- Delete the Useless "My" Prefix
Open the start menu, right click on the items and edit them.
- Customize the Windows Explorer Toolbar
Right click and customize! Remove text labels, rearrange, and add buttons to your liking. The "Go" button can be removed by right clicking.
- Use the Quick Launch Toolbar
Right click the taskbar and set up your Quick Launch toolbar. This will save you some clicks when accessing your commonly used applications. Vastly superior to the annoying memory-hogging "docks" that seem to be all the rage.
- Kill the Annoying "Throbber"
The waving Windows flag in the upper right corner is the throbber. Run "ShellThrobOff.reg" file. If you ever want to undo it, just run the ShellThrobOn.reg.
- Move the Recycle Bin to the start Menu
This just makes more sense, and it helps keep your desktop tidy. Just right click and install.
- Change Windows Explorer to Show the Top Level Drives by Default
Change the target of Windows Explorer to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n, /e, /select, C:\
- Open folders in Windows Explorer Mode by Default (With Folder Pane Enabled - Vista Style)
Go to Folder Options > File Types
. From the list, locate the entry FOLDER with extension of (NONE). Go to Advanced > Explore > Default
. This will kill the special icons for the "My Pictures" and "My Music" folders.
- Delete the Menu Bar
- Add "Open With Notepad" to your context menu.
- Skip the Annoying "Use the Web Service to Find the Appropriate Program" Dialog
- Resize unresizeable windows
- Rearrange system tray icons and taskbar buttons
- Questionable (although they might work) speed tweaks