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15 great Windows 7 tips, tricks and tweaks

How to customise Windows 7 to work your way

Here's how to get Windows 7, Microsoft's upcoming PC operating system, to bend to your will.

Windows 7: More nifty taskbar tips

Want some quick tips about the Windows 7 taskbar? Here are a few:

13: First, you may not realize that it's easy to rearrange the icons across the bottom of the screen - simply drag an icon to where you want it to live. You can also add icons to the taskbar by dragging them from an application, and delete the icons by highlighting them and pressing the Delete key.

14: If you're a fan of using the keyboard rather than your mouse whenever possible, you can launch any program on the taskbar without the mouse. Press the Windows key and the number that corresponds to the position of the application on the taskbar - for example, Windows key-1 to launch the left-most application on the taskbar, Windows key-2 to launch the second left-most application and so on.

15: One of the nicest things about the taskbar is that when you move your cursor from icon to icon, you can see thumbnails of all open windows for each of those applications. If you're a keyboard-centric person, you can do this without a mouse. Press the Windows key-T, and you'll move the focus to the left-most icon on the taskbar. Then use your arrow keys change the focus to other icons.

Index

  1. Windows 7: general tips
  2. Windows 7: Windows Explorer tips
  3. Windows 7: more Windows Explorer tips
  4. Windows 7: User Account Control tips
  5. Windows 7: Taskbar tips
  6. Windows 7: more nifty taskbar tips

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