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How to make Windows 7 usable

Classic software

Usability

  • Typical X11 behaviour focus-follows-mouse, no-raise, right-click-sends-back and middle-click-pastes: TXmouse (http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/nt/TXMouse/); download binary and copy it in Startup folder (possibly for all users)
  • compose key: AllChars (http://sourceforge.net/projects/allchars/files/); unzip and copy .exe to Startup folder (possibly for all users) and *.dll to c:\Windows\system32.
  • Disable boot-time numlock: edit registry key InitialKeyboardIndicators and set bit 1 (mask value 2) to 0.
  • Set logon screen keyboard layout: Control Panel, Region and Language, Administrative, Copy Settings
  • Set logon screen image:
    • Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Background key OEMBackground to 1.
    • Browse c:\Windows\system32\oobe\info\backgrounds and put a backgroundDefault.jpg image there.
  • Remove Xbox 360 Neighbourhood icon: search HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop for a key containing Xbox and remove it.

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