Windows® 7 Features : Taskbar, Jumplists and HomeGroup
Microsoft decided to borrow the idea of the best Windows 7 Feature, the Taksbar from its rivals and this attempt is seen to be better than reinvention. Tests with the new Windows 7 interface at the Professional Developers Conference has shown that this is certainly a good attempt by Microsoft to flatter itself on it's rival's inventions. However, the user interface isn't incorporated into the Windows 7 build Microsoft has released for testing. We can also see that not only are the bigger icons more finger-friendly for those users running Windows 7 on a touchscreen PC but they also conceal the new "jumplists" which is also a Windows 7 feature.
This Windows 7 feature is directly accessible through a right-click on the Taskbar icon. The jumplists spring out to open a flurry of handy shortcuts that are fitted to that particular application. These could be anything, and could be anything from recently opened documents in Word, music player controls in Windows Media Player to a link to open the privacy mode in Internet Explorer. It can also be noted that jumplists are also available from programs that have been listed in the Start Menu. This is visible in a pop-up box which appears in the right-hand corner. With this concept, it can be finally seen that Microsoft has finally decided to enable the possibility to drag and drop the Taskbar icons. They will be set in a required order and will be enabled without running into the risk of having to download the TweakUI Power Toy.
Now as it has become clearer that along with the average household containing multiple PCs according to Microsoft, the whole concept of home networking is slowly directing itself towards the mainstream. Another Windows 7 feature is the HomeGroup. They are generally there to make it a lot easier. Generally after HomeGroup has been set-up on a Windows 7 PC machine that have been connected to the home network will not take time to be automatically detected and then from there, it will be enrolled into the HomeGroup.
This is a sign that a new Windows 7 laptop can immediately share the printer connected to the desktop PC that can be placed anywhere. It also has the ability to allow any PC on the HomeGroup to share documents, photos, music, video and other files across the various networks. In the same way, files on other Windows 7 PCs can be searched for as if they were stored locally. This can be done by using the new Libraries function in Windows Explorer. Certain types of documents and folders can be excluded from the HomeGroup if they need to be kept as private and then, companies have the rights to lock down the HomeGroup functions in order to stop business data from being shared for when an employee blows up their laptop at home.