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Special Edition Using Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4.0

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Using Windows 95 with IE 4.0 is a comprehensive reference for the intermediate to advanced user, providing complete coverage of the all-new functionality that IE 4.0 brings to the Windows 95 environment. By showing readers how to optimize their knowledge of the Win95 OS, as well as how to more closely integrate all their computer activities with the Internet, this title is a valuable guide for how to get Windows 98 functionality now.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. We'd Like to Hear from You!
  5. Introduction
  6. Installing and Configuring Windows 95
    1. What's New in Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 4.0
      1. Keeping Your Copy of Windows 95 Up to Date
      2. Installing Windows 95 and Internet Explorer 4.0
      3. Improving Windows with OSR2
      4. A Web-Oriented Interface
      5. Internet Explorer 4.0
    2. Installing and Upgrading Windows 95
      1. System Requirements for Windows 95
      2. Keeping Your Copy of Windows 95 Up to Date
      3. Determining the Current Version of Windows
      4. Installing Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 (OSR2)
      5. Upgrading from Windows 3.x
      6. Installing Windows 95 on a New System or Hard Drive
      7. How Windows 95 Setup Works
      8. Installing Windows 95 from an MS-DOS Prompt
      9. Advanced Installation Techniques
    3. Configuring Windows 95
      1. Installing and Configuring Printers
      2. Using PC Card Devices
      3. Installing and Configuring Your Modem
    4. Configuring Multimedia Windows 95
      1. Optimizing Video and Animation
      2. Installing and Configuring Sound Options
      3. Installing and Using a CD-ROM Drive
    5. Controlling Printers
      1. Printing from Applications
      2. Managing Print Jobs
      3. Drag-and-Drop Printing from the Desktop
      4. Printing from MS-DOS ApplicationsPrinting from MS-DOS Applications
      5. Printing from a Docking Station
      6. Common Printer Problems
    6. Working with Fonts
      1. Understanding Fonts
      2. Reviewing Types of Fonts
      3. Installing and Deleting Fonts
      4. Using TrueType Fonts
      5. Managing Fonts in Windows 95
      6. Installing Printer Fonts
    7. Plug and Play and Legacy Device Installation
      1. Installing Plug and Play Hardware
      2. Installing Legacy (non-PnP) Hardware
      3. Troubleshooting Hardware Installation
    8. Special Features for Notebook Users
      1. Quick Overview
      2. Using Your Laptop with a Docking System
      3. Sharing Local Resources via Parallel or Serial Connection
      4. Using Power Management
      5. Using Dial-Up Networking
      6. Using Infrared to Communicate with Devices
      7. Maintaining Laptop and Desktop Files with Briefcase
      8. LCD Screen Mouse Trails
  7. Navigation Skills
    1. Understanding the Windows 95 Interface
      1. Understanding the Most Important Screen Elements in Windows 95
      2. How to Start Programs and Open Documents
      3. Customizing Windows with Property Sheets
      4. How to Manage Files
    2. Navigating and Controlling Windows
      1. Starting and Quitting Windows
      2. Learning the Parts of the Windows Display
      3. Using the Mouse and Keyboard on the Desktop
      4. Starting Applications from the Start Menu and Taskbar
      5. Starting Programs from a Shortcut Icon
      6. Starting Programs and Documents from Windows Explorer or My Computer
      7. Quitting Windows Applications
      8. Managing Windows After an Application Failure
      9. Getting Help
    3. The Overview of the Windows Desktop Update
      1. Installing the Windows Desktop Update
      2. Removing the Windows Desktop Update
      3. Classic or Web—Choosing a Navigation Style
      4. Customizing Other Folder Options
  8. Working with Files and Folders
    1. Managing Files with My Computer and Windows Explorer
      1. Two Views of Windows Explorer
      2. Navigating Through the Explorer Hierarchy
      3. Changing the Way a Folder's Contents Appear
      4. Customizing Explorer's Appearance
      5. Managing Files and Folders
      6. Using Shortcuts
    2. Advanced File Management Techniques
      1. Associating Files with Programs
      2. Finding Files
      3. Working with Compressed Files
      4. Working with Long Filenames
      5. Using Explorer with Shared Resources on a Network
      6. Managing Files from an MS-DOS Prompt
    3. Managing Files Using Web View
      1. What Is Web View?
      2. Using Web View with Folders
      3. Displaying Thumbnails and File Information
      4. Using Web View with System Folders
      5. Creating Custom Web Views
      6. Advanced Customization Options
    4. Working with Disks and Disk Drives
      1. Understanding What Your Disk Drive Does
      2. The FAT32 File System
      3. The Windows 95 File System
      4. Formatting Disks
      5. Naming Your Drive with a Volume Label
      6. Using ScanDisk to Check for Disk Damage
      7. Improving Performance with Disk Defragmenter
      8. Compressing a Disk
      9. Running Disk Performance Utilities with the System Agent
      10. Monitoring Your System
