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Changing the Way Windows Looks--and Acts Setting Logon Access Control Repair Description 67 Enables you to log on to your network automatically at system startup and eliminates the need to type your username and password every time you start your computer. Lets you control which users have access to various system operations. Rebuilds any damaged icons on your desktop, as well as repairs any corrupted or overwritten system files, resets Registry Editor to its default parameters, and restores the default file type icons and associations. This is a great tool in case things go wrong with your system that you can't fix. I could have devoted a chapter of this book to Tweak UI. I use this utility myself, and I find it quite handy. If you're an experienced and interested user, I recommend you install Tweak UI and play with it awhile. Then you can discover for yourself all the power it adds to your system! Making Windows XP Look Like Windows 9X/Me My final tip in this chapter is for all you older-Windows users who don't like the new look and feel of Windows XP. If you're dead set against embracing change, you don't have to. You can make the Windows XP interface look like the "classic" interface you're used to using. This is how you do it: 1. 2. 3. 4. Open the Display Properties utility, select the Themes tab, select Windows Classic from the pull-down list, and click Apply. Select the Desktop tab, select the Windows 2000 Background, and then click Apply. Select the Appearance tab, select Windows Classic Windows and Buttons and the Windows Classic Color Scheme, and then click Apply. Click the Effects button and uncheck the following options: Use the Following Fade Effect for Menus and Tooltips, Use the Following Method to Smooth Screen Fonts, Show Shadows Under Menus, and Hide Underlined Letters.... Click OK when done. If you want to change the colors of individual desktop items, click the Advanced button to display the Advanced Appearance dialog box, shown in Figure 2.27. Make changes to individual items, and then click OK. 5.