Windows XP Home Edition! I Didn't Know You Could Do That...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782129830
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1901
  • Series: Sybex Temp Do Not Know Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Personalize Your Computer 1
1 Get Rid of the Windows XP Fluff 2
2 Lock or Unlock the Taskbar 5
3 Easily Find Open Documents by Grouping Taskbar Buttons 6
4 Rename Everything on Your Computer 7
5 Record Your Own "New Mail" Message 11
6 Use Your Computer to Gather Pictures 15
7 Make a Desktop Slide Show Screen Saver 19
8 Create Your Own Wallpaper 23
9 Customize Your Icons 27
10 Change the Picture Next to Your Name 32
11 Keep Your Computer Clean 33
12 Move Folders from One Computer to Another 40
13 Make Your Computer Talk to You 43
14 Clean Up the Desktop 45
Use Your Computer for Both Business and Home Use 51
15 Take a Tour of Windows the Proper Way 52
16 Use More Than One Monitor 53
17 Manage User Accounts 57
18 Quickly Switch between Multiple Users 62
19 Publish a File or Folder to the Web 64
20 Save a Document in a Universally Sharable Format 69
21 Save a Graphic Image in a Universally Sharable Format 72
Entertain on Your Computer 75
22 Play Music on Your Computer 76
23 Get Entertainment Information from the Internet 79
24 Turn Your Computer into a Radio 80
25 Copy Music from an Audio CD 82
26 Create Your Own Library of Songs 85
27 Download MP3 Files 89
28 Test Your Sound Hardware 91
29 Burn a Music CD 92
30 Make a Movie 96
31 Watch a Movie 98
32 Create a Slide Show 99
33 Change the Program That Plays Your Media File 101
34 Add a Custom Palette of Music Selections to Your Desktop 104
Set up Your Own Home Network 109
35 Use Special Hardware to Create Your Network 110
36 Configure Windows to Understand Your Home Network 114
37 Share Your Valued Computer Resources on the Network 119
38 Peek at Other Computers on Your Home Network 121
39 Share Your Wonderful Color Printer with Others on the Network 125
40 Use Another Printer on the Network 127
41 Share Your Internet Connection 131
42 Use Another Modem on Another Computer to Connect to the Internet 134
Print That 137
43 Preview a Web Page before Printing 138
44 Print a Web Page Graphic 141
45 Print Things on the Screen 143
46 Print a Window in Windows 145
47 Print a List of Files in a Directory 146
48 Print Your Address List 150
49 Fax from Windows 152
50 Manage Faxes 158
51 Receive a Fax 165
52 Use E-Mail to Send a Fax 168
53 Print Images 169
54 Print Help and Support Documentation 174
Get Windows to Help You 177
55 Use the Windows Help System 178
56 Mark a Topic as a Favorite 182
57 Use Your Own Options for Help 183
58 Use Outside Groups for Help 184
59 Use the F1 Key for Help 191
60 Use the? Button for Help 192
61 Use Help in a Program 193
62 Use Help for the Internet 195
63 Update Windows 197
64 See Whether Your Old Program Is Compatible 200
65 Use Antivirus Software to Keep Out the Nasty Bugs 203
66 Find Files 207
67 Create Shortcuts 211
Maintain and Prevent Goof-ups 217
68 Go Back in Time 218
69 Download Nasty Things 224
70 Run Disk Cleanup to Save Disk Space 225
71 Troubleshoot Diagnostic Tool 229
72 Defrag Your Hard Drive 231
73 Schedule Your Computer to Work While You Sleep 234
74 Track Down Memory Leaks 241
75 Track Down Programs Run Amok 245
76 Let the Taskbar Run Amok 247
77 Get Rid of the Notification Area (System Tray) 251
Compress and Decompress a File to Save Space 255
78 Make That Huge Bloated File Take Up Less Hard Disk Space 256
79 Store Old Projects in a Compressed Folder 262
80 Password-Protect Compressed Folders 263
81 E-Mail a Compressed Folder 265
82 Consider the File Type before Compressing 267
83 Compress an Existing Folder 268
84 Use WinRAR Instead of Windows XP's Compressed Folders 270
85 Work with Files in a Compressed Folder 274
86 Do Compressed Folder Tricks 275
Do Lotsa Internet Stuff 277
87 Sign Up for a .NET Passport Account 278
88 Use MSN Explorer in So Many Fascinating Ways 280
89 Send and Receive Instant Messages 284
90 Send a File with Windows Messenger 289
91 Place an Internet Phone Call 291
92 Add Names to Your List of Contacts 293
93 See If Your Friends Are Online 297
94 Play with a Whiteboard 299
95 Ask for Help from an Online Friend 301
96 Share Applications with Windows Messenger 305
97 Organize a Meeting over the Internet 307
98 Set Up a Firewall 315
99 Play Games with Internet Friends 317
100 Send a Photo As an E-Mail Attachment in Less Than a Minute 319
101 Make a Joke Folder for Outlook Express 322
102 Play with a Media Bar 326
103 Add Another E-Mail Account to Outlook Express 327
104 Set Up a Newsgroup Account 331
Index 341
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