Windows 7 Display Features
Project Your Display With Ease
Plugging in a projector and projecting your display is a snap with the Windows 7 driver display utility, displayswitch.exe. Simply press +P to display the following easy-to-navigate pop-up window.
By hitting your arrow keys (or +P) you can switch through multiple display settings, such as “clone,” “extend” or “external only.”
Multi-Monitor Window Management
Windows 7 makes using multiple monitors as convenient as it should be. When you’re working in multi-monitors, use the keyboard shortcuts +Shift+Left Arrow and +Shift+Right Arrow to toggle between monitors. The new window will keep its relative position to the top-left origin of the original.
Pin Up the Folders You Use Most
Windows 7 allows you to “pin up” the folders you use most on your taskbar. Simply hold your mouse over the favorite folder, right click, and drag the folder onto the taskbar. Windows 7 automatically pins itself to the Explorer Jump List. To open the folder, right click on the Explorer icon and select the folder you want.
Double-Up Your Windows
Sometimes, when you’re working within an application, you just want more of a good thing. To open another window of the same application (assuming the application can run more than one instance), simply hold Shift and click the taskbar icon. You can also middle-click your third mouse button for the same result.
Windows 7 allows for several default printers in several locations. Your computer will choose the correct printer for where you are. No need to reset your default or remember what the printer name is; Windows 7 will figure out whether you’re at home or at work with Location Aware Printing.
Shake It Up
Windows 7 Aero® Shake allows you to clear the inactive windows from your desktop by shaking over the window where you’re working. Hover your mouse over the title bar of your active window, left-click and shake from side to side, and all your inactive windows will disappear. To bring back the windows, repeat the procedure and shake everything back into view.
Adaptive Display Brightness
The display on a typical mobile PC consumes more battery power than any other part of the computer. Windows 7 automatically reduces display brightness after a period of inactivity, much as many cell phones do today. However, Windows 7 intelligently adapts to your activity. For example, if the screen dims after 30 seconds and you immediately move the mouse to brighten the display, Windows 7 will wait 60 seconds before dimming the display again.
Last Updated (Friday, 08 January 2010 17:13)