      11. Improving Memory Use with Virtual Memory
    5. Backing Up and Protecting Your Data
      1. Backing Up Your Files
      2. Protecting Your Files from Viruses
  9. Working with the Internet
    1. Establishing a Dial-Up Internet Connection
      1. Using the Internet Connection Wizard
      2. Installing and Configuring a Modem
      3. Configuring a Connection to an Existing Internet Account
      4. Setting Up a New Account with an Internet Service Provider
      5. Managing Dial-Up Networking Connections
      6. Using Locations to Control Dial-Up Connections
      7. Using the Microsoft Network for Internet Access
      8. Using Other Online Services
      9. Connecting to the Internet
    2. Web Browsing with Internet Explorer 4.0
      1. What Is Internet Explorer 4.0?
      2. Starting Internet Explorer
      3. Navigating Internet Explorer
      4. Gathering Information from the Status Bar
      5. Stopping Downloads and Reloading Pages
      6. Setting Your Home Page
      7. Increasing the Size of the Browser Window
      8. Adjusting Fonts and Colors to Make Web Pages More Readable
      9. Viewing Web Pages in Other Languages
      10. Configuring IE to Work with Other Programs
      11. Speeding Up Web Connections
    3. Finding, Organizing, and Saving Web-Based Information
      1. Using Internet Shortcuts
      2. Using the Favorites Folder to Organize Your Favorite Web Sites
      3. Changing or Adding Quick Links
      4. Using the Search Bar to Find Information on the World Wide Web
      5. Searching for Information on the Current Page
      6. Using the History Bar to Revisit Web Sites
      7. Printing Web Pages
      8. Saving and Editing Web Pages
      9. Downloading Files from FTP Sites
    4. Internet Explorer 4.0 and Security
      1. Setting a Security Policy
      2. Configuring Internet Explorer to Use a Proxy Server
      3. Establishing and Maintaining Internet Security Zones
      4. Restricting ActiveX Controls
      5. Limiting Java Applets
      6. Blocking Dangerous Scripts and Unsafe File Downloads
      7. Working with Secure Web Sites
      8. How Safe Are "Cookies"?
      9. Simplifying Online Purchases with Microsoft Wallet
      10. Controlling Access to Undesirable Content
    5. Working with Web Subscriptions and the Active Desktop
      1. Adding Web Content to the Active Desktop
      2. Using an HTML Page as Your Desktop
      3. Displaying Objects on the Active Desktop
      4. Using Subscriptions to Download Web Pages
      5. Subscribing to Active Channels
      6. Managing the Channel Bar
    6. Using Outlook Express for Email and News
      1. Should You Switch to Outlook Express?
      2. Starting Outlook Express
      3. Configuring Outlook Express
      4. Choosing HTML or Plain Text as Your Message Format
      5. Exchanging Data with Other Mail Programs
      6. Reading Messages in Outlook Express
      7. Using the Windows Address Book
      8. Composing a New Message
      9. Working with File Attachments
      10. Sending and Receiving Mail
      11. Replying to Messages You've Received
      12. Forwarding Messages
      13. Organizing Messages with Folders
      14. Using the Inbox Assistant to Process Mail Automatically
      15. Enhancing Email Security
      16. Working with Newsgroups
      17. Downloading and Reading Newsgroup Messages
    7. Using FrontPage Express and Internet Components
      1. Using FrontPage Express
      2. Using NetMeeting
      3. Introducing NetShow
      4. Using NetShow Client
  10. Working with Applications
    1. Application Management Fundamentals
      1. Working in the Windows Environment
      2. Using Menus and Dialog Boxes
      3. Controlling the Size and Position of Windows
      4. Learning About Drag and Drop
      5. Changing Settings and Properties with the Right Mouse Button
      6. Working with Applications
    2. Installing, Running, and Uninstalling Windows Applications
      1. Understanding How Windows Runs Applications
      2. Installing Applications in Windows 95
      3. Using Windows 3.1 Applications in Windows 95
      4. Installing Windows 95 Applications in Windows 95
      5. Running Applications
      6. Removing Windows Applications
    3. Installing, Running, and Uninstalling MS-DOS Applications
      1. Understanding How Windows 95 Works with MS-DOS Applications
      2. Controlling the MS-DOS Prompt Session
      3. Understanding MS-DOS Mode
      4. Using PIF Files
      5. Installing MS-DOS Applications
      6. Configuring Your MS-DOS Application
      7. Running Installed MS-DOS Applications
      8. Removing MS-DOS Applications
    4. Using Microsoft Exchange and Windows Messaging
      1. Overview of Windows Messaging Features
      2. Installing and Configuring Windows Messaging
      3. Using the CompuServe Mail Service
      4. Creating and Sending Mail Messages
      5. Using Remote Mail
      6. Viewing Received Mail
      7. Working with User Profiles in Windows Messaging
      8. Working with the Workgroup Postoffice
    5. Using Fax, Address Book, and Phone Dialer
      1. Overview of Microsoft Fax
      2. Installing and Configuring Microsoft Fax
      3. Faxing a Quick Message or a File
      4. Sending a More Complete Message
      5. Using the Fax Cover Page Editor
