This week I have a few Windows 7 tips to help with your documents.
Displaying the My Recent Documents folder on the Start menu will make things easier and faster since it will display a list of all the documents you've recently used for easy access.
1. Using the right button of your mouse, click on Start and proceed to Properties.
2. Click on Customize.
3. Go to the Advance tab by clicking on it.
4. On the Recent documents, click on the check box that says List my most recently opened documents. Then, click OK and click OK again.
5. To check if the process worked, click on the Start menu. You should see the My Recent Documents displayed.
Put a Pin Up of the Folders You Use Most Windows 7 allows you to pin up the folders you use most on your taskbar. Simply hold your mouse over the favorite folder, right click, and drag it onto the taskbar. Windows 7 automatically ins itself to the Explorer Jump List. To open the folder, right click on the Explorer (folders) con and select the folder you want.
Next week, I will have a few tips for Office 2010, as I got the upgrade yesterday!!
This week I have compiled a few more Windows 7 tips. Hope you enjoy.
1. Shift The Window From One Monitor To Another
If you are using two or more monitors, then you might want to move the Windows from one to another. There is a very simple way to do it.
All you have to do is press the Windows Key + Shift Key + Left or Right Arrow Key, depending on what monitor you want to move it to.
2. Custom Power Button
There is an option to replace the Shut Down button with another action, if you rarely shut down the computer, but you more often restart it or put it on sleep.
Right click the Start Button, go to Properties and choose the Power Boot Action to do whatever you want, from the given options.
3. Make The Taskbar Smaller
If you feel like the taskbar is using too much of your screen space, you can choose to make the icons smaller. To do this, right-click on the Start button, then go to Properties -> Taskbar and set it to Use small icons
4. Clear The Desktop
If there are too many windows on the desktop, you can clear it by shaking a window from left to right and all others will minimize. To restore the other windows you have to shake the active one again.
5. Lock The Screen
There is no Lock Screen button in the Start Menu anymore, so you have to press the Windows Key + L to lock it, now. It seems easier, in case you dont forget the shortkey
Keep reading....there are lots more to come.
Here is a tip that will help you to help us when you need some technical support. There is a new tool in Windows 7 that can capture step by step (with screenshots) what a person is doing. If you are having an issue, or getting an error, when doing a particular thing, this is for you. Simply click the Start button and type PSR into the search field. This will bring up the Problem Steps Recorder. You can then click the Record button and re-create the error. Every screen that opens will be captured. You can also add a comment during the recording. When you are finished, simply click the stop button to stop recording. This will automatically bring up the save menu. It will be saved in a zip file, which makes for much easier emailing. Then you can simply attach the file into an email and send it to us and we will be glad to assist you in solving the problem.
Once you hit record, it tracks your mouse and keyboard and captures screenshots with any comments you choose to associate alongside them. Once you stop recording, it saves the whole thing to a ZIP file, containing an HTML-based slide show of the steps.
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