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50 Things You Didn't Know About XP You can rename several files at one time within Explorer. A long overdue feature, in my opinion. Super simple to do,  too! Oh, I won't tell you how right now - I'll save that for an upcoming GnomeTIP.  The tiles view is there for getting quick picture dimensions. A godsend for those of us who work with the Web. When  you select an image, its dimensions will also be displayed in the Status bar (if it's turned on).  Check out the Details view if you have a ton of similar files in the folder. In one glance, you can view the number of  pages, bitrate, details, etc. Of course, it depends on what it is you're trying to view.  ClearType is a great reason to upgrade to XP. While it does have a noticeable impact on 2D performance, the view is  spectacular. And it's not just for LCD screens, contrary to popular belief. Font smoothing is so twentieth century.  Your removable drives are automatically added to the SendTo menu. I can't figure out how to get them outta there,  as I never really use my floppy or Zip drives.  EXIF support is built into the Explorer shell. This will allow you to see embedded information from untouched digital  photos. Again, another awesome feature for shutterbugs.  Details view in MP3 folders is a must. It's very much like WiMP - in the sense that you can view all sorts of song  details from within the Explorer window.  Being a neat freak, I appreciated the new 'Align to Grid' feature for the Windows desktop. Now I don't have to right- click and Arrange every time I move a stupid icon. Try as you might, you can't drag desktop icons off of the screen  with this option turned on.  Man, you gotta play with the 'Show in Groups' Arrange option. It's truly neat, and depending on how you have the  folder set up, it'll provide different sorting options (alphabetically by file type, general file type, etc.) Very, very cool.  When you see the shutdown dialog pop up, hold onto the SHIFT key if you wanna flip energy saving modes (from  Suspend to Hibernate).  Just like WiMP will grab album images  and lyrics from songs, it will also now grab cover shots  and detailed  information for your DVDs.  When you put in a CD with MP3s on it, XP will ask you what you want to do with it. It does the same (basic) thing  when you insert a picture CD or plug in a digital camera. Very friendly.  Icons in the System Tray are now displayed in high color. It's about time! Oddly enough, when you configure the 
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