May 14th Window 7 Tips

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Instantly Create Folders in Windows 7

Here's one straight from the What-Took-Them-So-Long Department: A keyboard shortcut for creating new folders: Ctrl-Shift-N.

I know, I'm excited too. You can use this on the desktop or in an Explorer window: Just give a tap and presto, you've got a new folder ready for renaming.

 

Windows 7 - Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links

To Pin a Program Link to the Taskbar

NOTE: You can use step 2 or 3 to pin a folder in the Windows Explorer taskbar icon jump list.
1. Right click on a program exe file or shortcut that you want to pin to the taskbar, and click on Pin to Taskbar. (See screenshot below)
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links-context_menu.jpg
 
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2. Drag a file that has a program associated for it (ex: .txt file for Notepad) to a empty area on the taskbar until you see the Pin to (program name) (ex: Pin to notepad.exe) pop-up, then drop it. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: This will pin the program (ex: Notepad) to the taskbar with the file (ex: txt) included in it's right click menu.
 
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links-program_file.jpg
 
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3. Drag a program .exe file or shortcut (ex: CCLeaner), to a empty area of the taskbar until you see the Pin to Taskbar pop-up, then drop it. (See screenshot below)
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links-program_exe_shortcut.jpg
 
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4. Right click on a open window taskbar button or icon that you want to pin to the taskbar, and click on Pin this program to the Taskbar. (See screenshot below)
Taskbar - Pin or Unpin Program Links-pin_program.jpg
 
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5. Right click on a pinned taskbar icon link (ex: Windows Explorer icon). Click on the Name:  Pin.jpg
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NOTE: You will need to have Recent Items turned on in the to see these.
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