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Windows 7: Hidden menu options

20 May 2009   #1

 
Hidden menu options

Ive been thinking about a Tutorial for this but Im lost as to how I should name it or explain how to access the options

I dont know how many of you have noticed but nearly all the File/Save dialogues have hidden options available

Default Save Microsoft Word
Hidden menu options-wordsavedefault.jpg

Advanced Save Microsoft Word
Hidden menu options-wordsaveadvanced.jpg

Default save Snipping Tool
Hidden menu options-snippingtooldefault.jpg

Advanced save Snipping Tool
Hidden menu options-snippingtooladvanced.jpg

The Thing thats annoyed me about this since the first leaked build of Windows 7 is how these options are more or less hidden, end-users will not notice them and how applications that dont have options will use the last menu-size and show a very large emtpy space

Hidden menu options-wordpad-fail.jpg

On a separate issue, I do like how you can hide menu's altogether in applications using the Ribbonbar though

Paint
Hidden menu options-mspaint.jpg

Wordpad
Hidden menu options-wordpad.jpg




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20 May 2009   #2

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How do you access these?
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20 May 2009   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
How do you access these?
It shows when saving files within any program
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20 May 2009   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
How do you access these?
Just resize the lower section where the options are located to see them

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
It shows when saving files within any program
Theres only a few applications supporting extra options at the moment

Im still not sure what to explain in a Tutorial to use these features though
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20 May 2009   #5

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haha, wow, there really needs to be an indicator that there's more stuff there.

Thanks.

All those are metadata tags that will help when you search for files btw. So if your file is saved as movie1.mpg and you put the tag of "Family Vacation" when you search for "Vacation" it'll pop up in the search results.
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