Left ALT+left SHIFT+NUM LOCK (Switch the MouseKeys either on or off)
• SHIFT five times (Switch the StickyKeys either on or off)
• NUM LOCK for five seconds (Switch the ToggleKeys either on or off)
• Windows Logo +U (Open Utility Manager)

Windows Explorer keyboard shortcuts
• END (Display the bottom of the active window)
• HOME (Display the top of the active window)
• NUM LOCK+Asterisk sign (*) (Display all of the subfolders that are under the selected folder)
• NUM LOCK+Plus sign (+) (Display the contents of the selected folder)
• NUM LOCK+Minus sign (-) (Collapse the selected folder)
• LEFT ARROW (Collapse the current selection if it is expanded, or select the parent folder)
• RIGHT ARROW (Display the current selection if it is collapsed, or select the first subfolder)

Shortcut keys for Character Map
After you double-click a character on the grid of characters, you can move through the grid by using the keyboard shortcuts:
• RIGHT ARROW (Move to the right or to the beginning of the next line)
• LEFT ARROW (Move to the left or to the end of the previous line)
• UP ARROW (Move up one row)
• DOWN ARROW (Move down one row)
• PAGE UP (Move up one screen at a time)
• PAGE DOWN (Move down one screen at a time)
• HOME (Move to the beginning of the line)
• END (Move to the end of the line)
• CTRL+HOME (Move to the first character)
• CTRL+END (Move to the last character)
• SPACEBAR (Switch between Enlarged and Normal mode when a character is selected)

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) main window keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+O (Open a saved console)
• CTRL+N (Open a new console)
• CTRL+S (Save the open console)
• CTRL+M (Add or remove a console item)
• CTRL+W (Open a new window)
• F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
• ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the MMC window menu)
• ALT+F4 (Close the console)
• ALT+A (Display the Action menu)
• ALT+V (Display the View menu)
• ALT+F (Display the File menu)
• ALT+O (Display the Favorites menu)

MMC console window keyboard shortcuts
• CTRL+P (Print the current page or active pane)
• ALT+Minus sign (-) (Display the window menu for the active console window)
• SHIFT+F10 (Display the Action shortcut menu for the selected item)
• F1 key (Open the Help topic, if any, for the selected item)
• F5 key (Update the content of all console windows)
• CTRL+F10 (Maximize the active console window)
• CTRL+F5 (Restore the active console window)
• ALT+ENTER (Display the Properties dialog box, if any, for the selected item)
• F2 key (Rename the selected item)
• CTRL+F4 (Close the active console window. When a console has only one console window, this shortcut closes the console)

Remote desktop connection navigation
• CTRL+ALT+END (Open the Microsoft Windows NT Security dialog box)
• ALT+PAGE UP (Switch between programs from left to right)
• ALT+PAGE DOWN (Switch between programs from right to left)
• ALT+INSERT (Cycle through the programs in most recently used order)
• ALT+HOME (Display the Start menu)
• CTRL+ALT+BREAK (Switch the client computer between a window and a full screen)
• ALT+DELETE (Display the Windows menu)
• CTRL+ALT+Minus sign (-) (Place a snapshot of the entire client window area on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing ALT+PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)
• CTRL+ALT+Plus sign (+) (Place a snapshot of the active window in the client on the Terminal server clipboard and provide the same functionality as pressing PRINT SCREEN on a local computer.)

Microsoft Internet Explorer navigation
• CTRL+B (Open the Organize Favorites dialog box)
• CTRL+E (Open the Search bar)
• CTRL+F (Start the Find utility)
• CTRL+H (Open the History bar)
• CTRL+I (Open the Favorites bar)
• CTRL+L (Open the Open dialog box)
• CTRL+N (Start another instance of the browser with the same Web address)
• CTRL+O (Open the Open dialog box, the same as CTRL+L)
• CTRL+P (Open the Print dialog box)
• CTRL+R (Update the current Web page)
• CTRL+W (Close the current window)

Firefox
• F2 (New Window)
• F3 (Open File)
• F4 (Save As)
• F5 (History)
• F6 (Turns Caret Browsing on/off)
• F7 (Erases somethings. Don't understand it :))
• F9(Refresh page [Saves text in textareas in such])
• F10 (Refresh page [Lose your typed info in textarea and such {Learned it the bad way :)}])
• F11 (Find)
• F12 (Menu bars [On top] {Supposed to open Firebug})

Tricks for Windows XP could be found at the following web sites:

http://freepctech.com/pc/xp/xpindex.shtml
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/
http://www.dougknox.com/
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

And some commands for the Command Prompt (I don't know about you but I consider it a trick :))

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/04/usef ... ricks.html
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To add to Bogey's list:
CTRL+ENTER (puts www. and .com behind whateveryou type in url, ex: type "google" only into firefox and press CTRL+ENTER)

And I didn't see CTRL+Y (Redo)
Also in FF F6 highlights the url.
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No, F6 turns on caret browsing. I read about it somewhere. It lets you highlight and copy text on a web page like you would on a text field. At least that is what my computer is doing.

I like the CTRL+ENTER one. Thanx since on many occasions I'm too lazy to type in WWW even though it doesn't make a difference. :)

I was thinking of putting firefox shortcuts (I started to), but I thought that people have firefox and just click ALT+ (whichever letter on the top menu) and see the short cuts listed there). Some of the shorcuts do different things than what they are listed to do in the menus. It might be my computer, my firefox, or simply it just coded incorrectly, doubt though.
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I have read up to page 12 so far and don't recall seeing the firefox full maximize shortcut. They key is f11 to maximize and f11 again to undo. It hides the start bar, shrinks the utilities bar, and keps the address and tabs. I'm not sure if this is very useful but in case you need that extra space for browsing, now you know(if u didn't already).
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same with most browsers.
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Ernie wrote:
I have read up to page 12 so far and don't recall seeing the firefox full maximize shortcut. They key is f11 to maximize and f11 again to undo. It hides the start bar, shrinks the utilities bar, and keps the address and tabs. I'm not sure if this is very useful but in case you need that extra space for browsing, now you know(if u didn't already).


