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Thanks to a problem I am having with my right hand I have found myself using the speech recognition facility contained in Windows 7.  It’s taken a little getting used to but is actually remarkably easy to use.  Certainly writing this blog is taking more time than it would if I were typing at full speed, but it’s a lot easier and quicker than typing with one finger of my left hand.

The experience has got me thinking, what other features are built in to my computer and its standard software that I know very little about?  Like our standard rental equipment, my PC runs Windows 7.

Windows 7 has something call God Mode;  the name is probably a bit overstated, however this feature allows you to put hundreds of settings from all over the operating system in a single folder on your desktop.  The resulting folder will contain 270 items representing practically every configurable option in Windows 7.

My favourite though, is the Problem Steps Recorder.  This is a utility that allows you to record the steps you take on your computer automatically including captions to show exactly where you clicked.  You can also add comments to highlight... Read More

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