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3 Efficiency Features in Windows 7: IT Solutions

Posted on Mon, Mar 12, 2012

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When it comes to Windows 7, a platform increasingly being used in business and industry in preference to older forms of Windows, the OS comes with many efficiency features that will make the transition worthwhile.

1. Docking windows

How much employee time has been wasted over the years arranging windows on screen so that files could be transferred between them or comparisons of contents made? In Windows 7, Microsoft has recognized a need for a more efficient way to make a window occupy half the screen.  All a user has to do is grab the title bar of a window and use it to drag that window all the way to the left or right side of the screen.  The window will automatically resize itself to occupy half the desktop. 

2. Projector support 

No longer will Windows users laboriously have to find the controls for controlling screen projection options.  Now, those options are built into the Windows 7 interface.  Simply press the Windows key in conjunction with the letter p for projection.  A pop up window will allow you to choose whether you want to duplicate your current screen onto the projector or use the projector as an extended monitor.

3. Instant desktop access

Closing dozens of open windows in order to access the desktop was inefficient.  In Windows 7, users can click on the rectangle located at the right-hand side of the taskbar.  This will minimize all open windows and get them instantly to the desktop.  Clicking a second time will restore their previous view.

IT solutions such as Windows 7 can be installed and maintained as part of a managed programs model for IT services.

Tags: IT Solutions, Microsoft, Operating Systems

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