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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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A When you’re using the Print Screen key trick to copy a window or the entire screen to the Clipboard (see the preceding section), one important component is left out: The mouse arrow is not included in the picture, even if it was in plain sight when you took the picture. (Are you asking yourself how all the little arrows got in this book’s pictures? Well, I drew some of them in by hand!)
Pasting Information into Another Window
After you’ve cut or copied information to the special Windows XP Clipboard storage tank, it’s ready for travel. You can paste that information into just about any other window.
Chapter 8: That "Cut and Paste" Stuff (Moving Around Words, Pictures, and
Pasting is relatively straightforward compared with highlighting, copying, or cutting: Open the destination window, and move the mouse to the spot where you want the stuff to appear. Then right-click the mouse and choose Paste from the pop-up menu. Presto! Anything that’s sitting on the Clipboard immediately leaps into that window.
Or, if you want to paste a file onto the desktop, right-click on the desktop and choose Paste. The copied file appears where you’ve right-clicked.
A Another way to paste stuff is to hold down Ctrl and press V. That combination does the same thing as Shift+Insert. (It also is the command those funny-looking Macintosh computers use to paste stuff.)
A You can also choose the Paste command from a window’s menu bar. Choose the word Edit and then choose the word Paste. But don’t choose the words Paste Special. That command is for the complicated Object Linking and Embedding stuff used only by Windows gurus with weird hats.
A Some programs have toolbars along their tops. Clicking the Paste button, shown in Figure 8-3, pastes the Clipboard’s current contents into your document.
A The Paste command inserts a copy of the information that’s sitting on the Clipboard. The information stays on the Clipboard, so you can keep pasting it into other windows if you want. In fact, the Clipboard’s contents stay the same until a new Cut or Copy command replaces them with new information.
Leaving Scraps on the Desktop Deliberately
The Clipboard is a handy way to copy information from one place to another, but it has a major limitation: Every time you copy something new to the Clipboard, it replaces what was copied there before. What if you want to copy a bunch of things from a document?
If you are cutting and pasting over a real desktop, you can leave little scraps lying everywhere, ready for later use. The same scraps concept
Chapter 8: That "Cut and Paste" Stuff (Moving Around Words, Pictures, and
works with Windows XP: You can move information from window to window, using the desktop as a temporary storage area for your scraps of information.
For example, suppose that you have some paragraphs in a WordPad or Word document that you want to copy to some other places. Highlight the first paragraph, drag it out of the WordPad window, and drop it onto the desktop. Poof! A small Scrap icon appears on your desktop, just like the one in the margin. See another interesting paragraph? Drag it onto the desktop as well: Another Scrap icon appears.
Eventually, you’ll have copies of your report’s best paragraphs sitting in little scraps on your desktop. To move any of the scraps into another document, just drag them into that other document’s window and let
Any remaining, unused scraps can be dumped into the Recycle Bin or simply left on the desktop, adding a nice, comfortable layer of clutter.
.«jltBEft To make a scrap, highlight the information you want to move, usually by running the mouse pointer over it while holding down the mouse button. Then point at the highlighted information and, while holding down the mouse button, point at the desktop. Let go of the mouse button, and a scrap containing that information appears on the desktop.
Note: Not all Windows XP applications support scraps. In fact, WordPad
is probably the only program in the Windows XP box that makes good use of scraps. Other programs, such as Microsoft Office, let you use
scraps, though, so you haven’t wasted your time reading about them.
Chapter 9
Sharing It All on the Network
In This Chapter
B Creating and changing user accounts B Finding other computers on the network B Locating files and folders on other computers B Giving permission to others to look at your files B Adding and using network printers B Buying a network’s parts
Installing a network’s hardware B Setting up a network
Thankfully, you only need to bother with this chapter under four conditions:
A More than one person will be using your computer, and you’d like to assign a user account to everybody so that they can keep their work separate.
A You want to change somebody’s user account.
A Your computer is connected to other computers on a network, and you need to moves files between them.
A You want to set up your own network.
If you don’t care about networks or only a few people work on your computer, ignore most of this chapter, thank goodness. Just refer to the first section on user accounts. That explains how to create new user accounts, change their little pictures and passwords, and delete or restrict unruly accounts to keep the wild ones in line.
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