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.
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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.
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.
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
Use Sticky Notes
Launch StikyNot.exe at Start – Run. 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.
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.
Minimize Everything Except The Current Window
Press the Windows Key + Home Key.
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.
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Make 64-bit Windows Show Photoshop Previews
Install MysticThumbs, reboot, and bask in the glory of the thumbnail preview revolution.
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Restore Quick Launch Toolbar
1. Right-click the taskbar, choose Toolbars / New Toolbar
In the folder selection dialog, enter the following string and hit OK:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
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”.
Use the dividers to rearrange the toolbar ordering to choice, and then lock the taskbar again.
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.
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.)
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