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Windows Vista in a Nutshell : In a Nutshell - Preston Gralla

Windows Vista in a Nutshell

In a Nutshell


Published: 1st January 2007
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This 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 these topics: The User Interface: 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: Discusses working with the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing, saved searches, metadata, and sharing.The Internet and Networking: Examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbed browsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, plus cookie handling, parental control features, and more.Networking and Wireless: Offers an illustrated, step-by-step guide to setting up a home network; covers the Network Center, Sync Center, Hot Spot access, wireless management, collaboration, and sharing.Working with Hardware: 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: Includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, User Account Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection, WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more.Mobility: Explains Mobility Center settings, plugging a secondary monitor into your computer, and the new "network projection" feature for making presentations. Multimedia: 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.The Command Prompt: 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.

Prefacep. ix
The Big Picture
The Lay of the Landp. 3
The Big Picturep. 4
What's New in Windows Vistap. 5
Windows Vista Editionsp. 10
Hardware Requirementsp. 13
Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Windowsp. 15
Using Windows Vistap. 17
The Desktopp. 17
Point-and-Click Operationsp. 17
Starting Up Applicationsp. 21
Windows and Menusp. 23
Keyboard Acceleratorsp. 28
Common Controlsp. 30
Files, Folders, and Disksp. 32
The Command Linep. 40
Online Helpp. 42
Shutting Downp. 42
Nutshell Reference
The User Interfacep. 45
Controlling the Interfacep. 49
Working with the Filesystem, Drives, Data, and Searchp. 145
Internet Explorerp. 184
Securityp. 214
Windows Mailp. 229
Networking, Wireless, and Mobilityp. 264
Networking 101p. 265
Planning Your Networkp. 272
Setting Up a Networkp. 275
Wired and Wireless Connections, Management, and Configurationp. 283
Sharing Resources and Filesp. 310
Network Applicationsp. 320
Mobile Computingp. 330
Networking and Internet Command-Line Toolsp. 347
Securityp. 368
General Securityp. 369
Internet Securityp. 385
Encryptionp. 397
Working with Hardwarep. 405
Managing Programs, Users, and Your Computerp. 440
User Accounts and Computer Managementp. 441
Applications and Utilitiesp. 460
Gamesp. 488
Performance and Troubleshootingp. 500
Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshootingp. 501
Startupp. 554
Graphics and Multimediap. 562
The Registryp. 588
What's in the Registryp. 590
Adding and Deleting Registry Keys and Valuesp. 593
Registry Protection in Windows Vistap. 595
Organization of the Registryp. 596
Hivesp. 608
Backing Up the Registryp. 608
Exporting and Importing Registry Data with Patchesp. 609
Five Cool Things You Can Do in Your Registryp. 612
The Command Promptp. 615
Using the Command Linep. 616
Command Prompt Choicesp. 618
Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirectionp. 621
Batch Filesp. 660
Installing Windows Vistap. 677
Keyboard Shortcutsp. 682
Keyboard Equivalents for Symbols and International Charactersp. 689
Common Filename Extensionsp. 691
Servicesp. 703
Indexp. 711
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ISBN: 9780596527075
ISBN-10: 0596527071
Series: In a Nutshell
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 800
Published: 1st January 2007
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91