On my computer F11 gives me the Find box at the bottom. Is my computer messed up?
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Another one i just stumbled across, on my OS (XP Pro) Tab+ Windows Key moves through the taskbar items without opening them, then press space to open, or alt to bring up the window options.....

Learning Something New Everyday! thats my motto lol
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If like me and your explorer browser doesn't display the file edit view... etc tool bar then just press F10, walla it will appear then when you have finished it will disappear again, (Ref. IE 7 on XP Pro)
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Remove Properties Option from My Computer Right Click (2000, XP 2003)


If you want to remove the option to select system properties when a user right clicks on the My Computer icon, make the following change in the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoPropertiesMyComputer .
Double click on NoPropertiesMyComputer and assign it a value data of 1.
Close the registry editor and logoff for the effects to take place. .
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Disable Access to Contents of Drive (2000, XP 2003)


By employing the following registry hack you can prevent access to any drive letter you choose that is accessible from My Computer, Explorer, Run, and Network Mappings. However the drives will be accessible from a Command Prompt. This hack does not hide the drive letter. To hide the drive letter see the next tip.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoViewOnDrive .
Double click on NoViewOnDrive and assign it a value data of corresponding to one of the following values. The value you enter depends on which drive you want to disable access to. Read further and see the example for additional clarification.


A: 1 B: 2, C: 4, D: 8, E: 16, F: 32, G: 64, H: 128, I: 256, J: 512, K: 1024, L: 2048, M: 4096, N: 8192, O: 16384, P: 32768, Q: 65536, R: 131072, S: 262144, T: 524288, U: 1048576, V: 2097152, W: 4194304, X: 8388608, Y: 16777216, Z: 33554432, ALL: 67108863



These values are the decimal value; make sure you select Decimal when you assign the value to NoViewOnDrive. If you want to disable access to more than one drive, than add the value of those drive together and enter that Decimal value. For example, to disable access to both the C and D drive enter a decimal value of 12.

Close the registry editor and restart Windows for the effects to take place.
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Hide Drive from Windows Explorer and My Computer (2000, XP 2003)


By employing the following registry hack you can hide any drive letter you choose from My Computer and Windows Explorer. However the drives will still be accessible from a Command Prompt, the Run Menu, and Network Mappings. This hack is best used in combination with Disable Access to Contents of Drive.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer .
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoDrives .
Double click on NoDrives and assign it a value data of corresponding to the following values. The value you enter depends on which drive you want to hide. Read further and see the example for additional clarification.


A: 1 B: 2, C: 4, D: 8, E: 16, F: 32, G: 64, H: 128, I: 256, J: 512, K: 1024, L: 2048, M: 4096, N: 8192, O: 16384, P: 32768, Q: 65536, R: 131072, S: 262144, T: 524288, U: 1048576, V: 2097152, W: 4194304, X: 8388608, Y: 16777216, Z: 33554432, ALL: 67108863



These values are the decimal value; make sure you select Decimal when you assign the value to NoDrives . If you want to hide more than one drive, than add the value of those drives together and enter that Decimal value. For example, to hide both the C and D drive enter a decimal value of 12.

Close the registry editor and restart Windows for the effects to take place.
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Restrict Access to Display Properties (2000, XP 2003)
If you do not want users to be able to change display settings such as wallpaper, screensavers and other desktop appearances which are accessed by right clicking on the desktop or using the Display Control Panel applet, make the following change in the registry. After the changes have been made, any user attempting to access the Display properties will get a warning informing them that this applet has been disabled.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies
Right click on Policies and select New-->Key . Name it System. If HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies |System is already present on your system you can ignore this step.
With HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | System highlighted, right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoDispCPL .
Double click on NoDispCPL and assign it a value data of 1.
Close the registry editor and logoff Windows for the effects to take place.
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Make Google Your Default Search Engine in Internet Explorer (2000, XP, 2003)


By default Internet Explorer will automatically use MSN as the search engine whenever the search button in IE is utilized. However, as most of us know Google is the best search engine available and therefore would be a better choice to use as the default search. To make Google the default search engine, make the following changes in the registry:

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Internet Explorer | Main and right click in the right side pane and select New-->String Value and name it Use Search Asst. Double click on Use Search Asst and assign it a Value date of no.
Right click in the right side pane and select New-->String Value and name it Search Bar. Double click on Use Search Bar and assign it a Value date of http://www.google.com/ie .
Double click on the Search Page string value in the right side pane and assign it a Value data of http://www.google.com.
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Internet Explorer | SearchURL and double click on (Default) and assign it a value of http://www.google.com/keyword/%s.
Double click on provider and assign it a value of gogl .
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Internet Explorer | Search and double click on SearchAssistant and assign it a Value data of http://www.google.com/ie.
Close the registry and restart Internet Explorer.
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Reset Default Location of Internet Explorer Window (2000, XP 2003)


