Following are more of the Windows 7 tips and tricks of this series:-
- How to Hide/Delete/Customize Libraries In The Windows Explorer Navigation Pane:Libraries is a new feature in Windows 7 that allows you to manage files
from multiple locations in one place. There are four default libraries
that display in Windows Explorer: Documents, Music, Pictures, and Video.
If you don’t use all these libraries, you can remove individual
libraries, and easily restore them at a later time. You can also
collapse the list of libraries if you want them still available but
temporarily out of the way.
To hide an individual library, right-click on the library you want to hide in the Navigation pane and select Don’t show in navigation pane from the popup menu.
The selected library is removed from the list of Libraries in the Navigation pane, but it’s still available to select in the right pane. To add it back to the Navigation pane list, right-click on the library in the right pane and select Show in navigation pane.
Hiding individual libraries is not the same as deleting them. If you accidentally or purposely delete a default library, you can easily get it back. Right-click on the Libraries link in the Navigation pane and select Restore default libraries from the popup menu.
If you don’t want to hide or delete any libraries, but you want them out of the way temporarily, you can collapse the list. To do this, right-click on the Libraries link and select Collapse from the popup menu. You can also click the arrow to the left of the Libraries link to collapse and expand the list of libraries.
- Set The Windows Explorer Startup Folder.
When you open Windows Explorer in Windows 7, it defaults to the Libraries view. However, you may want Explorer to open a different folder by default that you use more often. The following article shows you how to change the target path available when you open Explorer.
Trick To Make Windows Explorer Open Your Favorite Location in Windows 7
- Show The Menu Bar In Windows ExplorerBy default in Windows 7, the menu bar in Windows Explorer is hidden.You can show the menu bar in Explorer on a temporary basis or
permanently. To show it temporarily, press the Alt key. After you make a
selection from one of the menus, the menu bar disappears. To show the
menu bar permanently so it doesn’t disappear after selecting an option,
click the Start button, enter “folder options” in the Search box, and
press Enter, or click the Folder Options link
- Show/Hide Drive Letter In Explorer:By default, the letters for drives in Windows Explorer are shown. For
example, your main Windows 7 hard drive is most likely C:, your DVD
drive may be F: and other drives and partitions and removable media,
such as USB flash drives, have their own drive letters.
If you can tell which drive is which by each drive’s volume name and/or media type, and you don’t want to see the drive letters in Explorer, you can hide them. Click the Start button, enter “folder options” in the Search box, and press Enter, or click the Folder Options link.
The Folder Options dialog box displays. To hide the drive letters in the right pane in Windows Explorer, click the View tab, and select the Show drive letters check box so there is NO check mark in the box. To show the letters again, simply select the check box so there is a check mark in it.
This was the second part of the Windows 7 Tips and Tricks, Stay tuned, I'll be soon posting the 3rd part. Don't forget to ask your queries, if you have any problem. And please share this with your friends.