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Faster Start Menu navigation with integrated search

Utilities to make it easier to browse the Start-menu and increase productivity

Setting the default folder view for all folders

How to configure the Windows Explorer to display all folders the same way.

Send To Toys

Utility that can extend the functionality of the sendto context menu.

Extend the Windows Explorer context menu with Copy Path

Make it easier to copy the location of a file to the clipboard.

Change the display of share comment in My Network Places

Control in what order the share name and share comment should be shown in My Network Places.

Change the display of drive-letters in Windows Explorer

Control in what order the drive letter and label should be shown in My Computer.

Create shortcut to "Run..." in the Start Menu

The Run... option in the Start Menu can be launched using a shortcut.

Configure the file association for unknown file types

Change whether it should use the Internet to determine what application to use for opening a file of an unknown type.

Configure the caching of thumbnails in thumbs.db

Thumbnail View uses a cache to allow quicker viewing of folders with pictures, and one can change the quality of these thumbnails.

Change OEM branding of System Properties

System Properties can be modified to display company name or company pictures.

Configure the Windows taskbar

Changing the behavior and visual appearance of the task bar.

Configuring the media preview in Windows Explorer

Change whether it should extract file details for media files and display thumbnail preview.

Configure the task grouping in the taskbar

Change how multiple instances of the same application should be grouped together.

Configure the explorer file sort to be like in Windows 2000

Windows Explorer file sorting can be changed from logical number compare to just one digit at a time.

Configure the file search to include all files types

Change whether the file search assistant should look through only registered file types or all files.

Configure the caching of customized folders

Configure how many folder customizations Windows should remember.

Configure the taskbar Start Menu

Changing the behavior and visual appearance of the Start Menu.

Remove listing of recent shares in My Network places

Shortcuts to network shares visited will automatically be added to My Network Places.

Configure whether to display balloon tips

Configure what balloon tips Windows should display above the system tray.

Remove the Shared Documents folder from My Computer

The shared documents folder allows multiple users to exchange documents, pictures and other files on the same computer.

Disable running low on disk space notification in the taskbar

Display a warning when the when a hard disk is near its capacity

Configure zip and cab files as compressed folders

Open zip and cab files in Windows Explorer like they were normal directory with files.

Extend context menu with Move To and Copy To options

Add "Copy To Folder..." and "Move To Folder..." when right-clicking a file.

Display the Windows version on the desktop

When BETA testing Windows versions then it can be rather useful to easily see the build version on the desktop.

Creating the Show Desktop shortcut

The Show Desktop shortcut in the quick launch bar can be restored if deleted.

Create keyboard shortcut to quickly launch a program

How to configure a keyboard shortcut as a hotkey to quickly start an application.

Create special folders where you want them

Shortcuts can be created to most of the special folders available in Windows Explorer.

Windows Explorer command line switches

Windows Explorer allows one to specify what folder to display when launched.

Using "Send To" for easy access to useful actions

How to use the "Send To" feature to perform often used file operations.

Customize the right-click menu in Windows Explorer

Adding own actions to the context menu when right clicking a file in Windows Explorer.