Occasionally you may move the Internet Explorer Browser windows to a location where the title bar is off screen. If you are unable to click on the title bar, you will not be able to drag the window back onto the screen. In other cases you may find that you can only Maximize and Minimize the browser window. If either of these situations occur, you need to reset the default location of the Internet Explorer window by making the following change in the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Internet Explorer |Main.
Select the Window_Placement Binary value and delete it to restore the Internet Explorer window to the default location.
Exit the registry and restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect. If you cannot close IE using traditional methods kill the process and relaunch IE.
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Change Internet Explorer Window Title (2000, XP 2003)


When you purchase a computer from a company such as Dell or Gateway they may brand your copy of Internet Explorer with the name of their company. You can change it back to the default title of Microsoft Internet Explorer or you can name it anything you desire. To change the IE window title make the following modification in the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Internet Explorer | Main and look for the string value Window Title. Right click on this string and select Delete to return the title to the default value of Microsoft Internet Explorer.
You can also change this value to any text you desire. If you do not see the Window Title string value you can create it by right clicking the right side pane and selecting New-->String Value. Name this string value Window Title.
Double click on Window Title and name it whatever you want your IE browser window to be titled.
Close the registry editor and restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
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Change Internet Explorer Logo (2000, XP 2003)



When you purchase a computer from a company such as Dell or Gateway they may brand your copy of Internet Explorer with their own logo. This is the logo that appears the upper right hand corner of the browser window. To change this logo back to the default Windows logo make the following modifications in the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Internet Explorer | Toolbar and delete the BrandBitmap and SmBrandBitmap string values.
Also navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Internet Explorer |Main delete the SmallBitmap and BigBitmap string values.
Exit the registry and restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
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Disable Desktop Save Settings on Exit (2000, XP, 2003)


By default whenever you exit Windows all desktop layout changes such as icon locations are saved. However if you have a public computer where you want the same desktop layout to appear everytime Windows starts you can disable the save settings feature by utilizing the following registry hack.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoSaveSettings .
Double click on NoSaveSettings and assign it a Value data of 1 .
Close the registry editor and restart for the effects to take place.
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Change Number of Applications in Group Similar Taskbar Buttons (XP and 2003)


Windows XP and 2003 incorporates a new feature that groups multiple instances of the same application within a single button on the Taskbar. For example, instead of having a Taskbar button for each instance of Internet Explorer, XP and 2003 will group all the IE open windows within a single Taskbar button. This is very useful in that it saves valuable space on the Taskbar. This feature is enabled by default and can be toggled on and off by right-clicking on the Taskbar and selecting Properties and checking the Group similar taskbar buttons option. The problem is that you cannot control how many instances of a particular application need to be open before they are grouped together. The following registry hack will give you control over the number of instances of an application that need to be launched before they are grouped together.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | SOFTWARE | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Explorer | Advanced.
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it TaskbarGroupSize.
Double click on TaskbarGroupSize and assign it a Value data corresponding to the number of open instances that you desire. This example will use 3.
Close the registry editor and logoff Windows for the effects to take place.
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Restrict Access to Specified Applications (2000, XP 2003)


There are many situations where an administrator needs to restrict access to certain applications. For example, you may want to restrict users from running Internet Explorer, FTP Clients or Command Prompt. In order to accomplish this you need to make the following changes to the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click on the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it DisallowRun.
Double click on DisallowRun and assign it a value data of 1.
With the HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer key highlighted right click on Explorer and select New-->Key. Name the new key DisallowRun.
Now right click in the right side panel and create a New String Value called 1 and assign it the value of the executable file you want to restrict access to. For each additional application use consecutive numbers with value set to the name of the executables you want to restrict access to.
Close the registry editor and logoff Windows for the effects to take place.
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Disable Desktop Cleanup Wizard (XP)


Windows XP includes a new feature that is used to move all unused icons to a single folder so your desktop does not be become overly cluttered. By default this wizard will run every 60 days asking if you want Windows to automatically cleanup your desktop. If you find this behavior irritating you can disable it by implementing the following steps.

Right click on the desktop and select Properties.
Select the Desktop tab.
Click the Customize Desktop button.
On the General Tab uncheck Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days.
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Remove Shared Documents Folder from My Computer (XP)


Windows XP includes a new folder called Shared Documents that appears in My Computer. This feature is used to provide an easy mechanism for multiple users on a single workstation to share files with each other. However this can create a potential security risk in a networked environment. To disable this share make the following change in the registry.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click in the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoSharedDocuments .
Double click on NoSharedDocuments and assign it a value data of 1 .
Close the registry editor and restart Windows for the effects to take place..
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Remove Username from Start Menu (XP 2003)

Windows XP and Server 2003 will list the name of the currently logged on user at the top of the Start menu. This can represent a potential security risk since it will quickly reveal the name of a valid user account. An attacker who learns of a valid user account already has gained 50% of the information needed to gain unauthorized access to a network. Therefore, it is best to remove this bit of information by implementing the following registry hack. This can also be done using Group Policy by navigating to User Configuration | Administrative Template | Start Menu and Taskbar and enabling Remove user name from Start Menu.

