Windows » Common

Some Minor Advices

1. To change default Program Files directory:

  • Go to the registry
  • Find the branch

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
  • Change the ProgramFilesDir key to a new path

2. Disable balloon messages in the tray

  • Go to the registry
  • Find the branch

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • Set/create DWORD key EnableBalloonTips=0
  • Logoff/Restart

3. Assign keyboard shortcut to a Desktop/Start Menu shortcut

  • From the context menu of a shortcut open its Properties
  • In the Shortcut Key field type new shortcut

Shortcut Properties Shortcut Key

4. Remove “Shortcut” text from new created shortcuts

  • Go to the registry
  • Find the branch

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
  • Set/create Binary key link=”00 00 00 00″
  • Logoff/Restart

Remove shortcut text registry key 

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