7 Rather Cool Things About Windows 7
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...displays the computer screen only, and the second duplicates the display on your screen to the projector. The third setting extends the desktop across both the computer screen and the projector, and the fourth display gives you the option of having only the projector and turns off your computer screen.
Also handy for hard working presenters is the Windows Mobility Centre, achieved by pressing the Windows logo key plus X, which enables you to turn on presentation mode. Among other helpful actions, this disables your screensaver, and changes your wallpaper to a neutral one.
3. A picture says a...
When you want to share an idea or ask a question, a picture is a great way to illustrate what you’re talking about. The Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of your desktop, like a paragraph in a document, a picture you’re editing, or a section of a webpage. Then you can annotate, save, or e-mail the image using buttons right in the Snipping Tool window.
4. That little Action Centre flag
The Windows 7 Action Centre is a convenient location for finding tools to deal with security and system issues. And it is easy to find, a little flag icon sits in your system tray on the bottom right of your screen.
The Windonws Action Centre works with your chosen security package and literally flags any problem your device is experiencing by showing a red X if there is an issue you need to address.
You can also look at recent messages about your computer’s status and find solutions to any problems, with the troubleshooting capability. You’ll find system maintenance and recovery tools here, including the option to restore your system to an earlier time when everything was still running hunky dory.
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