Thursday, May 21, 2009

Haja Peer Mohamed H

Whats New In Windows 7 Part 4

How To Approach Windows 7?

The best approach is to start by throwing away preconceptions from earlier Windows versions and approach the new OS with an open mind. That's the best way to decide whether to incorporate Windows 7 into your home or business PCs. In this gallery, I highlight some features you'll want to pay special attention to.  Continuved From - Whats New In Windows 7 [Part 1], Whats New In Windows 7 [Part2] and Whats New In Windows 7 Part 3

Two views of the taskbar

By default, the Windows 7 taskbar uses large icons with no text to indicate running programs as well as those you’ve “pinned” to the taskbar for quick access. Shading options help you see which programs are running and which have multiple windows open. If you prefer XP/Vista style buttons with text labels, adjust the Taskbar Buttons option shown here. The result (bottom) uses more space but might be easier for you to work with.

The new Windows Explorer at a glance
If you’re moving from XP to 7, this will be one of the most overwhelming changes. The navigation bar on the left is reorganized to highlight common locations and favorites. The center (contents) pane has several extra views plus grouping options. Metadata in the details pane (bottom) is fully editable. And that preview pane on the right can be toggled on or off with a click of the button just above it.

Switching back to folder view

If the new Navigation pane is too radical a change, you can switch it back so it's closer to an old-school folder tree. Right-click any empty space in the pane and then click Show All Folders on the shortcut menu, as shown on the left here. That immediately changes the pane so it looks like the one on the right. Click the arrow to the left of the Favorites node to collapse it and use folders exclusively.

Libraries act like virtual folders 
The most important function of a library is to aggregate content from multiple locations into a single virtual folder. This Music library, for instance, gathers music files from two local folders and one shared folder on a Windows Home Server. Using the drop-down menu at the top right, I can then change the view to organize the files (using metadata such as album and artist, here, or authors and file types in a documents library). Using this view, I can search for files, and the buttons on the Command Bar allow me to play my selection or burn it to a CD.

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