February 5, 2007

Tips and Tricks-fine-tune Internet access speed

Turn off the irritating low disk pop up:

Windows XP

To turn off the low disk space notification: Start regedit, expand HKEY_CURRENT_ USER and in Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer, and set the value of NoLowDiskSpaceChecks to DWORD = 1. (This modification requires a reboot to work.)

Whenever type an Internet or a network path, MS Word automatically converts it to a hyperlink. How to disable auto formatting of links in Word?

If you don’t want Word to automatically format Internet or network paths, here’s how you can disable the feature: Go to “Tools | AutoCorrect Options” to bring up the AutoCorrect dialog box. Click on the “AutoFormat as you type” tab. Uncheck the option “Internet and network paths with hyperlinks”. Since Word won’t auto-format Internet and network paths, you will need to manually convert these to hyperlinks if you need to.

How do I fine-tune Internet access speed?

Accessing the Internet has to go through a process called DNS resolution? DNS stands for Domain Name Service. Even though XP does a fine job of handling DNS resolution, you will get better speed by increasing the DNS cache size. To do this, add the following entries in registry. Save what is written below in a file say “dnstuning.reg” file and import it in the registry by opening the registry editor and going to import option from the top menu. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache\Parameters] “CacheHashTableBucketSize”=dword: 00000001 “CacheHashTableSize”=dword: 00000180 “MaxCacheEntryTtlLimit”=dword: 0000fa00

Using the undo feature in Photoshop, I can only undo the last step. How do I undo a series of tasks last performed?

By default, you can only undo the last step in Photoshop. Pressing “ctrl+z” repeatedly won’t undo a series of tasks last performed. But pressing “ctrl+z” repeatedly with the “alt” key pressed will even undo the tasks previously performed. Just keeping a single key pressed makes quite a difference!

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