In this course you learn how to work with advanced techniques for using Windows 7. We show you how to adjust your operating system to your personal needs in order to work efficiently with a large number of files. You learn more about optimizing libraries, search options and administration tools such as recovery and defragmentation. At the end we familiarize you with all functions you need for using your computer in a secure manner.
Course Duration: 7 - 12 hours
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This video will show you how to use metadata to add more information to your files. Windows uses additional information, so called metadata, to organize the files so it is much easier to search for, sort, filter or categorize the files.
This film shows how to optimize custom libraries for certain file types. By doing so, you can specify which file properties are displayed for the different library contents.
Windows uses a keyword catalogue, called index, to find files and folders quickly and easily. This video will show you how to adjust the settings for the search index and how you can define which folders should be monitored.
Using Favorites Section
This video will show you how to create an easy access to frequently used directories by using the favorites section. In addition you will learn how to adjust the favorites section in the explorer.
This video will show you how to search for files and folders. Additionally you will learn which search criterias you can use to optimize the search.
Adjusting the Search Behaviour
To receive the best results you can adjust the search options in Windows 7. In this video we will explain the possible options.
In this video you will learn how to save frequently used searches as search folders in order to easily perform these searches again.
In this video you will learn how to use small programs, so called gadgets. We show you how to set them up on your desktop and how to customize them.
This video will show you how to use the calculator. The calculator can be used to make easy and difficult calculations, to convert measurement, to determine time differences and much more.
In this video you will learn how to create screen shots of the visible items displayed on your screen and how to save them as a file. You can, for example, record the exact text of an error message and directly send it by email.
In this film we will show you how to manage printers and print jobs. You will learn how to cancel a print job and how to set up a printer as the default printer.
Open Files with specific Programs
In this video you will learn how to open files in a certain program by using the command "Open With". Additionally we will show you how to define the default program to open specific file types.
In this video you will learn how to adjust the autoplay settings for CDs, DVDs or removable devices.
Activate and Deactivate the Read Only Attribute
This video will show you how to activate and deactivate the read only attribute for files.
This video will show you how to display hidden files and operating system files.
Remove Devices on the Fly
In this video we will show you how to safely remove devices such as USB-sticks or memory cards on the fly by using the function "Safely remove hardware".
This video will show you how to configure Windows to automatically run programs, files and folders right after the startup.
Customize the Startmenu
This video will show you how to customize the start menu individually. You will learn how to modify the display of the start menu, how to pin programs to the menu for a quick start and how to customize the power button.
In this video you will learn how to use the notification area of the task bar. We will show you how to adjust it by defining which icons appear on the task bar.
Customize the Taskbar
In this video you will learn about the properties of the taskbar and how to freeze or move it. Additionally we will show you how to link toolbars and adjust the behavior of taskbar icons.
Overview Control Panel
In the control panel, all functions and commands for adjusting the operating system, are integrated. This video will give you an overview.
In this video you will learn how to install a screen saver. Screen savers are programs used to prevent harmful screen freezes and can also be used to avoid other users from accessing your computer.
In this video you will learn how to adjust the screen resolution and what you have to keep in mind. Additionally we show you how to make further settings.
Customizing the Desktop Background
In this video you will learn how to customize the desktop background. We will show you how to choose your background style and how to add a background picture.
In this video you will learn how to adjust sound schemes in Windows 7. Windows helps you with your work on the computer by playing various acoustic signals. You can adjust the settings for the sounds individually.
Themes are the storages for adjustments on the user interface made by the user. This video will show you how to create and use your own custom themes.
In this video you will learn how to adjust the mouse settings in Windows. We will, for example, show you how to change the design schemes for the mouse pointer, how to adjust the mouse for left-handed users and how to change the double click speed.
In this video we will show you how to install new programs by using the example of the web browser Mozilla Firefox.
In this video you will learn how to uninstall programs with the example of the web browser Mozilla Firefox.
Adjusting User Account Control Settings
In this video you will learn how to adjust the user account control settings. By doing so you can define for which actions admninistrator rights are needed.
This video will show you how to use the system restore to undo changes made to your computer and to repair certain errors.
Create Restore Points
This video will show you how to create restore points manually. The restore points save system settings and allow you to undo changes made to your computer.
Ctrl Alt Delete
In this video you will learn how to use the shortcut ctrl + alt + delete to open the security dialog box. Here you can lock your computer, shut it down, logout, change your password or open the Task Manager if a program has stopped responding.
Adjusting Visual Effects
This video will show you how to adjust the visual effects for old and slow performing computers. These adjustments can help to run Windows 7 fluently even with old computers.
In this video you will learn how to improve Windows´ performance by defragmenting your devices.