Windows 7 in Pictures: 10 Cool Desktop Features

In anticipation of Windows 7 being released into the wild on Oct. 22, here is an up-to-date pictorial guide to the most compelling navigation and networking features of the OS

A Windows Media Player mini-viewer works with the new Windows 7 taskbar. You just need to hover over the Windows Media Player button on the taskbar after WMP is launched and a good-size thumbnail window shows up with options for controlling your WMP and playing songs. The controls provided in the thumbnail are basic — Previous Track, Play/Pause, Next Track — but the quick access to music from the taskbar is a nice time-saver.

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