- Starting a Program From the Start Menu
- Opening a New Program Window
- Maximizing, Minimizing, Restoring, and Resizing a Window
- Using Aero Snap to Manage Windows
- Using Aero Peek to View the Desktop
- Using Alt-Tab to Cycle Through Programs
- Using Windows Flip (WIN-TAB) to Cycle Through Programs
- Using the Taskbar to View and Select Running Programs
- Closing a Program
- Using Desktop Gadgets
Using the Taskbar to View and Select Running Programs
The Windows 7 taskbar not only looks different than the one in previous versions of Windows (it uses icons, not text, by default), but it makes it easier than ever to choose the program you want to make active.
Hover the mouse over a taskbar icon, and a thumbnail of the running program appears.
Click the taskbar icon for the program, and the program becomes active.
A program icon on the taskbar can represent more than one window.
Move your mouse to highlight the window you want to make active.