Windows 7 Tips

Tips for Windows 7

  1. First Things to Change on a new 7 Windows System
    1. Turn off nagging "Delete Warning".

      Right Click on th Recycle Bin, select "Properties" and uncheck "Display delete confirmation dialog" box. You can always get the deleted file from the Recycle Bin anyway.

    2. Turn on showing of extensions

      In Windows Explorer, select "Tools/Folder Options.../View" and unselect "Hide extensions for known file types". It's dangerous not to have it on. You can download a picture with a ".jpg" extension in the file name, but the real extension could be ".exe".

  2. If you have an SSD drive, do not defrag it.
  3. What if an application is not showing on your monitors?

    Sometimes Windows7 get confused and displays an appliation off screen. To remedy this, hover over the icon in the status bar, move your mouse up to hover over the preview, right-click on the image and then select "Move". Then use your left-right-up-down arrows to move your application back to one of your screens.

    You can also try "Windows-RightArrow" to move through your screen real estate.