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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 1. Optimizing the Start Menu and Taskbar

Most of what you do in Windows 7 involves the Start menu and taskbar in some way. Whether you are launching an application, starting a Windows 7 utility, opening a recently-used document, dealing with a notification area message, or just checking the current time, you use the Start menu or taskbar to accomplish these tasks.

Because you make use of the Start menu and taskbar so often, it makes sense to optimize these tools to make these more efficient, which will save you time in the long run, and that is what this chapter is all about.

This chapter focuses on the practical aspects of customizing Windows 7 by showing you a number of techniques, most of which are designed to save you time and make ...

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