Built-in 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 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 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 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 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 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 Add a Tag to a Digital Image in the Windows 7 Photo Viewer

Trying to find one specific image can be a long and daunting task when faced with the thousands of photos in your Pictures Library. Tags are Microsoft’s tool for helping you keep track of what’s in your [more…]

How to Change Windows 7's Speech Recognition Settings

Windows 7 incorporates a lot of changes and improvements to the Speech Recognition feature. To get the most out of Speech Recognition in Windows 7, you’ll want to change its settings to suit your needs [more…]

How to Use the Games Explorer in Windows 7

Admit it; you like to play games on your computer just as much as the next guy. One of the easiest ways to access your favorite Windows games is to use the Games Explorer in Windows 7. The Windows 7 Games [more…]

How to Play Internet Backgammon in Windows 7

Most of the games included in Windows 7 are based on well-known card games or board games. One of the newest Microsoft games is Internet Backgammon. When you play Internet Backgammon in Windows 7, you’re [more…]

How to Send and Receive a Fax in Windows 7

The Windows Fax and Scan utility enables you to send or receive faxes in Windows 7. You can use Windows Fax and Scan to send text entered into a fax form, documents created in other applications, and even [more…]

How to Scan a Document in Windows 7

The Windows Fax and Scan utility enables you to scan documents and pictures. Before you can scan documents and pictures, you must have a scanner installed on your computer. Your scanner must be listed [more…]

How to View Photos Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface is its big attraction. It’s sleek, blue design doesn’t look anything like other [more…]

How to Play DVDs Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface is Windows 7’s entertainment hub. Windows Media Center is the perfect place to [more…]

How to Play Music Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to listening to your favorite music. Although Windows Media Player is the first thing most people think of when they think of playing [more…]

How to Record a TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

The Windows Media Center is the primary entertainment component of Windows 7. You can use the Media Center’s sleek interface to watch and record your favorite TV shows right on your PC, either when you [more…]

How to Set Up Windows 7’s Windows Media Center to View Live TV

Who needs a separate TV when you can set up the Windows 7 Media Center to view live TV right on your computer’s lovely flat-panel display? You can watch downloaded Internet programs or stream snippets [more…]

How to Watch an Internet TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center interface offers you the ability to watch Internet TV downloads or to stream snippets from [more…]

How to Watch a Live TV Show Using Windows 7’s Windows Media Center

Windows 7 is full of fun stuff to keep you entertained, from watching TV to viewing your photos. The Media Center offers you the ability to watch live TV, record TV shows, and watch Internet TV, all in [more…]

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