Friday, December 10, 2004

Tweak Out your System...

A couple of weekends ago, I went through the process of re-installing my System again.

One of the programs I realize that I just can't live without installing is TweakUI. It comes as part of the PowerToys that is available for Windows XP. This is what they say about it:

Tweak UI
This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

Well, that's pretty much what it does. The key things that I change are:

  • The Favourite location, although I'm trying to do this via Group Policy

  • The My Music location, again, I'd like to do this via Group Policy at some point

  • The shortcut icon

  • On some systems, I even use the auto-logon feature

  • The menu speed, I like it to be a little faster

  • The thumbnail size, for pictures, this is key for those digital photo people out there

  • The slide show speed. sometimes, 5 seconds is just too slow, I like 2.5 seconds honestly

  • I'd like to change the places bar, but for some reason, Office doesn't utilize this, so it's not that useful

  • Finally, the templates, what you see when you right click and choose "New"

It's gotta be custom baby!