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  1. wasgedn

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    maybe we can unfold this to an tips and tricks and stuff thread for windows 7

    empty clipboard :
    open txt editor and type
    cmd /c echo off | clip
    when you save it alter file ending .txt to .cmd
    now you have script for clearing clipboard you can save it and make short cut
    just click on the clear clipboard.cmd and clipboard get cleared
     
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  3. The Pirate

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    The following batch commands are used to delete all your temp, recent and prefetch files on your System.

    Save the following code as "Clear.bat" on your local system

    *********START CODE************

    @ECHO OFF

    del /s /f /q %userprofile%\Recent\*.*
    del /s /f /q C:\Windows\Prefetch\*.*
    del /s /f /q C:\Windows\Temp\*.*
    del /s /f /q %USERPROFILE%\appdata\local\temp\*.*
    /Below command to Show the folder after deleted files
    Explorer %userprofile%\Recent
    Explorer C:\Windows\Prefetch
    Explorer C:\Windows\Temp
    Explorer %USERPROFILE%\appdata\local\temp


    *********END CODE************

    or this one

    *********START CODE************

    @echo off
    del /s /f /q %windir%\temp\*.*
    rd /s /q %windir%\temp
    md %windir%\temp
    del /s /f /q %windir%\Prefetch\*.*
    rd /s /q %windir%\Prefetch
    md %windir%\Prefetch
    del /s /f /q %windir%\system32\dllcache\*.*
    rd /s /q %windir%\system32\dllcache
    md %windir%\system32\dllcache
    del /s /f /q "%SysteDrive%\Temp"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%SysteDrive%\Temp"
    md "%SysteDrive%\Temp"
    del /s /f /q %temp%\*.*
    rd /s /q %temp%
    md %temp%
    del /s /f /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History"
    md "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\History"
    del /s /f /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
    md "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"
    del /s /f /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp"
    md "%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp"
    del /s /f /q "%USERPROFILE%\Recent"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\Recent"
    md "%USERPROFILE%\Recent"
    del /s /f /q "%USERPROFILE%\Cookies"\*.*
    rd /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\Cookies"
    md "%USERPROFILE%\Cookies"

    *********END CODE************
     
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    Lovely stuff, thanks for this thread iniative. Any cool registry tweaks out there as well? :guru:
     
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    These are 4 of my favorite registry hacks on a Windows 7. For more, go to https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/37920/the-50-best-registry-hacks-that-make-windows-better/

    IMPORTANT: You must always back up the registry before you make any modifications as it is easier to restore a file than it is to undo your changes.

    This is a very important step. From the registry editor, make sure “Computer” is highlighted and go to File -> Export…

    This will save the entire registry with a name that you chose and a .reg extension. You could have MyRegistryBackup.reg for example.

    In order to restore it you can either:

    1. Open up the editor and go to File -> Import…
    2. Double click the file and add it directly.
    Happy hacking!
     
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    If you'd like to speed up the menu , try this easy Registry tweak:

    1. Open the Registry Editor and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Control Panel > Desktop.
    2. Find MenuShowDelay and double-click to open. Adjust the value in milliseconds (the default is 400 milliseconds, or just under half a second).
    3. Log off and then log back on for the change to take effect.
     
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    If you'd like to change the border width around all your windows while on the desktop, try this:
    1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics
    2. Find the key called BorderWidth and change it to any value between 0 and 50. It’s defaulted to -15 but you can just use 0 to 50 for this registry setting instead of the crazy negative numbers.
     
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    I like win 7 ALOT but one thing annoyes me.
    I have folders on the desktop with subfolders in them
    And no matter what i do i the icons (Mostly is shortcuts but some are pdf and some are exe,s) i have in those folders always end up showing as detail list (or whatever it is called in English?).
    I want them to be shown medium size or big size icons anyone knows how to fix that?
     
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    Optimising your PC for audio on Windows 7 (courtesy of Focusrite)

    All of the tuning tips below should be implemented if you want to achieve high speed, low latency audio recording and playback without glitches with your audio interface.
    You may need to change your view in Control Panel from 'Categories' to either 'Small Icons' or 'Large Icons' in order to directly follow some of these steps.
    This video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b_AdZYSmLg guides you through the following steps.
    General optimisation:
    1. Set your computer's power for high performance

