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Teach Yourself Visually Windows Vista By Paul McFedries

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Aims to put visual learners at ease by showing them how to maximize the Windows features and interface. This book includes explanations that walk readers through more than 150 Windows Vista tasks, covering everything from customizing their desktop to maintaining Windows Vista and networking with another computer or printer.

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Teach Yourself Visually Windows Vista by Paul McFedries

* This book puts visual learners at ease by showing them how to maximize the new Windows features and interface* Concise explanations walk readers through more than 150 Windows Vista tasks, covering everything from customizing their desktop to maintaining Windows Vista and networking with another computer or printer* Explores the new interface and folder organization system of Vista, both of which enable users to find documents and files more easily than ever* Covers the latest release of MovieMaker, Media Player, Internet Explorer, and the new Media Center feature added to Vista* Features full-color screenshots and clear, step-by-step instructions

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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 nearly 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, Second Edition and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, Fourth Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a Web site dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Windows Vista. Start Windows Vista. What You Can Do with Windows Vista. The Windows Vista Screen. Using a Mouse with Windows Vista. Get Help. Activate Your Copy of Windows Vista. Restart Windows Vista. Shut Down Windows Vista. Chapter 2: Launching and Working with Programs. Install a Program. Change or Repair a Program Installation. 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. 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: Working with Images. Open the Pictures Folder. Preview an Image. View Your Images. Scan an Image. Import Images from a Digital Camera. Repair a Digital Image. Print an Image. Create a DVD Slide Show for Your Images. Chapter 5: Playing Music and Other Media. Open and Close Windows Media Player. Navigate the Media Player Window. Using the Library. Play an Audio or a Video File. Adjust the Volume. Play a Music CD. Copy Tracks from a Music CD. Create a Playlist. Burn Music Files to a CD. Play a DVD.102 Navigate a DVD. Connect Your PC and Your Home Theater. What You Can Do with Media Center. Open and Close Media Center. Navigate the Media Center Window. Run a Media Center Slide Show. Chapter 6: Working with Files. View Your Files. Select a File. Change the File View. Preview a File. Copy a File. Move a File. Copy Files to a CD or DVD. Rename a File. Create a New File. Delete a File. Restore a Deleted File. Add Tags to a File. Search for a File. Extract Files from a Compressed Folder. Chapter 7: Sharing Your Computer with Others. Display User Accounts. Create a User Account. Switch Between Accounts. Change a User's Name. Protect an Account with a Password.148 Change a User's Picture. Delete an Account. Share a Document or Folder. Set Up Parental Controls. Open the Network and Sharing Center. Connect to a Wireless Network. View Network Resources. Print over the Network. Chapter 8: Using Windows Vista's Notebook Features. Display Mobility Settings. Display Power Options. Customize a Power Plan. Configure Power Buttons. Input Text with a Pen. Synchronize Files Between Computers. Insert a PC Card. Remove a PC Card. Configure Presentation Settings. Chapter 9: Getting Connected to the Internet. Understanding Internet Connections. Get an Internet Connection Started. Create a Wireless Connection. Create a Broadband Connection. Create a Dial-Up Connection. 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. Open a Web Page in a Tab. Navigate Web Pages. Navigate with the History List. Change Your Home Page. Save Favorite Web Pages. Search for Sites. Chapter 11: Sending andf Receiving E-mail. Start Windows Mail. Navigate Windows Mail. Send an E-mail Message. Add Someone to Your Contacts. Select a Contact 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. Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail. Chapter 12: Tracking Appointments and Tasks. Start Windows Calendar. Navigate Windows Calendar. Display a Different Date. Create an Appointment. Create a Task. Chapter 13: Customizing Windows Vista. Open the Personalization Window. Change the Desktop Background. Set the Screen Saver. Change the Windows Vista Color Scheme. Save a Custom Desktop Theme. Add a Gadget to the Sidebar. Customize the Start Menu. Customize the Taskbar. Chapter 14: Maintaing Windows Vista. Check Hard Drive Free Space. Delete Unnecessary Files. Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule. 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.

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Teach Yourself Visually Windows Vista by Paul McFedries
Paul McFedries
Teach Yourself Visually (Tech)
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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