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Policies | Explorer.
Right click in the right side pane and select New-->DWORD Value and name it NoUserNameInStartMenu.
Double click on NoUserNameInStartMenu and enter a Value data of 1 .
Close the registry editor and logoff Windows for effects to take place.
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Remove Programs from the Add/Remove Programs List (2000, XP, 2003)


Sometimes when you uninstall a program using an applications built-in uninstaller it may not remove the entry from the list in the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel. In other cases you may wish to hide a certain program so no one knows that it is installed on your computer. Interestingly, many people will go to great lengths to hide the program folder and rename the process but will forget that the program name will still appear in the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel list. The following registry hack can be used to remove these program names from this list.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | Microsoft | Windows | CurrentVersion | Uninstall . Under this key you will see a list of all the program that are in the Add/Remove Programs list. Some of the key name may be very cryptic. To see what applications these keys correspond to, click on the key and look at the DisplayName value in the right side pane.
To remove a program from the list simply right click on the key value and select Delete. For those users who are attempting to hide applications you may want to first right click on the key and select Export in Windows XP and 2003. For Windows 2000 highlight the key and select Registry | Export Registry File.. from the Toolbar. Make sure Selected branch is selected. Save the REG file to a floppy or another secure location so if you ever need to uninstall the program you can quickly re-enter the application name on the Add/Remove Programs list by simply double clicking on this file. Another option that can be employed to hide the program name from appearing in this list is to simply change the DisplayName value in the right side pane.
Close the registry editor for the effects to take place.
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Change Default Screensaver at Login (2000, XP, 2003)


Windows will present the user with a default login screensaver that is different from the screensaver that is set in the Display Control Panel. If you want to change the login screensaver make the following changes in the registry.

Navigate HKEY_USERS | .DEFAULT | Control Panel | Desktop and double click on SCRNSAVE.EXE and change the value of login.scr to the path of the screensaver file you want to use. For example, if you want to use the blank screensaver file enter scrnsave.scr for the Value data.
You can also change the value of the ScreenSaveTimeOut string to equal the same time that you have your desktop screensaver set at. Make sure you enter the value in seconds.
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Hi,
Try all these commands

Windowskey + M --> Minimise all the windows opened
CTRL + N --> to open a another IE explore
WindowKey + R --> open the run windows
WindowKey + E --> open the explorer
F3 function is used to "find" option in the existing page.
ALT + Sapcebar then press x is used to maximize the window
ALT + Sapcebar then press n to minimise the existing window
etc.............

Interesting!
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Alt+space+Esc - Switch windows (and get the annoying clicking sound. At least it does on my computer).
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Do you mean alt+esc or another alt+tab
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Thanks 4 Ol. but I always use cursor.
But I'v in my taskbar Icons of regedit.gpedit.msc,msconfig, cmd, run, help and support center, my computer,my control panel,my documents, recycle bin.
my desktop is empty.
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Here is some commands

How to Re-install Internet Explorer
Go to Start/Run, and type : rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %windir%\inf\ie.inf



156 Useful Run Commands
http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/20/42/

Microsoft DOS and command prompt
http://www.computerhope.com/msdos.htm#02

Regsvr commands

regsvr32 urlmon.dll
regsvr32 softpub.dll
regsvr32 wintrust.dll
regsvr32 initpki.dll
regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll
regsvr32 Oleaut32.dll
regsvr32 Actxprxy.dll
regsvr32 Mshtml.dll
regsvr32 polstore.dll
regsvr32 Shell32.dll

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WK+e - starts the Windows Explorer
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WK+f - starts the Find in Files dialog
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WK+Ctrl+f - starts the Find a Computer on the Network dialog
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WK+M - minimizes all the windows to clear the desktop
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WK+Shift+M - restores all the minimized windows
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WK+r - starts the Run dialog
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WK+F1 - starts Windows Help
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WK+Pause - starts System Properties
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Shift + Home Highlights from current position to beginning of line.
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Shift + End Highlights from current position to end of line.
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Ctrl + Left arrow Moves one word to the left at a time.
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Ctrl + Right arrow Moves one word to the right at a time.
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O yea and by the way for your cookie and temp deleteing needs download ccleaner @ ccleaner.com
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I don't know if these have been mentioned (didn't read all 28 pages of this thread :-( ) so here are a few keyboard shortcuts for IE/Firefox

F5 = refresh page (already posted) but holding CTRL while hitting F5 forces all data to be resent from the server.

Typing just the name of a URL and hitting CTRL+ENTER fills in www. and .com at the beginning and end. For example: typing ozzu then hitting CTRL+ENTER goes to http://www.ozzu.com. In Firefox, SHIFT+ENTER fills in www. and .net.

CTRL+T opens a new tab in IE 7.0 and Firefox. CTRL+W closes the current tab.

CTRL+W is standard in Windows for MDI (Multiple Document Interface) programs (programs that have more than one document open at the same time). Hitting it closes the current document but leaves the program open.
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Other IE 7.0/Firefox tips - again, I don't know if these have been mentioned yet:

1. CTRL+<number> where number is between 1 and 8 goes to that tab. If you have 5 tabs open, CTRL+4 goes to the fourth tab.

2. CTRL+9 goes to the last open tab.

3. If you have your Links toolbar showing, you can hold the CTRL key while clicking a link button. This automatically opens a new tab and goes to the website specified by the link button.

The links toolbar consists of all bookmarks saved in the Links folder under favorites. If you have bookmarks saved in the Links folder but can't see the Links toolbar, right click an empty space by the menu bar and make sure the Links item is checked. Then you will see the Links toolbar.
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To create a toolbar of favorite websites, save websites to the Links folder under favorites. Every site in the Links folder can be viewed on the Links toolbar. Make sure the links toolbar is enabled by right clicking an empty space by the menu bar/toolbars in Internet explorer. If Links is not checked, click it to check (enable) it.

You will see the word "Links" in the toolbar area. Drag it to an area you can see well (I like it on the same row as the menu bar just to the right of "help").

If you are using Internet Explorer 7.0, try this shortcut. To quickly go to a site in your Links list, hold the CTRL key down and click on the desired link. A new tab will automatically open and the site you clicked will be opened in the new tab.
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if you hold sift and click on a link it will open the link in new window!

now, does nay one know how to open it in a new tab instead?
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marcus21 wrote:
now, does nay one know how to open it in a new tab instead?

