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Encyclopedia > Tweak UI

TweakUI is a free user interface customisation application released by Microsoft to aid end users in customising the Windows operating system. By itself, it does not do anything that would not otherwise be possible. However, it provides a simple graphical user interface for performing tweaks that otherwise would require editing the registry, which is considered by many a daunting and risky task for novice users. TweakUI is a free download from Microsoft's website. The user interface is the part of a system exposed to users. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... A graphical user interface (GUI, often pronounced gooey) is a type of user interface which allows people to interact with a computer and computer-controlled devices which employ graphical icons, visual indicators or special graphical elements called widgets, along with text labels or text navigation to represent the information and... The Registry Editor in Windows Vista By- Laxmikant Sharma, Retina-X, Jaipur, India. ...

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History

TweakUI started as a control panel applet available for download on Microsoft's website, released shortly after the release of Windows 95. It was included as part of Microsoft's Power Toys collection, a set of tools developed by Microsoft's Shell Development Team, which includes Raymond Chen, who has blogged about Tweak UI and other Power Toys extensibly. Control panel of the engines of the Clémenceau. ... An applet is a software component that runs in the context of another program, for example a web browser. ... Windows 95 is a consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based operating system. ... Raymond Chen is a well-known developer on the Windows Shell team at Microsoft. ...


A new version of TweakUI was included on the install disc for Microsoft's Windows 98 operating system. However, the applet was later removed from the install discs of Windows 98 SE and Windows Me. The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Windows 98 (codenamed Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by Microsoft and the successor to Windows 95. ... Windows 98SE Desktop Windows 98 (codename Memphis) is a graphical operating system released on June 25, 1998 by the Microsoft Corporation. ... Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me (IPA pronunciation: [miː], [ɛm iː]), is a hybrid 16-bit/32-bit graphical operating system released on September 14, 2000 by Microsoft. ...


With the release of Windows XP, the TweakUI applet was retooled and re-released on Microsoft's website as a separate application, "tweakui.exe", (as opposed to the Control Panel applet for earlier versions). It was again updated to version 2.10 for Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003. Windows XP is a line of proprietary operating systems developed by Microsoft for use on general-purpose computer systems, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, and media centers. ... An executable or executable file, in computer science, is a file whose contents are meant to be interpreted as a program by a computer. ... Windows Server 2003 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. ...


Features

TweakUI allows the user to customise the user interface of the Windows operating system. The application has been heralded for enabling users with older, slower computers to turn off many aspects of the operating system's eye candy, such as fading menus, drop shadows, and cursor shadows. TweakUI also includes numerous features to customise the way various base elements of the interface work, such as the taskbar and the desktop. The application also enables users to move the location of their Documents, Music and Pictures folders, as well as other system folders. It also includes various tools to repair elements of the operating system, such as icons, hot keys, the font folder, and file extension associations. Eye candy is an expression used to describe something that is most remarkable by its appearance, but that doesnt have anything else so exciting. ... A cursor is a movable marker that indicates a position. ... In computing, the taskbar is a term for the application desktop bar which is used to launch and monitor applications in Microsoft Windows 95 and later operating systems. ... Look up desktop in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nuvola icons for KDE are available in PNG format, which come in six sizes, and SVG format, which is scalable On computer displays, a computer icon is a small pictogram. ... ... A font can mean: A member of a typeface family; or digital font - file format that encapsulates a typeface family in a database. ... A filename extension or filename suffix is an extra set of (usually) alphanumeric characters that is appended to the end of a filename to allow computer users (as well as various pieces of software on the computer system) to quickly determine the type of data stored in the file. ...


References

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External links

  • Tweak UI 1.33 for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, and 2000
  • PowerToys for Windows XP - Tweak UI for Windows XP and Server 2003
  • TweakUI for Windows 64-Bit Edition

 
 

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