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Section A.1. Alphabetical Listing of All Windows XP Settings: A-M

A.1. Alphabetical Listing of All Windows XP Settings: A-M


Accessibility, additional settings for web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Accessibility


Accessibility, enable / disable warnings & notifications

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab


Accessibility, move Magnifier with focus change in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Accessibility Move system caret with focus/selection changes


Address Bar, Go button

See "Go button"


Address Bar, history settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section


Address Bar, search settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Search from the Address bar


Address Bar, show in Explorer

Explorer View Toolbars Address Bar


Address Bar, show on taskbar

Right-click on empty area of taskbar Toolbars Address


Address Bar, show the full path of current folder

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the address bar


Address Book, make the default contact list

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Contact list


Address Book, profile assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Enable Profile Assistant


Address Book, set default profile for AutoComplete

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab My Profile


Administrative Tools, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Administrative Tools


Administrative Tools, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section System Administrative Tools


Advanced Power Management, additional settings

Your computer's BIOS setup; see Appendix B


Advanced Power Management, effect on Offline files

Explorer Tools Synchronize Setup On Idle tab Advanced Prevent synchronization when my computer is running on battery power


Advanced Power Management, effect on Scheduled Tasks

Control Panel Scheduled Tasks right-click task Properties Settings tab Power Management section


Advanced Power Management, enable / disable

Control Panel Power Options APM tab Enable Advanced Power Management support


Alt Key, make it "sticky"

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use StickyKeys


Animation, enable / disable selectively

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

TweakUI General


Animation, fading between web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable page transitions


Animation, show animated GIFs in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Play animations in web pages


Animation, smooth scrolling of lists

TweakUI Explorer Enable smooth scrolling


Animation, smooth scrolling of web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Use smooth scrolling


Applications, ending

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Applications tab


Applications, ending background processes

Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) Processes tab


Applications, list loaded DLLs

System Information (winmsd.exe) Software Environment Loaded Modules


AutoComplete, edit data

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab My Profile


AutoComplete, enable / disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Use inline AutoComplete


AutoComplete, Profile Assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Enable Profile Assistant


AutoComplete, settings

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete


Autodial

See "Dialing"


Autoexec.bat, parse at logon

TweakUI Logon


Automatic Windows Update settings

Control Panel System Automatic Updates tab


Autoplay

Explorer right-click CD drive icon Properties AutoPlay tab

TweakUI My Computer AutoPlay


Background, create and modify

Paint (mspaint.exe) save as .bmp in Windows folder


Background, select and configure

Control Panel Display Desktop tab


Balloon tips (big tooltips that pop up from taskbar notification area)

TweakUI Taskbar Enable balloon tips


Browser, set default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser


Button color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "3d Objects"


Calendar, default application

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Calendar


Calling

See "Dialing"


Cascading Style Sheets

See "Style Sheets"


CD, autoplay

See "Autoplay"


CD Burning, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


Certificates, check for revocation in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security


Certificates, Internet Explorer settings for secure sites

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab Certificates section


Certificates, warn about invalid certificates in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Warn about invalid site certificates


Clock, show on the taskbar

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar tab Show the clock


Code page conversion table

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Advanced tab Code page conversion tables


Color profiles, associate with device

Right-click on .icm file Properties Associate Device tab


Color profiles, management

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Color Management tab


Colors, change for all display elements

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced


Colors, encrypted and compressed files

TweakUI Explorer Colors


Colors, in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Colors


Colors, increase or decrease number of supported colors (color depth)

Control Panel Display Settings tab Color Quality


Colors, show high contrast screen colors

Control Panel Accessibility Options Display tab Use High Contrast


Combo boxes, enable / disable animation

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Command keys, customize

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys


Command Prompt, filename completion

TweakUI Command Prompt


Command Prompt, settings

Command Prompt window Control Menu


Compressed NTFS files, choose color

TweakUI Explorer Colors


Compressed NTFS files, differentiate with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color


Contact list, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Contact list


Control Panel, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Control Panel


Control Panel, categories (show/hide)

Control Panel Tools Options General tab Show common tasks in folders Ok Switch to Classic View or Switch to Category View


Control Panel, icons (show/hide)

TweakUI Control Panel


Control Panel, show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand Control Panel


Control Panel, show as menu in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Control Panel


Control Panel, show in My Computer

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show Control Panel in My Computer

TweakUI My Computer


Cookies, change settings (block, allow, prompt)

Control Panel Internet Options Privacy tab Advanced Override automatic cookie handling