    If your computer is set to conserve energy, the CPU may not be running at full speed all of the time. This can have a detrimental effect on your computer's audio performance. To set your computer's power for high performance:
    - Go to: Start>Control Panel>Power Options
    - Choose "High Performance"
    - Click the "Change plan settings" button.
    - Make sure both power options are set to "Never"
    2. Ensure that Windows 7 is fully up to date
    Microsoft often issues important updates for Windows that may fix issues relating to any audio problems you might be having. Problems arise here if a Windows system has auto-updates turned off, and so your system may be missing many updates. It is fine to leave auto-update off, however we would recommend ensuring that you check for Windows updates regularly.
    3. Disable system sounds
    System sounds can interrupt audio. Ensure that they are disabled by doing the following:
    - Go to control panel and select "Sound"
    - Go to the sounds tab
    - Under sounds scheme, select "No sounds"
    - Click "Apply" then, "OK"
    4. Enable DMA (Direct memory access) on each IDE channel
    This allows data to be transferred directly into the memory and can improve audio performance. To ensure that DMA is enabled:
    - Open device manager
    - Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category then double click on each one of the IDE channels
    - Under the 'Advanced settings' tab, make sure the 'Enable DMA' box is ticked in device properties
    Please note: this only applies to some hardware and if this option is not available, you should not worry about completing this step.
    5. Set processor scheduling to "Background services"
    This will improve the performance of your audio drivers on your computer. To do this:
    - In control panel select "system"
    - Go to "Advanced system settings" and then the "Performance" tab
    - Set processor scheduling as "Background Services"
    - Click "Apply" then "OK"
    6. Disable Windows Firewall, anti-virus and spyware software
    These should all be disabled to ensure that no interferences occur during audio recording or playback and to ensure that maximum resources are available. To remain secure while your firewall and antivirus disabled, it is advisable to temporarily disconnect from any internet connections when working with audio.
    7. Disable USB Selective Suspend (for U (for USB interfaces)
    This prevents your hub driver from suspending an individual USB port. To do this: Start - Hardware and Sound - Power Options - Change advanced power settings - USB Selective Suspend and select 'Disabled'

    Advanced optimisation:
    If you wish to optimise your system further, or you are using a system that is particularly lacking in resources you can follow the tips below for advanced optimisation.
    Disable Visual effects
    The visual features in Windows 7 can use resources that could otherwise help to improve audio performance. As a start, it is good idea to disable some of the visual features by doing the following:
    - Press start and in the search box type: "SystemPropertiesPerformance" and press enter
    - On the visual effects tab select "custom"
    - Untick: "Animate windows when minimising and maximising" to help prevent glitches when minimising and maximising. You can also experiment with disabling other visual effects in the custom list to see how they improve audio performance.
    - Once finished, press "OK"

    If you wish to optimise your Windows 7 graphics for the best performance use the "Adjust for best performance". Although improving computer performance, this will make your Windows 7 appear a lot less aesthetically pleasing.

    Disable Windows services
    One way in which you can make more resources available to improve audio performance, is to disable unnecessary Windows 7 services as these use valuable resources. The following site has a comprehensive guide to the services running on Windows 7 and helps locate the services that are safe to disable: http://www.blackviper.com/service-configurations/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

    More optimization tips can be found here:https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/pc-optimization-guide-for-windows-7/
     
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    That is very easy to do.
    1. Go to the folder containing icons and open it.
    2. Go to your toolbar right corner and you will open the third icon from the right. This is the "change your view" AND "more options" tab.
    3. Click on them to change view and icon size you desire.
    4. If they continue to change, see post below.

    change-folder-view-button.jpg
     
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    sometimes i did that but when coming back you have to do it again sometimes
     
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    Clear.bat i got as clear temp.cmd ...worx too...thx a lot
     
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    It happens because of "Automatic Folder Type Discovery" feature which was introduced in Windows Vista but instead of making something good, this feature has made the life of Windows users worst as Windows doesn't remember your customized view types for folders and automatically changes or resets the view type based on folder content.
    There is a registry trick to fix this annoying problem. This trick will reset the view settings of all folders and then it'll completely disable the automatic folder type discovery feature, so you'll not face this problem any more and Windows will always remember your customized view type settings for all folders.

    So if Windows doesn't remember folder view settings and folder views keeps changing or resetting in your Windows PC, follow these simple steps to fix this problem:

    1. Open Registry Editor.
    2. Now navigate to following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

    3. Under "Shell" key, select "Bags" key and press "Delete" key. It'll ask for confirmation, click on Yes button.
    4. Now right-click on "Shell" key and select "New -> Key" option. Set the name of new key as Bags
    5.
    Now right-click on "Bags" key and select "New -> Key" option. Set the name of new key as AllFolders
    6.
    Again right-click on "AllFolders" key and select "New -> Key" option. Now set the name of new key as Shell

    So the final key path will be:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell

    7. Now click on this new "Shell" key and in right-side pane, create a new String value and give it name as FolderType and set its value to NotSpecified

    [​IMG]

    8. That's it. Either restart your system or log off and now Windows will no longer forget or automatically change your customized folder view type settings.
     
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    @wasgedn To set the default view for all folders and files to details, follow the steps described on the Microsoft Support site:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...folder-view-settings-or-to-customize-a-folder
    1. Locate and open the folder that has the view setting that you want to use for all folders.
    2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
    3. On the View tab, click Apply to All Folders.
    4. Click Yes, and then click OK
    5. In Windows 7, you have to follow these steps for five different folder templates to have all Explorer folders show the details view: General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, and Videos. Even then, a system change may reset your folder views to the Windows default, which uses different views based on the folder's contents.
    An alternative is Explorer++ A small and fast file manager for Windows. With tabs, bookmarks and advanced file operations, it allows you to be much more productive! including the ability to select the default view for all folders: click Tools > Options > Default Settings, make your selection, and click OK. Support its developer David Erceg. https://explorerplusplus.com/
     
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    thx so much... you def a win7 professor:beg:
     
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    I wish I was. I just have been collecting info and doing hacks on this platform for years.
     
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    Any hack to free up RAM?
     
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    thats why i cant change OS ...i dont want be skill less newb in new OS
     
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    The less programs running in the background, the more RAM. :wink: And CPU.

    Cut everything but audio programs down to size.
     
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