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Microsoft windows Me Millennium edition for dummies
Rathbone, Andy.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, Calif. : IDG ; London : Transworld, 2000.
Physical Description:
xx, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.76.O63 R3786 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies boils down to this simple fact: Some people want to be Windows wizards. They sit in front of their computers randomly pressing keys, hoping to stumble onto a hidden, undocumented feature. And you? Well, you're no dummy, that's for sure. But when it comes to Windows and computers, the fascination just isn't there. You just want to get your work done, feed the cat, and relax for a while. And there's nothing wrong with that.

That's where this book comes in. Instead of becoming a Windows Me expert, you'll know just enough to get by quickly, cleanly, and with a minimum of pain so that you can move on to the more pleasant things in life.

Don't try to read this book in one sitting. Instead, treat it like a dictionary or an encyclopedia. Turn to the page with the information you need, then put down the book and move on. Don't bother trying to remember all the Windows Me buzzwords, leave that stuff for the computer gurus. In fact, if anything technical comes up in a chapter, a road sign warns you well in advance. That way, you can either slow down to read it or speed on around it.

You won't find any fancy computer jargon in Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies . Instead, you'll find subjects like these, discussed in plain old English:

Why did they choose a dumb name like "Windows Me"? Finding the file you saved yesterday Moving those little windows around on the screen with the mouse Making Windows Me run a little better Performing chores in Windows Me that you used to do in older versions of Windows Starting and closing programs by clicking the mouse button

In Microsoft Windows Me For Dummies, there's nothing to memorize and nothing to learn. Just turn to the right page, read the brief explanation, and get back to work. Unlike other books, this one enables you to bypass the technical hoopla and still get your work done.

Author Notes

Andy Rathbone is the author of the bestselling "Windows For Dummies" books, as well as other titles in the "For Dummies" series. He was born in San Diego, California and attended San Diego State University. He majored in Comparative Literature, and graduated in 1986. He began freelancing for computer magazines shortly thereafter, and wrote the first edition of "Windows for Dummies" in 1992.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I Bare-Bones Windows Me Stuffp. 7
Chapter 1 What Is Windows Me?p. 9
Chapter 2 Ignore This Chapter on Computer Partsp. 17
Chapter 3 Windows Me Stuff Everybody Thinks You Already Knowp. 43
Part II Making Windows Me Do Somethingp. 63
Chapter 4 Starting Windows Mep. 65
Chapter 5 Field Guide to Buttons, Bars, Boxes, Folders, and Filesp. 83
Chapter 6 Moving Windows Aroundp. 107
Chapter 7 I Can't Find It!p. 123
Chapter 8 That "Cut and Paste" Stuff (Moving Around Words, Pictures, and Sounds)p. 135
Chapter 9 Customizing Windows Me (Fiddling with the Control Panel)p. 147
Part III Using Windows Me Applications (And Surfing the Web, Should the Mood Strike)p. 185
Chapter 10 The Windows Me Desktop, Start Button, and Taskbarp. 187
Chapter 11 Those Scary Windows Explorer and My Computer Programsp. 211
Chapter 12 The Free Programs!p. 235
Chapter 13 Cruising the Web, Sending E-Mail, and Using Newsgroupsp. 269
Part IV Help!p. 293
Chapter 14 The Case of the Broken Windowp. 295
Chapter 15 Error Messages (What You Did Does Not Compute)p. 303
Chapter 16 Help on the Windows Me Help Systemp. 309
Part V The Part of Tensp. 321
Chapter 17 Ten New Windows Me Goodiesp. 323
Chapter 18 Ten Aggravating Things about Windows Me (And How to Fix Them)p. 333
Chapter 19 Ten Expensive Things You Can Do to Make Windows Me Run Betterp. 341
Chapter 20 Ten (Or so) Windows Me Icons and What They Dop. 347
Chapter 21 Ten Most Frequently Asked Windows Questionsp. 351
Appendix A Installing Windows Mep. 357
Appendix B Glossaryp. 369
Indexp. 375
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