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Microsoft Windows Millennium edition fast & easy
Koers, Diane.
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Publication Information:
Roseville, CA : Prima Tech, [2000]

Physical Description:
xviii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.76.O63 K643 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. xvii
Part I Understanding Basic Windows Operationsp. 1
Chapter 1 Starting Windows Millennium Editionp. 3
Starting Windows Millennium Editionp. 4
Using Windows Millennium Edition on a Networkp. 5
Making Selections with the Mousep. 5
Chapter 2 Discovering Desktop Componentsp. 9
Opening the My Computer Iconp. 10
Browsing the Network Placesp. 15
Working with the Taskbarp. 17
Using the Start Buttonp. 17
Discovering the Quick Launch Barp. 19
Investigating the System Trayp. 20
Looking at Other Desktop Itemsp. 21
Chapter 3 Recognizing Parts of a Windowp. 23
Identifying Window Componentsp. 24
Using Scroll Barsp. 26
Manually Resizing Windowsp. 28
Maximizing a Windowp. 30
Minimizing a Windowp. 31
Moving a Windowp. 32
Chapter 4 Using Windows Menus and Dialog Boxesp. 33
Making Menu Choices with a Mousep. 34
Using Shortcut Menusp. 37
Selecting Menu Choices with the Keyboardp. 39
Working in a Dialog Boxp. 42
Learning Common Windows Commandsp. 46
Chapter 5 Multitasking and Shutting Down Windowsp. 49
Opening a Windows Programp. 50
Opening with the Start Menup. 50
Opening from the Desktopp. 51
Switching between Programsp. 52
Closing a Windows Programp. 53
Handling a Locked Up Applicationp. 54
Shutting Down Windows the Right Wayp. 55
Shutting Down Windows When Your Computer Locks Upp. 58
Part I Review Questionsp. 59
Part II Working with the Accessoriesp. 61
Chapter 6 Using the Calculatorp. 63
Starting the Calculatorp. 64
Identifying Calculator Buttonsp. 65
Operating the Calculatorp. 66
Copying Values from the Calculatorp. 67
Changing the Style of the Calculatorp. 69
Viewing the Scientific Calculatorp. 69
Returning to the Standard Calculatorp. 70
Chapter 7 Using WordPadp. 71
Staring WordPadp. 72
Entering Textp. 73
Editing Textp. 75
Adding Textp. 75
Deleting Textp. 76
Inserting the Current Date and Timep. 77
Selecting Textp. 78
Cutting and Pasting Textp. 81
Formatting Textp. 83
Changing the Fontp. 83
Modifying the Alignmentp. 85
Adding Bulletsp. 86
Saving a WordPad Documentp. 87
Printing a WordPad Documentp. 89
Opening a WordPad Documentp. 91
Closing the WordPad Documentp. 92
Chapter 8 Painting with the Paint Programp. 93
Starting the Paint Programp. 94
Discovering the Paint Toolsp. 95
Drawing with the Paintbrushp. 97
Drawing a Rectangle or Circlep. 98
Filling in the Background Colorp. 101
Selecting and Moving an Objectp. 102
Saving a Drawingp. 104
Saving a Drawing as Wallpaperp. 105
Printing a Drawingp. 106
Chapter 9 Playing Around with the Gamesp. 107
Starting Spider Solitairep. 108
Connecting to an Internet Hearts Gamep. 111
Part II Review Questionsp. 116
Part III Discovering the Windows Toolsp. 117
Chapter 10 Using Windows Helpp. 119
Starting Windows Helpp. 120
Exploring the Help and Support Windowp. 120
Using the Help Topicsp. 122
Utilizing the Help Indexp. 124
Searching for Helpp. 125
Getting Assisted Supportp. 127
Chapter 11 Using Windows System Toolsp. 131
Scanning Your Hard Disk for Problemsp. 132
Defragmenting Your Hard Drivep. 134
Using the Maintenance Wizardp. 137
Updating Your Systemp. 139
Using System Restorep. 144
Creating a Restore Pointp. 144
Restoring Your Systemp. 146
Chapter 12 Organizing Files and Foldersp. 149
Looking in the Explorer Windowp. 150
Identifying Explorer Componentsp. 151
Expanding Foldersp. 153
Changing the Look of Explorerp. 154
Changing Display Optionsp. 154
Displaying Toolbarsp. 155
Changing the Way Files Are Displayedp. 156
Sorting Filesp. 159
Modifying Folder Optionsp. 160
Creating a New Folderp. 162
Moving or Copying Files and Foldersp. 164
Renaming Files and Foldersp. 166
Sending Files to the Recycle Binp. 168
Deleting Filesp. 168
Recovering a File from the Recycle Binp. 170
Emptying the Recycle Binp. 172
