Teach Yourself Visually Windows XP

Teach Yourself Visually Windows XP

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This popular full-color guide is not only USD5 less than the current edition, but it is now revised to cover Service Pack 2 changes to Windows XP, including new or updated tutorials on Windows Firewall, Media Player, MovieMaker, popup blocker, and more Step-by-step instructions, hundreds of full-color screen shots, and essential task coverage make this the ideal reference for beginning-to-intermediate visual learners Windows accounts for more than 90 percent of the OS market
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 203.2 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 929.86g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764579274
  • 9780764579271
  • 836,915

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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something -- and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 150 Windows XP tasks. Each task-based spread includes these great features to get you up and running on Windows XP in no time: Helpful sidebars that offer practical tips and tricksSuccinct explanations that walk you through step by step Full-color screen shots that demonstrate each taskTwo-page lessons that break big topics into bite-sized modulesLearn How To: Insert special symbols in documentsSet up and secure an Internet accountLoad images from a digital cameraDraw, fill, and edit shapesCopy tracks from music CDsDefragment your hard drive
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About Paul McFedries

Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written over 40 books that have sold over three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley title Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Second Edition.
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Table of contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows XP; Start Windows XP.4; What You Can Do with Windows XP; The Windows XP Screen; Using a Mouse with Windows XP; Get Help; Activate Your Copy of Windows XP; Restart Windows XP; Shut Down Windows XP; Chapter 2: Launching and Working with Programs; Install a Program; Start a Program; Understanding Program Windows; Using Pull-Down Menus; Using Toolbars; Understanding Dialog Box Controls; Using Dialog Boxes; Work with Program Windows; Using Scrollbars; Switch between Programs; Shut Down a Program; Uninstall a Program; Chapter 3: Creating and Editing Documents; Understanding Documents; Create a Document; Save a Document; Open a Document; Make a Copy of a Document; Edit Document Text; Change the Text Font; Find Text; Replace Text; Insert Special Symbols; Print a Document; Chapter 4: Creating and Working with Images; View Your Images; View Images as a Filmstrip; Preview an Image; View Images as a Slide Show; Scan an Image; Load an Image from a Digital Camera; Print an Image; Start Paint; Navigate the Paint Window; Create a Drawing; Draw a Line; Draw a Rectangle or Square; Draw a Rounded Rectangle; Draw an Ellipse or Circle; Draw a Curve; Draw a Polygon; Draw Freehand with a Pencil; Draw Freehand with a Brush; Draw Freehand with an Airbrush; Fill a Shape with Color; Add Text; Pick a Color; Use the Eraser; Chapter 5: Playing Music and Other Media; Open and Close Windows Media Player; Navigate the Windows Media Player Window; Change the Media Player Window Size.7; Using the Media Library; Play an Audio or Video File; Adjust the Volume; Play a Music CD; Play a DVD; Navigate a DVD; Copy Tracks from a Music CD; Create a Playlist; Burn Music Files to a CD; Using the Media Guide; Listen to Internet Radio; Customize the Now Playing Page; Change the Windows Media Player Skin; Chapter 6: Working with Files; View Your Files; Select a File; Copy a File; Move a File; Copy Files to a CD; Rename a File; Create a New File; Delete a File; Restore a Deleted File; Search for a File; Extract Files from a Compressed Folder; Chapter 7: Sharing Your Computer with Others; Display User Accounts; Create an Account; Switch between Accounts; Change a User's Name; Protect an Account with a Password; Change a User's Picture.4; Delete an Account; Share Documents; Chapter 8: Using Windows XP's Notebook Features; Display Power Options; Set Battery Alarms; Specify a Power Scheme; Configure Power Buttons; Synchronize Files between Computers; Insert a PC Card; Remove a PC Card; Chapter 9: Getting Connected to the Internet; Understanding Internet Connections; Start the New Connection Wizard; Choose an Internet Service Provider; Set Up an Internet Account Manually; Connect to the Internet; Disconnect from the Internet; Make Your Internet Connection More Secure; Chapter 10: Surfing the World Wide Web; Understanding the World Wide Web; Start Internet Explorer; Navigate Internet Explorer; Select a Link; Enter a Web Page Address; Navigate Web Pages; Navigate with the History List; Change Your Home Page; Save Favorite Web Pages; Search for Sites; Chapter 11: Sending and Receiving E-mail; Start Outlook Express; Navigate Outlook Express; Send an E-mail Message; Add a Contact to the Address Book; Select an Address Book Address; Add a File Attachment; Add a Signature; Receive and Read E-mail Messages; Reply to a Message; Forward a Message; Open and Save an Attachment; Create a Folder for Saving Messages; Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages; Protect Against Viruses; Chapter 12: Customizing Windows XP; Open the Display Properties; Change the Desktop Background; Set the Screen Saver; Change the Windows XP Colors and Fonts; Apply a Desktop Theme; Change the Screen Resolution and Color Quality; Customize the Start Menu; Customize the Taskbar; Chapter 13: Maintaining Windows XP; Check Hard Drive Free Space; Delete Unnecessary Files; Defragment Your Hard Drive; Check Your Hard Drive for Errors; Set Up Automatic Updates; Create a System Restore Point; Apply a System Restore Point; Back Up Files; Restore Backed-Up Files; Chapter 14: Networking with Windows XP; View Network Resources; Set Up a Network Place; Turn a Network Folder into a Disk Drive; Print over the Network; Share a Folder; Share a Printer
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