Windows XP Killer Tips [NOOK Book]

Overview

Time is money. And a lot of Windows XP users find themselves trying to save time by skimming through larger computer books in order to pull out the useful nuggets of info that are often placed within what we call sidebars (i.e. those Note/Tip/Warning boxes). The Killer Tips series was developed by Scott Kelby because he recognized how useful technology users find those cool "I didn't know THAT" sidebars that are peppered all over the other computer books out there. Windows XP Killer Tips is all about speed; ...

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Overview

Time is money. And a lot of Windows XP users find themselves trying to save time by skimming through larger computer books in order to pull out the useful nuggets of info that are often placed within what we call sidebars (i.e. those Note/Tip/Warning boxes). The Killer Tips series was developed by Scott Kelby because he recognized how useful technology users find those cool "I didn't know THAT" sidebars that are peppered all over the other computer books out there. Windows XP Killer Tips is all about speed; showing XP users how to get more work done faster, while actually increasing quality. The whole concept is to help make you faster and more productive than ever using Windows XP.

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Are you running Windows XP? Or is it running you? Wouldn’t it be nice to have that great feeling that comes with knowing the quickest, niftiest way to get the job done? Sure it would -- and that’s why you want Windows XP Killer Tips.

Here are some 225 great tips for making Windows XP more convenient, more useful, and more fun.

Is there a web site other than your home page that you always go to? Windows XP Killer Tips shows how to create a taskbar icon that takes you straight there -- without opening Internet Explorer first.

Did you know you can permanently place a current U.S. weather map right on your Windows desktop? Drag shortcut icons from the Start menu to the desktop? Rotate a photograph (not just its preview) without even opening your image-editing software? Make your very own icons? Restore your old familiar icons (for example, My Computer, My Documents, and so forth)? Navigate menus without a mouse?

Tired of Windows Explorer starting up in My Documents when you never store anything there? Pick a different starting folder. Work on the road? Here’s how to keep your files synchronized (maybe you know this involves the Briefcase, but you’ll be surprised where Windows XP hides that feature). Ever need to select a batch of files that aren’t listed next to each other in My Computer or Windows Explorer? Here’s how. Running out of hard drive space? Here’s how to compress whole folders at a single bound.

There are scores of Windows XP “Speed Tips”: faster ways to rename files; how to send an email attachment without first opening Outlook Express; speed-launch your favorite applications; search folders more rapidly; copy and delete files at the same time; close bunches of windows with one click; even shut down more quickly.

You’ll learn how to associate a file type with more than one program, so you can choose which one to use each time you open the file. You’ll uncover Windows XP’s “hidden” chat application; even learn how to save streaming media (didn’t you always wish you could)?

Authors Scott Kelby and Kleber Stephenson have been spelunking for months in Windows XP’s farthest nooks and crannies -- and they’ve come back with pure gold. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132932509
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/25/2003
  • Series: Killer Tips
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 38 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Kleber Stephenson is President of U.S. Diginet¿interactive communications, a provider of Internet Solutions, integrated strategy consulting, and secure stable hosting environments for business enterprises, and President of Medical Assisted Services. With more than a decade of experience analyzing and implementing business computing infrastructures based on Microsoft technologies, and the Windows OS architecture, Kleber designs and develops real world network and administrative solutions. In addition, he's a contributing technology reviewer for Photoshop User and Mac Design magazines.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Windows...Wide Open: Get the Most Out of Windows XP 2
Ch. 2 Have It Your Way: Customize Windows XP 30
Ch. 3 Cruisin': Navigating Windows XP 52
Ch. 4 An American Icon: Working with Icons in Windows XP 72
Ch. 5 The Fast and The Furious: Windows XP Speed Tips 88
Ch. 6 We Will Rock You: Rockin' Windows Tips 108
Ch. 7 Play That Funky Music: Windows Media Player 9 Tips 130
Ch. 8 It's a Small World: Explore Your World with Internet Explorer 152
Ch. 9 Come Together: e-Mail Made Easy 170
Ch. 10 It's a Wrap: Movie Making with Windows Movie Maker 2 196
Ch. 11 Hacked Off: Those Annoying Things You Do 210
Ch. 12 Doh! Troubleshooting...Smash Forehead on Keyboard to Continue 222
Ch. 13 Feeling Fearless? Windows XP Registry Hacks 238
Index 256
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    I loved it

    I loved it. It helped me with tricks on the keyboard that I did not know. it also makes me save time everyday when I use a computer

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