It's official folks...I have finally migrated wholly from Vista over to Windows 7 64-bit. I still have a couple of codecs to install but apart from that I am now using Windows 7 full time.
I know that doesn't sound like much but for me it has been a big move; in contrast to the apparent majority, I have enjoyed my Vista.
Anyway, now I have gained a certain familiarity with my new operating system I thought it might be time to start sharing a few Windows 7 tips and tricks. This is the first of many I shall be posting over the next few weeks, or months....time will dictate. :)
Please bear in mind, these are simple/basic tips and tricks mainly directed at XP users who have not had any experience with Vista nor Windows 7.
How To: Add Expanded View to Start Menu Items in Windows 7
This is no biggee but it is a time (click) saver and a little tip that I personally have found to be quite useful:
Say you wanted to access something in Control Panel; normally you would need to click on Control Panel in the Start Menu, wait for the Control Panel to appear and then click again on the required component. By changing a simple option, all the items in Control Panel can be readily accessible from an expanded menu:
Right click on the Start button and select Properties. Click on the Start Menu tab and then on the Customize button.
Locate the section to which you wish to add the expanded view and select the option to ?Display as menu?. Then close out by clicking OK > Apply > OK.
The Expanded View can be applied to any of those items listed in the Start Menu; Computer, Documents, Games, etc.
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How To: Add Expanded View to Start Menu Items in Windows 7 Windows 7 Tips & Tricks.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:28 AM
I dragged myself back onto XP a short while ago Jim, will also be making the move back to Windows 7 very soon. There's been some debate recently on how long Microsoft will continue to support XP, particularly for businesses who are lagging behind considerably, but I anticipate MS will be pulling the plug before long and I suspect your tips will be invaluable to a lot of folk Jim ;)
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