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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600330575
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 8.02 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Part of our new Personal Trainer Series, this book is based on content from CustomGuide, a leading provider of computer training materials. Founded by instructors who grew dissatisfied with the industry's dry course materials, CustomGuide offers courseware (for instructors and students), quick references, to software bulletins and e-learning courses that are fun, flexible, and easy to use.

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Table of Contents

1. The Fundamentals.

Lesson 1.1

A Look at Windows XP and What's New

Lesson 1.2

Starting and Logging On to Windows XP Home

Lesson 1.3

Starting and Logging On to Windows XP Professional

Lesson 1.4

Understanding the Windows XP Screen

Lesson 1.5

A Look at the New Windows XP Start Menu

Lesson 1.6

Using the Mouse: Pointing, Clicking, and Double-Clicking

Lesson 1.7

Using the Mouse: Clicking and Dragging

Lesson 1.8

Using the Mouse: Right-Clicking

Lesson 1.9

Using the Keyboard

Lesson 1.10

Exiting Windows and Turning Off Your Computer

Chapter One Review

2. Working with a Window.

Lesson 2.1

Starting a Program

Lesson 2.2

Understanding the Parts of a Window

Lesson 2.3

Minimizing, Maximizing, and Restoring a Window

Lesson 2.4

Closing a Window

Lesson 2.5

Moving a Window

Lesson 2.6

Sizing a Window

Lesson 2.7

Switching Between Windows

Lesson 2.8

Tiling and Cascading Windows

Chapter Two Review

3. Working with a Windows Program.

Lesson 3.1

Using Menus

Lesson 3.2

Using Toolbars

Lesson 3.3

Filling Out a Dialog Box

Lesson 3.4

Entering Text in the WordPad Program

Lesson 3.5

Editing Text

Lesson 3.6

Saving and Opening a File

Lesson 3.7

Selecting, Replacing, and Deleting Text

Lesson 3.8

Using Undo

Lesson 3.9

Printing a File

Lesson 3.10

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting Text

Lesson 3.11

Changing the Font Type and Size

Lesson 3.12

Using Bold, Italics, and Underline

Lesson 3.13

Changing Paragraph Alignment

Lesson 3.14

Getting Help by Contents

Lesson 3.15

Getting Help with the Help Index and Search

Lesson 3.16

Saving and Opening Files in Different Locations

Chapter Three Review

4. Working with Files and Folders.

Lesson 4.1

Understanding Storage Devices, Folders, and Files

Lesson 4.2

Using My Computer to See What's in Your Computer

Lesson 4.3

Opening a Folder

Lesson 4.4

Creating and Renaming a Folder

Lesson 4.5

Copying, Moving, and Deleting a Folder

Lesson 4.6

Opening, Renaming, and Deleting a File

Lesson 4.7

Copying and Moving a File

Lesson 4.8

Restoring a Deleted File and Emptying the Recycle Bin

Lesson 4.9

A Closer Look at Files and Folders

Lesson 4.10

Changing How Information Is Displayed

Lesson 4.11

Selecting Multiple Files and Folders

Lesson 4.12

Finding a File Using the Search Companion

Lesson 4.13

Managing the Search Companion

Lesson 4.14

Using Windows Explorer

Lesson 4.15

File Management Using Windows Explorer

Lesson 4.16

Using MS-DOS

Lesson 4.17

Creating and Using a Compressed Folder

Chapter Four Review

5. Customizing the Taskbar and Desktop.

Lesson 5.1

Using the Windows Classic Start Menu

Lesson 5.2

Using the Windows Classic Appearance

Lesson 5.3

Moving, Resizing, and Hiding the Taskbar

Lesson 5.4

Customizing the Start Menu

Lesson 5.5

Working with the Quick Launch Bar

Lesson 5.6

Opening Recent Documents

Lesson 5.7

Using the Run Command to Start a Program

Lesson 5.8

Adding Shortcuts to the Desktop

Lesson 5.9

Starting a Program Automatically When Windows Starts

Chapter Five Review

6. Customizing Windows.

Lesson 6.1

A Look at the Control Panel

Lesson 6.2

Changing the Date and Time

Lesson 6.3

Adjusting the Computer's Volume

Lesson 6.4

Changing the Color Scheme and Appearance

Lesson 6.5

Adding Wallpaper to the Desktop

Lesson 6.6

Adjusting the Screen Resolution

Lesson 6.7

Adjusting the Screen Color Depth

Lesson 6.8

Using a Screen Saver

Lesson 6.9

Changing System and Program Sounds

Lesson 6.10

Adjusting the Mouse

Lesson 6.11

Customizing How Folders Look and Work

Lesson 6.12

Customizing Folder View Options

Chapter Six Review

7. The Free Programs.

Lesson 7.1


Lesson 7.2


Lesson 7.3


Lesson 7.4

Sound Recorder

Lesson 7.5


Lesson 7.6

Creating Pictures with Paint

Lesson 7.7

Play Games

Lesson 7.8

Character Map

Chapter Seven Review

8. Working with Pictures and Multimedia.

Lesson 8.1

Introduction to the Digital Camera

Lesson 8.2

Transferring Digital Photos to the Computer

Lesson 8.3

Viewing and Managing Digital Photos

Lesson 8.4

Printing Digital Photos

Lesson 8.5

