New features of windows 7

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This is a presentation created to train the staff of the Willoughb-Eastlake Public Library on the new features available in Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

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New features of windows 7

  1. 1. New features of Microsoft Windows 7APresentation by Colleen Kelly, B.A.S.S.eduWilloughby-Eastlake Public Library Staff Training<br />
  2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />Learn new terminology<br />Learn to use Aero Features<br />Learn to use new Search Features<br />Learn to utilize features of Taskbar<br />Learn to access Jumplists<br />Learn to Pin programs<br />
  3. 3. Terminology<br />
  4. 4. Aero Features<br />Aero Snap<br />1. Start with an open minimized window<br />2. Click on the title bar and drag window to any side of the screen<br />3. Windows will SNAP into place<br />(Microsoft, 2010)<br />
  5. 5. Aero Features<br />Aero Shake – Let’s you focus on one open window<br />Hold down the left mouse button on the window <br />Gently shake<br />All other windows will temporarily disappear<br />(Microsoft, 2009)<br />
  6. 6. Aero features<br />Aero Peek – Lets you see the desktop behind open windows<br />Button located at the extreme right of the taskbar<br />Hover over button<br />All windows become transparent to show desktop<br />(Microsoft, 2009)<br />
  7. 7. PC WORLD says…<br />“Windows 7's revamped Taskbar introduces several new features and gives users much more control over how it looks” (McCracken, 2009).<br />
  8. 8. It’s all about the taskbar<br />Taskbar Previews - let’s you see all open windows.<br />Hover over icons in the Taskbar<br />All open windows appear as Thumbnails<br />Select the window you want to view<br />(Microsoft, 2009)<br />
  9. 9. Find it fast<br />Watch this video from Microsoft about how Windows7 helps you find your files faster.<br />Windows 7 Search <br />
  10. 10. Jumplists<br />Jumplists<br /><ul><li>Right-click on program icon in the taskbar
  11. 11. Shows recently accessed files and documents
  12. 12. Pin or unpin programs </li></ul>(Microsoft, 2009)<br />
  13. 13. Pinning<br />PinningPersonalize your Start Menu and Taskbar<br />Two ways to access:<br />Right-click on program in Start Menu and select “Pin to Start Menu”<br />Select “Pin to taskbar” from Jumplists<br />(Microsoft, 2009)<br />
  14. 14. In conclusion<br />Windows 7 offers many new features to make your personal computer experience:<br />faster <br />more organized<br />easier to use<br />
  15. 15. Practice makes perfect…<br />Please print the following document and use it to practice what you’ve learned:<br />Windows 7 Practice Sheet<br />
  16. 16. References<br />Horton, W. (2006). E-Learning by design. San Francisco: Wiley. <br />McCracken, Harry. (2009). Windows 7 Review. PC World Online. Retrieved on February 24, 2010 from http://www.pcworld.com/article/172602/windows_7_review.html<br />Microsoft Corporation. (2009). Explore Windows 7 Features. Retrieved on February 22, 2011 from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features<br />

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