Posts Tagged ‘Start Menu’

Hidden secrets the average user doesn’t know about Windows 7

There are a variety of tips and system tweaks that can be applied to Windows 7 to offer better convenience and other useful features for the user. Tweaks range from easier access to files, the ability to incorporate an Internet search from the start menu and other option-settings for a quicker user-session.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Myke Thomas - November 13, 2012 at 11:27 am

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Showing Administrative Tools on the Start Menu

Windows 7 advanced users such as; administrators would normally invoke system tools like Computer Management, System Configuration, Performance Monitor, and others quite often, and would like a quick and easy way to access these tools from one place. By default, Windows 7 does not display Administrative Tools on the Start Menu.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - November 1, 2012 at 9:16 am

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Add Search Internet link to Windows 7 Start Menu

The search for programs and files feature on the Start Menu of Windows 7 gives you a direct way to search for programs, files and emails on your computer. Once you get accustomed to this method, I am pretty sure that this text field will become your default search tool. However, unlike Windows Vista you cannot include an Internet search by default, but you can enable this functionality through Group Policy.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - October 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

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Modifying Start Menu Search Links

To enhance the functionality of Windows 7 file search, you can add a number of links displayed at the bottom of the Start Menu Search results. By default, the re-scope link See More Results is displayed and clicking this link opens Windows Explorer and reruns the query against all indexed locations. You can pin three additional re-scope links to the Start menu using a Local Group Policy.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - March 13, 2012 at 11:54 am

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Enabling Recent Items in the Start Menu

By default, the Recent Items option in the Start Menu is disabled in Windows 7. This feature is quite useful and at times helps ends users be more productive. It can be enabled as follows:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - April 1, 2011 at 9:41 am

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