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Maran illustrated™ Windows® 7

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"Maran Illustrated? Windows® 7" is a valuable resource for all readers, regardless of experience. Completely updated to cover the new and improved features of Windows® 7, including advances in touch, speech, and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, and kernel improvements, this book is jam-packed with illustrations, helpful introductions, and useful tips to engage readers and simplify the learning process. It appeals to beginner, intermediate, and advanced users! Using simple and easy-to-understand text and over 500 full-color screenshots, this book covers over 120 essential topics using Windows® 7. Readers who have experience with earlier versions of Windows® will find this book an excellent guide to help them take command of their computing experience, by way of the easy-to-use Maran Illustrated format, which contains 30% more content than our Guided Tour Series. Learning Windows® has never been this easy.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Credits
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Windows Basics
    1. Introduction to Windows
    2. Using the Start menu
    3. Scroll through a window
    4. Close a window
    5. Move a window
    6. Resize a window
    7. Maximize a window
    8. Minimize a window
    9. Minimize all but one window
    10. Show the desktop
    11. Switch between windows
    12. Display two windows side by side
    13. Put your computer to sleep
    14. Put your computer into hibernation
    15. Lock your computer
    16. Shut down Windows
    17. Get help
  5. Fun and Useful Programs
    1. Play games
    2. Create sticky notes
    3. Using Calculator
    4. Create documents with WordPad
    5. Draw pictures with Paint
    6. About Windows Live programs
  6. Working With Files
    1. View your files
    2. Access drives on your computer
    3. Change view of files
    4. Select files
    5. Rename a file
    6. Open a file
    7. Open a recently used file
    8. Create a new file
    9. Create a new folder
    10. Delete a file
    11. Restore a deleted file
    12. Print a file
    13. Move or copy a file
    14. Search for files
    15. Add a shortcut to the desktop
    16. Copy files to a USB flash drive
  7. Working With Pictures
    1. Print pictures
    2. Copy pictures from a digital camera
    3. Copy pictures and videos to a DVD
    4. Start Windows Live Photo Gallery
    5. Manage your photos
    6. Edit your photos
  8. Working with Songs and Videos
    1. Play a video or sound
    2. Play a music CD
    3. Play files in the Player Library
    4. Create a playlist
    5. Copy songs from a music CD
    6. Copy songs to a CD
    7. Copy songs to a portable device
    8. Play a DVD movie
    9. Transfer video from a video camera
  9. Create Movies
    1. Start Windows Live Movie Maker
    2. Add videos and photos
    3. Add transitions, pan and zoom effects
    4. Add visual effects and trim videos
    5. Add a title
    6. Add music
    7. Save a movie
  10. Customize Windows
    1. Change the desktop background
    2. Change the screen saver
    3. Change the color of windows
    4. Change the theme
    5. Add a gadget to your desktop
    6. Add a program to the taskbar
    7. Adjust the volume
    8. Change the computer sounds
    9. View and change the date and time
    10. Add a Bluetooth device
  11. Share Your Computer
    1. Create a user account
    2. Delete a user account
    3. Switch users
    4. Log off Windows
    5. Log on to Windows
    6. Create a password
    7. Share files with other users
    8. Set up parental controls
  12. Browse the Web
    1. Start Internet Explorer
    2. Display a webpage
    3. Work with webpages
    4. Work with tabs
    5. Print a webpage
    6. Search the web
    7. Display and change your home page
    8. Display history of viewed webpages
    9. Add a webpage to favorites
    10. Add a webpage to the Favorites bar
    11. Find text on a webpage
    12. Browse the web privately
    13. View suggested sites
    14. Using Accelerators
    15. Add a Web Slice
  13. Exchange E-Mail
    1. Start Windows Live Mail
    2. Work with messages
    3. Send a message
    4. Check spelling in a message
    5. Add photos to a message
    6. Reply to a message
    7. Forward a message
    8. Delete a message
    9. Open an attached file
    10. Check for new messages
    11. Add a contact
    12. Send a message to a contact
    13. Find a message
    14. Work with junk e-mail
  14. Exchange Instant Messages
    1. Start Windows Live Messenger
    2. Add a contact
    3. Send an instant message
    4. Personalize Windows Live Messenger
  15. Work on a Network
    1. Introduction to networks
    2. Create a homegroup
    3. Join a homegroup
    4. Choose a network location
    5. Access files on other computers
    6. Change how files are shared
    7. Connect to a wireless network
  16. Optimize Computer Performance
    1. Restart your computer
    2. Close a misbehaving program
    3. Remove a program
    4. Delete files using Disk Cleanup
    5. Review your computer’s status
    6. Rate your computer’s performance
    7. Restore a previous version of a file
    8. Restore your computer
    9. Back up your files
    10. Restore backed up files
  17. Index