Preston Gralla, author of Windows XP Hacks, 2E (as well as the previous edition) and Windows Vista in a Nutshell, has some great news for all you early Vista adopters out there:
Finally, the long, five-year wait is over–Windows Vista is here. But you won’t have to wait five years if you want to start hacking it; you can start right now. Check out these six top tips for hacking Windows Vista.
Here are the six hacks in his article:
- Hack the Windows Explorer Shortcut Menu
- Hack Windows Vista Screensavers
- Hack the Elevated Command Prompt
- Hack Aero’s Glass Borders
- Hack System Restore
- Hack Vista’s Blinking Cursor
How about you? Got any early hacks to share? We’d love to hear them. Just use the “Suggest a Hack” form in the sidebar. Your hack might get featured on this site or just might end up in Preston’s next Hacks book…
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Oh, what an evil thrill it gave me to spoof the site using my PII366/128MB RAM/6GB HDD/Win 98SE laptop. Hell, I may have to buy a new battery and take it out for a spin!
(Note to rabid linux-on-obsolete-tech evangelists or anyone still set to automatic flame upon hearing Windows 98: the ‘puter runs Win98SE because, like Arthur Dent’s television, it can’t handle anything more exciting, and while I like reading Make and the Hacks books, and am even somewhat successful in emulating the simpler feats, getting linux onto a balk old laptop isn’t simple. I’ve tried. Not that I won’t try again–god knows I’d love to get a few more horsepower out of this thing.)
Nice! I can use this.
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