Chapter 13 Finding Files, Folders, and Peoplep. 173
Finding a Filep. 174
Looking for a File by Datep. 178
Searching for People in the Address Bookp. 181
Chapter 14 Discovering Multimediap. 183
Using the Windows Media Playerp. 184
Playing a Music CDp. 184
Starting a Music CDp. 184
Discovering Visualizationsp. 186
Choosing from the Playlistp. 187
Exploring the Windows Media Playerp. 187
Equalizing Your Settingsp. 189
Listening to Web Radiop. 192
Using the Media Guidep. 193
Cataloging Mediap. 195
Creating a Media Libraryp. 195
Deleting a Library Media Filep. 197
Viewing Modes and Choosing Skinsp. 198
Using the Windows Volume Controlp. 201
Adding a Media Clip to a Documentp. 203
Part III Review Questionsp. 206
Part IV Customizing Windowsp. 207
Chapter 15 Customizing the Desktopp. 209
Creating a New Folderp. 210
Moving and Deleting Iconsp. 211
Moving an Iconp. 211
Deleting an Iconp. 213
Creating a Shortcutp. 214
Changing an Iconp. 217
Renaming an Iconp. 219
Editing the Start Menup. 220
Reorganizing the Start Menup. 220
Adding an Item to the Start Menup. 222
Removing an Item from the Start Menup. 227
Customizing the Taskbarp. 229
Changing Taskbar Optionsp. 230
Chapter 16 Tinkering with the Control Panelp. 231
Opening the Control Panelp. 232
Changing the Current Date and Timep. 232
Changing Mouse Responsep. 234
Changing Basic Mouse Responsesp. 235
Changing Mouse Pointersp. 236
Changing Mouse Visibilityp. 237
Adding and Removing Programsp. 239
Installing a New Programp. 239
Uninstalling a Programp. 241
Creating a Windows Startup Diskp. 243
Adding Windows Program Componentsp. 244
Changing Your Windows Passwordp. 246
Setting Up Multiple Usersp. 249
Changing Accessibility Optionsp. 253
Changing Keyboard Optionsp. 253
Setting Options for the Hearing Impairedp. 255
Setting Options for the Visually Impairedp. 257
Using MouseKeysp. 258
Setting General Accessibility Optionsp. 259
Chapter 17 Having Fun with the Control Panelp. 261
Changing Soundsp. 262
Enhancing Your Displayp. 264
Changing Backgroundsp. 265
Selecting a Screen Saverp. 266
Changing the Colors of Your Windowsp. 269
Integrating Your Desktop with the Webp. 270
Using Desktop Themesp. 276
Chapter 18 Working with Printersp. 279
Installing a New Printerp. 280
Discovering Printer Propertiesp. 285
Sharing a Printerp. 286
Connecting to a Network Printerp. 287
Making a Printer the Defaultp. 292
Creating a Desktop Shortcut to the Printerp. 293
Controlling Print Jobsp. 294
Pausing a Print Jobp. 296
Deleting a Print Jobp. 296
Rushing a Print Jobp. 297
Part IV Review Questionsp. 299
Part V Using the Internetp. 301
Chapter 19 Connecting to the Internetp. 303
Subscribing to an Online Servicep. 304
Signing Up for MSN Internet Accessp. 304
Starting MSN Internet Accessp. 311
Creating a Dial-Up Connectionp. 313
Starting Your Web Browserp. 320
Chapter 20 Surfing with Internet Explorerp. 323
Browsing the Web with Internet Explorerp. 324
Exploring the Internet Explorer Windowp. 327
Playing Favoritesp. 331
Adding Favoritesp. 331
Setting Parental Controlsp. 333
Chapter 21 E-mailing with Outlook Expressp. 339
Starting Outlook Expressp. 340
Working with E-mailp. 340
Creating an E-mail Accountp. 340
Creating an E-mail Messagep. 345
Formatting an E-mail Messagep. 348
Attaching Files to E-mailp. 352
Retrieving Incoming E-mailp. 354
Replying to a Messagep. 355
Forwarding a Messagep. 357
Receiving E-mail with Attachmentsp. 358
Creating an E-mail Folderp. 360
Moving an E-mail Messagep. 362
Deleting an E-mail Messagep. 363
Chapter 22 Using the Windows Address Bookp. 365
Managing Address Book Contactsp. 366
Adding Contactsp. 366
Editing Contactsp. 371
Deleting Contactsp. 372
Sorting Address Book Contactsp. 373
Printing a Phone Listp. 374
Closing the Address Bookp. 376
Sending Mail to a Contactp. 376
Part V Review Questionsp. 380
Appendix A Upgrading to Windows Millenniump. 381
Understanding the Upgrade Processp. 382
System Requirementsp. 382
Installing the Windows Millennium Edition Upgradep. 383
Uninstalling Windows Millennium Editionp. 388
Glossaryp. 392
Indexp. 401