Windows 7 Tips & Tricks tip 1 & 2





1. Managing Your Windows.

Windows 7 simplifies document and program management by allowing you to “dock” a window or manipulate its size with one mouse manoeuvre or a simple keystroke. To dock your window on one half of the screen, drag it to the left or right and it will change its size to fit that half of the screen. To manipulate the vertical size of a window, you can drag the window to the top to maximize it, or double-click the window’s top or bottom border to maximize it vertically while keeping the same width.

You can also perform all of these functions with keystrokes:

Win+Left Arrow and Win+Right Arrow dock to half the screen

Win+Up Arrow and Win+ Down Arrow maximize and minimize

Win+Shift+Up Arrow and Win+Shift+Down Arrow maximize

and restore vertical size.

2. Multi-Monitor Window Management.

Windows 7 makes using multiple monitors as convenient as it should be. When you’re working multi-monitor, use the keyboard shortcuts Win+Shift+Left Arrow and Win+Shift+Right Arrow to move windows from one monitor to another. The rearranged window will keep its relative position to the top-left origin on the new monitor.

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