June 2009 Entries

Copy progress in Windows 7 taskbar

Here’s another cool feature in Windows 7 – when you copy files, not only does the copy dialog show your progress, but so does the icon in the taskbar. This is great for longer running copy tasks. I can let that run in the background, and glance down at the taskbar to see the status. Picture courtesy of: http://www.ditii.com/2009/0... ......

Best new Windows 7 feature – Aero Snap

Some people probably won’t agree with me, but I think the best new feature in Windows 7 is Aero Snap. Aero snap allows you to drag a window to either the top or the sides of the screen and have the window automatically resize. If you drag it to either side, it will resize to half the screen – dragging it to the top maximizes the window. The picture above shows what happens to the windows when you drag the first window the left, and then the other to the right. I use this a lot for file copying now. ......

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