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Windows 7: Hot corners (Mac OS X feature)

27 Feb 2012   #1
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Hot corners (Mac OS X feature)

Just moved back from Mac OS X to Windows after 4 years, can't get out of the habit of using hot corners. It's a handy feature on Mac OS X for flicking between windows, dropping stuff onto and picking stuff off the desktop, activating sleep mode.

Windows 7 has one hot corner on the bottom right, for viewing the desktop, already finding that quite handy but I'm used to that in the top right. Also keep going to the bottom left all the time, which I set on my mac to display all open windows only to find it doesn't do anything!

Does Windows have any in built features that allow you to utilise the other three corners?


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27 Feb 2012   #2
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Look at this thread.
Hot Corners for Windows
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27 Feb 2012   #3
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks. I like the hot sides feature for juggling windows about. Wary of third party apps in general for stuff like this so might just live without it, it's just what use get used to isn't it, no big deal.
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27 Feb 2012   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You're welcome. Glad to help
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28 Feb 2012   #5
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Move the Taskbar?

You could move the "Taskbar" to the left side of the screen.
This would put the "Show desktop" button in the bottom left corner.

Right click on the "Taskbar" and choose "Properties".
Select "Left" from the "Taskbar location on screen:" drop-down menu.
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28 Feb 2012   #6
STU9000

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You could move the "Taskbar" to the left side of the screen.
This would put the "Show desktop" button in the bottom left corner.

Right click on the "Taskbar" and choose "Properties".
Select "Left" from the "Taskbar location on screen:" drop-down menu.
I suppose I could do that, but then the task bar would be on the top and I'm used to having it on the bottom. The benefits of leaving it there outweigh the benefit gained from having the view desktop hot corner in the top right, so I'll just persevere with it as it is. Thanks.

Also the view dsktop function on Windows 7 is different to Mac OSX in that you can't drop things onto the desktop or anything like that, you have to leave the mouse in the corner to maintain the view. In Mac OSX touching the corner activates view desktop mode leaving you free to move the cursor and performs tasks. Touching it again or any other corner restores the view to whatever window you were previously working on.
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28 Feb 2012   #7
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
Windows Logo Key Shortcuts?

Have you seen the list of "Windows Logo Key" shortcuts?

There is a section listing them in this tutorial (along with many other shortcuts).
Shortcut Keys for Windows 7

Here's a screenshot.
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