Showing posts with label registry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label registry. Show all posts

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Change or restore source viewer for Internet Explorer

You can use other editor instead of notepad as the default source viewer for Internet Explorer.

Here is how to do the tweak.
  1. Open the registry. Click on Start > Run. Type “regedit” in the “Open” text box. Click OK.
  2. Create the key below, if it does not exist. Please refer to Figure 1.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet ExplorerView Source EditorEditor Name]
  3. Set the “(Default)” “Value Data” to the full path of the new editor.
  4. Restart Internet Explorer
Figure 1: Registry Editor
I had also found that this tweak is useful if suddenly the source viewer editor path is missing, which results in “My Computer” to be launched instead of Notepad, when I click on “View Source” in Internet Explorer.

By the way, for whatever reason you would like to apply this tweak, editing the registry is dangerous. Please pursue registry backup, before making any changes to the registry.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Spring clean your PC

Baku is a freeware tool that could be use to clean up your PC. The three main features of Baku are remove unwanted files, remove invalid Registry keys, and remove Most Recently Used (MRU) lists.

Baku's first feature - search for unneeded files - is great for searching and remove empty folders, 'History' folder contents, 'Recent documents' folder contents, 'Temp' folder contents, temporary internet files, and cookies. Besides, it will also searches for Windows log files, shortcuts to missing files and folders, and user specified file types. Baku will also implements the standard DOD 5220.22-M, in order to make sure that the deleted data will not be recovered.

As for the registry, Baku's second feature could be used to removes unused and obsolete keys, including ActiveX/COM, Application Paths, Fonts, Help files, Icon files, Sound files, Uninstall Programs and Windows Installer. Baku will automatically backup the registry before any changes are made.

The last optional feature of Baku is the MRU lists cleaner using heuristic based scanning. MRU lists supported by Baku includes Media Player, eMule, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce and WinZip.

Besides the three main features of Baku, Baku could also be used to backup and restore not only the entire system registry, but also the system device drivers.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Disable Windows Autorun

This tip is useful for disabling Windows XP from running the Autorun.inf file.
For further information, please go to

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