Feed your wallpaper

Windows 7 comes with some luscious eye candy for your desktop. The built-in themes feature striking photography. If you hanker for more wallpaper you can grab additional themes from Microsoft’s Personalisation Gallery. To change your theme, right-click an empty spot...

Breadcrumbing

The breadcrumb bar, originally introduced in Vista, has brought an entirely new way of navigating in Windows. It replaces the plodding, sub-folder-based, dig-down method of yore with shortcut jumps. The breadcrumb bar provides a visual indication of the path you’ve...

A dozen quick ways to improve your desktop

Windows 7 includes all sorts of small improvements that will make your computing life more enjoyable. These tips will help you make the most of your desktop working environment. Snap tricks Snap is one of Windows 7’s nifty new features: drag a window to the side of...

Viewing and organising files

With Windows 7, Microsoft has made substantial changes to the way you view and manage files within folders, building upon the dramatic improvements introduced in Vista. Compared to Windows XP, Windows 7’s file management is more powerful, more flexible and far more...