- Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Format: Spiral bound | 237 pages
- Dimensions: 150mm x 212mm x 18mm | 240g
- Publication date: 29 October 2004
- Publication City/Country: Foster City
- ISBN 10: 0764574647
- ISBN 13: 9780764574641
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: Illustrations
- Sales rank: 701,376
Next to your keyboard and mouse, this could be your most important accessory. Just keep it next to your keyboard and your mouse and refer to it to capitalize on the terrific capabilities at your fingertips with Windows XP. "Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference, Second Edition" covers the latest updates to Windows XP, including enhanced security and changes to Internet Explorer. It starts with the basics for true beginners, goes through everyday stuff, and progresses to the Web, accessories, and the control panel. After a quick introduction to the desktop, My Documents, dialogue boxes, and other basic info, you'll explore: customizing your desktop; saving music with Windows Media Player; browsing drives, folders and files; dragging, dropping, cutting, and pasting; playing music, videos and movies; browsing with Internet Explorer; sending and receiving e-mails; and, using Windows Accessories.Written by Greg Harvey, author of "Excel 2002 For Dummies" and more than 50 other computer books, "Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition" is so clear and concise it turns computer phobes into computer geeks with step-by-step guides to: using the Home Networking Wizard so two or more home computers can share a single Internet connection and other resources; creating slideshows with your graphics files; producing videos with Windows Movie Maker accessory program; downloading Microsoft Reader free and then downloading eBooks (many are free) and saving them in My Library; using the link to the Photo Printing Wizard to format and print your digital photos; and, using Windows Media Player to play audio, video, and animation files you've saved, play Internet radio stations, view trailers for upcoming movies, and play MP3 audio files you've downloaded. Complete with a glossary and index, "Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference" doesn't delve into the technology and terminology: it sticks to exploring the things Windows XP lets you do and describing how to.
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Greg Harvey, the author of more than 50 computer books, has had a long career of teaching business people the use of IBM PC, Windows, and Macintosh software application programs. From 1983 to 1988, he conducted hands-on computer software training for corporate business users with a variety of training companies (including his own, PC Teach). From 1988 to 1992, he taught university classes in Lotus 1-2-3 and Introduction to Database Management Technology (using dBASE) in the Department of Information Systems at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. In mid-1993, Greg started a new multimedia publishing venture, Mind over Media, Inc. As a multimedia developer and computer book author, he hopes to enliven his future online computer books by making them into true interactive learning experiences that will vastly enrich and improve the training of users of all skill levels.
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Covers the latest Windows XP updates including Service Pack 2 Windows XP essentials at your fingertips! If you like your answers quick and your information up-to-date, look no further. With this concise, superbly organized reference, you'll get the latest information on Windows XP, including the hot new updates in Service Pack 2. From navigating the desktop, launching programs, and creating files to the new firewall, wireless user interface, and Windows Movie Maker 2, find what you need in a hurry!
Table of contents
Windows XP.Part I: Doing Everyday Stuff.Part II: Windows and the Web.Part III: Windows Accessories.Part IV: The Windows Control Panel.Glossary: Techie Talk.Index.