Cookies, change settings for specific websites (block, allow, prompt)

Control Panel Internet Options Privacy tab Edit


Cookies, delete all

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Temporary Internet Files section Delete Cookies


Country, choose for dialing preferences

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit Country/region


Country, choose for localized information

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Location section


Crashes, send reports to Microsoft

Control Panel System Advanced tab Error Reporting


Critical Update Notification

Control Panel System Automatic Updates tab


Ctrl Key, make it "sticky"

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use StickyKeys


Ctrl-Alt-Del window, settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options


Currency, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Currency tab


Cursor, mouse cursor

See "Mouse Cursor"


Cursor, text cursor

See "Text Cursor"


Date, customize display

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Regional Options tab Customize Date tab


Date, set

Control Panel Date and Time Date & Time tab


Daylight Savings, enable / disable

Control Panel Date and Time Time Zone tab


Desktop, Cleanup Wizard runs every 60 days

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab Run Desktop Cleanup every 60 days


Desktop, color

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Desktop"


Desktop, folder, change location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


Desktop, icons

See "Icons"


Desktop, refresh

click on an empty portion of the desktop press F5


Desktop, restrict installation of items

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Desktop, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Desktop


Desktop, show contents without minimizing applications

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Show Desktop

Right-click on taskbar Toolbars Show Open Windows (to restore)

Explorer open Desktop folder


Desktop, version (show/hide)

TweakUI General Show Windows version on desktop


Desktop, web content (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Allow Web content to be added to the desktop


Desktop, web content, lock

TweakUI Explorer Lock Web content


Desktop, web pages, add / remove / hide

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab


Desktop, web pages, allow moving and resizing

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab Lock desktop items


Desktop, web pages, automatic download of linked pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Download tab


Desktop, web pages, automatic updates

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Schedule tab


Desktop, web pages, automatic updates (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable offline items to be synchronized on a schedule


Devices

See "Hardware"


Dialing, area code settings

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit


Dialing, call waiting

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit General tab To disable call waiting...


Dialing, calling card

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Dialing Rules tab select location Edit Calling Card tab


Dialing, connect to the Internet when needed

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab Dial whenever / Always dial


Dialing, connect to the Internet when needed, depending on location

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Dial-Up Preferences


Dialing, default Internet connection

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Set Default


Dialing, disconnect Internet connection when no-longer needed

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings


Dialing, operator-assisted dialing

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Operator-Assisted Dialing


Digital Camera, add as drive in Explorer (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device


Disconnect from Internet automatically

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings


Display, force restart after changing resolution or color depth

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced General tab Compatibility section


Display, list all possible combinations of resolution and color depth

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab List All Modes


Display, refresh rate

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Monitor tab Screen refresh rate


Display, resolution

Control Panel Display Settings tab Screen resolution


Display, show amount of memory installed on display adapter

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab Adapter Information section


Display, size

Control Panel Display Settings tab Screen resolution


Display, style

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Windows and buttons list


Display, style, apply to controls in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages


Display, troubleshooting

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Troubleshoot tab


Display, turn off to save power

Control Panel Power Options Power Schemes tab Turn off hard disks


Document templates, manage

TweakUI Templates


Document templates, relocate folder

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


Documents, history, clear on exit

TweakUI Explorer Clear document history on exit


Documents, history, maintain

TweakUI Explorer Maintain document history


Documents, show on Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Show My Documents on classic Start Menu


Documents, show on Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Allow Recent Documents on Start Menu


Double-click required to open icons

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Double-click to open an item


Download Complete message, enable / disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Notify when downloads complete


Drivers

See "Hardware"


Drives, show/hide in My Computer

TweakUI My Computer Drives


Drives, warn when low on free space

TweakUI Taskbar Warn when low on disk space


DVD drive, autoplay enable / disable

Explorer right-click DVD drive icon Properties AutoPlay tab


Effects, display settings

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects


E-mail icon, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab E-mail


Email program, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab E-mail


Encrypted NTFS files, customize color

TweakUI Explorer Colors


Encrypted NTFS files, differentiate with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color


Encrypted NTFS files, use with Offline files

Control Panel Folder Options Offline Files tab Encrypt offline files to secure data


Environment variables

Control Panel System Advanced tab Environment variables


Error messages, font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Message Box"


Error messages, sound

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab


Error messages, text color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Window"


Error Reporting, advanced settings

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Error Reporting


Error Reporting, enable / disable

Control Panel System Advanced tab Error Reporting


Explorer

See "Windows Explorer"


