Program preview, Aero Glass, and Aero Shake

Program preview, Aero Glass, and Aero Shake
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If you're coming to Windows 7 from XP, you'll like that the Alt+Tab hot key shows previews of the actual open program windows, and not just their icons.

Meanwhile, mousing over the small rectangle box at the end of the Taskbar will overlay a reflective sheen on your desktop as it shows the desktop and hides all the active program windows. This is called Aero Glass. Click the rectangle to show the desktop by minimizing all the windows.

Aero Shake is hard to show in a screenshot. If you have multiple program windows open, you can click on one, holding down the mouse button and shaking the mouse a little. This will cause all the other windows to minimize.

October 20, 2009 5:22 PM PDT

Photo by: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET

| Caption by: Seth Rosenblatt

 

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