Windows Vista in a Nutshell
By (author) Preston Gralla
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Windows Vista in a Nutshell by Preston Gralla
Book DescriptionThis unique reference thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Microsoft's new operating system, with alphabetical listings for hundreds of commands, windows, menus, listboxes, buttons, scrollbars and other elements of Windows Vista. With this book'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, and a tour of the basics such as manipulating files and getting around the interface, "Windows Vista in a Nutshell" offers alphabetized references for topics such as: the User Interface which covers the Sidebar, Aero Glass, the new Control Panel layout, and applets, as well as how to customize animated windows, the desktop, Start menu, pop-up windows on the Taskbar, and more; the File System, Drives, Data, and Search which discusses working with the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing, saved searches, metadata, and sharing; and, the Internet and Networking which examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbed browsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, plus cookie handling, parental control features, and more. References are also provided for topics such as: Working with Hardware, which describes how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware - including keyboards, mice, monitors, USB devices, scanners, cameras, and sound devices - and how to add, install, and troubleshoot drivers; Security, which includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, User Account Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection, WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more; Mobility which explains Mobility Center settings, plugging a secondary monitor into your computer, and the new "network projection" feature for making presentations; and, Multimedia which covers Windows Photo Gallery, Media Player, Media Center, podcasting features, connecting to and synching with MP3 players, recording TV and videos, making videos with Windows Movie Maker, and burning CDs and DVDs. References are also provided for the topic on the Command Prompt which provides commands for working with files, utilities for troubleshooting the network, and instructions on how to create your own batch files. Appendixes include information on installation, keyboard shortcuts, common filename extensions, and more. "Windows Vista in a Nutshell" is your one-stop source for everything you need from Microsoft's latest operating system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780596527075
(229mm x 153mm x 30mm)
Imprint: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Preston Gralla
Preston Gralla is the editor of WindowsDevCenter.com and OnDotNet. He is the author of Internet Annoyances, PC Pest Control, Windows XP Power Hound, and Windows XP Hacks, Second Edition, and co-author of Windows XP Cookbook. He has also written more than 30 other books. He has written for major national newspapers and magazines, including PC Magazine, Computerworld, the Los Angeles Times, the Dallas Morning News (where he was the technology columnist), USA Today, and several others. A well-known technology expert, Preston has also appeared on many TV and radio programs and networks, including CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. In addition, he's won a number of awards for his writing, including Best Feature in a Computer Magazine from the Computer Press Association. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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