Your Hidden Windows 7 Trick (that also applies for Windows 8)
For all of you StarCraft players, can you still play a game without using hotkeys? Probably so but you would most likely get beat and would most certainly be slower. Hotkeys simply let you get to where you want to go faster! Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your own personal hotkeys in Windows 7?
Windows 7 reworked the taskbar and introduced this feature! However, I didn’t find out this trick until Windows 8. In the picture above, each program pinned to the taskbar has a corresponding number associated with it.
Outlook is the third pinned program on my Taskbar. Because of this, the hotkey number for Outlook is 3. So if I am just logging into my computer in the morning and want to check my email, I can press Windows Key + 3 to open Outlook! When I am ready to edit a GPO, Windows key + 5 will launch Group Policy Management Console.
getmac | clip Copy my computer's MAC address to the clipboard netsh advfirewall show allprofiles Check the status of the Windows Firewall netsh INT IPv4 show addresses Shows the IP address configurations for all interfaces netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=”ICMPv4″ protocol=icmpv4:any,any dir=in action=allow Adds a firewall rule that allows ICMP echo requests (ping) netsh advfirewall reset Resets firewall to default settings
Microsoft announced that it has sold 450 million Windows 7 licenses since the launch of two years ago. Windows 7 has an average market share of 40.5% exceeding Windows XP by 2% -
With Windows 7 Microsoft made a commitment to work on many more existing PCs by keeping system requirements low and maintaining compatibility. Looking just at Windows 7 customers, there are currently more than 450 million PCs that will be able to run Windows 8, but Microsoft expects that many systems running Windows Vista and even Windows XP will also be eligible -