Extensions, show/hide filename extensions

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide extensions for known file types


Favorites, hide infrequently used items

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable Personalized Favorites Menu


Favorites, links (show/hide)

TweakUI Explorer Show Links on Favorites menu


Favorites, navigation key

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys


Favorites, relocate folder

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


Favorites, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Favorites


Favorites, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Favorites menu


Fax service, install support

Control Panel Printers and Faxes File Set Up Faxing


File dialogs, options

TweakUI Common Dialogs


Files, differentiate encrypted or compressed NTFS files with a different color

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color


Files, display size in folder tips

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display file size information in folder tips


Files, double-click sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse


Files, downloads (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Files, drag-drop (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Files, drag-drop sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse


Files, extensions (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide extensions for known file types


Files, filename completion in Command Prompt

TweakUI Command Prompt


Files, hidden files (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders


Files, Indexing Service

See "Indexing Service"


Files, system files (show/hide)

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hide protected operating system files


Firewall

See "Internet Connection Firewall"


Focus, prevent applications from stealing

TweakUI General Focus


Folders, cache settings for offline access

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Caching


Folders, close automatically when Favorites or History folder is shown

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Close unused folders in History and Favorites


Folders, columns in details view

Folder window View Details View Choose Details


Folders, display file size in folder tips

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display file size information in folder tips


Folders, group similar items

Folder window View Arrange Icons by Show in Groups


Folders, history settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section


Folders, Indexing Service

See "Indexing Service"


Folders, open each folder in its own window

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in its own window


Folders, open in separate process

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Launch folder windows in separate process


Folders, refresh view

Folder window View Refresh or press F5


Folders, remember individual settings

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Remember each folder's view settings


Folders, re-open all folder windows that were left open when system was last shut down

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Restore previous folder windows at logon


Folders, reset default appearance to Windows default

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Reset All Folders


Folders, reuse folder windows

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in the same window


Folders, reuse folder windows when launching Internet shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts


Folders, set default appearance

Open any folder and configure it as you wish Tools Folder Options View tab Apply to All Folders


Folders, share on network

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Share this folder


Folders, show/hide hidden folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders


Folders, show background images

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Folders, show common tasks

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Folders, show contents of system folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the contents of system folders


Folders, show Digital Camera memory as a folder (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device


Folders, show FTP site as folder in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable folder view for FTP sites


Folders, show lines in Explorer tree view

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display simple folder view in Explorer's Folders list


Folders, show the full path in the address bar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the address bar


Folders, show the full path in the title bar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the title bar


Fonts, change DPI of all screen fonts

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced General tab DPI setting list select "Custom setting"


Fonts, determine link between font filename and font screen name

Control Panel Fonts View Details


Fonts, downloads (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Fonts, eliminate duplicates

Control Panel Fonts View List Fonts by Similarity


Fonts, in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Fonts


Fonts, in windows, menus, and icons

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced


Fonts, install

Control Panel Fonts File Install New Font


Fonts, repair folder

TweakUI Repair


Fonts, size in applications

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Font size


Fonts, smooth edges (enable/disable)

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Fonts, smooth edges (settings)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts


Fonts, uninstall

Control Panel Fonts delete a font file to uninstall it


Fonts, view & compare

Control Panel Fonts double-click any font


FTP, server restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab


FTP, show as folder in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable folder view for FTP sites


FTP, use passive mode

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Use Passive FTP


Go button, show in Address Bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Show Go button in Address Bar

Right-click on empty portion of address bar Go Button


Hang up Internet Connection automatically

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab select connection Settings


Hard Disk, cache settings for offline access

Explorer right-click drive icon Sharing Caching


Hard Disk, check for errors

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Tools tab Check Now


Hard Disk, clean up

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties General tab Disk Cleanup


Hard Disk, compress drive

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Compress drive to save disk space


Hard Disk, convert to dynamic disk

Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) View Top Disk List right-click on drive in top pane Convert to Dynamic Disk


Hard Disk, defragment

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties Tools tab Defragment Now


Hard Disk, enable / disable write caching

Device Manager right-click drive Properties Policies tab Enable write caching on the disk


Hard Disk, Indexing Service

See "Indexing Service"


Hard Disk, list volumes

Device Manager right-click drive Properties Volumes tab Populate


Hard Disk, quota management

Explorer right-click folder icon Properties Quota tab


Hard Disk, quota security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Disk Quotas


