Cool Tricks for Windows 7
|April 10, 2012||Posted by admin under Windows|
Windows 7 is by far the best version of Windows ever launched. Windows 8 might change that though, but for now, most PCs are running on Windows 7. I wrote a post on Windows 7 tricks earlier. And now here are some more cool tricks for Windows 7 (and they might run on Win XP as well).
Some keyboard shortcuts
- Windows + Left Arrow/ Right arrow: Dock your window to the left/right of the screen.
- Windows + Up Arrow/Down arrow: Maximize or minimize your window.
- Windows + M: Minimize all windows and show the desktop.
- Alt + Up/left/right: Will change your present folder. Up will take you to the parent folder. Left and right will let you browse through folders.
- Windows + Home: It will restore or minimize open windows leaving the current window active.
Rearrange icons on system tray
If you want to access the first 10 programs running on the tray, you can access them with Windows + 1, Windows +2, and so on. You can rearrange system tray icons as well.
Access jump lists
Jump lists show up as you right click on a taskbar icon. Try doing that, and you’ll see a jump list. If you want to access the jump list, you can hold the left mouse button down and drag upwards. This is especially convenient when you are on a laptop because you don’t have to click a special button to reach a context menu.
Add folders to favorites
If you want to add any folder to favorites section in Windows Explorer, locate it in the Explorer and right clock on Favorites given on the left side. Now select add current location. Now you will have quick access to that folder. Whenever you click on Save As, this folder will be among the major folders where you can save your files.
Pin folders to taskbar
If you use some folders frequently, you can pin them on the taskbar. These folders will always be there and not appear in jump lists. You just have to right click and drag your folder to the taskbar or Windows explorer and you can access them anytime.
Create more keyboard shortcuts
If you access a folder more than others, you can create a shortcut for it. Right click on it and select Properties. Now open the Shortcut tab and type in the shortcut key. And now whenever you will use that particular key combination, that folder will open up.
That’s all for today. If you know more cool tricks for Windows 7, post them in comments.