Power Tips and Tricks for windows 98

Friday, May 04, 2007 Posted by Aman Jain

Q.How to add items to send to ?

Send to is an item available when you right click any file in Windows.You can use this feature not only for copying or moving files,but also for quickly opening the files with programs that are not associated with it.For example you could create a shortcut to NotePad and send any ASCII text file (like .HTM file) to Notepad.

1.Browse to the \Windows\SendTo folder using Windows Explorer.
2.Right Click an empty space on the Window and select New>Shortcut.
3.In the Create Shortcut window ,use the browse button to select the program or the directory for the shortcut.
4.Click Next and Finish to create the shortcut

Q.Open Files with multiple Programs!!

You can open files with multiple program and can also change the default program that a file opens with ,and replace it with another one.
1.Select Start > Settings > Folder Options>File Types.Locate the File Type you want to work with and double click on it.
2.In the Edit File dialog that opens you will see a box marked Actions.To add an entry click New.In the New Action Dialog Box,type the name of the action in Action Box.
3.Use the Browse button to find the Application that you want to open the file with.The action that is set as default would be carried out when you double click the file .Other Actions will be available by right clicking the file.

Q.Creating Associations in a jiffy!!

To associate files of a certain type with a different Program:
1.Hold down the [shift] key while right clicking on a file of that type
2. Click on Open With from the context Menu .
3. Select the program you want to open files of this type with and Enable always use this Program to open this type of File.Hence forth the file will always open with this program when double-clicked.

Q.Cascading Menus on clicking Start!

Cascading menus of folders like Control Panel or Printers can be very handy at the start menu. Here’s how to get them there:
1. Right click the Start button and click on
2. Create a new folder and type the following string, all on one line, replacing the words New Folder with this new line. You must type the period, the curly braces, all four hyphens, and the hexadecimal numbers exactly as shown.
For example to create a Cascading Menu for Printers make a folder named Printers dot and the whole Hexadecimal number in the curly braces.
The various examples are shown below.
Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
Dial Up Networking.{992CFFA0-F557-101A-88EC-00DD010CCC48}
Internet Cache.{7BD29E00-76C1-11CF-9DD0-00A0C9034933}
Network Neighborhood.{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
My Computer.{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
Recycle Bin.{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}
URL History.{FF393560-C2A7-11CF-BFF4-444553540000}

Q.Back to old ways (How to emulate windows 95)

In Windows 98, when a menu is too tall to fit the screen, you will see a scroll arrow at the bottom. In Windows 95, a second menu would appear next to the first when the entries don't fit. For Windows 95 like behaviour in Windows 98:
1. Start the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Advanced.
2. Create a new String Value and name it StartMenuScrollPrograms.
3. Double-click on this entry and add the value 'false'.
4. To restore Windows 98 behavior, simply change the value of StartMenuScrollPrograms to 'true'.

3D Text ScreenSaver Easter Egg!!

There is a 3D screensaver in the windows .
Normally screen saver will display any text and the Texture 3D Style but it can also be made to display the names of Volcanoes.
If you have the 3D Text screensaver installed, edit its settings by doing the following:
1. Right-click the Desktop and click Properties to open the Display Properties.
2. Switch to the Screen Saver tab, select the 3D Text Screensaver and click Settings.
3. Type Volcano and the screensaver cycles through a list of known volcanoes.