Live Scrolling in Word
By Xin Feng
One of the new features you'll find in the to be released Office 2000, is the live scrolling in Word. Office 97's Word is able to do this already but MS disabled it by default in the Registry. Why? Could be that MS thought the mainstream PCs at the time the Office 97 was released were not fast enough to do live scrolling, or, which I believe, that MS simply did not want to give too much each time to keep you paying for endless upgrading. Everyone's scrolling down and up in Netscape and Internet Explore, why would it be too slow in Word?
If you like this feature to be enabled in Word'97 right now, simply click here to download a registry file. After downloading the ZIP file, extract the compressed "livescr.reg" file and then double click on it to add it into the registry. Now, open a long document with Word and drag up and down the scrolling bar. Is it too cool?
This is just one of those tricks you can do with the Registry. If you want full control of you Windows, you got to play with the Registry using "regedit.exe" or "regedt32.exe". Other than using thousands of scattered config files, as what Unix/Linux do, Windows use a single data base that can be accessed through the Control Panel and other configuration tools, or through the "regedit.exe" if you want get your hands dirty and willing to take the risk of killing your Windows.
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