1. Hardware Tweaks
    Hardware and Peripheral Enhancements






    Change Drive Name and Icon (All Windows) Popular
    This tweak allows you to change the name and icon shown in Explorer for a specific drive letter.

    Convert an IEEE 1394 Device to a Dynamic Disk Drive (Windows XP)
    This tweak allows you to convert an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) 1394(FireWire) disk drive to a dynamic disk drive.

    Enable 48-bit LBA Support for Large Hard Drives (Windows 2000/XP)
    By default Windows 2000 SP2, Windows XP and earlier versions of Windows do not support 48-bit Logical Block Addressing (LBA) for drives larger than 137GB as defined in the ATA/ATAPI 6.0 specification.


    Enable UDMA66 Mode on Intel Chipsets (Windows 2000/XP) Popular
    If you have a computer with an Intel chipset that supports UDMA66, you will still find that UDMA66 mode is disabled by default on Windows 2000 computers. This tweak allows you to enable or disable it.

    Control the CD-ROM Autorun Function (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
    Normally when you insert a disc into your CD-ROM drive, the contents are automatically launched. This tweak allows you to disable this behavior.


    Configure Protected-Mode Hard Disk Interrupt Handling (Windows 95/98/Me)
    This switch allows Windows to terminate interrupts from the hard disk controller, bypassing the ROM routine that handles these interrupts. Some hard drives might require that this setting be disabled in order for interrupts to be processed correctly. If this setting is disabled, the ROM routine handles the interrupts.


    Hard Disk Free Space Warning (Windows NT/2000/XP)
    By default Windows sends an administrative alert when the amount of free space remaining on a hard disk drive falls below 10 percent. This percentage can be configured using this setting.


    Disable CD Burning (Windows XP)
    This restriction is used to disable the use of the inbuilt CD recording functions of Windows.

    Disk Drives

    Mice and Keyboards

    Change Mouse Double-Click Sensitivity (All Windows)
    This setting controls the amount of mouse movement allowed between clicks, for two consecutive clicks to be registered as a double-click.

    Change Mouse Wheel Scroll Settings (All Windows)
    This tweak determines the number of lines scrolled for each rotation of the mouse wheel on a Microsoft IntelliMouse (or compatible) when no modifier keys (such as [Ctrl] or [Shift]) are pressed.

    Active Window Tracking (All Windows)
    This tweak allows you to bring running programs to the foreground just by moving you mouse of the application window. This is similar to the X-Mouse feature found on UNIX operating systems.

    Change the Keyboard Preferences (All Windows)
    These settings allow you to configure the repeat rate, blink rate and repeat delay of your keyboard.

    Increase Application Keyboard Response Time (Windows 95/98/Me)
    When running more than one application at a time, you may find that your system's keyboard response is slower. To alleviate this, you can adjust the amount of time allocated to processing keystrokes.

    Disable the Windows Key (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular
    This tweak disables the Windows key that is found between the Ctrl and Alt keys on a Windows enhanced keyboard.

    Detect Accidental Double Clicks (All Windows)
    This setting is used to control whether explorer should attempt to automatically detect accidental double mouse clicks.

    Change Wheel Mouse Detection (Windows NT/2000/XP)
    This setting controls whether the driver should attempt to detect and enable the wheel on the mouse device. The mouse wheel provides rapid scrolling and other control features.

    PS2 Mouse Port Rate Adjustment (Windows NT)
    Ever noticed how your mouse cursor flickers sometimes or doesn't run as smoothly as you would like? That's because the refresh rate is set too low, modify this key to speed things up and make your mouse cursor move smoothly.

    Change the Keyboard Buffer Size (Windows NT/2000/XP)
    Occasionally Windows may report an error relating to an overflow in the keyboard buffer. This tweak can be used to increase the size of the buffer, and avoid this problem.

    Change the Mouse Buffer Size (Windows NT/2000/XP)
    Occasionally Windows may report an error relating to an overflow in the mouse buffer. This tweak can be used to increase the size of the buffer, and avoid this problem.

    Display Mouse Pointer Trails (All Windows)
    This setting allows you to control whether trails are shown behind the movement of the mouse pointer to increase visibility.

    Reverse the Mouse Buttons (All Windows)
    By default the left mouse button is the primary mouse button and the right is the secondary. This tweak lets you swap those buttons around to make the right the primary, which may be useful for left handed users.

    Control the Mouse "Snap To" Feature (All Windows)
    When enabled, this setting causes the mouse pointer to snap-to the default button of the active application window.