Hard Disk, share on network

Explorer right-click drive icon Sharing Share this folder


Hard Disk, turn off to save power

Control Panel Power Options Power Schemes tab Turn off monitor


Hardware, change the driver for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Update Driver


Hardware, driver information for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Driver Details


Hardware, driver signing options

Control Panel System Hardware tab Driver Signing


Hardware, enable / disable

Device Manager right-click on device Properties General tab Device usage


Hardware, install

Control Panel Add Hardware


Hardware, IRQ Steering settings

Device Manager Computer right-click sole entry Properties IRQ Steering tab


Hardware, list devices

System Information (winmsd.exe) Components


Hardware, list drivers

System Information (winmsd.exe) Software Environment


Hardware, list resources used

System Information (winmsd.exe) Hardware Resources


Hardware, places to look for drivers

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System


Hardware, profile settings

Control Panel System Hardware tab Hardware Profiles


Hardware, resources in use by a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Resources tab


Hardware, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options


Hardware, show all installed devices

Device Manager


Hardware, uninstall

Device Manager right-click on device Uninstall


Hardware, Universal Plug and Play support

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components Networking Services


Help, pop-up help windows

See "Tooltips"


Help, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Help and Support

TweakUI Explorer Allow Help on Start Menu


Hibernation, enable / disable

Control Panel Power Options Hibernate tab Enable hibernation


Hidden files and folders, show/hide

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders


Hourglass, change icon

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab


HTML editor, default

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab HTML Editor


Icons, desktop icons (show/hide)

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop

TweakUI Desktop


Icons, highlight color & font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Selected Items"


Icons, repair

TweakUI Repair


Icons, show shadows under icon captions

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Icons, show translucent selection rectangle when highlighting multiple icons

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Icons, single-click or double-click

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Click items as follows


Icons, size on desktop and in folders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use large icons

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Icon"


Icons, spacing on desktop and in folders

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Icon Spacing (Horizontal)" or "Icon Spacing (Vertical)"


Icons, underline captions

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Click items as follows


Images, show as thumbnails in Explorer

Explorer View Thumbnails


Images, show in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Show pictures


Images, show placeholders in web pages (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Show image download placeholders


Indexing Service, enable / disable for individual drives

Explorer right-click drive icon Properties General tab Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching


Insertion Point, change

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab choose "Text Select" from "Customize" list


Install On Demand, enable / disable

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable Install On Demand


Internet Call, default application

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Call


Internet Connection Firewall, enable / disable

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet


Internet Connection Firewall, logging

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Security Logging tab


Internet Connection Firewall, settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings


Internet Connection, set up

Control Panel Internet Options Connection tab Setup


Internet Explorer, abbreviate link addresses in status bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Show friendly URLs


Internet Explorer, ActiveX settings

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Internet Explorer, additional security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Windows Components Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer, animated GIFs (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Play animations in web pages


Internet Explorer, AutoComplete settings

See "AutoComplete"


Internet Explorer, automatically check for updates

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates


Internet Explorer, automatically download linked pages for desktop web pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Download tab


Internet Explorer, automatically update desktop web pages

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab select item Properties Schedule tab


Internet Explorer, buttons & controls, use display settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable visual styles on buttons and controls in web pages


Internet Explorer, cache settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Temporary Internet Files section Settings


Internet Explorer, cache settings for encrypted pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Do not save encrypted pages to disk


Internet Explorer, cache, clear automatically when browser is closed

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed


Internet Explorer, certificates for secure sites

See "Certificates"


Internet Explorer, check to see if it is the default browser

Control Panel Internet Options Programs tab Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser


Internet Explorer, colors & fonts

Control Panel Internet Options General tab


Internet Explorer, cookies

See "Cookies"


Internet Explorer, default home page

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Home page


Internet Explorer, desktop icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop


Internet Explorer, disable compositing effects when using Terminal Server

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Force offscreen compositing even under Terminal Server


Internet Explorer, download complete notification

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Notify when downloads complete


Internet Explorer, enable / disable HTTP 1.1

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag HTTP 1.1 settings


Internet Explorer, enable / disable moving or resizing web page items on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab Lock desktop items


Internet Explorer, enlarge picture boxes to accommodate "ALT" captions (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Accessibility Always expand ALT text for images


Internet Explorer, explain server error messages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Show friendly HTTP error messages


Internet Explorer, fading animation when moving from one web page to another

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable page transitions


Internet Explorer, Go button

See "Go button"


