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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

Hi, and welcome to Windows 7 Tips and Tricks. I am David Rivers. Working in the latest Windows environment means new and improved ways of taking control of your computer in terms of efficiency, security and power. Follow along with me and you will learn new and faster ways to perform everyday tasks as well as some not so common ones. We will begin with my top 10, a list of tips and shortcuts everyone should know about and we will explore ways to tweak your user interface to suit your individual needs. Then it's onto a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts that can simplify your life and save you loads of time when it comes to performing those common tasks in Windows 7.
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  1. 1m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
  2. 18m 8s
    1. Accessing hidden regional themes and wallpapers
      2m 56s
    2. Getting a power efficiency report for your laptop
      3m 2s
    3. Customizing the shutdown button
      1m 9s
    4. Selecting multiple files with checkboxes
      1m 39s
    5. Protecting your privacy in Windows Explorer searches
      1m 44s
    6. Resurrecting the Quick Launch bar
      2m 23s
    7. Showing Control Panel menus on the Start menu
      1m 11s
    8. Accessing Command Prompt from any folder
      1m 2s
    9. Displaying access to videos on the Start menu
      1m 31s
    10. Searching the internet from the Start menu
      1m 31s
  3. 15m 43s
    1. Previewing files in Windows Explorer
      2m 25s
    2. Minimizing, maximizing, or stretching a window
      1m 18s
    3. Organizing windows on one half of your desktop
      1m 46s
    4. Shifting focus to a single window
      47s
    5. Opening new Windows Explorer windows
      54s
    6. Managing multiple monitors
      2m 24s
    7. Launching new windows from the taskbar
      1m 10s
    8. Cycling through open programs
      1m 37s
    9. Sneaking a peek at the desktop
      1m 8s
    10. Cycling through instances with your mouse
      1m 9s
    11. Creating and closing in a click
      1m 5s
  4. 14m 27s
    1. Rearranging taskbar and notification icons
      1m 54s
    2. Displaying full names on the taskbar
      1m 25s
    3. Calibrating text rendering and color
      4m 31s
    4. Shuffling your desktop background images
      1m 24s
    5. Disabling taskbar balloon tips
      2m 14s
    6. Displaying all your drives
      1m 0s
    7. Hiding the Messenger icon
      1m 59s
  5. 21m 4s
    1. Launching web pages directly from the taskbar
      1m 39s
    2. Putting desktop access on the taskbar
      2m 10s
    3. Changing Explorer's default landing folder
      1m 54s
    4. Showing an expanded list of Send To options
      1m 34s
    5. Displaying full paths in both panes of Windows Explorer
      1m 42s
    6. Pinning the Recycle Bin to the taskbar
      2m 51s
    7. Creating your own libraries
      2m 40s
    8. Accessing all Control Panel options in one place
      1m 39s
    9. Managing fonts
      2m 19s
    10. Renaming multiple files at once
      1m 20s
    11. Filtering Start menu searches
      1m 16s
  6. 25m 52s
    1. Using calculator templates
      2m 26s
    2. Tracking actions with Problem Steps Recorder
      4m 2s
    3. Burning ISO files to CD or DVD
      1m 44s
    4. Opening .docx files without Word
      1m 43s
    5. Locking down programs with AppLocker
      5m 7s
    6. Creating a system repair disk
      2m 0s
    7. Changing favorite music settings in Media Center
      2m 2s
    8. Creating a virtual hard drive
      4m 55s
    9. Unlocking a frozen program
      1m 53s
  7. 13m 32s
    1. Indexing file types for faster searches
      3m 11s
    2. Running older programs using Compatibility mode
      1m 43s
    3. Turning windows features on or off
      2m 8s
    4. Preventing data loss due to automatic updates
      1m 40s
    5. Configuring volume settings for individual programs
      1m 54s
    6. Modifying hibernation settings
      1m 56s
    7. Adjusting PC volume
      1m 0s
  8. 35s
    1. What's next?
      35s

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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
1h 50m Intermediate Apr 07, 2011 Updated Oct 12, 2011

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In Windows 7 Tips and Tricks, author David Rivers shares tips and shortcuts for working more efficiently and to get the most out of Windows 7. The course includes advice on controlling Windows with the mouse and keyboard, customizing the display, working with utilities, protecting your privacy on the Internet, improving the performance of the operating system, and more.

Topics include:
  • Selecting multiple files with checkboxes
  • Launching and organizing windows
  • Rearranging Taskbar and notification icons
  • Creating and closing in a click
  • Renaming multiple files at ones
  • Creating libraries
  • Opening .docx files without Word
  • Creating a system repair disk
  • Indexing file types for faster searches
  • Creating a virtual hard drive
  • Unlocking a frozen program
  • Preventing data loss due to automatic updates
  • Running older programs in Compatibility mode
Subjects:
Business Operating Systems Productivity
Software:
Windows
Author:
David Rivers

Welcome

Hi, and welcome to Windows 7 Tips and Tricks. I am David Rivers. Working in the latest Windows environment means new and improved ways of taking control of your computer in terms of efficiency, security and power. Follow along with me and you will learn new and faster ways to perform everyday tasks as well as some not so common ones. We will begin with my top 10, a list of tips and shortcuts everyone should know about and we will explore ways to tweak your user interface to suit your individual needs. Then it's onto a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts that can simplify your life and save you loads of time when it comes to performing those common tasks in Windows 7.

You are going learn about tweaks to make your Windows 7 environment look the way you needed to. We will investigate some cool tools and utilities you may not know about, like the Problem Steps Recorder for tracking actions that lead to issues and the AppLocker for childproofing programs on your computer. Finally, you'll learn about some tweaks you can make to Window 7 to improve overall performance. So with so many tips, tweaks, and shortcuts to cover, let's get started.

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