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Windows XP Secrets
Notepad Secrets
    Create a log
   Open Notepad
    On the very first line, type in ".LOG" (without quotes) then press Enter for a new line
    Now you can type in some text if you want, then save the file.
    Next time when you open the file, notice its contents. Notepad automatically adds a
   time/date log everytime you open the file.
    Text becomes unreadable
   Open Notepad
    On the very first line, type in "dont eat the donut" (without quotes) then save and close
   the file. Note: the file should have only one line of the text above.
    Now, open the same file. You'll notice the text becomes unreadable squares. (try this with
   different text with the same format and length).


Paint Secrets
     Create a trail image
    Open Paint, then open an image.
     Right-click on the image and select "Select All"
     Now hold the "Shift" key and move the image around. The image will be drawn with trail.
     10x Zoom
    Open Paint, then open a small image.
     Select the zoom "Magnifier" tool.
     Windows Paint lists out the zoom options from 1x to 8x, but there is a 10x...
     After selecting the Magnifier tool, point the mouse right at the border line right under "8x"
    and left-click. There you go.. the hidden 10x.


Other Secrets
    Where is the relaxing music that you've heard during Windows XP Installation?
   The file is in:
   C:\Windows\system32\oobe\images\title.wma


Game Secrets

             Solitaire: Instant Win
    Press Alt + Shift + 2 to instantly win

           Solitaire: Draw only 1 card (instead of 3)
    Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift then click on unopen cards to draw.

           FreeCell: Instant Win
    Hold down Ctrl + Shift + F10 while playing, then click Abort.
     Now move one card.
       FreeCell: Hidden Game Modes
Go to "Game" menu choose "Select Game"
 Here you can choose from game mode 1 to 1,000,000. But -1 and -2 will also work (hidden
modes)

        Hearts: Show All Card
Warning! this requires a modification on your registry. Be sure you follow the steps carefully.
Damage your registry might damage your Windows.
 Open the "Registry Editor" by: "Start" >> "Run" then type "regedit" and press Enter
 Expand to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Hearts
 Right-click on the right panel and create a new String value with the name "ZB"
 Double-click to open this key "ZB" to edit its value. Then enter "42" and close the Registry
Editor.
 Start Hearts and Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12 to show all the cards

       Minesweeper: Stop The Timer
When you start to play a new game, the timer is ticking...
 Press Windows Key + D to show desktop.
 Now come back to the game by selecting it from the taskbar. The timer is stopped.

         Pinball
Unlimited Balls: Type bmax at a new game to get unlimited balls (no notification).
 Extra Balls: Type 1max at a new game to get extra balls.
 Gravity Well: Type gmax at a new game to activate Gravity Well.
 Promotion: Type rmax at a new game or while playing to get instant promotion and
raising rank.
 Extra points with partial shots: Partially shot the ball just to pass the yellow light bars.
There are 6 bars. With the first bar, you'll get 15,000 points, 2nd: 30,000,...
 Extra points with partial shots: Partially shot the ball just to pass the yellow light bars.
There are 6 bars. With the first bar, you'll get 15,000 points, 2nd: 30,000,...
 Test Mode: Type hidden test with a new ball or new game. Now you can use your mouse
to drag and move the ball where you want.