Ctrl+click or middle click.
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sorry i have heard this many times, but how do you actualy do a middle click?
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Click the middle button on your mouse. Usually the scroll wheel.
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CRTL+ '+' or '-' to change the font size, everybody may already know that... some may not :)
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CRTL + SHIFT + . (period/full stop) is increase font size, the same but with , (comma) to decrease, CTRL + D in Word to open font menu, and CTRL + F is Find or Search. FIRST POST WOOT.
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Okay. I like the command with the mouse where you hold control and left click to select applications to close them all using the context click(right click) option (close group).
I would like to know of a way to select multiple windows like this without using the mouse.
Anyone know?

(yes that mouse and keyboard trick was mentioned)

Here we are: Press and hold Alt. Then press Spacebar. This should bring up the windows position options. I use this all the time when I want to (R)estore, (M)ove, (S)ize, Mi(n)imize, or Ma(x)imize.

My Acer5610Z has a nice feature that dims the monitor(I like to do this when listening to audio on computer). Fn(Function) F6.
I would like to start some listings of neat interesting model-unique Function commands(or perhaps a different name than "function") on computers of all sorts.
I like being able to lock the mouse, too(Fn F7).

Weep.
Ctrl, Pgup, Pgdn, space
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You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, WK + L will do the same.

I will publish few more for you guys...... coming up lol.
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snail wrote:
Okay. I like the command with the mouse where you hold control and left click to select applications to close them all using the context click(right click) option (close group).
I would like to know of a way to select multiple windows like this without using the mouse.
Anyone know?

(yes that mouse and keyboard trick was mentioned)

Here we are: Press and hold Alt. Then press Spacebar. This should bring up the windows position options. I use this all the time when I want to (R)estore, (M)ove, (S)ize, Mi(n)imize, or Ma(x)imize.

My Acer5610Z has a nice feature that dims the monitor(I like to do this when listening to audio on computer). Fn(Function) F6.
I would like to start some listings of neat interesting model-unique Function commands(or perhaps a different name than "function") on computers of all sorts.
I like being able to lock the mouse, too(Fn F7).

Weep.
Ctrl, Pgup, Pgdn, space


Pess and hold CTRL use the arrow keys left, right, up, down, you will move to various Folders in window and to select them press SPACE BAR, you can select multiple.[/quote]
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yeah, that tip is in there. wooo along with a number of other goodies. ctrl shift esc then select the applications and right-click (context click button) to arrange vertically/horizontally
but I suppose for that least input for shut down you can press Winkie ; -) and d then alt F4.

Is there a way to adjust the tabs/columns in folders?
Is there a way to set ALL folders to display name, type, size, ALL the time?
Weep.
No such luck with the screen flip(Ctrl Alt arrow keys) and when I press control arrow keys it doesn't let me select more than one window it only moves within certain focus spots(the task bar and tray)
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snail wrote:
yeah, that tip is in there. wooo along with a number of other goodies. ctrl shift esc then select the applications and right-click (context click button) to arrange vertically/horizontally
but I suppose for that least input for shut down you can press Winkie ; -) and d then alt F4.

Is there a way to adjust the tabs/columns in folders?
Is there a way to set ALL folders to display name, type, size, ALL the time?
Weep.
No such luck with the screen flip(Ctrl Alt arrow keys) and when I press control arrow keys it doesn't let me select more than one window it only moves within certain focus spots(the task bar and tray)


Right click on the window and press View by DETAILED and it gives you all those what you looking for. you can see size, type name and much more.

And the other one has to select multiply icons in window is by holding CTRL key and then use arrow moving you will notice when it moves and then press SPACE bar keep CTRL holded at all time.
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http://www.shortcutguide.com/
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I have successfully displayed the details in a folder. I have also successfully changed the details to be displayed. However,(here's the snag) when I go into that folder again it does not maintain/keep this setting. For example, I have one picture in a folder and every other file is text. I change view to details and include name, size, and type. I close that window. I open that same directory(containing the one picture and numerous text files) and it shows large icons.
Arggggggggggggg. I want all folders to display the same. Weep.
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to change the windows sound for e.g. startup sound etc go to adjust audio properties n in that go into sound tab where u can all the sounds
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Hi,

as we all are using alt+tab key to switch windows. But this trick is only for those who have windows vista OS. Just press window button+tab and then see the new style of switching windows.

Those who have XP2 they also can use this but they will get different look like they will see the selection of windows in task bar and can rotate it.

Hope you like it.
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hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.
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Phantomess wrote:
Hello,

This is a great forum!!! Glad to be a part of it. I have looked through every item and can't find the main one I've been searching for. I am pretty familiar with everything listed here, like the windows key + R to open Run. But that feature is blocked. Its been quite a trick getting to a cmd prompt. I still believe there is a way to use a key combo to launch the cmd prompt. Can anyone please tell me what that combination would be? I usually have to get things working for clients in a timely manner, however going through the loops to get a cmd prompt is a bit tiresome to say the least. All in the name of security. It would be nice if I could just use something as easy as the winkey + pause to pull up system properties for pulling up a simple DOS prompt. Please help. :oops:



ok i saw this earlyer and wanted to answer this.
to get into cmd prompt creat a notepad and in it enter without quotes "cmd.exe" go to File/Save As and rename it whateveryouwant.bat

this is the only way i know to get past a blocked cmd
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here are some shortcut for Mozilla firefox.

