Microsoft launched their new Desktop operating system Windows 7′s first pre-beta with some good features and stylish user interface improvements.
The features are at their starting stages in this prebeta release.These features can gain the momentum which is lost during its Vista release.
Any hardware or software that works with Windows Vista should also work correctly with Windows 7, so unlike the transition from XP to Vista, the transition from Vista to 7 won’t show any regressions; nothing that used to work will stop working.
The new “Dock” Task Bar
Microsft redesigned their new task bar. Yoc an drag and move the icons. The text portion of the icons at the taskbar replaced by large icons. You can rearrange the placement of the woindows at the task bar.
And, you can see live thumbnails of what’s inside the window of each open application right there in the Taskbar. If you have multiple tabs open in your browser, you’ll see each browser tab in its own thumbnail, and you can jump straight to the tab you want. If you’re listening to a song or watching a movie, hovering over the thumbnail will bring up cover art and controls to pause or resume playback.
New “Jump list ” on Right Click
Right clicking the icons shows a new UI device that Microsoft calls “Jump Lists.”
Jump lists provide quick access to application features. Applications that use the system API for their Most Recently Used list (the list of recently-used filenames that many apps have in their File menus) will automatically acquire a Jump List containing their most recently used files. There’s also an API to allow applications to add custom entries; Media Player, for example, includes special options to control playback.
New Stylish Aero with Nice moves
Another common task that 7 improves is “peeking” at windows; switching to a window briefly just to read something within the window but not actually interact with the window. To make this easier, scrubbing the mouse over the taskbar thumbnails will turn every window except the one being pointed at into a glass outline; moving the mouse away will reinstate all the glass windows. As well as being used for peeking at windows, you can also peek at the desktop: