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Windows XP simplified
Maran, Ruth, 1970-
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Publication Information:
New York : Visual : Hungry Minds, [2001]

Physical Description:
v, 231 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

"Visual from maranGraphics."
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QA76.76.O63 M3625 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Uses the Visual(r) approach to cover the features of Windows XP, including: the interface, enhanced start menu, the My Pictures digital image organizer, the My Music digital music organizer; and Media Player 8, which plays video, DVD, and music.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Windows Basics
Introduction to Windowsp. 2
Using the Start Menup. 4
Scroll Through a Windowp. 6
Close a Windowp. 7
Move a Windowp. 8
Resize a Windowp. 9
Maximize a Windowp. 10
Minimize a Windowp. 11
Switch Between Windowsp. 12
Close a Misbehaving Programp. 13
Play Gamesp. 14
Shut Down Windowsp. 16
Restart Your Computerp. 17
Find Help Informationp. 18
Chapter 2 View Files
View Your Personal Foldersp. 22
View Contents of Your Computerp. 24
Change View of Itemsp. 26
Sort Itemsp. 28
Group Itemsp. 29
Using Windows Explorerp. 30
Chapter 3 Work with Files
Select Filesp. 34
Open a Filep. 36
Rename a Filep. 37
Print a Filep. 38
Print Picturesp. 40
Delete a Filep. 44
Restore a Deleted Filep. 46
Move a Filep. 48
Copy a Filep. 50
E-mail a Filep. 52
Publish a File to the Webp. 54
Create a New Filep. 60
Create a New Folderp. 62
Search for Filesp. 64
Add a Shortcut to the Desktopp. 66
Copy a File to a Floppy Diskp. 68
Copy Files to a CDp. 70
Chapter 4 Work with Music and Videos
Play a Sound or Videop. 76
Play a Music CDp. 78
Using the Media Guidep. 82
Using the Media Libraryp. 84
Listen to Radio Stations on the Internetp. 88
Copy Songs from a Music CDp. 92
Copy Songs to a CD or Portable Devicep. 94
Chapter 5 Create Movies
Introduction to Windows Movie Makerp. 98
Start Windows Movie Makerp. 99
Record a Videop. 100
Play a Video Clipp. 104
Add a Video Clip to the Storyboardp. 105
Rearrange Video Clips on the Storyboardp. 106
Save a Projectp. 107
Open a Projectp. 108
Preview a Moviep. 109
Save a Moviep. 110
Chapter 6 Share Your Computer
Create a User Accountp. 116
Delete a User Accountp. 119
Assign a Password to a User Accountp. 122
Log Off Windowsp. 124
Log On to Windowsp. 125
View Shared Filesp. 126
Share Filesp. 127
Make Your Personal Folders Privatep. 128
Chapter 7 Customize and Optimize Windows
Change the Desktop Backgroundp. 132
Change the Screen Appearancep. 134
Change the Screen Saverp. 136
Change the Date and Timep. 138
Assign Sounds to Program Eventsp. 140
Adjust the Volumep. 144
Install a Programp. 146
Remove a Programp. 148
Update Windowsp. 150
Install a Printerp. 154
Restore Your Computerp. 160
Get Remote Assistancep. 164
Chapter 8 Work on a Network
Browse Through a Networkp. 170
Share Informationp. 172
Share a Printerp. 174
Set Up a Home Networkp. 176
Chapter 9 Browse the Web
Introduction to the Webp. 186
Start Internet Explorerp. 188
Select a Linkp. 189
Display a Specific Web Pagep. 190
Stop Transfer of a Web Pagep. 192
Move Through Web Pagesp. 193
Display and Change Your Home Pagep. 194
Search the Webp. 196
Add a Web Page to Favoritesp. 198
Chapter 10 Exchange E-Mail
Read Messagesp. 202
Send a Messagep. 204
Reply to a Messagep. 206
Forward a Messagep. 208
Print a Messagep. 209
Attach a File to a Messagep. 210
Open an Attached Filep. 212
Delete a Messagep. 213
Chapter 11 Exchange Instant Messages
Start Windows Messengerp. 216
Add a Contactp. 218
Send an Instant Messagep. 220
Send a Filep. 222