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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Windows 7 Shortcuts & Tips

Here are some of My Favorite Helpful Shortcuts/Tips For Use With Microsoft Windows 7.0 

  Do you miss the 'Quick Launch Bar' ? The bar is absent in Windows 7, but it can be put back.
  1.   Use your mouse to right click on the Windows taskbar and then choose Toolbars; New Toolbar.
  2.   The system will ask you for the path of the new folder. Type:   %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  3.   Select 'folder'. A new link to the quick launch bar will be added to your current task bar. 
  Are you using a laptop and want to know how the power is being used ? There is a built-in application which will create a file containing a power efficiency report for you.
  1. From the command line type ("Folder" is the name you supply where you want the report to go): powercfg -energy -output \Folder\Energy_Report.html
  Would you like to minimize all of the running application windows in one shot instead of minimizing them one at a time ? Windows 7 has a feature for this called " shake". The window that you are currently using will stay active and the rest will be minimized. Here is how to use it.

  1. Click and hold the title bar of the current active window you want to stay on-top. 
  2. While holding it with the mouse, shake the item back and forth until all of the other windows are minimized. 
  3. Once they are, let go of the mouse button. 
  4. Shake the title bar once again to bring them all back.