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Windows 7

University staff are currently in the process of moving to Windows 7 on their work PCs.

Over the next few weeks, Information Services will be sending out hints and tips to help you discover some of the new features that come with Windows 7. Some of them may be simple time savers, whilst some could completely change the way you use Windows. Here are two simple tips:

  • Show windows desktop

There is a rectangle to the right hand side of the date and time on the task bar. Hover over it to view your desktop, click it to toggle between your desktop and open windows.

  • Peek – thumbnail previews

This is great if you have multiple windows open at once. Your open applications are shown on the taskbar, hover over them and you get a thumbnail preview of that window. Hover over the thumbnail and you get a full preview of that Window. Click on the thumbnail preview and it will bring that window to the front.

You can also close close the window using the ‘x’ on the top right of the thumbnail.

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  1. I am building a machine at home and I need a copy of Windows 7 to enable me to work at home. Can I get a cheap copy of Windows 7 through the university.
    Many thanks, Mike

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