Tweakguides for Windows 7

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Windows 7 How-To Articles, Tips, and Guides :: How-To Geek

    Windows 7 How-To Articles, Tips, and Guides :: How-To Geek





    Windows 7







    Disabling Features and Annoyances
























    Learning Windows 7














    Networking and Sharing





















    Privacy and Security















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    Windows 7 Tips


    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-desktop-customization/35469-ntwind-software-7-alt-tab-enhancement.html

    http://windows7forums.com/tweaks-guides-howtos/30567-how-slow-down-aero-effects.html?highlight=slow+aero

    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-desktop-customization/14941-baos-switcher.html

    Windows 7 Desktop Customization

    Tweaks, Guides, and HOWTO's

    http://windows7forums.com/tweaks-guides-howtos/36276-how-upgrade-windows-xp-windows-7-a.html

    http://windows7forums.com/tweaks-guides-howtos/36302-upgrading-windows-vista-windows-7-a.html

    http://windows7forums.com/tweaks-guides-howtos/33960-dual-boot-your-pre-installed-windows-7-computer-xp.html
     
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    Wouuww,,,so many indexes but high appreciated for those links.
    Will try some of them tonight after works hours.
     
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    Windows Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista

    Windows Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista


    Access Panel for Windows 7 & Vista, x86 and x64. While you can use Control Panel to change settings which control nearly everything about how Windows looks and works, in some cases to access these very controls , or the in-built Windows programs, requires you to engage in multiple clicks or know their names.

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    Windows Access Panel is meant to minimize your trouble in accessing such programs. It has been tested on Windows 7 & Windows Vista. It can simply be downloaded and used as a portable application. Place it in your Programs Files and Pin its shortcut to your Start menu and you are all set to a faster way of accessing the “hidden” Windows system utilities.

    For instance, WAP will save you a couple of clicks if you want to open any program, like maybe the Disk Defragmentation utility. Or maybe you don’t know that to open the Backup or Restore Usernames & Passwords Wizard you need to type credwiz in the start search and hit Enter! 48 such programs have been included in WAP v 1.0.

    With this program, you have all, or atleast most of such programs at your fingertips. The present download works for 32-bit as well as 64-bit version.


    Download


    To a novice, this program will expose him to the many Windows utilities & programs he probably never knew existed on his PC! For a geek, this program hopes to help him access all such, from a convenient single place, easily!
     
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    Man, this is the most insane stuff for Win7. So complete. HD wallpapers:)
     
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    Thanks and you are welcome. :)

    To be continued ...
     
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    15 Best Windows 7 Tips

    15 Best Windows 7 Tips

    SOURCE : 15 Best Windows 7 Tips and Hacks

    You have upgraded to Windows 7, love the new taskbar, and enjoy the power of using the cool Libraries feature.

    But now you want more. You want the cool tips and tricks that make Windows 7 fun!

    So here are the best ones to help you get the most out of your new OS. This article focuses on the Windows 7 interface to get you started on the road to becoming a Windows 7 Power User.






    1. Use Keyboard Shortcuts

    Keyboard shortcuts for Windows
    Smarter File Copying


    Using the mouse, you can drag-‘n-dock windows to either side of the screen, or drag it to the top to maximize it. These keyboard shortcuts are even faster:

    - Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow dock the window to the left and right side of the screen
    - Win+Up Arrow and Win+Down Arrow maximize and restore/minimize
    - Win+M minimizes everything
    - Alt+Up, Alt+Left Arrow, Alt+Right Arrow navigate to parent folder, or browse Back and Forward through folders in Explorer
    - Win+Home minimizes/restores all open windows except the active window
    - Alt+Win+# accesses the Jump List of program number ‘#’ on the taskbar







    2.Rearrange System Tray Icons

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    You can rearrange icons on the taskbar as you wish and start new (or switch to running) instances of the first ten taskbar programs using
    Win+1, Win+2, and so on. The cool thing is you can also rearrange system tray icons. Reorder them on the tray or move them outside or back in the tray. Take control of what you want to always keep an eye on, and from which apps you’ll require notifications.







