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Windows7 Tips & Tricks
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Hewie Poplock's presentation at the APCUG Annual Meeting and Regional Technology Conference in Cleveland July 2011 …

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  • 1. Windows 7Tips & Tricks<br />Hewie Poplock<br />Association of PC User Groups(APCUG), Director<br />Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS), Windows SIG Chair<br />Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS), Vice President<br />
  • 2. Contact Hewie<br />Hewie Poplock<br />Association of PC User Groups(APCUG), Director<br />Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS), Windows SIG Chair<br />Central Florida Computer Society (CFCS), Vice President<br />web@hewie.net<br />http://www.hewie.net/winsig<br />
  • 3. Agenda<br />Aero Peek<br />Disable/Enable Aero Peek<br />Jump Lists<br />Snap To It<br />Aero Shake<br />Show File Extensions<br />Pin Programs to the Start Menu<br />Small Icons on Start Menu<br />Small Icons on Taskbar<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br /><ul><li>Sticky Notes
  • 4. Switch Through the Same Program
  • 5. View & Switch Windows
  • 6. Control the Power Switch
  • 7. Shuffle the Background
  • 8. Instant Search
  • 9. Search a Folder
  • 10. Windows Explorer Views</li></ul>If we don’t get to all of the Tips listed, this slideshow will be available on-line.<br />
  • 11. Aero® Peek<br />A versatile tool introduced with Windows 7 is the Windows® Aero® feature, “Aero Peek”. <br />Click the rectangle in the lower right hand corner of the task bar for quick access to your desktop. <br />The keyboard shortcut+Space performs the same function.<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 12. Aero® Peek<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 13. Disable/Enable Aero Peek <br />Right click a blank spot on your taskbar and click Properties<br />On the Taskbar tab, uncheck Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop, and click OK<br />To enable Aero Peek again, just follow the steps above, check Use Aero Peek to preview the desktop, and click OK.<br /> +M or +D<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 14. Disable/Enable Aero Peek<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 15. Jump List<br />Jump Lists in Windows 7 will help you keep your desktop free of clutter and find files quickly. They’re automatically populated based on how often and how recently you do things, so you’ll spend less time looking for your favorite song or the document you worked on yesterday.<br />There’s a Jump List for each program on your Start menu and taskbar. <br />With one click you can:<br />See frequently and recently viewed Web sites on the Jump List for Internet Explorer ® 8.<br />Drag and drop a file from the Jump List into Outlook ® as an attachment.<br />See options to play a recent song or a playlist on the Jump List for Windows Media ® Player.<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 16. Jump List<br />To add to your Jump List<br />To remove from your Jump List<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 17. Jump List<br />Jump List feature is designed to provide you with quick access to the documents and tasks associated with your applications<br />Think of Jump Lists like little application-specific Start menus<br />Jump Lists can be found on the application icons that appear on the Taskbar when an application is running or on the Start menu in the recently opened programs section<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 18. Jump List<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 19. Snap To It<br />Snap resizes windows side-by-side for better viewing and easily compare two documents side-by-side.<br />Here’s how it works:<br />Drag the window to either side of your screen. When the mouse pointer hits the side of the screen, the window will snap to half of your screen. <br />To expand a window vertically drag either the top or bottom border to the edge of your screen. When the mouse pointer hits the edge, the window will snap to maximize vertically while keeping the same width.<br /> + Left Arrow and + Right Arrow snap to half the screen<br /> + Up Arrow and + Down Arrow maximize and minimize<br /> + Shift +Up Arrow and + Shift + Down Arrow maximize and restore vertical size<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 20. Snap To It<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 21. Snap To It<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 22. Snap To It<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 23. Aero Shake<br />Remember the Etch-a-Sketch where you would shake it to make things disappear? Windows 7 uses the same shake concept to help you manage your windows. <br />Windows 7 Aero®Shake allows you to clear the inactive windows from your desktop by “shaking” over the window you’re working. Hover your mouse over the title bar of your active window, left-click and shake from side to side, and all your inactive windows will disappear. <br />To bring them back, repeat the procedure and shake everything back into view. <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 24. Show File Extensions<br />Go to Computer <br />Press the ALT key to show the action toolbar. <br />Click Tools > Folder Options.