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Windows 7 Inside Out 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 100

Personalizing the Taskbar and Start Menu 109

Mastering Window Management with Windows 7 Tricks 121

Personalizing Theme Elements: Visuals and Sounds 125

Configuring Your Display 140

Using and Customizing Desktop Gadgets 146

Working with Fonts 151

Adjusting Ease of Access Options 153

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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