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    Friendly Neighborhood Super Moderator phishhead's Avatar
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    How to Display a Details Tab in Each Device Properties Dialog Box

    Windows XP can display in each device properties dialog box a supplementary tab named 'details' that lists advanced information about the current device that is mainly dedicated to administrators or developpers. To permanently display the 'details' tab in each device properties dialog box of the device manager, use the following method:

    Click Start/Control Panel,
    Double click 'System',
    Click the Advanced tab,
    Click 'Environment Variables',
    Locate the 'System variables' frame,
    Click New,
    In the Name label, type: "DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS"
    In the Value label type 1 and then click OK, OK and OK,
    Now in open the device manager, double click a device of your choice and look: you have a new details tab with tons of informations to dig in.


    thanks goes to Julien Jay @ ActiveWin



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    FatPipez TZ Veteran MSNwar's Avatar
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    Good one!

    I will add this to my list of "Things To Do - After Setting Up XP"
    everytime I do a fresh install.

    Thanks
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    Not for sure that I see anything. But I will look again to make sure. Thanks for the tip......

    OOPs........ had to do some more clicking... Found some useful goodies for trouble shooting.........
    Last edited by Tinker; June 20th, 2002 at 23:32 PM.

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    Hardware guy Super Moderator FastGame's Avatar
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    Does this only work on XP Pro...or is my XP Home broke ? , doesn't show the Details tab

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    I am sorry but I dont see the details tab... ANyone have a screenshot of this?
    Thanks
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    here you go boogs



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    You beat me to it phishhead....Here is one I have..
    Last edited by Tinker; February 21st, 2009 at 10:56 AM.

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    Ok I got the thing to work, I didnt know you had to actually right click the hardware and select properties... I have it now, but what is the purpose? What can I do with it? It does give a lot of details, but I dont know what in the world I would use them for LOL
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    hey just sharing the wealth if you don't like it I'll del it ok



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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    phish you shit, its a good tweak. I actually like it, but what can I do with that information? Do you have any more info on how to use the information? That would be helpful, or perhaps an explanation of what all of those options are.
    BB

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