Friday, May 12, 2006

Faster web page loading in Windows XP


This tweak will help web pages load faster, it has no real effect on download speeds, just helps your pc look up websites faster thereby speeding up how fast the page loads and making websurfing more enjoyable.

Navigate to this registry entry and change the following settings:

For XP & 2K


For 98, 98SE & ME


On the right for ALL OS's change these entries: (ALL values are HEXIDECIMAL)

Class - 1
DnsPriority - 1
HostsPriority - 1
LocalPriority - 1
NetbtPriority - 1

Speed Up Windows XP search

When you use the Search function in Windows XP, it includes compressed or zipped folders in the search. This can slow down your search. You can disabled Windows XP Search from looking for compressed or zipped folders.
Click on Start-Run and type the following command:

Regsvr32 c:\Windows\System32\zipfldr.dll /u

To change Windows XP Search back, use the above command without the /u

Close all parent windows in Windows easily

You can close all parent windows using this shortcut.
To close a folder and all its open parent folders, simply press the SHIFT key while clicking on its Close box or alternatively press ALT + SHIFT + F4.