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Windows 7 tips and tweaks

Recycle files when you can't see the Recycle Bin

When there are one or more windows open on the Windows 7 desktop, the Recycle Bin icon may be covered up and you can't see it. This means that you can't drag and drop files in it from Explorer windows. You can minimise the applications and windows covering it or rearrange them on the screen so that it is visible, but there's simpler way.

Click and drag the file or folder from the Explorer window to the right-hand side of the taskbar.

When the mouse hovers over the right side (there's a narrow vertical bar), all the windows on the desktop are automatically minimised and then you can drop the item in the Recycle Bin. It's simple and very useful at times.

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