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Windows 7: 2 features you probably havent heard of

28 Jul 2009   #1
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
2 features you probably havent heard of

Hidden send to menu:

Context Menu - Right Click vs Shift Right Click

by deafult your send to menu probably looks something like the first image below..

but if you hold down shift and right click you get the expanded version !!!

Plus: if you shake a windows all other windows except that one will minimize!!!








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28 Jul 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I knew about both of those since last year but I'm sure there are plenty that didn't, did you also know that if you shake the window again all the windows will expand again to how it was?
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28 Jul 2009   #3
GlobesStudios

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

actually i didnt =]
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28 Jul 2009   #4
TheVinesKid

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 7600 RTM
 
 

ha, yea, these are old features for Windows enthusiests
The Aero Shake (shake a windows the minimize/restore other windows) feature has been there since before the public beta. There is also a fan made version that works on windows XP and Vista
And the Shift+right-click has always given different options in most versions of Windows.

A really cool feature of Windows 7, is the new magnification utility. They completely redid it from the old Accesibility option.
To access it, Hold the Windows key and push +
Click over the magnifying glass to access different options, other views; full screen, lens, and docked; or zoom in or out (Win & + or - also work).
To turn it off, close the options box. Or keep the magnifying glass there if you want
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28 Jul 2009   #5
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Yup, the shake to minimize other windows has been around for a while.

And it annoys me to no end! I'm going to find that registry key soon enough to disable it.
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28 Jul 2009   #6
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
And it annoys me to no end! I'm going to find that registry key soon enough to disable it.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
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28 Jul 2009   #7
Mgwalker

Windows 7
 
 

Also, there is a button on the far right of your task bar, like bottom right for most people (idk top right for me) which will show your desktop/gadgets just so you know whats up, lol

If you press this button, it will minimize everything to task bar, so when i have like 10 windows up im like NOH.
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29 Jul 2009   #8
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mgwalker View Post
Also, there is a button on the far right of your task bar, like bottom right for most people (idk top right for me) which will show your desktop/gadgets just so you know whats up, lol

If you press this button, it will minimize everything to task bar, so when i have like 10 windows up im like NOH.
click it again and they all come back...
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30 Jul 2009   #9
ciphernemo

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garbanzo View Post
click it again and they all come back...
That I didn't know. Thanks!
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01 Aug 2009   #10
Barefoot

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You might want to tell the folks that you have to be right on a file in Windows Explorer for the hidden menu.
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