Internet Explorer, hand icon (change)

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab choose "Link Select" from "Customize" list


Internet Explorer, hide infrequently used Favorites

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable Personalized Favorites Menu


Internet Explorer, History settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section


Internet Explorer, icon, change

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon


Internet Explorer, icon, show on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer, image placeholders (if pictures are disabled in web pages)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Show image download placeholders


Internet Explorer, Image Toolbar (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Enable Image Toolbar


Internet Explorer, Java

See "Java"


Internet Explorer, Link underline

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Underline links


Internet Explorer, list additional settings

System Information (winmsd.exe) Internet Settings Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer, Media Bar content

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Don't display online media content in the media bar


Internet Explorer, navigation keys

TweakUI Explorer Command Keys


Internet Explorer, plugins (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable third-party browser extensions


Internet Explorer, print background colors and images when printing web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Printings Print background colors and images


Internet Explorer, profile assistant (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Enable Profile Assistant


Internet Explorer, restrict certain sites

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab Content Advisor section


Internet Explorer, reuse folder windows when launching shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts


Internet Explorer, save form data

Control Panel Internet Options Content tab AutoComplete


Internet Explorer, saved web pages, link to image folder

TweakUI Explorer Manipulate connected files as a unit


Internet Explorer, saved web pages, link to image folder

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Managing pairs of Web pages and folders


Internet Explorer, script debugging

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Disable script debugging


Internet Explorer, script error notification

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Display a notification about every script error


Internet Explorer, search, choose prefixes

TweakUI Internet Explorer Search


Internet Explorer, search, from the Address Bar

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Search from the Address bar


Internet Explorer, search, use classic

TweakUI Explorer Use Classic Search in Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer, show web page on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop Web tab


Internet Explorer, shrink large images to fit browser window

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Enable Automatic Image Resizing


Internet Explorer, smooth scrolling

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Use smooth scrolling


Internet Explorer, sounds (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Play sounds in web pages


Internet Explorer, SSL settings

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security


Internet Explorer, status bar shows abbreviated link addresses

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Show friendly URLs


Internet Explorer, toolbar background

TweakUI Internet Explorer


Internet Explorer, underline links

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Underline links


Internet Explorer, use passive mode in FTP

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Use Passive FTP


Internet Explorer, video clips (enable/disable)

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Multimedia Play videos in web pages


Internet Explorer, view source, choose program

TweakUI Internet Explorer View Source


Internet Explorer, warning for redirected form submission

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Security Warn if forms submittal is being redirected


Internet Explorer, warnings, enable / disable

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Internet icon, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize General tab Internet


Internet Shortcuts, use same folder window or Explorer window to open web page

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts


Java, compile applets before running using the JIT (Just In Time) compiler

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Microsoft VM JIT compiler for virtual machine enabled


Java, console

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Microsoft VM Java console enabled


Java, logging

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Microsoft VM Java logging enabled


Java, security settings

Control Panel Internet Options Security tab Custom Level


Joystick settings

Control Panel Game Controllers


Keyboard shortcuts, hide until Alt key is pressed

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key


Keyboard shortcuts, show in menus and windows

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Show extra keyboard help in programs


Keyboard, choose international layout

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details


Keyboard, enable alternative device

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab Use Serial Keys


Keyboard, ignore brief or repeated keystrokes

Control Panel Accessibility Options Keyboard tab Use FilterKeys


Keyboard, specify type

Control Panel Keyboard Hardware tab Properties Driver tab Update Driver Install from a list of specific location Next Don't search Next


Keyboard, speed (repeat rate and delay)

Control Panel Keyboard Speed tab Character repeat section


Keyboard, Windows logo key combinations (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Enable Windows+X hotkeys


Language settings in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options General tab Languages


Language, settings for non-Unicode applications

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Advanced tab Language for non-Unicode programs


Language, settings for text entry

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details


Language, use more than one

Control Panel Regional and Language Options Language tab Details Settings tab Add


Listboxes, enable / disable animation

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Log off, show in Ctrl-Alt-Del window

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Ctrl+Alt+Del Options


Log off, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Display Log Off

TweakUI Explorer Allow Logoff on Start Menu


Log on, automatic log on

TweakUI Logon


Log on, parse Autoexec.bat

TweakUI Logon


Log on, scripts policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Scripts

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Scripts


Log on, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System Logon

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System Logon


Log on, use Welcome screen

Control Panel User Accounts Change the way users log on or off Use the Welcome screen


