- #10: More Intuitive Control Panel Categories
- #9: Better Notifications If Your System Has a Problem
- #8: Better Network Management and Troubleshooting
- #7: More Powerful Taskbar
- #6: Integrated Windows Media Center
- #5: Better File and System Backup
- #4: Better Management of Devices and Printers
- #3: Device Stage
- #2: Better File Management with Libraries
- #1: Easier Recovery from System Failure
- How to Stay with Windows XP and Move Up to Windows 7
#7: More Powerful Taskbar
Windows 7 has remodeled the Taskbar (see Figure 4) to make it easier, faster, and more versatile. Not only can you see live thumbnails of each program window, but you can also open recently-used files direct from the Taskbar using the new Jump List feature. You can pin frequently-used files and programs to the Taskbar. In Windows 7, the Taskbar works harder so you don't have to.
Figure 4 Using Windows 7's live thumbnail feature to see open Control Panel windows.