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Tag: TWEAKING

AeroTweak is an option-filled tweaking app for Windows 7

A while back, I ran down a list of 7 tweaking apps for Windows 7. One more worth knowing about is AeroTweak, a fully-portable Windows tweaking app which allows you to modify and disable a wide range of features. AeroTweak lets you painless flip the switch on things like AeroShake, taskbar thumbnails, and low disk space notifications. It also provides one-click disabling of autoruns on all your...

GTweak is a Windows tweaking app for CMD fanatics

There was a time when the vast majority of my time spent online was wrapped in the awesomeness of ASCII art and two-color interfaces. If you're anything like Sebastian or me, you get a little excited any time you come across a brand new app which harkens back to the days of the BBS. ... Like GTweak, which eschews the shiny, modern look most Windows tweaking apps go for in favor of good old...

Open source tweaking app Vista Services Optimizer adds Windows 7 love in v1.2

If you don't know the app, don't let its name fool you. Vista Services Optimizer is capable of more than just tuning your Windows services to squeeze out some extra performance. It also allows you to create different profiles, provides a one-touch gaming mode, can take automatic service state snapshots, and offers painless recovery of Windows default settings. Version 1.2 is also Windows 7...

7 free Windows 7 tweaking utilities

If you're running the Windows 7 RC, chances are good that you're the kind of user that likes to monkey around with settings and tweak your OS. While you can go the DIY route and hack your registry and run your mouse ragged clicking through various control panel screens, there are a number of good, free apps available designed to simplify tweaking. Pro tip: if you run one of these apps, use their...

XDN Tweaker offers simple Windows 7, Vista, XP tinkering

Like many tweaking utilities, much of what you can accomplish with XDN Tweaker is possible with a little registry hacking. If you'd rather not poke around in there, however, the free app is a fast, easy way to make a few adjustments to your system. XDN doesn't offer as many adjustments as Ultimate Windows Tweaker, but it covers the basics. It can hide/show the right-click send to menu, add...

Game Booster auto-tweaks Windows for better performance

There are plenty of hardware-free solutions for squeezing a little bit more gaming performance out of your Windows system. Heck, there are even a number of tools built right in to Windows that you can use to cut down on background performance drains before you fire up your favorite game - like services.msc, for example. Still, it's kind of pain to go in there and selectively turn off unwanted...