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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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How do I copy a picture from the Internet?
As you browse through Web pages and your mouse pointer rests over a photo or other large image, an annoying box of icons appears, as shown in Figure 12-6.
Figure 12-6:
A little bar pops up when your mouse pointer rests over photos, allowing you to save, print, or email the photo.
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Those little boxes, new to Internet Explorer 6, let you grab the image.
& Clicking the little disk icon saves the image to your My Pictures folder.
Click the Printer to print the image. The little letter e-mails the image through your e-mail program. And clicking the little folder opens your My Pictures folder for browsing.
If you spot a picture on the Internet that you want to use for your “Welcome Screen” picture on your user account, save it to your My Pictures folder. Then use the Control Panel (see Chapter 14) to change your picture to that new picture.
Little boxes keep popping up on the Web pages!
Microsoft’s popular Office XP program adds a new touch called smart tags. Smart tags add purple dotted lines beneath some words on a Web page. Hold your mouse pointer over the word with the dotted underline, and a little box appears with an i inside. Click the little downward pointing arrow next to the i, and a larger box appears, full of links relating to that word.
The creator of the Web page didn’t add these links. However, Office XP tells Internet Explorer to recognize some words and add its own links. Smart tags can be annoying. If you’re reading a page on Greek mythology, the browser will list stock options for every mention of the Oracle.
To turn off smart tags, choose Internet Options from Internet Explorer’s Tools menu, click the Advanced tab, and remove the checkmark from the Enable Smart Tags line.
Managing E-mail with Outlook Express
Internet Explorer merely flips through the Web pages stuffed onto the Internet, letting you jump from page to page. Outlook Express, on the other hand, uses the Internet as a post office, letting you send letters and files to anybody with an Internet account. Better yet, the recipients of your e-mails don’t have to use Outlook Express to view and respond to them: Almost any e-mail program can talk to almost any other one.
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Outlook Express is designed to work with an industry-standard Internet service provider that pipes the Internet signal from your computer to the Internet without an online service getting in the way. That’s why Outlook Express 6.0, the version included with Windows XP, doesn’t work with online services like America Online (AOL). Those online services come with built-in e-mail programs that process mail differently than Outlook Express does. So if you’re using America Online, don’t bother reading this section. You won’t be using Outlook Express 6.0.
The rest of this section guides you through setting up Outlook Express, writing a letter, sending it, and reading the responses.
Setting up Outlook Express 6.0 to send and receive e-mail
In order to set up your e-mail address, also known as an account, you need several things from your Internet service provider: your user name, the ISP’s phone number, and your password. These are the same items you need to set up your Internet account, as described in the Internet Connection Wizard section earlier in this chapter.
Also, many people have more than one e-mail address — an account from Yahoo! or Hotmail, for instance. Plus, many ISPs offer several email addresses per account. That lets each person in the family have his or her own separate e-mail account. These same steps add additional e-mail addresses to Outlook Express, as well.
1. Set up your Internet account and open Outlook Express.
You need to set up your Internet account first, as described earlier in this chapter, or your e-mail won’t have any way to connect to the Internet.
To call up Outlook Express for the first time, open the Start menu and click the Outlook Express icon: an envelope surrounded by twirling blue arrows. Outlook Express pops onto the screen, as shown in Figure 12-7, ready to be set up to send and receive your email.
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Sometimes you won’t see the screen in Figure 12-7. You might already have an e-mail account set up, for instance, or you’re adding an additional e-mail account. In that case, open Outlook Express and choose Accounts from the Tools menu. Click the Add button and choose Mail. You’ll see the window shown in Figure 127, ready to add an additional e-mail account.
Internet Connection Wizard
Figure 12-7:
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