Windows 7 - One Minute a Day Vol 1
45 Pages

Windows 7 - One Minute a Day Vol 1



50 topics to improve your Windows 7 skills!

Here are some of the topics you will find in this eBook:

  • Add your favorite programs to the Desktop context menu
  • Access Desktop Icons from the Taskbar
  • Memory Diagnostic
  • Godmode
  • Ban automatic restart after system updates
  • Health of your laptop battery
  • Check CPU temperature
  • Create a System repair disc
  • An InPrivate icon on your Desktop

Use this eBook and you'll soon get to grips with Windows 7 Best Practices.



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Published 30 November 2011
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EAN13 9782918819271
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Windows 7 One Minute a Day - Vol. 1
Michel Martin Mediaforma
Copyright © 2009-2011 MediaForma All Rights Reserved
Use Shortcuts to Access Icons Pinned to the Taskbar
The Quick Launch toolbar no longer exists in Windows 7. On the other hand, you can now pin program and document icons in the taskbar, which then acts as a quick launch toolbar.
You can pin program and document icons from several locations. To pin program and document icons from theStartmenu, right-click on the item you want to pin and selectPin to taskbarin the shortcut menu.
You can use the same technique to pin an item from the desktop, a folder from Windows Explorer, or even an Internet Explorer 9 tab.
You can easily run a taskbar pinned program or open a taskbar pinned document Just use the Windows key + the icon number.
For example, on this computer, pressWindows and 1open Windows Media Player, to Windows and 2to open Internet Explorer, orWindows and 3to open Windows Explorer.
I can already hear some of you tell me ‘I would preferWindows and 2 launches Windows Media Player’. No problem: just drag theWindows Media Playericon to the second position
in the taskbar. Now,Windows and 2opens Windows Media Player.
A hibernation Shortcut
If you often put your computer into hibernation,what about creating a shortcut icon to do so?
Right-click on the desktop, point toNewclick and Shortcut. A dialog box namedCreate Shortcutis displayed. In theType the location of the item text box, type:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe powrprof.dll, SetSuspendState 0,1,0
This command assumes that Windows is installed on driveC. If needed, change the drive letter for the command to suit your configuration.
ClickNext. Choose a name for the shortcut icon. For example, typeHibernate Now, then clickFinish.
You can double-click your brand new icon to put your PC into hibernation.
Add your Favorite Programs to the Desktop Context Menu
What about running your favorite programs directly from the Desktop context menu? As an example, we will add a shortcut to run rWord 2010 in the Desktop context menu.
C l i c kStart, typeregedit and clickregedit at the top of theStart menu. Expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,Directory,Background, andShell. Right-click onShell, point to Newand clickKey. TypeWord2010and pressEnter.
Right-click the new key, point toNewand clickKey. Namecommandthe new key.
In the right pane, right-click on(default)and selectModify. Enter the full path of the program (hereC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\winword.exe) in theEdit Stringbox dialog and confirm by clickingOK. Close theRegistry Editorwindow.
Now you can launch Word 2010 by right-clicking on the desktop.
Create a Shortcut to Restart Windows
In Windows 7, to shut down your computer, you just have to click on Start then on Shut Down. It would be hard to make it easier! Right? What about creating a shortcut icon to do so?
Right-click on the desktop, point toNewclick and Shortcut. A dialog box namedCreate Shortcutdisplayed. In the text box, type is shutdown -s. ClickNext. Choose a name for the shortcut. For example, type ...