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www.it-ebooks.infoby Greg HarveyWindows®XPFORDUMmIES‰QUICK REFERENCE2ND EDITION01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page iwww.it-ebooks.info01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page ivwww.it-ebooks.infoby Greg HarveyWindows®XPFORDUMmIES‰QUICK REFERENCE2ND EDITION01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page iwww.it-ebooks.infoWindows®XP For Dummies®Quick Reference, 2ndEdition Published byWiley Publishing, Inc.111 River StreetHoboken, NJ 07030-5774Copyright © 2005 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IndianaPublished by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, IndianaPublished simultaneously in CanadaNo part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any formor by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning or otherwise, except aspermitted under Sections 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the priorwritten permission of the Publisher, or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copyfee to the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax(978) 646-8600. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Legal Department,Wiley Publishing, Inc., 10475 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256, (317) 572-3447, fax (317) 572-4355,e-mail: brandreview@wiley.com.Trademarks: Wiley, the Wiley Publishing logo, For Dummies, the Dummies Man logo, A Reference forthe Rest of Us!, The Dummies Way, Dummies Daily, The Fun and Easy Way, Dummies.com, and relatedtrade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and/or its affiliates inthe United States and other countries, and may not be used without written permission. Windows isa registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporations. All other trademarks are the prop-erty of their respective owners. Wiley Publishing, Inc., is not associated with any product or vendormentioned in this book.LIMIT OF LIABILITY/DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY: THE PUBLISHER AND THE AUTHOR MAKENO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETE-NESS OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS WORK AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES,INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.NO WARRANTY MAY BE CREATED OR EXTENDED BY SALES OR PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS.THE ADVICE AND STRATEGIES CONTAINED HEREIN MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR EVERY SITUA-TION. THIS WORK IS SOLD WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE PUBLISHER IS NOTENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, ACCOUNTING, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. IF PRO-FESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IS REQUIRED, THE SERVICES OF A COMPETENT PROFESSIONALPERSON SHOULD BE SOUGHT. NEITHER THE PUBLISHER NOR THE AUTHOR SHALL BE LIABLEFOR DAMAGES ARISING HEREFROM. THE FACT THAT AN ORGANIZATION OR WEBSITE ISREFERRED TO IN THIS WORK AS A CITATION AND/OR A POTENTIAL SOURCE OF FURTHERINFORMATION DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE AUTHOR OR THE PUBLISHER ENDORSES THEINFORMATION THE ORGANIZATION OR WEBSITE MAY PROVIDE OR RECOMMENDATIONS ITMAY MAKE. FURTHER, READERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT INTERNET WEBSITES LISTED INTHIS WORK MAY HAVE CHANGED OR DISAPPEARED BETWEEN WHEN THIS WORK WAS WRIT-TEN AND WHEN IT IS READ.For general information on our other products and services or to obtain technical support, please con-tact our Customer Care Department within the U.S. at 800-762-2974, outside the U.S. at 317-572-3993,or fax 317-572-4002.Wiley also publishes its books in a variety of electronic formats. Some content that appears in printmay not be available in electronic books.Library of Congress Control Number: 2004112333ISBN: 0-7645-7464-7Manufactured in the United States of America10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 12O/QW/RQ/QU/IN01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page iiwww.it-ebooks.infoAbout the AuthorGreg Harvey, the author of more than 50 computer books, hashad a long career of teaching business people the use of IBM PC,Windows, and Macintosh software application programs. From1983 to 1988, he conducted hands-on computer software trainingfor corporate business users with a variety of training companies(including his own, PC Teach). From 1988 to 1992, he taught univer-sity classes in Lotus 1-2-3 and Introduction to Database ManagementTechnology (using dBASE) in the Department of Information Systemsat Golden Gate University in San Francisco.In mid-1993, Greg started a new multimedia publishing venture,Mind over Media, Inc. As a multimedia developer and computerbook author, he hopes to enliven his future online computer booksby making them into true interactive learning experiences that willvastly enrich and improve the training of users of all skill levels.01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page iiiwww.it-ebooks.info01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page ivwww.it-ebooks.infoDedicationTo my alma mater, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,Illinois, birthplace of NCSA (National Center for SupercomputingApplications) Mosaic, the great-granddaddy of Microsoft InternetExplorer 6.Thanks for helping me gain the analytical, language, and writingskills that all came into play in the creation of this work.Author’s AcknowledgmentsMany thanks to Christopher Aiken at Mind over Media, Inc. forhelping and supporting me with this revision of Windows QuickReference.I want to thank the following people at Wiley Publishing, Inc.as well who have worked so hard to make this book a reality:Tiffany Franklin for her help in getting this revision off the ground;Christine Berman for her tireless editorial assistance; and theamazing layout folks in Production. Thanks, too, to KerwinMcKenzie for the technical review.Last, but never least, I want to acknowledge my indebtedness toDan Gookin, whose vision, sardonic wit, and (sometimes) goodhumor produced DOS For Dummies, the “Mother” of all For Dummiesbooks. Thanks for the inspiration and the book that made it allpossible, Dan.Greg HarveyPoint Reyes Station, California01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page