If you use TortoiseSVN alot like I do, then you’ve probably often wished you could put more frequently used items in the first context menu that comes up when you right click on a file in Windows Explorer. By default only update, commit, and checkout are there. You can choose which items appear in the first menu and which appear in the TortoiseSVN sub-menu by selecting Settings, Look and Feel. There you can check and uncheck items to determine whether or not they are on the sub-menu. I got rid of Checkout and included add, delete, rename, and diff.
Another time saver available in settings is Global Ignore Pattern. Items matching this pattern will automatically be ignored when you commit. I currently have mine set to:
*/[Bb]in [Bb]in */obj obj */[Rr]elease *.user *.suo *.resharper */_ReSharper.* _ReSharper.* *.bak *.dll *.pdb.