By Miguel Leiva-Gomez for MakeTechEasier.com
7 Great Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience
Everyone wants to make their experience on their computer more convenient, and possibly even shave off a bit of resource usage. Unfortunately, not many people know how to do these things. Most people are totally oblivious to the fact that there are so many ways to make Windows a better operating system without having to rely on third-party applications. In this tutorial, we’ll teach you ways to modify your operating system with style. It’ll give you bragging rights, after all!
1. Add Registry Editor to the Control Panel
One of the most frustrating parts about modifying the registry is the extra steps one must take to open it and find it. You actually have to remember the name “regedit“, and when you’re not editing the registry, you have to go through the torture of finding the name. That’s not a problem if you have a handy solution to add the registry editor to your Windows control panel. Download the registry editor hack, open the zip file, and double-click the icon representing what you’d like to do. It’s as simple as that. You can now find the registry at this location of your control panel:
2. Get Rid of Aero Shake
Windows 7 was wise to think of an idea like Aero Shake. If you don’t know what it is, Aero Shake allows you to maximize a window by shaking it around a bit in its default state. After a bit of a wiggle, Windows maximizes the current window whenever possible. Some people might not like that feature, and Windows doesn’t come with settings to disable it. They assume you’d like it, as usual.
To remove it, open the following path in your registry:
With the “Windows” key folder selected, go to the right-hand side of the window and create a new DWORD value called “NoWindowMinimizingShortcuts“. The value should be a decimal “1″. Actually, in numbers smaller than 10, it doesn’t matter whether you choose decimal or hexadecimal.
Once you reboot your computer, you won’t be bothered any longer by the Aero Shake feature of Windows 7 or 8.
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