S


Safe mode, accessing, 4

Screensavers

listing of, 13

changing, 12-13

Scroll

smooth-scroll list boxes, 211

Start Menu, 31

Search

features, removing from Start menu, 42

removing from Start menu, 42

scope of searches, customizing, 25-26

Start Panel capabilities, 25

See also Windows Explorer search

Search engines, 99-103

adding to Internet Explorer 7, 99-100

custom search entries, adding, 101-3

management of, 100-101

Registry file, custom search, 102-3

Secondary Logon, 172

Security

Account Lockout Policy, setting, 261-62

Administrator account, disabling, 259-60

alerts, disabling, 191-92

automatic logon issue, 184

encryption, 266-73

firewalls, 256

last user, clearing, 10-12, 260

Local Security Policy editor, 13

logon screen message, 13-14

network connections, 256

passwords, 256-59

plug-ins, cautions, 255

port scanning, 276-77

security patches, 253-54

threats, information sources on, 252

User Account Control, 255-56, 262-63

See also Internet Explorer 7 privacy; Internet security

Security Accounts Management, 172

Security Center, 172, 277-78

loading, 278

Send To menu, modifying, 90-91

Server service, 172

Services

disabling to improve boot speed, 166-79

functions of, 166

Services utility, 177-78

Windows Vista, listing of, 167-76

Settings menu, remove programs, 42

Shadows effects, enabling, 210-11

Shortcut arrow, removing from desktop, 48-49

Sidebar. See Windows Sidebar

Skins, 76-78

downloading, sites for, 78

hacked visual styles, use of, 76-78

skinning engine files, patching, 77-78

Vista skinning capabilities, 76

visual styles as, 66, 76

WindowBlinds, 78-80

Slide effects, enabling, 209-10

SL UI Notification, 172

Small Icons view, purpose of, 93

Smart Card Removal Policy, 172

Smart Card service, 172

SNMP Trap, 173

Software Licensing service, 173

Sounds

logon music, disabling, 196

modifying, 64-65

startup, 65

See also Audio system

Speaker system, customizing. See Audio system

Spell check, ieSpell, 110

Spybot-S&D, 286

SpyNet, 286

Spyware

third-party programs, 286

Windows Defender, 285-86

SSDP Discovery, 173

SSL connections, encrypted pages, eliminating, 295-96

Star Downloader, 242

Start command, 232-33

Start Menu (classic)

activating, 27-28, 43

See also Start Menu (classic), customizing

Start Menu (classic), customizing

customizable features, 29-30

with Group Policy Editor, 39-44

icons, changing size, 30

menu settings, preventing changes, 43

personalized menus, disabling, 30-33

scrolling, 31

system components, 19-20

Start Panel

programs, maximum number on, 22

search capabilities, 25

See also Start Panel, customizing

Start Panel, customizing, 17-27

Balloon Help, disabling, 27

Customization screen, accessing, 18

drag-and-drop function, disabling, 41

Frequently Run Programs list, 21-25

with Group Policy Editor, 39-44

icons, changing size, 21-22

number of programs, setting, 22-23

personal folders, hiding, 18-19

pinning programs, 24-25

program highlights, disabling, 26-27

programs, keeping off list, 23-24

Recent Items, removing, 20

search box, scope of searches, 25-26

Startup

automatic logon, enabling, 184-85

and BIOS, 153-54

boot screen, customizing, 3-7

logon screen, customizing, 7-17

logon speed. See Logon speed, improving

PCMark05 benchmarking, 149

POST screen, 153

sound, modifying, 65

system boot speed. See Boot speed, improving

Subfolders, search, 85

Superfetch, 173

Super hidden files, showing, 98

Surround sound, Headphone Virtualization, 115

System Cache Resident Bytes, 205-6

System components buttons, Start Panel, customizing, 19-20

System Configuration

boot screen, disabling, 161

timeout values, changing, 158

System Configuration Utility

accessing, 4, 161, 186

auto-start applications, disabling, 186-87

System icons, display on desktop, 47

System Notification Event, 173

System performance monitoring

CPU performance overview, 131

Disk overview, 131-32

Event Viewer, 140-43

gadgets for, 145

Memory overview, 133

Network overview, 132-33

PCMark05 Basic Edition, 149-51

Performance Monitor, 133-39

Reliability and Performance Monitor, 130-33

Reliability Monitor, 139-40

Resources Overview, 131-32

Task Manager, 143-45

Windows Performance Diagnostic Console, loading, 130-31

Windows System Performance Rating, 146-49

System Stability Chart, 139-40

System Stability Report, reading, 140

System tray

clock, removing, 37-38

disabling, 43

icons, modifying, 37-38




Hacking Windows Vista
Hacking Windows Vista: ExtremeTech
ISBN: 0470046872
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 105
Authors: Steve Sinchak

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