Monday, November 26, 2007

Hacking Windows I

More Removing Shortcut Arrows

'lnkfile', 'piffle' and 'internetshortcut' are the three places that are seen in the isshortcut arrow.
The best way to deal with this is to rename the 'isshortcut' to 'isshortcutbak' by right clicking on the 'isshortcut' then
select rename and add 'bak' to the end.

Closing Nested Folders

If you have several nested folders (folders within folders) and want to close them all,
simply, hold the Shift key while closing the last folder
This will close all previous ones as well.

Changing Application Icons

To have a wider choice of application icons:

  1. Right click on the icon shortcut
  2. Chose Properties
  3. Click on the Program tab
  4. Chose Change icon
  5. Click on Browse
  6. Select Files of type All Files
  7. Browse to the directory where your icon files are kept
  8. You can even use some bitmap files for you icons

Moving and Resizing the Taskbar

You can move the taskbar by pointing on a corner panel and dragging it
It is easier to move if you close all your windows first

You can also resize it by moving the mouse to the edge and dragging it larger or smaller.

Correcting Corrupted Fonts

If you have a problem with your non-true type fonts, here's what you do:

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Double click on Fonts
  3. Search for the "Monotype Sorts" font
  4. Delete this Font

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