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In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users. Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware. With this book, you'll learn how to: * Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function * Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs * Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs * Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center * Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 * Beef up your system and back up your files * Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup networkshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 904 pages
  • 180 x 232 x 48mm | 1,437.88g
  • O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0596806396
  • 9780596806392
  • 173,329

About David Pogue

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is www.davidpogue.com.show more

Table of contents

From the contents: The Windows 7 Desktop Chapter 1 Getting Started, Desktop, & Start Menu Getting Started The Windows Desktop Now with Aero! The Start Menu The All Programs List Start Menu: The Right Side Start Shut down (Sleep, Restart, Log Off ) Customizing the Start Menu Jump Lists The Run Command Chapter 2 Explorer, Windows, & the Taskbar Universal Window Controls New Window Tricks in Windows 7 Windows Flip (Alt+Tab) Windows Flip 3D Explorer Window Controls Optional Window Panes Libraries Tags, Metadata, and Properties Icon and List Views Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering Uni-Window vs. Multi-Window Immortalizing Your Tweaks The "Folder Options" Options Taskbar 2.0 Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair Taskbar Toolbars Chapter 3 Searching & Organizing Your Files Meet Windows Search Search from the Start Menu Explorer-Window Searches The Search Index Saved Searches The Folders of Windows 7 Life with Icons Selecting Icons Copying and Moving Folders and Files The Recycle Bin Shortcut Icons Compressing Files and Folders Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop Chapter 4 Interior Decorating Windows Aero or Not A Gallery of Themes Desktop Background (Wallpaper) Window Color Sounds Screen Savers Desktop Icons Mouse Makeover Preserving Your Tweaks for Posterity Monitor Settings Chapter 5 Getting Help Navigating the Help System Remote Assistance Getting Help from Microsoft Windows 7 Software Chapter 6 Programs, Documents, & Gadgets Opening Programs Exiting Programs When Programs Die: The Task Manager Saving Documents Closing Documents The Open Dialog Box Moving Data Between Documents Speech Recognition Gadgets Filename Extensions and File Associations Installing Software Uninstalling Software Program Compatibility Modes Windows XP Mode Chapter 7 The Freebie Apps Windows Live Essentials Default Programs Desktop Gadget Gallery Internet Explorer Windows Anytime Upgrade Windows DVD Maker Windows Fax and Scan Windows Media Center Windows Media Player Windows Live Movie Maker Windows Update XPS Viewer Accessories Connect to a Network Projector Games Maintenance Startup Windows Live Chapter 8 The Control Panel...show more