Amazing Windows Time Saving TipsBack
The Windows 7 Operating system is really getting on a bit now and there have been two new versions of it with the Windows 8 and the recently launched 10 series. Even so, it’s still the preferred operating system for a number of PC users. You might be surprised that there are still a few tips and tricks you may not be familiar with. Here are a few that might save you some time.
- Searching the Start menu: Anyone who’s used Windows for a number of years might be used to clicking through several levels of the Start menu until they get the icon they wanted in the first place. But there’s an even faster way of doing things. All you need to do is type out what you want in the Search box. It’s not limited to applications, you can access specific parts of the Control Panel and even individual files with it.
- Make changes to your account: Speaking of the Start menu, if you need to make changes to a user account, there’s an even quicker way to access the Control Panel. Just open the Start menu and click the image for your user account at its top right to jump straight to ‘Make changes to your user account.
- Move open windows with the keyboard: Most monitors have a high resolution to work with windows side by side and Windows 7 has a few useful keyboard shortcuts to make multiple windows easier to manage. Some of them include the Windows and left or right arrow which tiles a window to the left or right of the screen while Windows and the Up button makes it to full screen while the Windows and Down arrow hides it completely.
- Desktop shortcuts: Another keyboard shortcut for working with open windows is the Windows and space button which shows the desktop until you release the Windows button. It’s the same thing that the show Desktop button at the far right of the Taskbar does.
- Make Taskbar buttons manageable: All open applications have a corresponding button on the Taskbar, but it can get crowded when you do a number of things on your computer. You can make things more manageable by selecting properties and using the Taskbar buttons drop down list on the Taskbar tab to change the way these buttons behave.
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