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Windows® 7 Inside Out, Deluxe Edition by Carl Siechert Ed Bott and Craig Stinson

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Chapter 4. Personalizing Windows 7

Working with the New Taskbar and Start Menu

Personalizing the Taskbar and Start Menu

Mastering Window Management with Windows 7 Tricks

Personalizing Theme Elements: Visuals and Sounds

Configuring Your Display

Using and Customizing Desktop Gadgets

Setting Power and Sleep Options

Working with Fonts

Adjusting Ease of Access Options

ONE of the most obvious changes that Microsoft made in moving from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is the taskbar, which has a bold new look, lots of new functionality, and new ways to customize, all of which we explain in this chapter. We also cover the many new techniques that make it easier to perform various window tasks, such as maximizing, resizing, and so on.

A subtler change is the inclusion ...

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