Add Additional Clocks to Taskbar
Ever want to keep track of the time in a different
time zone? With Vista you can now track two additional time zones
with mini clocks that show up when you hover the mouse over the clock.
Add additional time zones:
click on the clock in the taskbar and select Adjust Date/Time.
2. Click on
the Additional Clocks tab.
3. Check the
box for either additional clock 1 or 2 and select the time zone.
4. Type in a
display name for your click and hit OK.
Now when you
hover your mouse over or click on the clock you will see the additional
You can also add additional clocks to the sidebar by adding more clock
a Shortcut for Flip 3D
like to add a shortcut to your desktop or quick launch bar that launches
the new Flip 3D tab replacement?
click on your desktop and select New and then Shortcut.
2. Copy and
paste RunDll32 DwmApi #105 into the location box and hit Next.
3. Enter in
a name for your shortcut and hit Finish.
and Paste your new shortcut where ever you want.
Network Printer Search
browsing through shared folders and network computers Explorer can slow
down when it is searching the local network for printers. This
sounds like a great feature and may be useful for some but I would rather
disable it to get maximum performance when browsing through folders.
1. Hit Alt
to bring up the menu bar if it is not already on the screen.
2. Click on
Tools and select Folder Options.
3. On the
View Tab, uncheck Automatically search for network printers.
As soon as
you install Windows Vista you are bombarded by the Welcome Center that is
designed to help beginner Windows users easily configure their new
computer. This new welcome screen is a nice feature the first time
you start using Windows vista but quickly becomes annoying.
the Welcome Center is very easy to do and can speed up your boot as well.
2. Navigate through
HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Run.
click on the WindowsWelcomeCenter key and select Delete.
time you restart the Welcome Center will be gone.
Partitions with Vista Disk Management
In Windows Vista it is now possible to
resize partitions without any data loss in the new Disk Management
Partitions with Windows Vista:
1. Click on the Start Button and right click on Computer and select
2. Expand the
Storage section and select Disk Management.
3. Then just
right click on any partition and select either Expand or Shrink to change
the size of the partition.
allow you to safely resize your partitions without any data loss.
Speed up Start Menu Search
When a users enters text in the search box on the
start panel Windows automatically searches the file index as well.
The file index includes all of the searchable files on your hard drive
and can be quite large. One way to speed up searching through your
start menu applications is to narrow the scope of the search so that it
does not include hard drive files.
Prevent Start Menu Searches from
searching the File index:
Registry Editor (regedit).
through HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion,
Explorer and finally Advanced.
3. Find and
right click on Start_SearchFiles and select Modify.
4. Set the
Value to 0.
Explorer.exe process or just reboot your computer.
Quick - Quick Launch Bar
If you have
the quick launch bar you can press the WINDOWS + a number and it will
launch that application.
If you have a shortcut for a folder in the first slot you would press
WINDOWS + 1 to open that folder.
A second quick launch
application would be WINDOWS + 2.