Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

with David Rivers
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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks
Video duration: 0s 1h 50m Intermediate Updated Oct 12, 2011


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


- [Voiceover] Hi and welcome to Windows 7 tips and tricks. I'm 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'll learn new and faster ways to perform everyday tasks, as well as some not so common ones. We'll begin with my top ten. A list of tips and shortcuts everyone should know about. And we'll explore ways to tweak your user interface to suit your individual needs. Then it's on to a list of keyboard and mouse shortcuts that can simplify your life and save you loads time when it comes to performing those common tasks in Windows 7.

You're gonna learn about tweaks to make your Windows 7 environment look the way you need it to. We'll investigate some cool tools and utilities you may not know about like the Problems Steps Recorder for tracking actions that lead to issues. And the AppLocker for child-proofing programs on your computer. Finally, you'll learn about some tweaks you can make to Windows 7 to improve overall performance. So, with so many tips, tweaks, and shortcuts to cover let's get started.

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