Windows Vista™ Tip
Vista is designed for businesses of all sizes and across all industries.
Windows Vista will make a difference in any business setting.
Windows Vista also helps PC users to be more effective in their work by offering
improved connectivity with advanced integration across technologies, networks,
and systems, as well as providing them with quick access to better organized
Tips & Tricks
1. Getting around
your PC - Folders look visually different, but with more choices navigation is
even easier. Using the Navigation pane you can visually see the folder
hierarchy and quickly find your destination.
2. Address bar -
The arrows on the Address Bar open a fly-out to specific folders on your PC or
3. Classic Menus –
If need you can return to the classic views just hit the ALT key.
However, stay with the Windows Vista default configuration for better
1. Find them, and
then run them – You might use the Start menu Search box to type an
application’s name, and then press enter to run it, no need to go looking.
2. MS-DOS command
prompts – Type ‘command’ in the Start menu Search box, press Enter and you can
return to command land. You can also use the Start menu Search box in place of
the Run dialog box.
1. Simple Search –
Use the Start menu Search box to type part of a file’s name and see a list of
the matching files. Use a similar Search box at the top right of every folder
window to search down through subfolders.
2. Advanced Search
– From the Start menu, choose Search, type what you need to find and Windows
Vista will show you all the files matching your criteria.
3. Advanced Search
Filters – Use + to add filters using keywords, author, title or just about any
of the information available in properties.
4. Saved Search –
A few clicks of the mouse and you can save a search to revisit later.
1. Search the
Control Panel – Consistent with the other tools and folders, the Control Panel
provides a Search box to quickly find available tools.
2. Classic View –
Return to your glory days with just a click and you will find the familiar
Control Panel View, however the updated Windows Vista Control Panel is so much
more useful you may never need that Classic View.
3. Offline Files –
Away from the network? You can take files with you and make sure you have
the information you need.
4. Sync Center –
Make sure you have the latest version of those offline files with the Sync
Center; you can even make sure the files are up-to-date automatically and on a
5. Mobility Center
– Windows Vista does a better job of collecting resources that are appropriate
for certain tasks; the mobility center is just one example. Here you will
manage the resources appropriate for laptops, such as battery status, wireless
network, external monitor, and presentation settings.
1. IE Appearance –
IE allows you to zoom in or out on web-pages – use Ctrl+(+) and Ctrl+(-),
You can even generate a print preview that scales the page to your paper
2. Classic Menus –
To stick with tradition, the ALT key or the Tools menu provides easy access to
those familiar classic menus of IE.
3. Web Search –
Use the search engine you prefer through one familiar search box, and change
search providers on the fly from a handy drop-down menu.
4. Tabbed Browsing
– How often do you open a number of web pages with a similar theme? Well
you can group these together under the same Internet Explorer window with
tabbed browsing. A simple ctrl-click will open a link in your current window to
a new tab.
5. Quick Tabs –
Once you have the tab group, Quick Tabs allows you to view all your tabbed
pages as thumbnails, allowing you to quickly pick the page you want.
(Groups) – Favorites are even easier, and you can even save those same tab
groups you created for later use. Simply use the star to access saved
pages or tab groups, or + to add the page or tab group to favorites.
1. Windows® Shared
View – Windows Shared View is easier to connect with others, share
information and collaborate on projects.
Defender – To ease the worry about viruses and other malicious software,
Windows Defender increases the security level for your PC.
3. Windows Sidebar
– You will see a new generation of applications, more accurately called
gadgets. These gadgets can be used on the desktop or with the Windows Sidebar,
a desktop location or corral to access them.
4. Turn off and
start up more quickly. When you click the power button on the Start menu,
Windows saves your work and programs just as they are, and then puts the
computer to sleep. When you use Sleep, your computer typically wakes up in one
or two seconds.
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