      6. Viewing Received Faxes
      7. Using Other Fax Options
      8. Working with the Exchange Address Book
      9. Using the Windows Address Book
      10. Working with Phone Dialer
    6. Using WordPad and Paint
      1. Using WordPad
      2. Using Windows Paint
    7. Using Calculator, Calendar, and Other Accessories
      1. Calculating with Calculator
      2. Using the Taskbar Clock
      3. Using Notepad
      4. Inserting Symbols with Character Map
  11. Customizing Windows 95 and Sharing Data Effectively
    1. Customizing the Taskbar and Start Menu
      1. Customizing the Taskbar
      2. Working with Taskbar Toolbars
      3. Customizing the Start Menu
      4. Customizing the Send To Menu
      5. Customizing the Shortcut (Right-Click) Menu
    2. Customizing the Desktop Settings
      1. Customizing the Desktop Colors and Background
      2. Working with Desktop Themes
      3. Adjusting Plus! Visual Settings
      4. Having Fun with the Screen Saver
      5. Changing the Screen Resolution, Font Size, and Color Palette
    3. Customizing Your System Settings
      1. Changing the Sounds Associated with Windows Events
      2. Customizing the Mouse
      3. Customizing the Keyboard
      4. Making Windows Accessible for the Hearing, Sight, and Movement Impaired
      5. Setting the Date and Time
      6. Customizing for Your Country and Language
      7. Changing Custom Settings for Each User
      8. Preventing Others from Using Windows
      9. Reviewing Your Computer's System Information
      10. Using the Task Scheduler
    4. Simple Ways of Sharing Data Between Applications
      1. Understanding the Data-Sharing Capabilities of Windows 95
      2. Using the Windows Clipboard
      3. Capturing Screens with the Clipboard
      4. Using Drag and Drop to Move or Copy Information Within an Application's Documents
      5. Transferring Data by Using File Converters
      6. Understanding Data Linking
  12. Networking with Windows 95
    1. Setting Up a Windows 95 Peer-to-Peer Network
      1. Using the Peer Advantage
      2. Creating a New Peer Network with Windows 95
      3. Installing Peer-to-Peer Services
      4. Integrating Windows 95 Peer Services into a Client/Server Network
      5. Peer Networking and Routability
      6. Creating Workgroups
      7. Using Domains
      8. User-Level versus Share-Level Security
      9. Building a Workgroup Administrator
    2. Sharing Windows 95 Peer-to-Peer Resources
      1. Creating Shares
      2. Sharing a Drive
      3. Configuring Access Rights
      4. Connecting to Shared Drives
      5. Locating Computers
      6. Sharing Workstation Drives
      7. Sharing CD-ROMs and Other Removable Drives
      8. Sharing Workstation Printers
      9. Sharing a Workstation's Fax Modem
      10. Accessing a Shared Fax Modem
      11. Using Remote Network Access
      12. Sharing Drives over the Internet
      13. Balancing the Load
      14. Creating a Dedicated Peer Server
      15. Using Workgroup Applications and Utilities
    3. Connecting Windows 95 to a Novell Network
      1. Introducing the Windows 95 Client for NetWare Networks
      2. Installing the Windows 95 Client for NetWare Networks
      3. Installing Windows 95 on an Existing NetWare Client
      4. Using NetWare Client Alternatives
      5. Using Novell Real-Mode Clients
      6. Using the Microsoft Service for NetWare Directory Services
      7. Using the NetWare Client32 for Windows 95
      8. Choosing an NDS Client
    4. Using Novell Network Resources in Windows 95
      1. Using Windows 95 and Novell Utilities
      2. Connecting to Other Servers
      3. Using Network Tape Drives
    5. Connecting Windows 95 to Windows NT Server 4.0
      1. Installing a Network Adapter
      2. Installing the Client for Microsoft Networks for Windows NT 4.0
      3. Installing TCP/IP for Windows NT 4.0 Networks
    6. Using Windows NT Server Resources in Windows 95
      1. Logging onto an NT Network
      2. Understanding the UNC (Universal Naming Convention)
      3. Finding Computers on an NT Network
      4. Sharing NT Network Drives
      5. Using NT Network Printers
      6. Accessing NT Network Resources from DOS
    7. Working with Network Printers
      1. Examining Windows 95's New Network Printing Features
      2. Understanding Network Printing
      3. Optimizing Print Resources
      4. Managing Print Files and Sharing
      5. Solving Common Network Printing Problems
      6. Using Custom Print Managers and Utilities
    8. Network Management and Security
      1. Creating Network Resources
      2. Data Storage Tips
      3. Drive Mappings
      4. Keeping Applications and Data Separate
      5. Being a Good Network Neighbor
      6. Network Management Tools
      7. Network Security
      8. General Network Security Guidelines
      9. Troubleshooting and Network Management Tools
      10. Using Dial-Up Networking
  13. Appendix
    1. Additional Help and Resources
      1. Getting Telephone and FAX Support for Windows 95 and Microsoft Products
      2. Online Technical Support
      3. Technical Support on Microsoft CD-ROM
      4. The Microsoft Windows 95 Resource Kit
      5. Books from Macmillan Computer Publishing
      6. Online WinNews Newsletter
      7. Referrals to Consultants and Training
  14. Index