to stop loading a page hit Esc
to view page source hit Ctrl+U
to bookmark all tabs hit Ctrl+Shift+D
all bookmarks on left side of screen hit Ctrl+I
to view DOM inspector hit Ctrl+Shift+I
to clear private data hit Ctrl+Shift+Delete
to go straight to search bar hit Ctrl+K
to view all downloads hit Ctrl+J
to view history hit Ctrl+H

thats all i can give you for firefox

very good shortcuts everybody by the way!!!!You are all a lot of help!!!!
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heres a link about basic xp tips and such
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/default.mspx
heres a registry hack for xp

increase pc startup speed in xp

All right press winkey+R at the same time it will take u to Run then go to run
n type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

now there find the Key Called
"Startup Delay"
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000 (75300:hexadecimal)
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it
now close the Registery Editor
and Restart Your Computer

!check it out!
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Here are some keyboard shortcuts:

Delete selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin. SHIFT+DELETE
Create shortcut to selected item. CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item
Rename selected item. F2
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word. CTRL+RIGHT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. CTRL+LEFT ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. CTRL+DOWN ARROW
Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. CTRL+UP ARROW
Highlight a block of text. CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text within a document. SHIFT with any of the arrow keys
Select all. CTRL+A
Search for a file or folder. F3
View properties for the selected item. ALT+ENTER
Close the active item, or quit the active program. ALT+F4
Opens the shortcut menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Close the active document in programs that allow you to have multiple documents open simultaneously. CTRL+F4
Switch between open items. ALT+TAB
Cycle through items in the order they were opened. ALT+ESC
Cycle through screen elements in a window or on the desktop. F6
Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer. F4
Display the shortcut menu for the selected item. SHIFT+F10
Display the System menu for the active window. ALT+SPACEBAR
Display the Start menu. CTRL+ESC (came before winkey)
Activate the menu bar in the active program. F10
Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu. RIGHT ARROW
Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu. LEFT ARROW
Refresh the active window. F5
View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer. BACKSPACE
Cancel the current task. ESC
SHIFT when you insert a CD into the CD-ROM drive Prevent the CD from automatically playing.
Move forward through tabs. CTRL+TAB
Move backward through tabs. CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move forward through options. TAB
Move backward through options. SHIFT+TAB
Carry out the corresponding command or select the corresponding option. ALT+Underlined letter
Carry out the command for the active option or button. ENTER
Select or clear the check box if the active option is a check box. SPACEBAR
Select a button if the active option is a group of option buttons. Arrow keys
Display Help. F1
Display the items in the active list. F4
Open a folder one level up if a folder is selected in the Save As or Open dialog box. BACKSPACE
Display or hide the Start menu.
Display the System Properties dialog box. WINKEY+BREAK
Show the desktop. WINKEY+D
Minimize all windows. WINKEY+M
Restores minimized windows. WINKEY+Shift+M
Open My Computer. WINKEY+E
Search for a file or folder. WINKEY+F
Search for computers. CTRL+WINKEY+F
Display Windows Help. WINKEY+F1
Lock your computer if you are connected to a network domain, or switch users if you are not connected to a network domain. WINKEY+ L
Open the Run dialog box. WINKEY+R
Open Utility Manager. WINKEY+U

Helpful accessibility keyboard shortcuts:

Switch FilterKeys on and off. Right SHIFT for eight seconds
Switch High Contrast on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +PRINT SCREEN
Switch MouseKeys on and off. Left ALT +left SHIFT +NUM LOCK
Switch StickyKeys on and off. SHIFT five times
Switch ToggleKeys on and off. NUM LOCK for five seconds
Open Utility Manager. WINKEY+U

Keyboard shortcuts you can use with Windows Explorer:

Display the bottom of the active window. END
Display the top of the active window. HOME
Display all subfolders under the selected folder. NUM LOCK+ASTERISK on numeric keypad (*)
Display the contents of the selected folder. NUM LOCK+PLUS SIGN on numeric keypad (+)
Collapse the selected folder. NUM LOCK+MINUS SIGN on numeric keypad (-)
Collapse current selection if it's expanded, or select parent folder. LEFT ARROW
Display current selection if it's collapsed, or select first subfolder. RIGHT ARROW
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abhayonline wrote:
hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




Cool! But I could not reach the blank name - i have this ► symbol typing alt and 0160.
make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.
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test it again please to make sure

Note:Alt+16 = ►
Note:Alt+160 = á
Note:Alt+0160 = blank symbol
Please make sure you enter all numbers "0160"
If you are using your numeric key pad make sure num lock is on.
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abhayonline wrote:
hey guys this is my first post, hope u all like it. :P

You can make invisible folder in windows XP just in 4 steps: :D :P

1)create a new folder
2)give it a blank name(you can do this by holding alt key and typing 0160). :D :)
3)once a folder with blank name has been created right click on that folder,click customize and choose change icon.
4)choose a blank icon from the given images of icon(its 12 in second row) :evil:




joice wrote:
Cool! But I could not reach the blank name - i have this ► symbol typing alt and 0160.
make the above changes and a invisible icon is created. :mrgreen:
now hide all ur secret stuff in that folder as it can't be searched nor it is displayed.


second thought try alt+255 instead. it works for me and I'm on vista.
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Mr OBrien wrote:
heres a link about basic xp tips and such
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/tips/default.mspx
heres a registry hack for xp

turn on pc in ten seconds

All right Click on the start button then press R it will take u to Run well go to run
n type Regedit
press enter
this will open Registery Editor
now look for the key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ContentIndex

now there find the Key Called
"Startup Delay"
Double Click On It
Now where its Base
Click Decimal
Now its Default Value Is 4800000 (75300:hexadecimal)
Change The Value To 40000
here u go u have done it
now close the Registery Editor
and Restart Your Computer

!check it out!


