We are close to final release for Windows 7. The Windows key now performs a wide variety of functions. Here are a handful of the most useful ones:
1. Win+h – Move current window to full screen
2. Win+i – Restore current full screen window to normal size or minimize current window if not full screen
3. Win+Shift+Arrow – Move current window to alternate screen
4. Win+D – Minimize all windows and show the desktop
5. Win+E – Launch Explorer with Computer as the focus
6. Win+F – Launch a search window
7. Win+G – Cycle through gadgets
8. Win+L – Lock the desktop
With Windows 7 is coming the options to remove Internet Explorer. It can be turned on or off like a feature in Windows. So far, the versions of Windows came with Microsoft’s browser installed by default, and wasn’t a removal option.
The information comes from a screen capture made by AeroXperience of beta build 7048 of Windows 7, they commented also that to remove IE8 takes two reboots and a configuration step needs to be completed. However, the system works perfectly after this, which is more than can be said of the earlier versions of Windows to be removed IE.
If you’re running the Windows 7 Beta and hadn’t already noticed, there are introduce 3 new Windows Games for Windows 7. Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers and Internet Spades.
Updates for Windows Live Suite. Microsoft has updated the Messenger client to Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8050.1202) as can see above from the about Window Live Messenger window.
There are minor changes in User Interface and we have a new Icon for Messenger.
Changes in sign in window:
Windows Vista SP2 Beta is now available for download via Technet and MSDN sites. It is however a 388 MB standalone download for 32-bit versions or a 614MB download for 64-bit. A 1.2GB .iso disk image is also available from Microsoft’s Web site.
How many applications do you open at once? To many? Minimum is a tool for your case. Only for Windows users, Minimum minimize all the open windows, cleaning the bar start. If you want to access minimized windows that you can do so by clicking on the icon of the application, which is located in the system tray. It will show you a menu with all open applications.
From Windows Task Manager you can give priority to running process. But the free application Process Manager can add to your system add-ons do mange this priority faster. With right-click in the window’s taskbar item you will note two new voices where the first can "Kill" (close, stop running) that process and the second is the priority that can be changed from the Higher to Lower level.