Enable Sidebar in Vista
Go to Program Files/Windows Sidebar/sidebar.exe
turn on file extensions contributed by FthrJACK
Why windows always comes with file extensions hidden by default i dont know.. its stupid, leaves you open to installing a virus.exe thats been given a zip icon or something then named virus.zip.exe you just see a zip icon and virus.zip.. double click it and bam. also its a pain if you need to rename files.. change .txt to .bat or rename a file so it sends through messenger for example. to turn it on, go to any folder, documents for example. Layout > show classic menus - Tools > Folder Options - View Tab. Untick "Hide Extensions of Known File Types" close, go back to Layout, and put it back as it was
Enable Glass without a supported card contributed by harunaksoy
Download the file here. It just adds a key in your registry
Enabling addition Avalon effects contributed by harunaksoy
Once you have the new Aero engine enabled on your build of Windows codename Longhorn, you can enable additional transition effects that are currently turned off in builds. Follow the steps below to add some additional desktop and explorer effects: 1. Open up regedit. 2. Navigate thru HKEY_Local_Machine, Software, Microsoft, Windows, Current Version, and Explorer. 3. Create a new DWORD and call it MILDesktop. 4. Set the value of MILDesktop to 1. 5. Create a new DWORD and call it MILExplorer. 6. Set the value of MILExplorer to 1. 7. Exit explorer and restart. I hope your system and drivers can handle the new effects!
Enable DWM on None supported Video Cards contributed by gunsmokingman
Note: Open Taskmanager and set the uxss.exe to normal as this is set to high using this tweak
The Reg Tweak
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DWM] "perUser"=dword:00000000 "DebugDumpTree"=dword:00000000 "DebugMessages"=dword:00000000 "DebugMouse"=dword:00000000 "DebugZOrder"=dword:00000000 "EnableMachineCheck"=dword:00000000 "ForceSoftwareD3D"=dword:00000000 "Glass"=dword:00000001 "UseAlternateButtons"=dword:00000001 "Animations"=dword:00000001 "AnimationsShiftKey"=dword:00000001 "Blur"=dword:00000001 "Composition"=dword:00000001 "UseDPIScaling"=dword:00000001 "RenderClientArea"=dword:00000001 "MagnificationPercent"=dword:00000064
Software to Tweak Vista
NOTE: This thread will be cleaned once in a while; this means that all non-relevant replies will be removed so that only the tips and tweaks stay
Edited by Martin L, 30 October 2008 - 05:18 AM.
cleaned the topic