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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Windows Vista™

Book Description

  • This book puts visual learners at ease by showing them how to maximize the new Windows features and interface

  • Concise explanations walk readers through more than 150 Windows Vista tasks, covering everything from customizing their desktop to maintaining Windows Vista and networking with another computer or printer

  • Explores the new interface and folder organization system of Vista, both of which enable users to find documents and files more easily than ever

  • Covers the latest release of MovieMaker, Media Player, Internet Explorer, and the new Media Center feature added to Vista

  • Features full-color screenshots and clear, step-by-step instructions

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Praise for Visual Books
  3. Credits
  4. About the Author
  5. Author's Acknowledgments
  6. How to Use This Book
  7. 1. Getting Started with Windows Vista
    1. 1.1. Start Windows Vista
    2. 1.2. What You Can Do with Windows Vista
    3. 1.3. The Windows Vista Screen
    4. 1.4. Using a Mouse with Windows Vista
    5. 1.5. Get Help
    6. 1.6. Activate Your Copy of Windows Vista
    7. 1.7. Restart Windows Vista
    8. 1.8. Shut Down Windows Vista
  8. 2. Launching and Working with Programs
    1. 2.1. Install a Program
    2. 2.2. Change or Repair a Program Installation
    3. 2.3. Start a Program
    4. 2.4. Understanding Program Windows
    5. 2.5. Using Pull-Down Menus
    6. 2.6. Using Toolbars
    7. 2.7. Understanding Dialog Box Controls
    8. 2.8. Using Dialog Boxes
    9. 2.9. Work with Program Windows
    10. 2.10. Using Scrollbars
    11. 2.11. Switch Between Programs
    12. 2.12. Uninstall a Program
  9. 3. Creating and Editing Documents
    1. 3.1. Understanding Documents
    2. 3.2. Create a Document
    3. 3.3. Save a Document
    4. 3.4. Open a Document
    5. 3.5. Make a Copy of a Document
    6. 3.6. Edit Document Text
    7. 3.7. Change the Text Font
    8. 3.8. Find Text
    9. 3.9. Replace Text
    10. 3.10. Insert Special Symbols
    11. 3.11. Print a Document
  10. 4. Working with Images
    1. 4.1. Open the Pictures Folder
    2. 4.2. Preview an Image
    3. 4.3. View Your Images
    4. 4.4. Scan an Image
    5. 4.5. Import Images from a Digital Camera
    6. 4.6. Repair a Digital Image
    7. 4.7. Print an Image
    8. 4.8. Create a DVD Slide Show for Your Images
  11. 5. Playing Music and Other Media
    1. 5.1. Open and Close Windows Media Player
    2. 5.2. Navigate the Media Player Window
    3. 5.3. Using the Library
    4. 5.4. Play an Audio or a Video File
    5. 5.5. Adjust the Volume
    6. 5.6. Play a Music CD
    7. 5.7. Copy Tracks from a Music CD
    8. 5.8. Create a Playlist
    9. 5.9. Burn Music Files to a CD
    10. 5.10. Play a DVD
    11. 5.11. Navigate a DVD
    12. 5.12. Connect Your PC and Your Home Theater
    13. 5.13. What You Can Do with Media Center
    14. 5.14. Open and Close Media Center
    15. 5.15. Navigate the Media Center Window
    16. 5.16. Run a Media Center Slide Show
  12. 6. Working with Files
    1. 6.1. View Your Files
    2. 6.2. Select a File
    3. 6.3. Change the File View
    4. 6.4. Preview a File
    5. 6.5. Copy a File
    6. 6.6. Move a File
    7. 6.7. Copy Files to a CD or DVD
    8. 6.8. Rename a File
    9. 6.9. Create a New File
    10. 6.10. Delete a File
    11. 6.11. Restore a Deleted File
