17 Oct 2013

Tips and tricks for Windows 7

TechRadar have an excellent guide on tweaking Windows 7 to accomplish things you do faster and easier, or even to do things you didn't know were possible.

Some of my personal favourites are as follows:

1. Problem Steps Recorder

Type PSR in the start menu search box.

This very useful tool takes a screenshot for each mouse-click you make, and generates a report containing those actions and images so that others can read and help diagnose any issues you may be having.  Even better, it is a great tool to aid in creating How-To's and training documentation.

7. Calculate more

Click on the View drop down menu in Calculator to access a range of tools to aid in things unit conversion and mortgage evaluation.

22. Explore God Mode

This is like the entire Control Panel and it's sub-options expanded into one large list.
Create a folder and rename it to: God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

24. Display the old taskbar button context menu

Hold shift while right-clicking on your open taskbar programs to view the old context menu.  Useful for restoring a window that has stopped responding to left clicks on the taskbar.

52. Minimise quickly with shake
While holding the left mouse button on a program's title bar, shake it to minimise everything behind it. This can be useful when you are writing an e-mail with, for example, Outlook and you want to add attachments by dragging and dropping files from your desktop.

93. Close with middle-click

Use the middle mouse button while hovering over the mini-view of a window on the task bar to close it.

Check out the rest of the article for other tips that you might find useful.

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