Files, Folders & Applications in Windows 7

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How to Use Aero Snap in Windows 7 to Resize Windows

Windows 7 includes several "gesture" features that can save you a lot of time. Foremost among them: a half-window docking capability that Microsoft calls Aero Snap. You can use Aero Snap in Windows 7 to [more…]

How to Use Sticky Notes in Windows 7

The Sticky Notes accessory enables you to plaster the electronic equivalent of good old-fashioned Post-It notes all over your Windows 7 desktop. You can use Sticky Notes in Windows 7 as onscreen reminders [more…]

New Features in Windows 7's Calculator

Windows has always had a calculator, but for the most part it was a pretty cheap calculator. Windows 7 has substantially improved the calculator, adding more functions. You can now use the calculator in [more…]

How to Remove a Gadget in Windows 7

As you try different gadgets on your Windows 7 desktop, you'll surely load some gadgets only to find that they aren't as useful (or as cool) as you thought. When this happens, you can easily remove the [more…]

How to Customize a Gadget in Windows 7

As anyone who has built an iGoogle page full of gadgets knows, gadgets can be great fun. But most gadgets are generic and need to be customized. In fact, the more you can customize the content to suit [more…]

How to Use Aero Shake in Windows 7

Windows 7 includes several "gesture" features that can save you a lot of time. One that’s gotten a lot of buzz is the Aero Shake. You can use the Aero Shake feature in Windows 7 to keep your desktop workspace [more…]

How to Make an Older Program Run in Windows 7

Many programmers design their software to run on a specific version of Windows. When a new Windows version appears a few years later, some older programs aren't compatible and refuse to work. If an older [more…]

How to Restore Files from a Backup in Windows 7

If you're lucky, you'll never need your backup. However, if you lose a file (or more), you can restore files from your backup in Windows 7. Take a few minutes to learn how to restore a file from backup [more…]

How to Use Flip and Flip 3D in Windows 7

When you have many windows open in Windows 7, you can use the Flip and Flip 3-D features to quickly organize your applications. Flip and Flip 3-D, like Aero Peek, allow you to view what is happening in [more…]

How to Use Windows 7 Logo Key Shortcuts

Most keyboards now have a special Windows logo key. Because these keyboards are so prevalent, Windows 7 has increased the number of keyboard shortcuts that use this key. You can use Windows logo key shortcuts [more…]

What is the Windows Live Essentials Pack for Windows 7?

The Windows Live Essentials Pack is a group of applications that Microsoft created to go with Windows 7. The Windows Live Essentials Pack is available as a free download and includes four major applications [more…]

How to Use the Pictures Library to Play a Slide Show in Windows 7

Windows 7 uses the new Pictures Library feature to store and organize the photos across your entire network. You can use the Pictures Library to play a slide show in Windows 7. You can choose to let the [more…]

How to Use Windows 7's Aero Peek to Flip Between Windows

Aero Peek lets you quickly flip through open windows and programs in Windows 7. This new desktop enhancement in Windows 7 allows you to see through all of the things that are on your desktop and decide [more…]

How to Restore Previous Versions of a File in Windows 7

A new feature in Windows 7 allows you to restore previous versions of a file that you’ve modified or even deleted. Anyone who has ever changed a file only to realize that it was better before they messed [more…]

How to Tell Windows 7 Which Drives to Scan for Previous Versions of Files

Windows 7 includes a nifty new feature that allows you to restore previous versions of a file that you’ve modified or even deleted. However, unless you tell Windows 7 which drives to scan for previous [more…]

How to Ease Security between Homegroup and Workgroup Networks

Windows 7 now calls small networks homegroups — they used to be called workgroups in Windows Vista and Windows XP. If you want to share files over a mixed homegroup and workgroup network, you need to know [more…]

Windows Live Movie Maker: Create, Edit, and View Movies

To create, edit, and view digital movies in Windows 7, you must download Windows Live Movie Maker. Windows Live Movie Maker — a stripped-down version of the movie-editing program that came with XP and [more…]

How to Draw a Picture in Paint for Windows 7

Windows Live Paint, Windows 7's improved drawing program, has been expanded to include a ribbon panel that makes drawing a picture easier than ever. Using the new Scenic Ribbon in Paint, you can access [more…]

How to Connect to Remote Assistance in Windows 7

With so many Windows features, you’re bound to run into something that doesn’t work right or isn’t easy to figure out. One of the best ways to solve problems is to connect to Remote Assistance and watch [more…]

How to Edit a Photo in Windows 7's Live Paint

Paint, Windows 7's improved drawing program, lets you express your creativity with a number of photo editing tools. You can edit photos using Paint in Windows 7 by adding text, changing colors, and other [more…]

How to Use the New WordPad in Windows 7

With the new version of WordPad that works with Windows 7, you can now create a formatted document without having to use a full-blown word processor like Word. Microsoft beefed up the capabilities of the [more…]

How to Search for a File or Folder from the Windows 7 Start Menu

Although you can open a separate Search window, one of the easiest ways to search for files and folders in Windows 7 is to search straight from the Start menu. Fortunately, Windows 7 has made massive improvements [more…]

How to Allow Programs through the Windows 7 Firewall

One of the security features that Microsoft provides to keep your information private is the Windows 7 Firewall. To get the most out of the firewall, you need to tell Windows 7 to allow certain trusted [more…]

How to Use Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 8

The Internet can be a dangerous place — particularly for minors. You can use the Content Advisor in Internet Explorer 8 to protect kids (or anyone else) from inadvertently stumbling across something you [more…]

How to View RSS Feeds in Internet Explorer 8

RSS Feeds is an Internet Explorer 8 feature you can use to view the latest news updates to sites you monitor. Many kinds of Web sites are updated daily weekly, and news sites update headlines as soon as [more…]

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