Three great tips for Windows 7

By | April 22, 2011
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We’ve noticed that more and more of you are using Windows 7. Last week, for example, almost 50% of those who submitted comments, questions or suggestions were using Windows 7. So here are three great tips for those of you who are using Windows 7.

1.Managing Your Windows – Windows 7 makes managing your program windows and documents easier by allowing you to “dock” a window or change its size with a simple move of the mouse or a single keystroke. To dock your window on one half of the screen, drag it to the left or right and it will change size to fit half of the screen. To alter the vertical size of a window, drag the window to the top to maximize it, or simply double-click the window’s top or bottom border to maximize it vertically while keeping its width the same. Play around with windows on Windows 7 – it is much easier to manage your program windows and documents in Windows 7 than in previous versions of Windows.

2. Sticky Notes are a Windows 7 feature – Of all the freeware we feature, whenever we feature a sticky notes program, we always get a lot of response from readers. It seems a lot of people love sticky notes program. Apparently enough people love them that Microsoft actually heard them and built a sticky notes program into Windows 7. And Windows 7 Sticky Notes are pretty good too, as good as some of the ones you can download for XP and Vista. You can choose any of 7 colors and if you’re in the middle of typing a sticky note and you need to create another one, just click the plus (+) sign at the left-top corner of the note you’re creating. To access Windows 7 Sticky Notes – click Start and type StikyNot.exe in the search area of the start menu, or click Start / All Programs / Accessories / Sticky Notes.

3.Windows 7 helps you reduce clutter – Previous versions of Windows seemed to have a haphazard way of cluttering up the desktop with windows behind windows behind windows – all behind the active window. Windows 7 allows you to get rid of all those windows behind your active window by pressing the Windows Key plus the Home Key, this minimizes all inactive windows. If you want them all back again, just press the Windows Key and the Home Key again.

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