Wednesday, October 17, 2007

XP Secrets


Secret - Hidden Command Line Switch

Go to "Start", "Run" and Type defrag c: -b to defragment the Boot and Application Prefetch information.

Windows XP will run this automatically every three days or so, during system idle periods. BootVis will evoke this when you run the "Optimize System" function. There is no need to manually run this unless you wish to immediately optimize a newly installed application's load time.


Secret - Create a Log File

Instructions: Launch Notepad, Type .LOG on the first line, and then press Enter to move to the next line. On the File menu, click Save As, type a descriptive name for your file in the File name box, and then click OK. When you next open the file, note that the date and time have been appended to the end of the log, immediately preceding the place where new text can be added. You can use this functionality to automatically add the current date and time to each log entry.


Secret - Image Trails

Open an image and hold down Shift then drag the image around to create an image trail.

Secret - 10x Zoom

Open an image and select the magnifying glass icon. Left-Click exactly on the line below the 8x.

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