T430s System Tweaks

T430s System Tweaks

The T430s load was delivered with a few of the desired Windows 7 features turned off or incorrectly configured.  The procedures below will guide you through the configuration process.

Start Menu Fixes

Recent Programs and Jumplists – The “recent documents” (jumplists) and “recent programs” features are turned off by default.  Follow the procedure below to turn on the “recent” features.

  1. Right click the Start button
  2. Click on the Properties menu item
  3. Place a check mark in both boxes located in the Privacy section (Fig 1.)
  4. Click the Apply button
  5. Click the Customize button
  6. In the Start Menu Size section, change the numbers to reflect the number of “recents” that you would like available.  Fifteen items or less will work best. (Fig. 2)
  7. Click the Ok button to finish Customizing Start menu
  8. Click the Ok button to finish Taskbar and  Start Menu Properties

Taskbar Properties – You can customize the Taskbar by changing the size of your icons, the locations, the auto-hide, etc. by following the procedure below.

  1. Right click the Start button
  2. Click on the Properties menu item
  3. Click on the Taskbar tab item
  4. Change the desired customization features (Fig. 3)
  5. Click the Ok button.
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Fig. 1

Figure 2

Fig. 2

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Fig. 3

System Search Index Fixes – Follow the procedure below to configure Windows to index your Userdata for searching.

  1. Click the Start button
  2. Click the Control Panel shortcut icon
  3. Click the Indexing Options icon
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  4. On the Indexing Options dialog window, click the Modify button
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  5. Place a check mark in the option box for the Data (D:) drive
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  6. Click the Ok button
  7. Click the Close button

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