Thursday, July 10, 2008

Windows XP PowerToys - TweakUI v2.10

Tweak UI PowerToys for Windows XP have been around for many years now. The latest version is 2.10.

Its still an oldie but a goodie. If you havent installed this Microsoft Freebie then your missing out in Windows XP.

TweakUI v2.10 is the latest release which ceased to be updated back in 2005 and has been allways been a nice complement to automating tweaks easily. It gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP’s default control panel options for example or would require you to do registry tweaks.

If you´re a power user or not this makes it easy. Go ahead and try it, but be forewarned that PowerToys aren´t supported by Microsoft because they´re not part of the official Windows XP release. TweakUI lets you adjust your Windows user interface, including menu speed, window animation, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

Since TweakUI does not come installed by default you would be surprised how many people dont know anything about it. Watch PCWizKid’s walktrough video on TweakUI and decide for yourself, what are you waiting for?

Note: Tweak UI Version 2.10 requires Windows XP Service Pack 1 or above / Windows Server 2003. Since most Windows XP PC’s have Service Pack 2 or 3 you will probably be ok.

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