The new Taskbar - this is the feature that people use most often. It combines the former "Ouick Launch" toolbar with the usual "Taskbar", offering only one place from where you can launch both applications, or switch between them.
Networking - the most valuable addition to Networking is the "HomeGroup" feature. The new "HomeGroup" was created to make the sharing of files, folders or printers easier. The "HomeGroup" is protected by a password and you can set what files, folders and devices you want to share. With this new UI features on top of the performance updates, Microsoft manages to gain the trust of the users or better said to regain that trust!
Jump List - when right clicking on the large icons on the "new Taskbar ", a menu appears containing the most used applications. Also, you have the possibility to choose between actions.
Before we had the "Quick Launch" icons and text, now we have a raw of large icons, from where you can start an application or switch between applications by clicking left. If the application has only one window the switching is made directly, but if it has multiple windows, when clicking the new "Taskbar" icon a thumbnail view of each window is presented and a second click is needed to switch to a certain window.
User Account Control - this is Microsofts way to keep your PC safe from hackers, spam and phishing attacks. Every time you run a program and try to change something in System Files or Registry, a pop up windows appears asking if you allow or deny that action. The good thing about UAC is that in the Windows 7 version its customizable: you can change one up to four settings. In Vista you had it or you didnt.
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