Question about taskbar in XP

  Si_L 23:27 02 Aug 09

A while ago I stumbled across an option on my XP PC that allowed me to tick or untick boxes that changed the appearance, which meant performance increased. I am now selling the PC, and want it back how it was but I can't find the option anywhere.

Anyone know where its hiding? Thanks

  Terminus90 23:38 02 Aug 09

control panel>performance and maintenance>system>advanced tab>performance settings

  GaT7 23:43 02 Aug 09

Right-click the taskbar & select Properties - perhaps?

Also Control Panel > System > Advanced tab > Performance > Settings > Visual Effects. I only have 5 items ticked there. G

  Si_L 23:46 02 Aug 09

Spot on, thank you very much :)

  GaT7 23:57 02 Aug 09

Try lowering the Visual Effects as well - makes a greater difference than the taskbar settings to increase performance (or give that illusion anyway!). G

  GaT7 00:01 03 Aug 09

Btw, the ones I have ticked are:

- Show shadows under menus
- Show shadow under mouse pointer
- Smooth edges of screen fonts
- Use drop down shadows for icon labels on the desktop
- Use visual styles on windows and buttons


  Si_L 01:07 03 Aug 09

Thanks again :)

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