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My Favorite First Windows 7 Discovery

My Favorite First Windows 7 Discovery

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superbar I really like it when a new feature just presents itself in the most intuitive possible way.  That usually means it just works.  One such feature I’m sure you’ll discovery before too long is the new task bar progress indications for large file copy or move operations.

In the picture at right you’ll see that I am copying a large number of files and we are about forty five percent complete.  I love that.  Now I can kick off a large copy, minimize the file Explorer and status window, and go about my business using other applications like email or a web browser.  I can glance at my task bar and see the progress visually as indicted in this example by the green neon background filling in behind the Explorer library icon.  Very very kewl stuff.  Gotta love that one.  Enjoy.

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  • Very sweet!  I didn't notice that one before!  I installed Windows 7 x64 the day it was released to MSDN and have been loving it thus far ... especially as I figure out more of the "little stuff" that's in there like this!

    P.S. I'm glad you didn't just talk about the new task bar.  Though I love it, that's one of the few things you ever hear about!  :-)

  • PSR.EXE  now users can't lie, screen shots on tap to prove what they are actually clicking on

  • Users lie?  No way !!!

  • This is one of my favorites as well as Aero Shake and Dragging Windows to the sides of the desktop. Still trying to Figure out some crazy things going on with Copying and replacing files.... BTW Happy New Year Keith and Blahg!!

    Show season is right around the corner......