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This article talks about 15 really cool keyboards shortcuts that are specific to Windows 7. I can bet that you don’t know all of them. Check them out, some of them will surprise you for sure.
1. Ctrl+Shift+N to Create a New Folder
Creating a new folder in Windows explorer is something we all need to do on a frequent basis. And until now, there was no default shortcut key available for this task. But Windows 7 changed that.
You could now use Ctrl+Shift+N to quickly create a new folder in Windows or anywhere on your computer where a folder can be created.
2. Ctrl+Shift+Click to Open a Program As Administrator
There are many instances when just clicking on the icon of the application and opening it doesn’t solve your purpose. You need to right click on it and click on “Run as Administrator” so that you can make the required changes to the app.
In Windows 7, this can be done with a keyboard shortcut. You just need to point your mouse cursor on that program and then click on it while pressing Ctrl+Shift keys to open it as administrator.
3. Shift+Right-Click Enhances Send to Menu
The above screenshot shows the default send to menu that I get when I simply right click on a program.
Now, if I press the Shift key, and while having it pressed, I right click on the icon, I get an enhanced send to menu. See the screenshot below to check how it looks.
Nice, isn’t it?
4. Shift+Right-Click on a Folder to Open Command Prompt
If you do Shift+right-click on a folder, you’ll find an option that says “Open command windows here.” If you love working with the command prompt, this option should come in handy.
5. Win+Space to Quickly Show Desktop
Remember our quick tip on hiding open windows in windows 7 ? Well, this is the keyboard shortcut version of that mouse cursor trick. Pressing the Win key and the space bar simultaneously shows you the desktop immediately.
6. Win+Up/Down/Left/Right for Moving the Active Window
If you intend to quickly move the active window to make space for other apps, you could do that by using the Win key and one of the arrow keys. Each arrow key would move the window in the direction it is meant to.
7. For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Left Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Left Monitor
If you are on a dual monitor setup using Windows 7 then you could press the Win+Shift+Left arrow key combination to move the active application window to the left monitor.
8. For Dual Monitors: Win+Shift+Right Arrow Key to Move Active Window to Right Monitor
Similarly, if you need to move the current window to the right monitor screen, just press Win+Shift+right arrow key.
9. Win+T to Get to Taskbar Items
You could use the key combination Win+T to toggle through the applications pinned on the taskbar in Windows 7.
10. Shift+Click on a Taskbar App to Open a New Instance of the App
Let’s say you’ve got a bunch of Chrome windows open. And you need to quickly open a new blank window of the browser. Here’s the way – point your cursor to the chrome icon on the taskbar, hit Shift and click on it. There you go!
11. Win+B to Move Focus to the System Tray
In a previous article, we talked about a technique to add more clocks to the default Windows clock in the system tray. Now, if you need to get there without using your mouse cursor, how’d you do that?
Answer – Win+B. That would move the focus on the system tray, and then you could use the arrow keys to cycle through the items, including the Windows clock.
12. Win+P for Quickly Connecting Your Laptop to a Projector
Windows 7 has a nifty projection menu feature which enables you to quickly connect your laptop to a projector or an extended monitor. Win+P is the keyboard shortcut for that purpose.
13. Win+1, Win+2..so on for Opening Taskbar Programs
Want to quickly open a program that’s pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar? You can press the Win key and the number corresponding to the location of the app on the taskbar.
14. Win+Pause helps you check System Properties
Need to take a quick look at what’s the processor model you are using, or may be check the device manager, or advanced system settings? You could use Win+pause key combination to open the system properties window.
15. Ctrl+Shift+Esc Can Quickly Open Windows Task Manager
I think this was in Vista too, I am not sure. But it’s a cool shortcut nevertheless. Just press the Ctrl key, Shift key and the ESC key simultaneously and you have the task manager pop up right in front!
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Most solar powered devices are coupled with bulky design, many cables and big batteries; it has yet to be anything that people could classify as attractive, until now. Andrea Ponti, an Industrial Designer that focus his research on international projects between Italy and Japan has designed the first integrated solar power laptop with a sexy appeal.
The polycarbonate-bound laptop features a feather light form factor. Two photovoltaic panels span the computer’s cover and keyboard. The sexy clear design allows sunlight to shine straight through the case to the panels embedded within, generating electricity for on-the-go computing.
Since laptop are so easily portable it’s nice to see a design like this come out, even though it isn’t market ready it’s a step in the right direction with increasing electricity prices. There aren’t any specs available as this is just a design but it would be interesting to see what this sucker could run with power consumption in mind.
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Samsung is preparing a new low end phone possibly hitting T-Mobile in the near future and moving to other carriers in profession. This is the Samsung T379 codenamed “triumph” however there is nothing triumphant or interesting about this device. It is quite outdated and passé comprised most likely of spare parts left from previous generations. But nonetheless there is somehow a market for these devices.
The Samsung T379 Specs
- 3G network
- 240 x 320 screen size
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- standard T9 phone keypad from the age of dinosaurs (sorry I am just not a fan)
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Panasonic hasn’t really launched any solid ToughBooks into it’s lineup for some time, until today that is. Today Panasonic released it’s 14 inch Toughbook featuring Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor, discrete GPU (dedicated video card), USB 3.0 and more! It’s a bit smaller and lighter than its predecessor but doesn’t sacrifice ruggedness or performance. The Toughbook comes with the same shock resistant insulation as the previous, a spill resistant keyboard and its priced around $1599 USD for the Core i3 boasting a 6 hour battery rating in normal usage (may be less with video playback).
- 14-inch LCD Display
- Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processors
- larger touchpad
- USB 3.0 port
- 5.6 pounds design
An optional $1899 USD version will sport
- 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 7200RPM hard drive
- 10-hour Li-ion cell battery
Finally a 2449 optional slated for release in Julyadds a backlit keyboard and a Panasonic CircuLumin polarized anti-glare touchscreen which can vary the brightness up to 800 nits for outdoor use with optional care dock (no price as of yet)
LTE modems will be an option for all models for wireless users on the Verizon and AT&T networks.