Windows XP 'view' tweak to enhance performance!

Question

Increase Windows XP performance by adjusting view options

Answer

This question was answered on February 22, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Windows XP has many new 'look and feel' settings that can reduce the perceived performance as you click through menus

A quick change of some 'Advanced Performance Properties' can make a big difference.

1: Right Click on My Computer and select Properties

2: Click on the "Advanced" tab

3: In the "Perfomance" section, click the "Settings" button

4: Remove the checkmark from the following:

Fade or slide menus into view

Fade or slide ToolTips into view

Fade out menu items after clicking

Show Shadows under menus

Slide open combo boxes

Slide taskbar buttons

Use a background image for each folder type

Use common tasks in folders

OR

Select the 'Adjust for best performance' option to turn everything off!

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on February 22, 2002