Windows 7 tips

and an important thing to know about windows 8 !!

Do you struggle with windows 7 or would just like to be more efficient?

Here are some tips, tricks, and otherwise general information I have found to be helpful. Just so you understand some of these things may be harmful to your computer if done incorrectly or at all. I am in no way responsible for your computer.

1. Something I always find myself doing is deleting something and then immediately emptying the recycle bin to permanently delete the item. You  can bypass this process by simply pressing shift+delete and then shift+enter to confirm delete.

2. You can shave a couple of seconds from your boot time by simply launching the Windows Run command (Windows Logo+R), then type msconfig. Under the Boot tab, check the box next to "No GUI boot." Hit the OK or Apply button to save the changes.

3. Another tip I dint know about that could be useful is the "shake" feature you can minimize every window except the one in which you're currently working -- in a single step. Click and hold the title bar of the window you want to keep on the desktop; while still holding the title bar, shake it quickly back and forth until all of the other windows minimize to the task bar  Then let go. To make them return, shake the title bar again. You can accomplish the same thing by pressing the Window key-Home key combination -- although doing that is not nearly as much fun.

4. Speed Up the Display of Thumbnails on the Task bar

One of the nicest things about the task bar is that when you hover your mouse over the icons in it, you can see thumbnail previews of all open windows for each of those applications. When you do so, there is a slight delay before the thumbnail appears. But you can make the thumbnails display more quickly by using a Registry hack.

      A. Launch the Registry Editor by typing regedit in the Search box and pressing Enter.

      B. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Mouse.

      C. Double-click MouseHoverTime. The default value you'll see is 400 -- which                             means 400 milliseconds. Type in a new, smaller value -- 150 is a good bet. Then  click OK and exit the Registry Editor. You'll have to log off or restart your computer for the change to take effect.

5.Finally i wanted to share a small piece about windows 8 if your thinking about getting it keep in mind that there no longer is a start menu in the bottom left corner of the desktop. I myself use a replacement called classic shell. It does what Microsoft removed and carries with it features that older start menus had.

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