    3. Access Jump Lists with the Left Mouse Button

    Jump Lists usually show up when you right-click on a taskbar icon. However, they can also be accessed by holding the left mouse button and dragging upwards. If you’re using a laptop touchpad or a touch screen, this is convenient because you do not have to click any button to access a context menu.







    4. Add Any Folder to Favorites

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    You can add any library or folder to the Favorites section in Windows Explorer. To add a folder, navigate to it in Explorer, right-click Favorites in the left navigation pane, and select Add current location to Favorites. Now you get quick access to your favorite folders in all File->Save As dialogs!







    5. Pin Frequently Used Folders to the Taskbar

    Right-click, drag, and pin your favorite folders to Windows Explorer on the taskbar. They will now show up in the Jump List when you right click on Explorer giving you quick access to your favorite folders.






    6. Pin Control Panel to the Taskbar

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    You cannot pin the Control Panel to the taskbar via the Start Menu or by drag and drop. Open the Control Panel and right-click its taskbar icon to pin it to the taskbar. An advantage of this is that Control Panel’s Jump List allows quick access to recently used functions.







    7. Create Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

    You can create keyboard shortcuts for any program in Windows 7. Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.

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    8. Open Command Prompt in Any Folder

    Like the command prompt? Miss the ‘Open Command Window Here’ Windows XP power toy? Press ‘Shift’ when right-clicking on a folder to get that option in the context menu. This also works on the desktop. No power toy required!

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    9. View Expanded ‘Send To’ Menu

    Press Shift when right-clicking on a folder to get an expanded Send To menu.







    10. Adjust Screen Text with Clear Type

    Use Clear Type Tuner for the best look on your LCD monitor or laptop screen. Run ‘cttune.exe’ from the Start Menu search box, or go to the Control Panel Display applet, and select Adjust ClearType Text from the left.

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    11. Get Exact Colors On Your Screen

    If you are an artist or you work with colors, use the Calibrate Color option in the Control Panel Display applet or run dccw.exe from the Start Menu search box. You can adjust gamma, brightness, contrast, and color balance, ensuring that colors are displayed correctly on your screen.







    12. Customize the Power Button

    If you restart your computer more often than you shut it down, change the default Shutdown power button to Restart. Right-click on Start, select Properties, and choose the Power button action that you use the most.

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    13. Customize Number of Items in Jump Lists & Start Menu

    Right-click Start, select Properties, click Customize and choose the number of recent programs to be shown in the Start Menu and the number of items displayed in Jump Lists from the Start Menu Size section below.







    14. Search Internet from the Start Menu

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    Enable Internet search from the Start Menu using your default browser. Run GPEDIT.MSC from the Start Menu search box to start the Group Policy Editor. In the left pane, go to User Configuration->Administrative Templates->Start Menu and Taskbar. In the right pane, right-click to Edit and Enable Add Search Internet link to Start Menu.

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    15. Add Videos to Start Menu

    Windows 7 does not place a link to your videos on the Start Menu by default. To add a link to your videos on the Start Menu, right-click Start, select Properties, click on Customize. In the Videos section at the bottom, choose Display as a link.

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    Re: 15 Best Windows 7 Tips

    The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion (TGTC) for Windows 7 has been updated to Version 1.2. While SP1 hasn't brought any major changes, the guide has also been revised for new versions of key software including Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0, Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Windows Live Mail, along with the addition of a range of minor tips and utilities. The Regular and Deluxe Editions of the TGTC for Windows 7 have both been updated, and the full change list is at the bottom of the TGTC download page.
     
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    I am over whelmed by the Tweakguide for Wn 7.
    Did a scan of the many tweaks and I am new to Wn 7 and the forum.
    Don't know if posting in right place, but, please help me move a file
    within a folder.
    In Vista, could drag and drop file where I wanted them.
    Has Microsoft forgot this feature? Thanks for your help. Bob
     
  12. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Re: as well, therefore, put forward and said: "Mom, or to your house

    The Tweakguide for Windows 7 has recently been updated:


    Download:

    TweakGuides.com - The TweakGuides Tweaking Companion


    It should be noted that free copies are available .....
     
    #12 kemical, Jun 3, 2013
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