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In Windows 7 Essential Training, David Rivers helps users of any level feel comfortable with the improvements and enhancements found in Microsoft's operating system. From simple navigation through the updated graphic user interface, David shows how to install or upgrade and get the most out of Windows 7. He covers using the new Internet Explorer 8 and boosting a computer's memory with the ReadyBoost tool. He also highlights hardware configuration options and explores the advances made connecting a home or work system with Windows Live, the cloud-computing environment made available for Windows 7 users. Exercise files accompany this course.
Suggested Sites is an online experience designed to show you which websites you visit most often and then provide you with suggestions of other related websites you might be interested in visiting. With Suggested Sites turned on, your web browsing history is automatically and periodically sent to Microsoft where it's saved and compared to a frequently updated list of websites that are similar to the ones you visit most often. So let's try it out. First step is to turn on Suggested Sites. You'll notice from the toolbar, a Suggested Sites button.
Usually it's the first button, but if you've added any other sites, maybe it's an RSS feed or other websites and you don't want those, you can right-click and delete them. That will just remove them from your toolbar. I am going to do that for the two we added in the previous lesson. And there is my Suggested Sites button and when I click this button, you'll notice that I haven't actually turned Suggested Sites on. If I click the button to turn on Suggested Sites, it will then be turned on. I have to confirm that I want to do that by clicking Yes.
And now all I have to do is visit a site. Let's go to the lynda.com website. I am going to click in the Address field and just type lynda.com and when I press Enter, I am taken to that site. All right, if I want to see some Suggested Sites that are related to the lynda.com website, I just go up to that button and click the dropdown. Because it's turned on, I can now click See Suggested Sites. And look at that. There's a whole bunch in here: Total Training, Adobe, there's QuickTime. One of the things that I need to view these movies is Apple QuickTime, so I have a quick link to it right here.
And clicking that will take me to the site where I can download QuickTime to view these movies, really nice. Now Suggested Sites also turns on automatic background updating for web slices and feeds, so you can receive up-to-date suggestions in both Suggested Sites and the Suggested Sites web slice. If you want to turn it off, just go up to Tools. You will notice Suggested Sites has a check mark next to it. Click Suggested Sites and it's now turned off. I am going to close up these tabs, so I am back to the lynda.com site.
And that's how you use Suggested Sites to go to related sites, to the sites you visit most often.
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