E-mailing Digital Photos

Lesson 8.6

Ordering Prints Online

Lesson 8.7

Introduction to the Windows Media Player

Lesson 8.8

Playing a CD

Lesson 8.9

Copying a CD to the Hard Drive

Lesson 8.10

Creating a Playlist

Lesson 8.11

Burning a Music CD

Lesson 8.12

Listening to Internet Radio Stations

Lesson 8.13

Changing Skins

Lesson 8.14

Playing a DVD

Chapter Eight Review

9. Optimizing and Maintaining Your Computer.

Lesson 9.1

Repairing Disk Errors

Lesson 9.2

Defragmenting Your Hard Disk

Lesson 9.3

Freeing Up Space on Your Hard Disk

Lesson 9.4

Scheduling Tasks

Lesson 9.5

Installing New Software

Lesson 9.6

Removing Software

Lesson 9.7

Adding and Removing Windows Components

Lesson 9.8

Installing a Printer

Lesson 9.9

Changing Printer Settings and the Default Printer

Lesson 9.10

Shutting Down a Frozen Program

Lesson 9.11

Installing New Hardware

Lesson 9.12

Using Automatic Updates

Lesson 9.13

Using Windows Update

Lesson 9.14

Restoring Your Computer

Lesson 9.15

Using the Device Manager

Lesson 9.16

Formatting a Disk

Chapter Nine Review

10. Exploring the Internet.

Lesson 10.1

Introduction to the Internet

Lesson 10.2

Connecting to the Internet

Lesson 10.3

Displaying a Specific Web Page

Lesson 10.4

Browsing the Web

Lesson 10.5

Searching the Web

Lesson 10.6

Adding a Web Page to Favorites and Changing Your Home Page

Lesson 10.7

Displaying a History of Visited Web Pages

Lesson 10.8

Clearing the History of Visited Web Pages

Lesson 10.9

Downloading Pictures and Files

Lesson 10.10

Understanding the Information Bar

Lesson 10.11

Using the Pop-up Blocker

Lesson 10.12

Understanding Information Security

Lesson 10.13

Understanding Windows Firewall

Lesson 10.14

Introduction to E-mail

Lesson 10.15

Composing and Sending E-mail

Lesson 10.16

Adding a Name to the Address Book

Lesson 10.17

Receiving E-mail

Lesson 10.18

Replying to a Message

Lesson 10.19

Forwarding and Deleting a Message

Chapter Ten Review

11. Passwords, Logons, and User Accounts.

Lesson 11.1

Workgroup vs. Domain

Lesson 11.2

Creating a New User Account on a Workgroup Computer

Lesson 11.3

Creating a New User Account on a Domain Computer

Lesson 11.4

Editing a User Account on a Workgroup

Lesson 11.5

Editing a User Account on a Domain

Lesson 11.6

Logging Off Windows on a Workgroup

Lesson 11.7

Logging Off Windows on a Domain

Lesson 11.8

Logging On to Windows on a Workgroup

Lesson 11.9

Logging On to Windows on a Domain

Lesson 11.10

Changing Your Password on a Workgroup

Lesson 11.11

Changing Your Password on a Domain

Lesson 11.12

Changing the Logon Process on Windows XP Home

Chapter Eleven Review

12. Networking with Windows XP.

Lesson 12.1

Introduction to Networks

Lesson 12.2

Browsing the Network

Lesson 12.3

Mapping a Network Drive

Lesson 12.4

Connecting to a Network Printer

Lesson 12.5

Sharing Your Files and Printers on the Network

Lesson 12.6

Changing Access Permissions to a Shared Folder

Lesson 12.7

Specifying Security Options to a Shared Folder

Chapter Twelve Review

13. Setting Up a Network.

Lesson 13.1

A Look at Common Network Hardware

Lesson 13.2

Ethernet Networks

Lesson 13.3

Installing an Ethernet Home Network

Lesson 13.4

Wireless Networks

Lesson 13.5

Installing a Wireless Home Network

Lesson 13.6

Connecting to a Wireless Network

Lesson 13.7

Connecting to a Wireless Network Manually

Lesson 13.8

Connecting to a Wireless Network Automatically

Lesson 13.9

Basic Network Troubleshooting

Lesson 13.10

Installing a Network Card

Lesson 13.11

Managing Network Protocols and Components

Lesson 13.12

Understanding and Configuring TCP/IP

Chapter Thirteen Review


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  • Anonymous

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    serious contents

    O'Reilly has been experimenting with several series of books. Most in a sombre, serious format. But we also has the vivid Personal Trainer series, which includes this book on XP. It's targeting a new user. New to both XP and computers in general. So there is a lot of attention paid to basic operations in any operating system with a GUI. Like opening, moving, resizing and closing a window. And how to graphically navigate through the filesystem, using the metaphor of folders. Experienced users will have internalised this a long time ago, as automatic. But it's important to realise that it is not so obvious to new users. You have to start somewhere. The book is suitable as a guide to the XP newcomer. Oh, as for the cartoon aspect of the cover. It really isn't used inside to any great extent. (As contrasted to the Head First series.) In spite of the cover, the contents have a serious demeanour.

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