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Windows Vista February CTP Tips and Tricks

March 2nd, 2006 by admin

Once again Nighthawk and Chris123NT have put together another guide for Vista February CTP, these tips mostly work on all the current new builds released to Beta Testers and on MSDN..

One Tip: The February CTP is quick right from installation, however there is one bug that causes a slow down with the user interface. This bug involves the sliding buttons on the taskbar; by disabling this, performance increases a bit. It’s really up to you, but the bug can be very annoying at times. To disable it, just carry out the following actions:

  1. Press WinKey+R and type in “sysdm.cpl” (without the quotes).
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then under “Performance” click “Settings”.
  3. In the Visual Effects tab, uncheck “Slide taskbar buttons”.
  4. Press OK and close the Performance Options dialog.

I have also compiled a registry file that changes a few key settings involving the timings for menus, hover events, etc, which makes the Windows interface more responsive. You can download that here. This was tested and is fully working without any issues, and have also been scanned for viruses.

View Tips/Tricks Guide: Click Here

Source: NightHawk’s blog

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