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Windows xp for dummies - Rahbone A.

Rahbone A. Windows xp for dummies - Hungry minds , 2001. - 430 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-0893-8
Download (direct link): microsoftwind2001.pdf
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Video Cards and Monitors .............................................29
Keyboards ............................................................31
Groups of keys .................................................31
More key principles ............................................33
Modems and the Internet...............................................35
Table of Contents
viii
Printers ...............................................................37
Networks................................................................38
Sound Cards (Making Barfing Noises) ....................................38
Ports ..................................................................39
Parts Required by Windows XP ...........................................41
Chapter 3: Windows XP Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Know.....................................................................45
Activation .............................................................45
Backing Up a Disk ......................................................47
Clicking................................................................48
The Cursor..............................................................49
Defaults (And the Any Key) .............................................49
Desktop (And Changing Its Background) ..................................50
Double-Clicking ........................................................51
Dragging and Dropping ..................................................51
Drivers.................................................................52
Files ..................................................................53
Folders (Directories) ..................................................54
Graphical User Interfaces ..............................................54
Hardware and Software ..................................................55
Icons ..................................................................56
The Internet............................................................56
Kilobytes, Megabytes, and So On ........................................57
Loading, Running, Executing, and Launching .............................59
Memory..................................................................59
The Mouse ..............................................................60
Networks ...............................................................61
Pointers/Arrows.........................................................62
Plug and Play...........................................................62
Quitting or Exiting ....................................................63
Save Command............................................................64
Save As Command ........................................................65
ScanDisk................................................................66
Shortcuts ..............................................................66
Temp Files .............................................................67
The Windows.............................................................67
The World Wide Web .....................................................68
Part II: Making Windows XP Do Something............................................69
Chapter 4: Starting Windows XP................................................71
Logging On to Windows XP ...............................................72
Table of Contents
ix
It wants me to enter a password!...................................73
Starting your favorite program with the Start button...............76
Pull-Down Menus ........................................................78
Loading a file ....................................................79
Putting two programs on-screen simultaneously......................81
Printing Your Work......................................................82
Saving Your Work .......................................................83
Logging Off of Windows XP ..............................................84
Chapter 5: Field Guide to Buttons, Bars, Boxes, Folders, and Files ....86
A Typical Window........................................................87
Bars....................................................................88
Moving windows with the title bar .................................88
Bossing around windows with the menu bar...........................89
Moving inside your window with the scroll bar .....................91
Switching windows with the taskbar.................................93
Borders ................................................................94
The Button Family ......................................................94
Sending commands with command buttons .............................94
Choosing between option buttons ...................................96
Changing a window’s size with Minimize and
Maximize buttons ...............................................97
The Useless Control-Menu Button.........................................99
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