Download Windows 7: Up and Running: A quick, hands-on introduction by Wei-Meng Lee PDF

By Wei-Meng Lee

This compact publication deals the fastest course for home windows clients to start with Microsoft's home windows 7 working method. You get the basic info you must improve or set up the approach and configure it to suit your actions, in addition to a journey of home windows 7's gains and integrated purposes. Microsoft has realized from the error of home windows Vista, and home windows 7 indicates it-this new OS is far swifter and extra sturdy. With home windows 7: Up and working, you will examine what is new and what is replaced from XP and Vista, and get recommendation on how you can use the program for paintings, leisure, fast communique, and extra. home windows 7 is poised to be a huge hit, and with this convenient advisor, you may be up and working -- and effective -- with it correct away.Master the consumer interface, together with the taskbar, bounce lists, laptop instruments, Aero Shake, and notification quarter become aware of the fun of networking with HomeGroup dossier sharing and better wireless journey the system's more desirable safety, together with the motion middle, consumer Account regulate, and Credential supervisor the right way to use home windows dwell necessities for messaging, picture sharing, moviemaking, emailing, and running a blog Get to grasp integrated purposes comparable to net Explorer eight, home windows Media participant 12, Microsoft Paint, and WordPad find out about non-compulsory Microsoft software program to reinforce your home windows 7 event

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Aero Shake and Aero Snap will work on any Windows 7 system. Windows displays the live previews of all running instances of IE. When the mouse hovers over one of the live previews, the selected window appears, and the rest of the windows turn transparent. To select the window, simply click the live preview. When an application has too many open windows, the title of each window will be displayed in a list instead of live preview thumbnails. Aero Shake allows users to quickly minimize all nonactive windows by “shaking” the current active window.

The new Aero Peek feature allows you to preview windows without switching to them. And Jump Lists allow you to jump to a specific destination or task by simply right-clicking an application icon. In addition, you also learned about the new Libraries feature, which makes it easy for you to organize your files. And in Windows 7, the Desktop Gadgets has a new lease on life. In the next chapter, you will learn more about another new feature in Windows 7: HomeGroup. HomeGroup will make use of the new Libraries feature to allow you to easily share files with other users on the same network.

Create a folder that you want to share. For example, create a folder on the desktop and name it Common Files. 5. Right-click the folder and select Properties. 6. Click the Sharing tab and click the Share... button. You will see the File Sharing window, as shown in Figure 3-13. Alternatively, you can also use the new “Share with” button located in Windows Explorer to configure file sharing. 48 | Chapter 3: File Sharing 7. Click the drop-down arrow to select from a list of users who can access the shared folder.

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