Posts Tagged ‘registry editor’

Make Windows remember your folder settings

How often has this happened to you? You have just set everything about a folder (View, Sort by, Group by, folder type, etc.) and a few days later when you open the folder all your settings are gone. Not to mention that it only takes one unmount and remount for a hard drive to reset its settings. Well, this is kind of annoying, isn’t it? Thankfully, this can be solved pretty easy with a little registry tweak.

First open the Registry Editor – open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for search to locate regedit.exe and press Enter:

The registry editor will open:

Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell using the left-hand pane:

Note for Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 users: You should navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ instead.

Create a new DWORD key:

And name it BagMRU Size:

Double-click on it and a new window will open:

Choose Decimal base and enter something like 10000:

Click OK, close the registry editor and you are done.

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How to manage the Open with menu in Windows

How often have you opened a file using the Open with menu or the Open menu in Windows Explorer.? Read the rest of this entry »

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How to disable Aero Shake in Windows 7 with a registry tweak

Windows 7 has a new feature which I find quite useful. Whenever you have many open windows grab one by the title bar and “shake” it around to minimize all other windows. However if you use a laptop, and you like using the touchpad the Aero Shake function may be a great annoyance, since it sometimes tends to be quite sensitive. Imagine trying to arrange a few windows and they keep minimizing. So we will disable Aero Shake with a little registry tweak.

First we will open the Registry Editor. Open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for the regedit.exe result and press Enter:
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Add Control Panel to “My Computer” (Computer) in Windows 7

In Windows XP you were able to add the Control Panel to My Computer with a little modification of the folder settings. Unfortunately there is no such options in the Windows 7 folder settings, but with a little registry tweak we can achieve the same effect.

First we will open the Registry Editor. Open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for the regedit.exe result and press Enter:
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How to disable/enable Task Manager in Windows 7

Did you know that you can disable the Task Manager in Windows 7? This is quite handy when you must leave your computer in the hands of someone who doesn’t know what he is doing (a child or a colleague who is not very good with computers, for example). Disabling the Task Manager is done with a little registry tweak and here is how exactly.

First we will open the Registry Editor. Open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box, wait for the regedit.exe result and press Enter:
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How to disable the “Use the Web service to find the correct program” dialog

You have probably noticed, when using Windows, that when trying to open a file with an unknown extension the following dialog opens: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to remove the “Shortcut” from new shortcuts in Windows 7

There is one thing I find quite annoying in Windows 7 (and Vista) and that is that when you create a shortcut to a file the text “ – Shortcut” is added to the name of the shortcut. For example a shortcut to the file test.txt will be named test.txt – Shortcut: Read the rest of this entry »

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Improve Windows 7 speed by making it use more RAM

It’s a well known fact that anything runs faster if it runs from the system memory, rather the hard-drive. Have a lot of RAM? Windows not running fast enough for you? Well you can easily “force” drivers and a part of the system code to run entirely in the system memory with a simple registry tweak.

Note: This should be done only and only if your system has a considerable amount of RAM.

So, let’s open the registry editor. First open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box and press Enter:
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How to change the Windows 7 logon screen

Want to further personalize your Windows 7? Why not change the logon screen? Using a simple registry tweak you can easily do that.

To open the registry editor, first open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box and press Enter:
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Enabling/Disabling the last accessed Timestamp in Windows 7

The last accessed timestamp is nothing more than a simple log updated by the NTFS file system. It is a good idea to enable this feature mostly for security reasons.

To modify the behavior of the last accessed timestamp we will use a little registry trick. To open the registry, first open the Start menu, enter regedit in the Start menu search box and press Enter:
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