Friday, December 14, 2007

Random things !

Nothing else to blog abt .. That's why .. N yea .. I dont take credit for the things below ..

1) Increase Net Speed

Start --> Run --> Type gpedit.msc

This will open the Group Policy window .

In that :

Local Computer Policy-->Computer Configuration -->Administrative Templates -->Network
->QOS Packet Scheduler-->Limit Reservable Bandwidth

Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured.By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.

So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO or DISABLE . This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.For this double click on Limit Reservable Bandwidth and change it to Enabled and make the value 0.

It does increase your net speed a lot from my personal experience.


2)Making Shutdown Quicker
Go to Start -> Run -> Regedit
It will open the Registry Editor .

There ..
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Control Panel -> Desktop -> Double Click it ..
The various attributes will come on the right split screen.

There you will find something like "WaitToKillAppTime" .. Double Click on it and Change the value (I guess it will be 20000) to around 1000 or 500 even.
Then Click ok .

Now Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control ..
Now on the right tab, There will be be this "WaitToKillService.." option .Double Click on it and Change the value to 1000 or 500.Then click ok.
Absolutely Safe Edit.Works like magic. [:)]

Credit : Metacafe

3) IE is waste
Try using Mozilla Firefox or Opera or Safari 3 ..

Mozilla ..
It rocks especially while using Orkut because of the Orkut Toolbar which is loads helpful and cos it loads pictures from TinyPic automatically in the forum Window itself which makes life looads easier.The plugins ranging from FlashBlock to PicturesBlock work wonders especially if u are using broadband with limited bandwidth as it reduces unwanted usage by a mile. One of the quicker browsers when compared to IE. Tabbed browsing rocks esp. if u are using a pirated copy of windows and cant install IE 7 ..

Opera ..
Nothing special about it. The interface is pretty neat. Tabbed browsing is a part of this as well.Quite quick but lacks the Addons of Mozilla. Better suited for mobiles I guess.

Safari 3 ...
This one rocks totally.Neat interface.Great speed.Neat Bookmarks toolbar.But has a few errors like the MIME one.Not enough plugins but if u start using this,u'll fall in love with it.The colours are quite attractive and the black and white contrast is good on the eye as well. Once the errors are removed , it will be a great browser. Try this once and u'll know the difference.But one huge disadvantage is the remeber password thingy.It doesn't work properly.Unlike in Mozilla where you can clear parts of the cache,here if u clear the cache , the whole thing is off ! .. N yea the private browsing option is another good one if you dont want others to know where u have been ..

Source:Naan thaan .. :-P

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