<br />Click the View tab<br />Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types, and click OK<br /> +E to open Computer <br />Alt key to show action toolbar<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 25. Show File Extensions<br />Clicking the ALT key shows the Action Toolbar<br />Clicking the ALT key again turns off the Action Toolbar<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 26. Show File Extensions<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 27. Pin Programs to the Start Menu <br />From the Start menu, click All Programs<br />Locate a favorite program<br />Right-click the program’s icon<br />Click Pin to Start Menu<br />You can also pin an application by dragging and dropping its icon from All Programs to the Start Menu. The program is now “pinned” to your Start Menu. To remove it, right-click the program icon on the Start Menu and then click Unpin from Start Menu or click Remove from this list. Pinning to the Taskbar works in a similar manner<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 28. Pin Programs to the Start Menu<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 29. Small Icons on Start Menu <br />Click the Start button<br />Right-click in the Start menu<br />Click Properties<br />Click the Start Menu tab<br />Click Customize<br />Scroll to the bottom of the list<br />Clear the Use large icons check box<br />Click OK <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 30. Small Icons on Start Menu<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 31. Small Icons on Start Menu<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 32. Small Icons on Taskbar<br />Right-click in the Taskbar<br />Click Properties<br />Click the Taskbar tab<br />Click the Use small icons check box<br />Click OK <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 33. Small Icons on Taskbar<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 34. Sticky Notes<br />Instead of using paper, use Windows 7 Sticky Notes<br />Enjoy the variety of seven fun Sticky Note colors by right-clicking the note<br />Click the + sign in the top left corner of the existing note to create a new one.<br />To access Sticky Notes, run StikyNot.exe or click Start / All Programs / Accessories / Sticky Notes<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 35. Sticky Notes<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 36. Switch Through the Same Program<br />Windows 7 allows you to switch through same program windows with ease. <br />Example: running multiple documents in Microsoft Word<br />Press down on the Ctrl key while clicking the icon from the taskbar. <br />Each click will change the window to the next in the sequence, in the order that you opened them.<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 37. Switch Through the Same Program<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 38. View & Switch Windows<br />When you have lots of windows open, Windows 7 makes is simpler to find the one you want. You can see all of the windows from your taskbar and switch through them with ease.<br />To view and switch windows:<br />Hover the cursor over that program’s icon to see all of the open windows<br />Hover over the previews to see the full screen<br />Click on the preview to switch to the window you want to see<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 39. View & Switch Windows<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 40. Control the Power Switch <br />On the Windows 7 Start Menu, the default power option is a simple shut down.<br />If you’d like a different action, you can easily change your default to Switch User, Log Off, Lock, Restart, or Sleep.<br />Right-click the Start button, <br />Select Properties, <br />Under the Start Menu tab, <br />Select the “Power Button Action” that suits you best.<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 41. Control the Power Switch <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 42. Shuffle the Background<br />Windows 7 allows you to personalize your desktop background with a new shuffle feature for your desktop<br />You can program your desktop background to shuffle through your favorite images and get a change of scenery as often as you like<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 43. Shuffle the Background<br />To enable the shuffle feature:<br />Right click on your Desktop<br />Select “Personalize” <br />Select “Desktop Background” <br />Choose the folder where your favorite images or photos are stored <br />Select as many as you like<br />Check the “Shuffle” box, and choose how often you’d like your images to shuffle. <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 44. Shuffle the Background<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 45. Shuffle the Background<br />The background changes continually<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 46. Instant Search<br />Find just about anything on your PC – from programs and documents to songs – just by typing in a few letters of the program’s name, a word from a document, or a song title. <br />You can even search external hard drives and other Windows 7-based PCs and servers on your home network. <br />To find what you want:<br />Click open the Start menu and start typing in the search box at the bottom of the menu<br />Select what you want from the list of search results which instantly appears<br />For the complete list, click on See more results<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 47. Instant Search<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 48. Instant Search<br />** Hint **<br />To look at item:<br />Right mouse click<br />Choose:<br />Open in new window<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 49. Search a Folder<br />Locate the folder where you think the file is located<br />Use the Search box at the top of the open window to search the contents for the selected folder<br />Type part or all of the name of the file or folder, or type a word or phrase that is in the file<br />The results list will be updated as you type<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 50. Search a Folder<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 51. Windows Explorer Views<br />There are 8 ways to view Windows Explorer <br />Extra Large Icons<br />Large Icons<br />Medium Icons<br />Small Icons<br />List<br />Details<br />Tiles<br />Content<br />Preview Mode makes it easier to find the correct document or photo <br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 52. Windows Explorer Views<br />Extra Large Icons<br />Medium Icons<br />Large Icons<br />Small Icons<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 53. Windows Explorer Views<br />List<br />Tiles<br />Details<br />Content<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 54. Explorer Preview Mode<br />Photos <br />Excel <br />Acrobat<br />PDF <br />Word<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 55. Questions<br />?<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />
  • 56. Thank You<br />July 16, 2011<br />2011 Cleveland Regional Conference<br />

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