15 Most Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks You Should Know

Windows 7 has sold over 90 million licenses to-date. It’s the fastest selling operating system in history. From the record we understand that users are responding so positively to Windows 7.

However it always takes times to explore a new program especially when dealing with a powerful OS.

Instead of exploring Windows 7 step-by-step or go through a super long list of tips in forum or blog, we’ve compiled our version (hand-picked and tried-and-true tips) to help you get the most out of your new OS.

This week we gonna showcase 15 most useful Windows 7 tips and trick you should know to spice up your Windows 7 experience.

Details next!

  1. Enable ‘GodMode’ in Windows 7

    Learn how to activate some pretty cool powers in Windows 7 step by step with a simple folder hacks.

    godmode

  2. Customize Keyboard Shortcuts for Programs

    Right-click the program icon and select Properties. Select the Shortcut tab, click in Shortcut key, press the keyboard to set the keyboard shortcut for that program.

    keyboard_shortcut

  3. Reset the Power Button Action

    You can reset the default Shutdown power button to other options like Restart, Log off and etc. Right-click on Start, select Properties, and choose the Power button action that you use the most.

    power_button

  4. Enable Problem Steps Recorder

    Click Start, type PSR and press Enter, then click Start Record. Problem Steps Recorder will record every click and keypress, take screen grabs, and package everything up into a single zipped MHTML file when they’re finished

    problem_step_recorder

  5. Use Sticky Notes

    Launch StikyNot.exe at StartRun. You can type notes at the keyboard; right-click a note to change its colour; click the + sign on the note title bar to add another note.

    sticky_notes

  6. AppLocker

    Block other users to access Executables, Windows Installers, Scripts, a specific publisher or path.

    Press the Windows key then typing Gpedit.msc. Then go to Computer Navigation -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Application Control Policies -> AppLocker. Right click on one of the options (Executables, Installers, or Script) and create a new rule.

    applocker

  7. Minimize Everything Except The Current Window

    Press the Windows Key + Home Key.

  8. Encrypt Removable USB Drives with BitLocker To Go

    Simply right-clicking on a drive in Windows Explorer to enable BitLocker protection. With BitLocker To Go, you can encrypt removable storage devices, such USB flash drives.

    bitlocker

  9. Improved Calculator

    Windows 7 features an improved calculator that can do unit conversion, date calculation, gas mileage, lease, and mortgage.

    calculator

  10. Make 64-bit Windows Show Photoshop Previews

    Install MysticThumbs, reboot, and bask in the glory of the thumbnail preview revolution.

    mystcithumbs

  11. Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Immediately Eject a Specific USB Drive

  12. How To Install Windows 7 On Your Netbook From A USB Flash Drive

    A tutorial to show you how to create a bootable USB flash drive using either Windows XP or Windows Vista, and then install the files onto the USB and then install Windows 7 onto your Netbook from USB.

    usb_drive

  13. Restore Quick Launch Toolbar

    1. Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar
    *
    2.
    In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and hit OK:
    %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
    3.
    Turn off the “lock the taskbar” setting, and right-click on the divider. Make sure that “Show text” and “Show title” are disabled and the view is set to “small icons”.
    4.
    Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice, and then lock the taskbar again.

    quick_launch_toolbar

  14. InPrivate Browsing

    InPrivate Browsing enables you to surf the web without leaving a trail in Internet Explorer. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing what sites you visited and what you looked at on the web.

    inprivate_browsing

  15. Windows 7 Jumplists

    Jump Lists—new in Windows 7—take you right to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites you turn to each day. To open a Jump List, just right-click a program icon on the Windows 7 taskbar. (You’ll also find them on the Start menu.)

    jumplist

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7 Responses to 15 Most Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks You Should Know

  1. smith says:

    Hey thanks a lot for sharing such a nice and informative article. i had gone through the article and the i the App locker is very useful for me.

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  2. I’m pretty much impressed with the stability of Windows 7. It is better than windows Vista which hogs my memory and cpu.’”~

  3. I’m pretty much impressed with the stability of Windows 7. It is better than windows Vista which hogs my memory and cpu.*~”

  4. also like sticky notes. I dont want missing important things. :)

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