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Windows 7: "Secret features of Windows 7"

07 Jan 2010   #1
spy1

Windows 7
 
 
"Secret features of Windows 7"

I was readin this article on tech republic, that was talking about secret features of Windows 7, and can't decide if they are true, and if so, if they work, and if so, how do you activate, implement, and use them. Thank you. The link below is to the article.... Five super-secret features in Windows 7 | 1 of 307


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07 Jan 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 ®™
 
 

Quote:
1. Software that turns normal displays into touchscreens

I don’t know how Microsoft did this. It seems like they would have needed cooperation from the hardware manufacturers. Nevertheless, it appears that the company has developed its own highly-secret software that can turn any standard LCD screen into a touchscreen. Now users will no longer have to a do a simple click-and-drag to resize photos. Instead they’ll be able to reach up to their screens with both hands and use a set of complicated multi-touch gestures to do the same thing, and it will only take 5-10 seconds longer. Upon further digging, I also discovered that all mouse and keyboard drivers appear to be in a time-bombed phase-out cycle.
Anyone using such software?
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07 Jan 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Hello Spy, welcome to the Seven Forums,

I really hope you were joking. If not, think a little: HKEY_CLUELESS_USER and HKEY_CRAPPY_MACHINE? Normal display suddenly feeling your touch?

A joke. A very bad joke. If you like jokes, you'll find better here.

Kari
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07 Jan 2010   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have no idea if there is any truth in any of those "features", but I'm dubious. If the guy actually found anything, why doesn't he document it?
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07 Jan 2010   #5
Bill

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Here is the direct link:

Five super-secret features in Windows 7 | Tech Sanity Check | TechRepublic.com

Very interesting read to say the least, I'm sort of puzzled as to why Microsoft would include an alternate version of the registry.. especially how they named it.

Is it April Fools yet?

-Bill
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08 Jan 2010   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I think it's origin was here:
Windows 7's Secrets

Adem Disuja seems to be an American lady or Indian extract. She has her own web site but, although listed as an IT "Expert", seems to have contributed only this one article to the web.
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