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General Software Discussion / Re: Top 10 Windows 7 Booster Apps
« on: October 30, 2009, 10:50 PM »
That installer looks awesome! I don't know if I'll use it or not (so many of the programs I use are portable so I just copy the folders).

They got CCleaner into the list, by the way.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 Commercials
« on: October 23, 2009, 04:32 PM »
Well... It's not *much* of an advance beyond double-clicking the menubar titlebar, but if I want to move a window to my secondary monitor, I simply drag the window over and then make sure that it touches the top of the viewable area of the monitor et voila! It's maximized. It really SOUNDS quite silly but I actually find it to be surprisingly handy  :Thmbsup:

EDIT: corrected wording... Doh! I was THINKING "titlebar" while I was typing the original post, too  >:(
Ah, I think what you're referring to is actually called "Aero Snap". Shake lets you grab the title bar, shake it, and all other windows minimize (sorta like WinKey + D, but it keeps the current window open). I guess the purpose of Shake is to help you focus on the top window without being distracted by the other windows on your screen or something...?

skrommel made an autohotkey script that apparently has a similar effect (but better). I haven't tried it yet though, I guess I'm too lazy to install AHK. Here it is.

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 Commercials
« on: October 22, 2009, 12:42 PM »
Maybe I just haven't realized why it's handy yet, I don't use multiple monitors any more though. Can you describe how you use it Darwin?

Only thing I've missed in Win7 compared to XP is floating appbands
I'm not clear what an appband is. Is that what is created when you drag a folder to the edge of the screen and it creates a taskbar-like menu? I used to use one on the left side of the screen but now I just put my whole start menu on the left and pin all the programs I use to it. Works great!

General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 7 Commercials
« on: October 21, 2009, 08:09 PM »
Hmm... Maybe I'm just a cynic but I didn't like any of those.
Vid 1. Wasn't Movie Maker in Vista? Is this even a new commercial?
Vid 2. Personally, I find Aero Shake to be annoying, 'specially since I've only done it accidentally.
Vid 3. Another existing Vista feature.

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