6 useful Windows tricks (Best Ones, Dont Miss It)
You know that feeling you get when your friends or family see you do something on your computer that they’ve never seen before? If you’ve had this experience, you know that “world’s coolest power-user” feeling. But if you haven’t, start here. Knowledge is power!
Read these six tips for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP that will keep you schoolin’ your friends and family.
1. Don’t just maximize your windows—go full screen
When you need a really big window for viewing photos and videos, don’t just maximize it: go full screen! This tip works great for viewing photos and videos at maximum size in Windows Explorer or Windows Media Player, utilizing screen space usually occupied by the header at the top of the screen and the taskbar at the bottom. Here’s how:
Open any photo in Windows Explorer, or open a photo or video clip in Windows Media Player. Do one of the following:
- In Windows 7 and Windows XP, click the F11 key at the top of your keyboard.
The photo or video image enlarges to its maximum size and the title bar and taskbar are hidden.
To undue full-screen mode and restore the window to its normal view, press the Esc (Escape) key at the top of your keyboard