In one of our previous articles we explained how to pin down to the taskbar a generic folder. In this article, I will show how to pin to the taskbar special Windows folders like Libraries, Computer, Network or even specific items from Control Panel or Administrative Tools.
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Shortly after we published our article about the Windows 7 taskbar, one of our readers asked us for a way to pin a folder to the taskbar. After a bit of research I found a way to accomplish this task. Therefore, in this article, I am going to show how to pin any folder to the taskbar and how to change its default icon.
Windows 7 has introduced a major redesign of the taskbar which packs a lot of improvements. The list includes features such as Aero Peek, overlay icons and progress bars, jump lists, pinned items and so on. In this article I will provide you a complete overview of the new features and changes introduced by Windows 7. I will start with the most visible changes compared to Windows XP and then I will introduce all the new features.
The Start Menu is one of the elements which remained unchanged for many versions of Windows. Windows Vista was the first to introduce some major redesign choices, some more inspired than others. Windows 7 marks another evolution but, this time, changes are more subtle. There are a small number of new features and many fixes for the less inspired changes introduced by Windows Vista. In this article I will start with an overview of the new features, improvements and changes done in the Windows 7 Start Menu. Then I'll show you how to launch the Start Menu settings window, change the default action of the power button, how to enable or disable recent items and programs, how to change the number of recent items and programs shown, how to customize the icons and menus from the Start Menu and how to pin items to the Start Menu and Jump Lists.