Windows 98 Secrets

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Windows 98, the ballyhooed new Microsoft operating system, is finally here and the best-selling Windows author duo—Brian Livingston and Davis Straub—mark this momentous software release with their seminal guide, Windows 98 Secrets. Livingston and Straub divulge undocumented features and time-saving shortcuts designed to maximize your Windows 98 experience.

Windows 98 Secrets explains how to connect directly to the Web using the Active Desktop, take advantage of dynamic ...

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Overview

Windows 98, the ballyhooed new Microsoft operating system, is finally here and the best-selling Windows author duo—Brian Livingston and Davis Straub—mark this momentous software release with their seminal guide, Windows 98 Secrets. Livingston and Straub divulge undocumented features and time-saving shortcuts designed to maximize your Windows 98 experience.

Windows 98 Secrets explains how to connect directly to the Web using the Active Desktop, take advantage of dynamic communication advances, optimize new security options, tweak the registry, customize your desktop, and much more.

You can also sample 200 Windows 98 software programs hand-picked by Livingston and Straub on the Windows 98 Secrets bonus CD-ROM. There is also a bevy of handy resources packed onto the CD including FTP clients, HTML editors, database managers, automation tools, and Internet suites. Thanks to Livingston and Straub, the Windows 98 wizard has been exposed and with Windows 98 Secrets, you can reap the rewards.

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Do what was never thought possible before with Windows 98 with the help of this authoritative guide and companion cd-rom. The package shows users how to harness the power of the latest version of Windows with hundreds of undocumented features and shortcuts to optimize performance and productivity. The cd-rom contains more than 200 programs including Paint Shop Pro WinEdit, Word Express, and WinZip and over 1,200 pages are packed with ways to realize the full potential of Windows 98: *Customize our system to suit your unique style *Use shortcuts for programs, folders, printers, Web sites, and more *Save time using the Active Desktop's direct Net connection *Download Web pages, sound, and images easily from the *Transfer files easily from laptop to desktop *Learn about new security options *Manipulate the Registry, from editing and backup to import and export
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Reveals dozens of expert techniques and time-saving shortcuts to unlock the capabilities of Windows 98. Thirty-six chapters cover installation and startup, interface to the desktop and the Internet, Internet applications, connectivity, plug and play, DOS secrets, and Windows 98 shareware. The CD-ROM contains about 200 programs, including Paint Shop Pro, WinEdit, Word Express, and WinZip. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764531866
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: Secrets Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1246
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 2.28 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Brian Livingston is the author of IDG Books Worldwide's bestselling Windows 3.1 Secrets; Windows 3.1 Secrets, 2nd Edition; More Windows 3.1 Secrets; and coauthor of Windows 95 Secrets, Windows 95 Secrets Gold, and Windows Gizmos. His books have been published in more than 20 languages. Mr. Livingston is also a contributing editor of InfoWorld and Windows Sources magazines. Davis Straub, coauthor of Windows 95 Secrets and Windows 95 Secrets Gold, has written over 200 magazine articles. Former president of Generic Software, developer of Generic CADD, Mr. Straub is currently a multimedia software developer.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Part I: Introduction, Installation, and Startup 1

Chapter 1: Read This First 3

Chapter 2: Installing and Setting Up Windows 98 15

Chapter 3: A Quick Look at Windows 98 69

Chapter 4: A Tutorial for Windows 98 79

Chapter 5: Customizing Your Windows 98 Startup 89

Part II: Interface to the Desktop and the Internet 119

Chapter 6: The Desktop and the Taskbar 121

Chapter 7: My Computer – Folders and Windows 157

Chapter 8: The Explorer 189

Chapter 9: Internet Explorer 225

Chapter 10: Shortcuts at Home and Abroad 261

Chapter 11: The Start Button and Finding 295

Chapter 12: Desktop Strategies – Making Windows 98 Your Own 325

Chapter 13: Documents First 349

Chapter 14: The Recycle Bin: Going Through the Trash 377

Chapter 15: The Registry: The Real User Interface 391

Chapter 16: The Control Panel and Properties 419

Part III: Internet Applications 449

Chapter 17: Dial-Up Networking 451

Chapter 18: Connecting to the Internet 481

Chapter 19: Outlook Express 517

Chapter 20: Windows Messaging 563

Part IV: Connectivity 621

Chapter 21: Calling the Bulletin Boards 623

Chapter 22: Laptop to Desktop 637

Chapter 23: Synchronized Filing – The Briefcase 659

Chapter 24: Networking 675

Part V: Plug and Play 719

Chapter 25: Plug and Play: Device Management 721

Chapter 26: Fonts 751

Chapter 27: Keyboards and Characters 795

Chapter 28: Displays 833

Chapter 29: Printer Drivers 869

Chapter 30: The Mighty Mouse (Other Pointing Devices, Too) 909

Chapter 31: Modems, Serial Ports, and Parallel Ports 943

Chapter 32: Telephony 979

Chapter 33: Disk Tools and File Systems 997

Part VI: DOS Secrets 1051

Chapter 34: Meet the New DOS . . . Same As the Old DOS 1053

Chapter 35: Configuring Windows 98 Memory 1123

Part VII: Shareware 1151

Chapter 36: The Best in Windows Shareware 1153

Index 1161

IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. End User License Agreement 1208

CD-ROM Installation Instructions 1212

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