By Joli Ballew

Take keep watch over of home windows XP and get the main out of every little thing this strong working approach has to provide. Written by means of Microsoft home windows XP professional sector columnist Joli Ballew, this e-book indicates you loads of guidance and methods you’ll be capable of use without delay. discover ways to do every thing from kick beginning the boot method to disabling pointless purposes and prone to making the most of integrated administrative instruments. begin initially or bounce directly to the duty you must practice. You’ll get complete info on protection and repair Pack 2, distant entry, gaming services, networking good points, multimedia services, and much more. paintings swifter, smarter, and extra securely with support from this definitive guide.

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You can change the mouse click sensitivity settings, drag settings, hover settings, and more. You can make it difficult for almost anyone to use the mouse at all! ) USE THE GROUP POLICY EDITOR TO TAKE CONTROL OF XP Now that you’ve had a little fun, let’s look at some settings that can be configured that are bit more practical. The Group Policy Editor offers literally thousands of setting combinations that allow an administrator to define a user’s or group of users’ Desktop environment. This includes how the Desktop looks to users, such as whether or not they can access specific icons or perform specific tasks like changing the Desktop background.

As with other Start menu options, right-clicking the Start button and selecting Properties allows you to configure the My Recent Documents item that appears on the Start menu. You can choose to show all your recent documents or show none at all, or to manually clear the list yourself. If you want the list to be cleared automatically when you log off, you have to open the Group Policy Editor, locate the appropriate setting, and enable the option to clear the My Recent Documents history on exit. Here’s how: 1.

For instance, did you know you can put a toolbar on your Taskbar for the Desktop? Even with 15 open programs, files, and windows, you can reach anything on your Desktop in a single click. Let’s look at that first. Ó Tweak the Taskbar The Taskbar is the doorway to all of the open programs on your computer; personalize it for the best performance possible. Right-click an empty area of the Taskbar and point to Toolbars. Notice the options, including Desktop and Quick Launch. To add these or any others to the Taskbar, simply select them.

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