Windows 7 Tips and Tricks

Windows 7 and Office 2010
What’s New
Reasons to Love Windows 7
New taskbar
Quick launch
Quick peeks
Snap feature
Search from Start menu
Snipping tool
See more here
Windows 7 Taskbar
• Taskbar buttons are larger now, so the text is turned
off for a cleaner look. You can make them larger or
smaller by going to Control Panel > Appearance and
Personalization > Taskbar and Start Menu > check or
uncheck the “Use small icons” box.
Windows 7 Quick Launch
• Quick launch area is gone, but you can pin
programs to the taskbar or the start menu.
• You can also move taskbar buttons around and put
them in the exact order you want.
Windows 7 Jumplists
• No more My Recent Documents or Recent Items
• Jumplists – short menus to help quickly get to files,
folders, or frequently visited websites.
• Just right click program’s icon to access jumplists
Open New Windows
• Right click on the program icon and click on the
program name. This will open a new blank window.
Close all Windows
• When you’re done working in a program, you can right
click on the icon and click “Close all windows.”
Windows 7 Jumplists
• You can also use jumplists to take a look at your
recently used folders and websites.
Windows 7 Jumplists
• You can pin favorite items to a jumplist by clicking on
the pushpin next to the file name.
• You can unpin by clicking the pushpin again.
Windows 7 Jumplists
• Remove an item
from a jumplist by
right clicking on the
file name and
selecting “Remove
from this list.” (This
will only delete the
shortcut, not the
Windows 7 Quick Peeks
• When you point to a program on the
taskbar, you will see a preview of all open
Windows 7 Quick Peeks
• If you want a closer look, hover over one of the
previews to get a quick peek at the file. Click the
preview to bring the window to the front.
Windows 7 Quick Peeks
• Quick peek at the desktop - small rectangle
in lower right corner of the taskbar.
– Hover on it to preview desktop
– Click on it to minimize all programs and windows
– Click on it again to restore all
Windows 7 Gadgets
• Gadgets are a fun way to get information (weather
updates, news headlines, etc.). Right click on the
desktop, click Gadgets, and get started!
Windows 7 – Arranging Windows
• You can snap windows to half screen by dragging
them to the edge of the screen. Once your cursor
hits the edge, it will snap into place.
Windows 7 – Arranging Windows
• Other tricks:
– Maximize windows by dragging them to the top of
the screen. Drag them back down to minimize.
– If you have too many open windows, try shaking
them to focus on a single window. Click the top of
the window and shake it from side to side. All other
open windows in this program will minimize. Shake
it again to maximize the windows.
– Hold down the Windows logo key and hit tab to
shuffle through open windows of all programs.
Windows 7 – Search from Start Menu
• Finding anything
(programs, files,
folders, etc.) on
your PC is easy.
Simply open the
Start menu and
type in the search
Windows 7 – Snipping Tool
• Access the snipping tool from the Start menu. This
tool is very helpful when you want to capture a
certain part of the screen.
Windows 7 – Shortcuts
• To open another window of the same program, hold
SHIFT and click the program’s taskbar icon.
• Switch through multiple documents in a program by
pressing CTRL while you repeatedly click the program
icon on the taskbar.
• Access icons from the taskbar. Open the icons by
pressing the Windows logo key + 1, + 2, +3, and so
• Press Windows logo key + Home key to minimize all
inactive windows. Repeat to restore the windows.
Reasons to Love Office 2010
Office Web Applications
Collaboration Features
Instant Sharing with PowerPoint
Video & Image Editing
Outlook 2010 – More Social, Smarter, and
• “Office Backstage”
• Quick Access Toolbars
• Paste Preview
Office 2010 - Backstage
• No more “File” menu
• Backstage window-like view
Office 2010 – Quick Access Toolbar
• From any Office
• Shortcuts to items you
use frequently
• Click on drop down
arrow next to toolbar
and check the items
you want to be shown
Office 2010 – Paste Preview
• Across all Office apps
• Lets you see what your
document will look like before
you paste content from
somewhere else
• Right click in document
• Preview different formatting
options by hovering over each
Paste option
What’s New in PowerPoint 2010
• You now have the capability of editing video and
images with a basic video editing tool and an image
editing tool.
What’s New in Word 2010
• Multiple users can edit a document at the same
time if they both have Windows Live accounts.
What’s New in Outlook 2010
Ribbon user interface
Calendar groups for easy scheduling
Email conversation interface – message tree
Improved search functionality
Clean up folders
Setting Your Signature in Outlook
• File > Options > Mail > Signatures…

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