Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Stupid XP Fix (aka wasting time until Holiday Time Kicks In)

The office is dead, the partners are gone, half of the client's staff is on physical vacation and the other half is on mental vacation. I've beat the last tower defense game to come out, now what?  Oh yeah, fixes to Windows XP.


My computer hangs for 5 seconds every time I right click on a file to delete it.  There's no value in pointing out the idiocy of a super-advanced productivity-increasing operating system that forces the user to wait 5 seconds to delete a file.  But here's the fix:
Right click on an empty area of Desktop>Properties.  When the Display Properties box opens, click the Appearance tab, click the Effects button, left click to REMOVE the checkmark in the box to the left of: Use the following transition effect for menus and tooltips, click the OK button, then click the Apply and OK buttons at the bottom of theremaining box. - Xperience XP

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008