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    DMA Mode on IDE Devices

    Changing the CD – ROM setting to DMA will reduce the number of CPU
    cycles the CD – ROM consumes. Go to Device Manager > IDE ATA / ATAPI
    Controllers > Primary IDE Channel. Set the Device I setting to "DMA if
    available". Repeat for Secondary Channel if you have device attached.

    Turn Off System Restore

    XP keeps a backup of system files in the System Volume Information
    folder. This eats up valuable space on your hard, drive. If you don't
    want Windows to back them up; Go to Control Panel > System > System
    Restore. Check " Turn of System Restore". Delete the System Volume
    Information Folder.

    Control Your Mouse Using Your Keyboard

    You can control your mouse pointer using the numeric keypad. Press Alt
    + left Shift + Num Lock. Click the Setting button in the Dialog Box
    the appears. Check "Use MouseKeys". Click Settings again and change
    them as desired. With Mousekeys on, pressing 5 simulates a left click.

    Windows Explorer shortcuts

    Alt+ Enter View and objects properties.

    Shift + Delete Deletes and object immediately (Bypasses
    the Recycle Bin)

    F6 Switches between left and right
    panes on a window.

    Ctrl + Esc Displays the Start Menu

    Windows Key Shortcuts

    Ctrl + WIN + F Display Find: Computer

    WIN + Break Display the System Properties dialog box

    WIN + Tab Cycle through buttons on the taskbar

    WIN + F Display Find: All Files

    Speed Up the Start Menu

    Go to Start > Run > Regedit. Navigate to the following key.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Control Panel \ Desktop. Scroll down in the right
    panel and double-click on 'mensuhowdelay'. In the Value Data box,
    change the defoult value for the menu speed from 400 to a lesser

    Add or Romove Destinations in the Send to menu

    The Send To menu appears when you right-click on an object. You modify
    this menu by modifying the Send To folder. Generally this folder is
    found in "C:\Documents and Settings\\'. (It may be hidden).
    Add / remove shortcuts here to add / remove destinations in the menu.

    Disable list of startup programs

    To disable the list of startup programs,go to User configuration >
    Administrative Templates > System > Logon and enable "Do not process
    the run once list". This prevents programs from starting up
    automatically, thus giving you a faster boot up time.

    Clean Your Prefetch to Improve Performance

    Prefetch is a new technique in XP. However, after using XP for some
    time, the prefetch directory can get full of junk and obsolete links
    in the Prefetch catalog, which can slow down your computer noticeably.
    Open (system drive): / windows / prefetch, delete those junk and
    obsolete files, reboot.

    Disable MSN Messenger form starting automatically

    Go to Start > Run > gpedit.msc. Navigate to User configuration >
    Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Messenger.
    Click on 'Do not automatically start windows messenger initially' and
    enable this rule. This will shorten your boot up time, and also save

    Remove the shortcut arrow from desktop icons

    Go to Start > Run > Regedit. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Inkfile.
    Delete the Is Shortcut registry value. You may have to restart Windows


    ***Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer Shortcuts

    Shift + CLICK Open link in new window

    Ctrl + TAB Move forward between frames

    F6 Change Address bar and page focus

    Alt + Home Go to your Home page

    More Internet Explorer Shortcuts

    CTRL + F Find on this page

    CTRL + D Add the current page to your Favorites

    CTRL + W Close current browser window

    CTRL + N Open a new window

    Customise Internet Explorer Interface

    Go the Start > Run > gpedit.msc. Navigate to User configuration >
    Internet Explorer Maintenance > Browser User Interface. Add the name
    you want to see on the browser. You can add a customized animated logo
    and change the background of the toolbar by going to 'Browser toolbar

    Load Internet Explorer Fast

    Edit your link to Start IE to have –nohome after it. "< System
    Drive>: \ Program Files\Internet Explore\IEXPLORE.EXE" –nohome. This
    will load IE very fast because it dosent't a web page while it is
    loading. To go to your homepage after it has loaded, just click on the
    home button. (Or hit Alt + Home)



    Fire Fox Shortcuts

    New Tab Ctrl + T

    Next Tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Page

    Previous Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl +
    Page Up

    Open Address in New Tab Alt + Enter

    Suffixing extensions in Firefox

    IE automatically suffixes. Com to an address if you press Ctrl + Enter.

    Firefox expands this feature to include. Net and. Org extensions as

    For complete. net address Shift + Enter

    For complete. org address Ctrl + Shift + Enter



    Cut and Paste

    You can highlight any text anywhere using the mouse and instantly
    pastely paste it by pressing mouse button 3 ( or both buttons on two
    button nice).

    Applications also support selecting text and pressing Ctrl + C to copy
    it or Ctrl + X to cut it to the clipboard. Press Ctrl + V or Shift –
    Insert to Paste.

    Some more Cut and Paste

    When using the full screen window manager screen you can enter "scroll
    back mode" with Ctrl + A + Exc. You can move the cursor with the arrow
    and mark text by pressing the Space Bar at the beginning and end of
    the text you want. The text you selected can now be paseted with Ctrl
    + A


    ***Microsoft Office

    Cut and Paste

    To quickly select and entire sentence in Word, hold down Ctrl and
    left-click anywhere in the sentence, or just triple-click anywhere to
    do the same. Double-clicking just selects a single word.

    Adding Footnotes

    If you use Footnotes a lot in Microsoft Word, you don't need to reach
    to your mouse and click Insert / Footnote each time you want to add
    one. Just hold down the Alt and the Ctrl keys and press F.

    Selecting Cells in Word Tables

    . To select a column, hold down the Alt key and click in
    the column you want to select

    . To select a row, click in the fist cell of the row you
    want to select and them press Alt. + Shift + End.

    Add Accents to Character

    Go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Character Map.
    Select thecharacter and click Select. Copy it into your document. In
    Microsoft Word, dry holding down Ctrl key and hit '(single quote) key.
    Type the letter to be accented. E.g. a for a`, d for o`, e for e`, I
    for I`, u for u`, y for y`.


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      Cleaning the Prefetch folder is a Myth:


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