    12. 6.12. Add Tags to a File
    13. 6.13. Search for a File
    14. 6.14. Extract Files from a Compressed Folder
  13. 7. Sharing Your Computer with Others
    1. 7.1. Display User Accounts
    2. 7.2. Create a User Account
    3. 7.3. Switch Between Accounts
    4. 7.4. Change a User's Name
    5. 7.5. Protect an Account with a Password
    6. 7.6. Change a User's Picture
    7. 7.7. Delete an Account
    8. 7.8. Share a Document or Folder
    9. 7.9. Set Up Parental Controls
    10. 7.10. Open the Network and Sharing Center
    11. 7.11. Connect to a Wireless Network
    12. 7.12. View Network Resources
    13. 7.13. Print over the Network
  14. 8. Using Windows Vista's Notebook Features
    1. 8.1. Display Mobility Settings
    2. 8.2. Display Power Options
    3. 8.3. Customize a Power Plan
    4. 8.4. Configure Power Buttons
    5. 8.5. Input Text with a Pen
    6. 8.6. Synchronize Files Between Computers
    7. 8.7. Insert a PC Card
    8. 8.8. Remove a PC Card
    9. 8.9. Configure Presentation Settings
  15. 9. Getting Connected to the Internet
    1. 9.1. Understanding Internet Connections
    2. 9.2. Get an Internet Connection Started
    3. 9.3. Create a Wireless Connection
    4. 9.4. Create a Broadband Connection
    5. 9.5. Create a Dial-Up Connection
    6. 9.6. Connect to the Internet
    7. 9.7. Disconnect from the Internet
    8. 9.8. Make Your Internet Connection More Secure
  16. 10. Surfing the World Wide Web
    1. 10.1. Understanding the World Wide Web
    2. 10.2. Start Internet Explorer
    3. 10.3. Navigate Internet Explorer
    4. 10.4. Select a Link
    5. 10.5. Enter a Web Page Address
    6. 10.6. Open a Web Page in a Tab
    7. 10.7. Navigate Web Pages
    8. 10.8. Navigate with the History List
    9. 10.9. Change Your Home Page
    10. 10.10. Save Favorite Web Pages
    11. 10.11. Search for Sites
  17. 11. Sending and Receiving E-mail
    1. 11.1. Start Windows Mail
    2. 11.2. Navigate Windows Mail
    3. 11.3. Send an E-mail Message
    4. 11.4. Add Someone to Your Contacts
    5. 11.5. Select a Contact Address
    6. 11.6. Add a File Attachment
    7. 11.7. Add a Signature
    8. 11.8. Receive and Read E-mail Messages
    9. 11.9. Reply to a Message
    10. 11.10. Forward a Message
    11. 11.11. Open and Save an Attachment
    12. 11.12. Create a Folder for Saving Messages
    13. 11.13. Create Rules to Filter Incoming Messages
    14. 11.14. Block a Person Who Sends You Junk Mail
  18. 12. Tracking Appointments and Tasks
    1. 12.1. Start Windows Calendar
    2. 12.2. Navigate Windows Calendar
    3. 12.3. Display a Different Date
    4. 12.4. Create an Appointment
    5. 12.5. Create a Task
  19. 13. Customizing Windows Vista
    1. 13.1. Open the Personalization Window
    2. 13.2. Change the Desktop Background
    3. 13.3. Set the Screen Saver
    4. 13.4. Change the Windows Vista Color Scheme
    5. 13.5. Save a Custom Desktop Theme
    6. 13.6. Add a Gadget to the Sidebar
    7. 13.7. Customize the Start Menu
    8. 13.8. Customize the Taskbar
  20. 14. Maintaining Windows Vista
    1. 14.1. Check Hard Drive Free Space
    2. 14.2. Delete Unnecessary Files
    3. 14.3. Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule
    4. 14.4. Check Your Hard Drive for Errors
    5. 14.5. Set Up Automatic Updates
    6. 14.6. Create a System Restore Point
    7. 14.7. Apply a System Restore Point
    8. 14.8. Back Up Files
    9. 14.9. Restore Backed-up Files