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Quick Course in Microsoft Windows 95


Microsoft Windows 95 is built on a powerful set of technologies that provide the foundation of a new generation of high-performance, feature-rich applications.
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Microsoft Windows 95 is built on a powerful set of technologies that provide the foundation of a new generation of high-performance, feature-rich applications.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572317277
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/1997
  • Series: Quick Course Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.39 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Windows 95 1
The Desktop 2
Starting Programs 6
Window Basics 8
Window Anatomy 8
Sizing and Moving Windows 9
Command Basics 11
Choosing Commands from Menus 11
Using Menu-Bar Menus 11
Dialog Boxes 13
Using Object Menus 20
Choosing Commands with Toolbar Buttons 21
Quitting Programs 22
Getting Help 23
Shutting Down Your Computer 26
2 Working with Documents 28
Opening Recently Used Documents 30
Clearing the Documents Submenu 32
Finding Documents 33
Storage Basics 34
Using My Computer 35
Using Windows Explorer 40
Using the Find Command 42
Organizing Folders and Documents 44
Deciding on a System 45
Creating New Folders 46
Specifying What You Want to Work With 46
Moving and Copying Folders and Documents 47
Copying Documents to and from Floppy Disks 50
Renaming Folders and Documents 52
Deleting and Undeleting Folders and Documents 53
3 Increasing Your Efficiency 56
Accessing Programs and Documents Quickly 58
Creating Shortcut Icons 59
Deleting Shortcut Icons 62
Adding and Removing Start Menu Shortcuts 63
Adding Shortcuts to the StartUp Submenu 66
Removing Shortcuts from the Start Menu 67
Multitasking 68
Foreground vs. Background 69
Switching Among Running Programs 70
Arranging Windows 72
Sharing Information Among Programs 74
Embedding and Linking Information 79
Using DOS Programs 86
4 Solving Common Problems 90
Creating a Startup Disk 92
Safeguarding Your Documents 93
General File-Safety Strategies 93
Backing Up 94
Deciding on a Backup Strategy 95
Using Microsoft Backup 96
Creating File Sets 99
Restoring Documents 101
Optimizing Your Hard Disk 102
Using ScanDisk 103
Using Disk Defragmenter 105
Fitting More Information on Your Hard Disk 107
5 Changing Your Computer's Setup 112
Adding or Removing Hardware 115
Adding or Removing Programs 117
Adding or Removing Application Programs 117
Adding or Removing Windows Components 118
Customizing Windows 120
Common Adjustments 120
Changing the Date or Time 120
Tailoring the Display 122
Adjusting the Mouse 126
Adjusting the Keyboard 127
Changing the Accessibility Options 128
Uncommon Adjustments 129
Setting Mail and Fax Options 130
Using Different Fonts 130
Fine-Tuning Your Modem Configuration 131
Setting Multimedia Options 131
Configuring a Network 131
Setting Passwords 131
Switching Printers 132
Changing Regional Settings 132
Playing Sounds 132
Adjusting Your System 132
Customizing the Taskbar 133
6 Communicating with Colleagues 136
Communicating on Paper (Printing) 138
Printing from a Program 138
Dragging a Document Icon to a Printer Icon 140
Using the Send To Command 141
Changing Your Printer Setup 142
Communicating over a Network 145
Sending and Receiving E-Mail 145
Sending Messages 146
Receiving Messages 148
Using Folders 149
Accessing Documents over a Network 150
Sharing Folders 151
Connecting to Shared Folders 152
Stopping Sharing 155
Communicating over Phone Lines 156
Dialing Phone Numbers 156
Sending and Receiving Faxes 158
Sending Faxes 160
Receiving Faxes 161
Connecting to Other Computers 161
Using The Microsoft Network 164
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