Is there a way to do this in vista? Sometimes I have to wait for HOURS. Oh, and a restart: 3 hours was not long enough.
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snail wrote:
Is there a way to do this in vista? Sometimes I have to wait for HOURS. Oh, and a restart: 3 hours was not long enough.

post a hijackthis log here http://www.ozzu.com/mswindows-forum/could-you-please-check-hijackthis-logfile-t90557.html this is not the place for it but something is not right it only takes mine 2mins to boot vista.and no the registry hack i mentioned earlier will not work on vista
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another trick
open an elevated command prompt in vista
1.press the Win key
2.type cmd
3.press Ctrl+Shift+Enter
4.press Alt+C to confirm the elevation prompt
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Create an Elevated Command Prompt shortcut

Right click on your Command Prompt shortcut and select Properties.
Click on the Advanced button (at the Shortcut tab), check "Run As Administrator" and click on OK.repeat.
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if you click on a link with your middle mouse button(push in on scroll) it will open a new tab with the link open in it.
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Once I needed it, found and decide to share.

Turn Off the Low Disk Space Warning

When Windows detects that one of your hard drives has too little free space, a warning appears offering to run the "Disk Cleanup" utility. Here's how to turn off this message:

Windows XP

* Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
* Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.
* If it's not there, create a DWORD value and call it NoLowDiskSpaceChecks.
* Double-click on NoLowDiskSpaceChecks, and enter the value 1, and press OK.

Windows 98

* Open the Disk Cleanup utility (run cleanmgr.exe, or go to Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup).
* Select the drive on which Windows is installed and click Ok.
* Choose the Settings tab, and turn off the If this drive runs low on disk space, automatically run Disk Cleanup option
* Click Ok when you're done - answer any subsequent prompts as desired.
* You may have to repeat this for all your hard disks (if you have more than one).
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Here's a small list of CLSID's that can be used in windows.

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::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}    Administrative Tools     
::{85bbd92o-42a0-1o69-a2e4-08002b30309d}    Briefcase    
::{21ec2o2o-3aea-1o69-a2dd-08002b30309d}    Control Panel    
::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524152}    Fonts    
::{ff393560-c2a7-11cf-bff4-444553540000}    History      
::{00020d75-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Inbox    
::{00028b00-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Microsoft Network    
::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}    My Computer
::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}    My Documents
::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}    My Network Places
::{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}    Network Computers
::{7007acc7-3202-11d1-aad2-00805fc1270e}    Network Connections
::{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}    Printers and Faxes
::{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}    Programs Folder      
::{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}    Recycle Bin
::{e211b736-43fd-11d1-9efb-0000f8757fcd}    Scanners and Cameras    
::{d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}    Scheduled Tasks
::{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}    Start Menu Folder
::{7bd29e00-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}    Temporary Internet Files    
::{bdeadf00-c265-11d0-bced-00a0c90ab50f}    Web Folders
 
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  2. ::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524153}    Administrative Tools     
  3. ::{85bbd92o-42a0-1o69-a2e4-08002b30309d}    Briefcase    
  4. ::{21ec2o2o-3aea-1o69-a2dd-08002b30309d}    Control Panel    
  5. ::{d20ea4e1-3957-11d2-a40b-0c5020524152}    Fonts    
  6. ::{ff393560-c2a7-11cf-bff4-444553540000}    History      
  7. ::{00020d75-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Inbox    
  8. ::{00028b00-0000-0000-c000-000000000046}    Microsoft Network    
  9. ::{20d04fe0-3aea-1069-a2d8-08002b30309d}    My Computer
  10. ::{450d8fba-ad25-11d0-98a8-0800361b1103}    My Documents
  11. ::{208d2c60-3aea-1069-a2d7-08002b30309d}    My Network Places
  12. ::{1f4de370-d627-11d1-ba4f-00a0c91eedba}    Network Computers
  13. ::{7007acc7-3202-11d1-aad2-00805fc1270e}    Network Connections
  14. ::{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}    Printers and Faxes
  15. ::{7be9d83c-a729-4d97-b5a7-1b7313c39e0a}    Programs Folder      
  16. ::{645ff040-5081-101b-9f08-00aa002f954e}    Recycle Bin
  17. ::{e211b736-43fd-11d1-9efb-0000f8757fcd}    Scanners and Cameras    
  18. ::{d6277990-4c6a-11cf-8d87-00aa0060f5bf}    Scheduled Tasks
  19. ::{48e7caab-b918-4e58-a94d-505519c795dc}    Start Menu Folder
  20. ::{7bd29e00-76c1-11cf-9dd0-00a0c9034933}    Temporary Internet Files    
  21. ::{bdeadf00-c265-11d0-bced-00a0c90ab50f}    Web Folders
  22.  


Some can be used in run commands. With this you can create folders to directly link to a specific location. Can be quite useful if you ask me :D
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Thank's For sharing such a useful Information with us...
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I use alt + tab which allows you to change windows.
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here i found this usefull Keyboard Shortcuts like

[Alt] and [Esc] Switch between running applications

[Alt] and letter Select menu item by underlined letter

[Ctrl] and [Esc] Open Program Menu

[Ctrl] and [F4] Close active document or group windows (does not work with some applications)

[Alt] and [F4] Quit active application or close current window

[Alt] and [-] Open Control menu for active document

[Ctrl] Lft., Rt. arrow Move cursor forward or back one word

[Ctrl] Up, Down arrow Move cursor forward or back one paragraph

Windows key + R = Run menu

This is usually followed by:
cmd = Command Prompt
iexplore + "web address" = Internet Explorer
compmgmt.msc = Computer Management
dhcpmgmt.msc = DHCP Management
dnsmgmt.msc = DNS Management
services.msc = Services
eventvwr = Event Viewer
dsa.msc = Active Directory Users and Computers
dssite.msc = Active Directory Sites and Services


get the full list here
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ATNO/TW wrote:
F6 automatically highlights the URL in the address bar of IE - copy and paste at will.