Magnifier, move with focus change in web pages

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Accessibility Move system caret with focus/selection changes


Mail Server, restrictions

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Advanced tab Settings Services tab


Memory, priorities

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Advanced tab Memory usage section


Memory, show amount of memory installed on display adapter

Control Panel Display Settings tab Advanced Adapter tab Adapter Information section


Memory, show amount of system memory installed

Control Panel System General tab


Memory, virtual memory

See "Virtual Memory"


Menus, animation (enable/disable)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom

TweakUI General Enable menu animation


Menus, fading (enable/disable)

TweakUI General Enable menu fading


Menus, fonts & colors

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Menu"


Menus, highlight color & font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Selected Items"


Menus, shadows (enable/disable)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Show shadows under menus


Menus, size

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Menu"


Menus, speed

TweakUI Mouse


Menus, underlined keyboard shortcuts (show/hide)

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Effects Hide underlined letters for keyboard navigation until I press the Alt key


Message boxes, font

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Message Box"


Message boxes, sound

Control Panel Sounds and Audio Devices Sounds tab


Message boxes, text color

Control Panel Display Appearance tab Advanced Item list choose "Window"


Modems, settings

Control Panel Phone and Modem Options Modems tab


Mouse, auto-raise windows

TweakUI Mouse X-Mouse


Mouse, control with keyboard

Control Panel Accessibility Options Mouse tab


Mouse, detect accidental double-clicks

TweakUI Explorer Detect accidental double-clicks


Mouse, double-click speed

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Double-click speed section


Mouse, double-click sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse


Mouse, drag-drop sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse


Mouse, drag without holding down buttons

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab ClickLock section


Mouse, enable alternative device

Control Panel Accessibility Options General tab Use Serial Keys


Mouse, hide when typing

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Hide pointer while typing


Mouse, hot tracking effects

TweakUI General Enable mouse hot tracking effects


Mouse, hot tracking effects color

TweakUI Explorer Colors


Mouse, hover sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse Hover


Mouse, left-handed use

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Switch primary and secondary buttons


Mouse, move to default button when window is opened

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Automatically move pointer to the default button in a dialog box


Mouse, pointer

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab


Mouse, precise control enhancement

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Enhance pointer precision


Mouse, sensitivity

TweakUI Mouse


Mouse, shadow

Control Panel Mouse Pointers tab Enable pointer shadow

TweakUI General Enable cursor shadow


Mouse, show location with animated circles when Ctrl is pressed

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Show location of pointer when I press the Ctrl key


Mouse, specify type

Control Panel Mouse Hardware tab Properties Driver tab Update Driver Install from a list of specific location Next Don't search Next


Mouse, speed

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Motion section


Mouse, switch left and right buttons

Control Panel Mouse Buttons tab Switch primary and secondary buttons


Mouse, trails

Control Panel Mouse Pointer Options tab Display pointer trails


Mouse, wheel, use for scrolling

TweakUI Mouse Wheel


My Computer, change icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon


My Computer, show Control Panel

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Show Control Panel in My Computer


My Computer, show first on desktop

TweakUI Desktop First Icon


My Computer, show icon on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Computer


My Computer, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Computer


My Documents, change icon

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon


My Documents, clear recently opened documents from Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Clear


My Documents, clear recently opened documents from Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab Clear List


My Documents, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


My Documents, show as menu in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section Expand My Documents


My Documents, show first on desktop

TweakUI Desktop First Icon


My Documents, show icon on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Documents


My Documents, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section My Documents


My Documents, show recently opened on Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Recent documents" section


My Music, repair folder

TweakUI Repair


My Music, show as menu Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Music


My Network Places, history (enable/disable)

TweakUI Explorer Maintain network history


My Network Places, icon, change

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab select icon Change Icon


My Network Places, icon, show on desktop

Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop General tab My Network Places


My Network Places, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Network Places


My Network Places, View workgroup computers in common task pane (show/hide)

TweakUI Explorer Show "View workgroup computers" in Net Places


My Pictures, folder location

TweakUI My Computer Special Folders


My Pictures, repair folder

TweakUI Repair


My Pictures, show as menu in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize "Advanced Start menu options" section Expand My Pictures


My Pictures, show in Start Menu (Classic Start Menu only)

TweakUI Explorer Show My Pictures on classic Start Menu


My Pictures, show in Start Menu (XP Start Menu only)

Control Panel Taskbar and Start Menu Start Menu tab Customize Advanced tab "Start menu items" section My Pictures


My Videos, repair folder

TweakUI Repair


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