Microsoft Windows 7 time-saving tips and tricks

The Windows key or Magic Key-cascading style desktop

The Windows key or Magic Key
The Windows key has many practical functions, but is used by almost anyone. To start Explorer searching use the combination [WINDOWS] + [E] and for taskbar use [WINDOWS] + [T]. Open more than one windows, then press [WINDOWS] + [Tab] and see the magic. All windows appear in cascading style, you can select what you want by clicking on it or press and release [TAB] key while holding [WINDOWS].

Pressing [WINDOWS] + [M] Minimize all windows. With [WINDOWS] + [L] to lock (not log off) windows in seconds.

How fast is the PC?
To obtain an estimate assessment of your computer, click the “performance monitor” under ‘administrative tools’  of Control Panel.

Tempo track brakes
If the PC is very slow at once, it slows down most likely from a Particular program. Open the Task Manager by pressing the key combination [Ctrl] + [SHIFT] + [ESC].

Gaze on the ‘application’ tab and cancel the execution of “Not Responding” programs by clicking on  “End Task” button.

Here are all currently running processes, including CPU and memory use are listed and therefore can force them with a click to exit.

Reliability check

How reliable is your running Windows? Providing further guidance, the ‘Windows Reliability Monitor tool’ that can be found in the Action Center. There are crashes and other errors listed clearly. You can also reach it by typing ‘reliability’ in start menu’s search bar. Then windows will fetch it to you.

Event Viewer
With the Event Viewer related to the Start menu, you can view log files from Windows 7. With this you receive information about program crashes and other problems. Follow the path ‘Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Administrative Tools’ or copy and paste it on address bar.

you can clear all of your log by clicking on the clear log from right panel.

Quick Start
The problem is well acquainted with every PC user: the operating system run slow yawn. One way to speed is to disable startup items.

To do this, press the key combination [Windows] + [R] and type “msconfig” in the text box and press Enter. The program that opens, you can “safely remove all the startup hook. Only with virus scanner, you should leave the check mark.

Faster preview in the taskbar
Move your mouse over an icon in the taskbar, a preview of the window – but only for a brief moment. Simply launch the Registry and navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Control Panel / Mouse. You can freely adjust the value of MouseHoverTime. Default is 400, you can set any value like 50 or 60 just double click on the value.

Close Preview window faster
On the small X in the upper right corner of the preview, you can close the selected window. But it goes even faster: Simply click the middle mouse button on the small preview window.

Navigating by keyboard
With the keyboard you can quickly switch between programs on the taskbar. Just press the Windows key + 1 for the first window Windows key +2 for the second and so on.

The better DOS
Who often works with the command prompt will be pleased with the PowerShell that Windows 7 has been installed. Default it offer much more functionality than the command prompt and can be especially convincing the script functions.

Burn ISOs
To burn ISO files has always been additional software required. Windows 7 has rectified at this point: just click on the images only twice and Windows will present the appropriate dialog for burning.

Emergency CD burning
The worst case scenario can happen always: Windows will not boot. In this case, retirement planning and you should burn in time a rescue disk that you get your system running again.

Simply launch the command prompt and type the command recdisc one. This opens a window where you can start the burn process.

Fast scroll through windows
If you have opened multiple windows for an identical program, Windows displays them as a stack in the system tray. To quickly switch between the windows of this program, hold down the [Ctrl] key while clicking on the icon in the taskbar. Each of the program windows will appear successively.

History in the calculator
The calculator is a great way to quickly perform minor calculations. In the new version now includes a ‘History’ option, by which you can use old calculations.

Window perfect organization
Once you have realized a number of windows open, it is quite hard on the desktop. Fortunately there is Windows 7 ways to keep order.

Click around with your mouse on the title bar of a program and “shake” the window. Windows 7 offers some practical functions for arranging: Drag a window around to the left of the screen in order to scale it to half of the area or drag it to the top to maximize.

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