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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
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What's an index or search engine?
Just as it is nearly impossible to find a book in a library without a card catalog, it is nearly impossible to find a Web site on the Internet without a good index. Luckily, several exist.
Unfortunately, none exist in Windows XP. Clicking the Search button at the top of the Internet Explorer window brings up Windows’ built-in Search function, but that program often stumbles when searching on the Internet. Instead, try this:
1. Click in the Internet Explorer’s address bar, type, and press Enter.
Google, one of the best Internet searching engines, appears.
2. Type in a few key words describing your interest (cornbread recipes, for instance) and click the Google Search button.
In less than a second, Google found 24,200 references to cornbread recipes, as shown in Figure 12-5.
Click any of the sites that Google lists to check out those recipes. Click the Back button to return to Google’s search and click a different recipe. Or, right-click on the link and choose Open in New Window. A new copy
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of Internet Explorer appears, displaying that link, while the other copy keeps displaying your other Google search locations. (That keeps you from losing your place on the search page.)
A If Google finds Web sites in foreign languages, it often translates them into your own language for you. Or, if you speak a different language, click the Google in Your Language button near the page’s bottom. Google uses almost 40 different languages for its menus.
A Sometimes Google brings up a Web site that’s been updated and no longer lists what you’re searching for. If that happens, click the Cached button instead of the site’s name. That brings up a snapshot of the Web site as it looked when it contained what you’re searching for.
A Click the I’m Feeling Lucky button, and Google displays the site most likely to contain what you’re after. This option works well when searching for common information.
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A Although Google is very handy, it’s just one way of finding information. The Internet’s loaded with other search engines. In fact, Google contains links to several of them at the bottom of its menu. Try clicking AltaVista, Excite, HotBot, Lycos, or Yahoo! to search on those sites.
A For many years, computer users have talked to each other on a section of the Internet called Usenet. Divided into thousands of discussion areas, Usenet lets people type in questions about nearly every subject, exchanging information, holding discussions, or simply yelling at each other. It’s a fantastic source of computer information from real people, without a corporate filter. To search Usenet, click Google Groups (Deja), listed near the bottom of Google’s page.
A Searches usually come up with hundreds, or even thousands, of hits relating to your subject. If you come up with too many, try again, but be more specific.
But How Do I Do This?
Don’t feel bad. The Internet’s been around for a while, but this whole Web thing is relatively new and quickly becoming overburdened. It’s not supposed to work smoothly yet, and it’s not easy to figure out overnight. Here are some of the most common problems and some possible solutions.
The person holding the Administrator account — usually the computer’s owner — is the only one who can do many of the changes you read about in this chapter. If a mean message pops up, waving its figure and mumbling about “Administrator restrictions,” you’re locked out. Better find the computer’s owner to proceed.
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