This unique reference thoroughly documents every important settingand feature in Microsoft's new operating system, with alphabeticallistings for hundreds of commands, windows, menus, listboxes,buttons, scrollbars and other elements of Windows Vista. With thisbook's simple organization, you'll easily find any setting, tool,or feature for the task you want to accomplish.
Along with a system overview that highlights major changes, anda tour of the basics such as manipulating files and getting aroundthe interface, Windows Vista in a Nutshell offersalphabetized references for these topics:
The User Interface: Covers the Sidebar, Aero Glass, the newControl Panel layout, and applets, as well as how to customizeanimated windows, the desktop, Start menu, pop-up windows on theTaskbar, and more.
The File System, Drives, Data, and Search: Discusses workingwith the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing,saved searches, metadata, and sharing.
The Internet and Networking: Examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbedbrowsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, pluscookie handling, parental control features, and more.
Networking and Wireless: Offers an illustrated, step-by-stepguide to setting up a home network; covers the Network Center, SyncCenter, Hot Spot access, wireless management, collaboration, andsharing.
Working with Hardware: Describes how to set up, maintain, andtroubleshoot hardware--including keyboards, mice, monitors, USBdevices, scanners, cameras, and sound devices--and how to add,install, and troubleshoot drivers.
Security: Includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, UserAccount Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection,WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more.
Mobility: Explains Mobility Center settings, plugging asecondary monitor into your computer, and the new "networkprojection" feature for making presentations.
Multimedia: Covers Windows Photo Gallery, Media Player, MediaCenter, podcasting features, connecting to and synching with MP3players, recording TV and videos, making videos with Windows MovieMaker, and burning CDs and DVDs.
The Command Prompt: Provides commands for working with files,utilities for troubleshooting the network, and instructions on howto create your own batch files.
Appendixes include information on installation, keyboardshortcuts, common filename extensions, and more. Windows Vistain a Nutshell is your one-stop source for everything you needfrom Microsoft's latest operating system.