It also works well with Firefox. I tried it.
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Hi,
Thanks for sharing your ideas and views with us. I'm a new one in this forum. Please keep updating me.
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to delete an invalid bootpath:

run command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r button
- paste this: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: boot.ini
- click button: check all boot paths
(computer checks the boot paths and removes invalid ones)
- restart the computer
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Windowskey+tab for vista or windows7
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thank you guys for all the post keep up i find some of those usefull
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[ctrl]+[alt]+[del]= task manager
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alice321 wrote:
[ctrl]+[alt]+[del]= task manager


In vista, that opens that weird blue screen of... life, with the options to log off/open task manager etc.

ctrl+shift+escape is a better way to open the task manager in Vista, however if a program has crashed and is preventing that from working - you press ctrl+alt+delete to get the other screen and then choose task manager.
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thanks many useful tips out here..
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Following are some shortcut keys:


Winkey + Pause = display the Systems Properties page (very useful!! :) )
Winkey + R = display the Run dialog box
Winkey + M = minimize all windows
Winkey + D = minimize all windows. Press again and desktop apps reappear.
Winkey + Shift + M = undo minimize all windows
Winkey + F1 = starts Windows Help
(F1 by itself brings up Help in the current application)
Winkey + E = start Explorer
Winkey + F = start Find
Winkey + F + CNTL = start Find Computer
Winkey + B = Sets focus on the task bar
Winkey + TAB = cycle through taskbar buttons
Winkey + BREAK = display Systems Properties panel
Winkey + L = lock Desktop
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This one, old one but I didn't see it

alt+PstScn= copy all windows on screen

and

ctrl+v past on any images software (word, photoshop, etc)
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Cool stuff
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Ctrl+Alt+Del=Task Manager
Ctrl+V=Paste
Ctrl+C=Copy
Ctrl+x=Cut
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Here's one for the run option :

Go to Start > Run..
Windows Key + R

Also for the heart :
Press and hold Alt + 3 and you'll get ♥ ♥ ♥ :d :d !

The copyright © symbol and register ® symbol :

Copyright :
Press and hold Alt + 0 1 6 9 and you get ©

Register :
Press and hold Alt + 0 1 7 4 and you get ®


Other :

ALT+TAB: Switch between open programs

ALT+F4: Quit program

SHIFT+DELETE: Delete item permanently

Windows Logo+L: Lock the computer (without using CTRL+ALT+DELETE)

Numeric Keypad *: Expands everything under the current selection

Numeric Keypad +: Expands the current selection

Numeric Keypad -: Collapses the current selection.

RIGHT ARROW: Expands the current selection if it is not expanded,
otherwise goes to the first child

LEFT ARROW: Collapses the current selection if it is expanded, otherwise goes to the parent

That's all from me bye!!
Sase!
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A favorite of me is ALT+SPACE and then C, try it :)
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In Vista you just hit the F5 for refresh :)
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Bulldog-bd1 wrote:
In Vista you just hit the F5 for refresh :)


F5 is refresh in pretty much every Windows program I have ever worked with regardless of the Windows OS.
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yep yep i was reading posts earlier where they had to hold ctrl down then f5 :) im still reading, with eye strains lol
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I know a quick shutdown shortcut...
Just press WindowsKey+u+u and your computer will immediately shutdown. :D

* It works on Service pack 2!
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here's another (maybe most of you know it already.. :roll: ). pressing "WindowsKey+r" opens the RUN dialog from where you can run some programs. Also "WindowsKey+f" opens the search window from where you can search for files on your computer and also web pages.

and here's one mind-blasting (and very needed many times!) shortcut. pressing "WindowsKey+m" minimizes all the open windows and shows your desktop. :pirate:

:dance: tip: try pressing "WinKey" in combination with other keys and trust me you will find many others (grave secrets of windows.. hehehe)!

bye!
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WHAT ABOUT SHORTCUT KEY FOR RIGHT CLICK
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ultimate11 wrote:
WHAT ABOUT SHORTCUT KEY FOR RIGHT CLICK


Shift + F10
On many keyboards there is also a single key for it that looks like a picture of a dropdown window.
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:wha: did someone DELETE my post?!? God "bless" him who did that!

anyway, i'll tell you some shortcuts nevertheless...

pressing SHIFT while a CD inserted into the drive will NOT autoplay it.
another one is pressing "F2" while a file or drive is selected will make its name editable. so there's no need to right click it and select "Rename".

c u :robot:
regards
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I always like to use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V ...
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Completely addicting these things!!!!! Cool stuff though thanks.
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Windows+R !!!
Everything i do is from the run command! I utilize the system32 folder to create my own run shortcuts.
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You place things in system32? Why not just create a directory and add it to your user path?
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CTRL + ALT + DEL
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my favorite Windows+M
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Windows+L
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ctrl alt delete! works best at crucial situations!
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ctrl + s for diligent people
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I love keyboard shortcuts!!! I use most of the ones listed (at least once a week) and then create my own keyboard shortcuts (macros) to help me to repetitive things without the tedium of doing them OVER AND OVER again!

=D
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I'm going to retire this from a sticky post. It's time for an updated one for Windows 8
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Might as well wait for Windows 10 at this point.

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