GENERAL FEATURES OF WINDOWS 7


GENERAL FEATURES OF WINDOWS 7

Every living being has some common general features that distinguish them among other living beings.  Features mean properties that uniquely identify  them from others.  This applies to living as well as non living things on earth.   I am going to show few of them.

So let’s begin.
We are going to discuss about some features of  Windows 7

·                    The New TaskBar – The taskbar is located at the bottom of the windows desktop.  By default when an application opens You will see its icon appear in the Taskbar.  However,  when the application is closed, the icon goes away.  For commonly accessed application, users can place a permanent icon on either the Taskbar or in the Start menu.  This is referred as “pinning”.  To pin a program to the task bar, once the application is open, right click its icon and select pin this  program on a taskbar.  If you want to rearrange the location at the taskbar just drag the item to the desired location.  To pin a program to windows start menu click the orb and then search for the application from the field in the bottom of the resulting menu (programs will appear in the top of the results list).  Right click on the application and select pin to start menu.  To unpin an applications just right click it again and select remove from the list.
·                    Aero Peek – Aero Peek is a utility that is used to preview open programs from the taskbar.  Programs that are open are indicated as such by an illuminated icon.
·                    The Windows Orb – What used to be known as Start button gets face lift after XP, and is known as Windows orb and is located on the left side of the taskbar.
·                    The Start Menu – Your profile is found at the top right and displays the name of the currently logged-on user.  The Run dialog box has been replaced by a powerful searched utility at the lower left corner.
·                    Docking Windows   Windows 7 now incorporates a feature that allows for windows to be “docked” or “snapped” to the sides of desktop taking half of the screen
·                    Preview desktop – As most windows users have experienced, the desktop can be cluttered very quickly when multiple windows are opened over a course of time.  On the right side of the time and date on the taskbar is a hotspot –a small box which is used to trigger a function called Preview desktop.
·                    Aero shake –In some cases you want to minimize all open windows except a single program. In windows 7 , you can accomplish this by clicking on the minimized tab of the program in taskbar and then shaking it wildly.
·                    Flip3d –Windows 7 has this new feature called flip3d in which one can flip many opened windows in such a way that it looks life we are flipping the environment in adjacent vertical or called a flip 3d .  In order to do this press the tab key and then press the windows key.
·                    Windows Explorer –This option of the windows is used to search files and directories in an efficient manner as well as navigating between them .  In new windows 7 a new features has been added in which a user can go to the desired location by clicking on the location bar.  This address is now much more functional.  You can still see the path, but now you have the ability to click an arrow to the right on the path and perform branched browsing from that point.  You can still get the old style path name by clicking to the right of the address.     
·                    Saved Searches –If you have defined search criteria you are likely to use again, you can save a search for later use.  The specific results of saved searches are never stored, as it only stores the search criteria .
·                    Windows Defender –Windows defender is Microsoft’s solution to protect the system from spyware.  Spyware is a malware that doesn’t infect or damage the system, but instead monitors the behaviour of logged on user and can certainly have undesired effects on privacy, security and system performance.
·                    Jump Lists –Jump lists give you the ability to quickly access files without the need to browse to their location in their directory.  To access jump list from taskbar , just right click on application icon to see the most recently opened files pertaining to that application.
·                    Homegroups –Homegroups are designed to simplify the task of sharing printers , media and data between system on home or a small office network.  Homegroups will only work with systems that are running windows 7 and beyond.  To start or connect to a homegroup, the connected networks type must be defined as a home network rather then a public or work network; This is done from the network and sharing center.
·                    Libraries –Libraries are an impressive evolution in document management and enable you to take directory organization at the next level.  Libraries are aggregation points for folders that contain similar type of content.  By default, there are four type of libraries  -Document, Music, Pictures and videos –but you can create as many types of libraries as you like.
·                    XPS viewer –windows 7 comes with an program called an xps viewer.  This is, essentially a Microsoft program to compete with adobe’s reader.






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