Windows 7 Shortcut keys, Tips and Tricks

Download and learn Windows 7 shortcut keys, tips and tricks and increase your productivity. Each pdf document covers seven Windows 7 shortcut keys, tips and tricks and are listed here:

Tips and tricks in Windows7_Tips_1stEd.pdf include:

  1. Shuffling Through Program Windows
  2. Managing Your Windows.
  3. Project Your Display With Ease
  4. Multi-Monitor Window Management
  5. Aero Peek Your Desktop
  6. Live Clutter-Free
  7. Help the Help Desk Help You

Tips and tricks in Windows7_Tips_2ndEd.pdf include:

  1. Put a “Pin Up” of the Folders You Use Most
  2. Double-Up Your Windows
  3. Clear, Crisp Display—It’s In Your Control
  4. Order and Reason for Your Taskbar
  5. Taskbar Traversing
  6. BitLocker To Go Protection
  7. Your Own Personal Help Desk: Windows Troubleshooting Platform

Tips and tricks in Windows7-Tips-3rdEd.pdf include:

  1. Change the Scenery
  2. Crunch The Numbers
  3. Smart Printing
  4. Shake It Up.
  5. Clean your Desktop! And Order It Too
  6. Right-Click Mania
  7. Unveil Your Hidden Drives

Tips and tricks in Windows7_Tips_Tricks_4thEdit.pdf include:

  1. Help the Help Desk Help You
  2. Sticky Notes Avoid Sticky Situations
  3. Adaptive Display Brightness
  4. Notify Me, My Way.
  5. Authority over the Power Switch
  6. .ISO Files (Burning iso image files into CD / DVD)
  7. Locale Specific

Windows Shortcut commands

For those who love to use keyboard instead of clicking mouse, this post will be very useful which will teach you how to use Windows shortcut commands or shortcut key combination. Listed below shortcut commands are very frequently used and works for all Windows Operating system including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Windows Shortcut Command List:

Windows Key + D – “Show Desktop”, this command minimizes all the opened windows and shows Windows Desktop
Windows Key + M – Minimizes all the Opened Windows
Windows Key + E – To open “My Computer” (Also known as Windows Explorer)
Windows Key + F – “Search File and Folders”, this opens “Search Files and Folders” Window
Windows Key + R – “Run”, opens Run dialog box
Windows Key + U + U – To shut down your computer (Works on Windows XP)
Windows Key + U + R – To restart your computer (Works on Windows XP)
Windows Key + L – To “Lock Computer”
Alt + F4 – To close the current active Window
Alt + Tab – Switch over between opened Windows

Windows Key: A Button which is present in between Ctrl and Alt on the Left down corner of the Keyboard is called as Windows Key.

Microsoft Outlook can be used as RSS Feeds Reader

RSS is abbreviated as either Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication. RSS feed are Rich website Summaries and Syndication and can be created using XML.

Now almost all the news, business, blogs, social networking website have RSS feeds and publish summaries of their content in a form that is easy for users to browse.

To subscribe the available RSS feed/s you need to have an RSS Reader and Microsoft Outlook 2007 allows you to subscribe to available RSS Feeds just like that.

A very simple example would be subscribing Tech-KB feed in Microsoft Outlook 2007. Just click on “Subscribe to RSS Feed” link available on this page at the top right navigation bar. This will ask confirmation message whether to launch Outlook Application, click on “Launch Application” and that is it. Congratulation you have subscribed to Tech-KB feed.

Another way to subscribe is copy the “Subscribe to RSS Feed” link by right clicking on “Subscribe to RSS Feed” and click on “Copy Shortcut” in IE 8, “Copy Link Address” in Google Chrome” or “Copy Link Location” in Firefox. Now open “Microsoft Outlook 2007” click on “Tools” > “Accounts Settings” and then click on “RSS Feed” tab then click on “New” and paste the copied link and click on “Add” and you are done. Now whenever you open “Outlook” you will get all the new content available in your Outlook RSS Feeds Folder.

Windows 7 RC – Windows Media Center

Watch TV using Window Media Center

To configure Windows Media Center, all you need to do is select the region, enter zip code and agree the terms. This will download the latest TV Setup data according to the region selected.

Select the TV signal you have like Cable, Satellite or Antenna and click on “Next” and follow the onscreen instructions.

Remember, you need to have IR Receiver, else this software will not allow setup if you have selected signal as “Satellite”.

Internet TV

Get free online entertainment such as TV Shows, news, sports music concerts and many more with Windows Media Center – Internet TV which comes with your Windows 7 installation.

To watch Internet TV, all you need is Broadband connection. Choose from the categories “TV Shows”, “News”, “Sports”, “Music Concerts”, “Movies” etc.