vwww.it-ebooks.infoPublisher’s AcknowledgmentsWe’re proud of this book; please send us your comments through our online registrationform located at www.dummies.com/register/.Some of the people who helped bring this book to market include the following:Acquisitions, Editorial, and Media DevelopmentProject Editor: Christine BermanAcquisitions Editor: Tiffany FranklinCopy Editor: Christine BermanTechnical Editor: Kerwin McKenzieEditorial Manager: Carol SheehanMedia Development Supervisor:Richard GravesEditorial Assistant: Amanda FoxworthProductionProject Coordinator: Maridee EnnisLayout and Graphics: Andrea Dahl,Lauren Goddard, Jacque Roth,Julie TrippettiProofreaders: Laura Albert,John Greenough, TECHBOOKSProduction ServicesIndexer: TECHBOOKS ProductionServicesPublishing and Editorial for Technology DummiesRichard Swadley, Vice President and Executive Group PublisherAndy Cummings, Vice President and PublisherMary Bednarek, Executive Editorial DirectorMary C. Corder, Editorial DirectorPublishing for Consumer DummiesDiane Graves Steele, Vice President and PublisherJoyce Pepple, Acquisitions DirectorComposition ServicesGerry Fahey, Vice President of Production ServicesDebbie Stailey, Director of Composition Services01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page viwww.it-ebooks.infoContents at a GlanceWindows XP BP-1Part I: Doing Everyday Stuff 1Part II: Windows and the Web 109Part III: Windows Accessories 147Part IV: The Windows Control Panel 17102_574647 ftoc.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page viiwww.it-ebooks.info[...]... Performance and Maintenance 180 Printers and Other Hardware 182 Security Center 183 Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices 183 User Accounts 184 Glossary: Techie Talk 187 Index 191 www.it-ebooks.info xiv Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition www.it-ebooks.info The II Part Big Picture: Windows XP Windows XP T his part gives you an overview of Windows. .. the deletion For more on deleting stuff in Windows, see “Deleting Junk” in Part I BP-11 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP Click this hyperlink to empty the Recycle Bin Click this hyperlink to send the selected items to the Recycle Bin BP-12 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP The Basics: Copying or Moving Folders and Files Windows XP offers a really easy method for moving or... computer, see the section “Shutting Down Windows in Part I BP-15 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP What You Can Do: Setting Up a Desktop Made to Order BP-16 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP BP-17 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP You can customize the Windows desktop in a number of ways 1 Get started by: Adding desktop shortcuts for the programs, folders, files, and... Locking down the desktop (see Part II) Creating a custom toolbar for the Windows taskbar (see Part I) What You Can Do: Saving Music with Windows Media Player BP-18 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP You can use Windows Media Player to record and organize your music, as well as to play your favorite tunes Windows Media Player in Windows XP makes it easy to copy music from audio CDs or from the... menu Ctrl+Esc or Windows Logo key Part I Show Desktop Minimize all open windows to display the Windows desktop Part I Launch Internet Explorer Browser Open Internet Explorer 6 and connect to the Internet Part II Launch Outlook Express Open Outlook Express so that you can send or receive e-mail Part II Windows Media Player Start Windows Media Player to play both local and streaming audio and video files... www.it-ebooks.info BP-5 The Big Picture: Windows XP Taskbar Table The Windows taskbar is far and away the most important toolbar that you’ll encounter The Windows taskbar remains present even when the rest of the Windows desktop is completely hidden by any full-size windows that you have open The most important button on the taskbar is the first one: Start When you click Start, Windows opens the Start menu, which... pages 121 Saving Desktop items 122 Printing Web pages 123 Working offline 124 Browsing with MSN Explorer 126 www.it-ebooks.info xi xii Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition Searching the Web 130 Searching from the Explorer Bar 130 Autosearching from the Address Bar 132 Sending and Receiving E-Mail 132 Composing and sending messages... Windows XP by presenting some of the most common elements and introducing you to the kinds of things you’ll most typically be doing with them This overview covers three major areas: what you see in Windows, the basic procedures that you perform in Windows, and the typical kinds of projects that you can do with Windows The “What You See” section familiarizes you with four major Windows components: the Windows. .. box, click OK to have Windows make the copies or do the moves For more on moving and copying files and folders, see the section “Copying (and Moving) Files and Folders” in Part I BP-13 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP Select the folder to which the selected file(s) are to be moved or copied BP-14 www.it-ebooks.info The Big Picture: Windows XP The Basics: Exiting Windows When you’re finished... your computer for the day, you should always shut down Windows by using the following procedure That way, Windows has a chance to check your system’s status before you power down your computer 1 Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar and then click the Turn Off Computer button to open the Turn Off Computer dialog box (if you use the new XP Welcome screen logon) or the Shut Down Windows dialog . Greg Harvey Windows ® XP FOR DUMmIES ‰ QUICK REFERENCE 2ND EDITION 01_574647 ffirs.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page i www.it-ebooks.info Windows ® XP For Dummies ® Quick Reference, 2 nd Edition Published. xiii www.it-ebooks.info xiv Windows XP For Dummies Quick Reference, 2nd Edition 02_574647 ftoc.qxd 9/10/04 11:39 AM Page xiv www.it-ebooks.info Part IIThe Big Picture: Windows XP Windows XP T his part gives. good humor produced DOS For Dummies, the “Mother” of all For Dummies books. Thanks for the inspiration and the book that made it all possible, Dan. Greg Harvey Point Reyes Station, California 01_574647
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