Windows 7 Tips and Tricks You May Not Know


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windows 7 tipsWindows 7 – Tips & Tricks

Windows 7 operating system works fine and has generated good critical acclaim since its launch. It has neat little interface that is both classy looking and simple to use. Still there are several tips and tricks that will make working with the OS quicker and easy to use.

Here are some tips and tricks that you might find interesting with Windows 7:-

Adding video to Start Menu

Videos icon do not feature on the Start Menu. In order to add the icon there, go to Start Menu and right click and select Properties. Then make sure to click on customize and down below you would notice Videos section following which click on ‘Display as Link’.

Power Efficiency Reports

This comes in really handy for people who use laptops. Through this option you can device better ways of managing your battery power. Once the codes are set, the OS would then analyze system performance and give a power efficiency report based on its findings.

Go to search box and type cmd. Right click on cmd.exe and click on Run as Administrator.

Following this make sure to type this

 powercfg-energy-output\Folder\Energy_Report.html

Also, don’t forget to add your choice of folder destination while writing the code and in a minute you will get a HTML report that will give your tips improve performance.

Interesting short cut keys

There are several shortcut keys that can be used when you use Windows7. Here are some of our favorites.

  • Windows key + up arrow key: Maximizes your window
  • Windows key + down arrow key: Minimizes your window
  • Ctrl + Shift + Escape: Cool key, which directly opens the task manager for you
  • Alt + D: Selects the address bar on your explorer window or browser
  • Ctrl + Shift + N: Creates a new folder

Set colors on your screen

Many people like to adjust features like brightness, contrast, sharpness of colors to an exact preference. In order to do that you can simply use the Calibrate Color that can be accessed from the Control panel. Through this you can adjust things like gamma, brightness and other issues concerned with color correction and balance to your style of liking.

Searching Internet through Start Menu

A cool option where you can install the internet search menu option over Start Menu, in order to do that go to Search menu and write GPEDIT.MSC, which will open Group Policy Editor. On the left hand side of the Window you will notice the following.

User Configuration then Administrative Templates and next option will be Start Menu and Taskbar

On the right hand panel of the Window right click on ‘Add Search Internet link to the Start Menu’ after which you can edit and enable this option following which the internet search will appear on the Start Menu.

Burning Images

This is long awaited feature that has finally come with Windows 7. Now, it is possible for users to burn ISO images on to CD’s or DVD’s and the process of going about this is also very simple. All the user needs to do is double click on the image, choose the drive where the blank disc has been inserted and then burn the image on it.

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