Posts Tagged ‘windows 7 tips’

How to Uninstall Gadgets in Windows 7

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Here’s how to get rid of any Windows 7 gadgets that you’re not using …

Gadgets, which is just another word for small applications, have been improved in Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7. Introduced in Windows Vista and restricted to a sidebar in the operating system they have been freed in Windows 7 from that restriction so that they can be placed anywhere on the screen.


Quick Launch Control Panel Items from the Windows 7 Taskbar

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It does seem like the Windows Control Panel gets more and more difficult to use with each new version of Windows …

Maybe it is just me but I really do not like the nested structure of the Windows Control Panel. You often have to click multiple times to reach configuration items. While this can be fixed to display the Control Panel items in list form, it is still not as easy to navigate as it should be, especially if only a handful of Control Panel items are used regularly.


How to Center Windows 7 Taskbar Items

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

It’s great when a new version of Windows adds useful new features, but it seems pointless to keep rearranging the interface like this …

Many of you are aware that Microsoft changed the taskbar in Windows 7 quite a bit in comparison to Vista and Windows XP. The taskbar is by no means a perfect solution, but it offers several improvements that make sense to the majority of users. I for myself like the ability to pin programs, folders and files to the taskbar as it is a very comfortable option to open the items in the operating system.

The pinned and open items on the other hand are always located on the left side of the taskbar, on the right side of the start menu orb. Some users may want to change the location, especially if they have a widescreen monitor with lots of space on the taskbar.


Two Windows 7 Speed Up Tips

Friday, September 17th, 2010

These are both pretty simple tricks, but they do seem useful.

When you perform an operation over and over again, you may be inclined eventually to find a way to optimize that process to save time and speed up the work flow. The following two tips have helped me personally speed up two operations in Windows 7 by cutting down on the steps required to execute them.The first tip actually works in other versions of the Windows operating system as well, the second only in Windows 7.