Some awesome Windows 7 tricks
Tim Sneath posted this last night, and I wanted to share it with all of you Windows 7 users out there.
Now, I’ve been using Windows 7 throughout the entire development process (since just after Vista RTM), and after reading through this list I actually came across some features that I didn’t know about previously.
I think my favorite features from that list are:
- Who Stole My Browser?
Being able see what plugins might be causing my browser to behave like a pouting three-year-old is fantastic. It’s easy to do over the phone, and – this is the part I like the best – it’s easy to teach.
- Installing from a USB Memory Stick
I just got an HP Mini 1000 netbook, and it runs 7 so amazingly smoothly. I’ve been installing it by using PXE boot from the Microsoft corporate network, but being able to install 7 from a USB key is equally as handy (especially since it would allow me to make customizations to the image before applying it. (You know how much I love the Windows AIK, right? There’s a new one specifically for Windows 7 over here.)
- Command Junkies Only
I admit it. I’m addicted to the command-line. It’s faster for me to type a command than do something in the GUI, especially with Powershell (got v2 CTP3 yet?) Being able to open a command prompt from any arbitrary window is an amazing time-saver.
What are your favorite Windows 7 tricks?
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