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Dan Gookin teaches Microsoft Windows Me millennium edition
Gookin, Dan.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, [2001]

Physical Description:
xi, 577 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Perforated tearout containing common shortcut key combinations.
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QA76.76.O63 G66525 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Windows Me is the code name for the new operating system in the "consumer" Windows category. With an emphasis on improved speed and reliability, this new version is Microsoft's step toward simplifying home computing. The focus of Windows Millennium Edition is to make the PC Easier for first time users and enhancing computer use of existing users by enabling new scenarios, such as digital media and entertainment and creating a connected home.Windows Me follows Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition. It is based on the Windows 98 kernel, not the Windows NT/2000 kernel.Dan Gookin Teaches Windows Me, Millennium Edition covers all the fundamentals of Windows Millennium in a book designed for beginners. In Dan Gookin's words, "The key to making the beginner happy is knowing where to cut the rope and let them run or let them go. This book offers as much of an introduction into various areas of Windows Me to get people going, but not to bore them to death". Each chapter is self-contained and moderate in length. Chapters include call-outs that explain or point-out various parts of the screen. Icons and margin illustrations are used throughout the text.

Author Notes

In 1982, Dan Gookin bought his first computer although couldn1t afford the disk drives, a printer or even word processing software. He vowed to learn as much as he could to justify the purchase. Eventually, Dan upgraded his computer and wrote several short stories for his local San Diego computer magazine, Byte Buyer. In 1985, Dan was hired as a technical researcher for Compusoft Publishing in San Diego. By 1987, Dan was writing books for major publishers. In 1990 Michael McCarthy from IDG Books had a great title for a book,DOS for Dummies, but no author to write it. Dan had an outline for a book called The Idiot's Guide to DOS, based on the old Volkswagen Idiots Guide that had been rejected by almost every major computer book publisher. McCarthy hired Dan and DOS for Dummies became an international bestseller. To date, Dan has written over 50 books on computers. He mixes his vast knowledge of computers with a unique, dry sense of humor. His favorite quote is, "Computers are a notoriously dull subject, but that doesn't mean I have to write about them that way." Dan and his wife Sandy write books together, run the local community theatre, and raise their four boys in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Table of Contents

Part I Windows Orientation and Reviewp. 7
1 Windows On and Offp. 11
2 Running Your Programsp. 21
3 Saving Your Stuffp. 33
4 Opening Documentsp. 45
5 The Printing Chapterp. 59
6 Digging Through Your Computerp. 69
7 Your Internet Orientation Chapterp. 85
8 Help Me!p. 99
Part II Working in Windowsp. 109
9 Lurking and Working on the Desktopp. 113
10 Ode to the Start Thingp. 127
11 Other Ways to Start Your Stuffp. 141
12 Doing Several Things at a Timep. 153
13 Sharing with Cut-and-Pastep. 161
14 Installing and Removing Softwarep. 173
15 Adding More of Windowsp. 183
Part III Printing and Faxingp. 191
16 Printing and Suchp. 193
17 Printing Things on the Screenp. 207
18 Hello, Printers Folder!p. 217
19 Sending a Fax (Which Is Like Printing)p. 233
Part IV Disks, Folders, and Filesp. 237
20 Disk Drive 101p. 239
21 All About Hard Drivesp. 247
22 Removable Disks and Drivesp. 263
23 Exploring Foldersp. 277
24 Organizing Foldersp. 287
25 File Funp. 303
26 Using the Send To Commandp. 323
27 Essence of a Filep. 331
28 Hunting Down Filesp. 341
29 Deleting, Undeleting, and Recyclingp. 351
Part V Planet Internetp. 361
30 Internet Explorer Orientation and Reviewp. 363
31 Internet Explorer and Beyondp. 373
32 Outlook Express Quick and Dirtyp. 383
33 More Fun with Outlook Expressp. 395
34 The AOL Chapterp. 407
35 Even More Internet Madnessp. 415
Part VI The Tweak Masterp. 425
36 The Control Panelp. 427
37 A New Face on the Interfacep. 439
38 Messing with the Start Thingp. 451
39 Toolbars from Beyond Infinityp. 461
40 A View to a Folderp. 473
41 Tweaking Your Monitorp. 481
42 Sound Advicep. 491
43 Fun with Fontsp. 499
44 Messing mit der Mousep. 509
45 Installing New Hardwarep. 513
Part VII Problem Solvingp. 519
46 Tools to Help Youp. 521
47 Hardware Troubleshootingp. 531
48 Irksome Thingsp. 539
Appendixp. 547
A Using This Book's Web Pagep. 547
Indexp. 549