CD Mom: The Mother of All Windows Book

CD Mom: The Mother of All Windows Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201627084
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 11/01/1993
Edition description: CD version
Pages: 1072
Product dimensions: 7.33(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.98(d)

Table of Contents


What You Should Have
Conventions
The CD
Igor's Road Map
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1:
GUI, Phooey, Kablooey
GUI, Phooey, Kablooey
All the World's a TSR
Little Windows' Report Card
Will the Real Windows Please Stand Up?

Chapter 2:
Windows Concepts
Of Mice and Menus
The Windows interface
The Path to True Enlightenment
Who's Driving this Thing Anyway?
Communication is the Key to a Good Relationship
And Dots Not All
Putting Up a Good Font
Winning on the First Palette
Putting Windows on a Sound Basis
A Child's Garden of File Types

Chapter 3:
Windows Components
The Big Three
Taking Control
The Engine Room
No DOS Like an 01' DOS

Chapter 4:
Windows Applets
Could I Have a Word with You?
Toro! Toro! OLE!
Windows Utility Toolkit
Sound of One Applet Clapping
The Windows Clock Manual
Applications on a Diet
I'm Game

Chapter 5:
Mom's Utility Toolbox
The Virtual Desktop Shtick
Windows on Steroids
Kitchen Sinks
Picture This
What's Cooking in the Pot Pourri
Making Windows
Chapter 6:
Staying Current
Chameleon
Sources of Information
The Mother of all Information Services
How to Read a Review
Keep Your Eye on The Price
Sign Posts in the Software Jungle

Chapter 7:
Killer Hardware
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize Process or Force? Greyhound Take It And Run
Spinners On a Clear Day Seers
TrulyPeripheral
I'll Show You Mine If
Mom's Red Book

Chapter 8:
WININI, Windows Heart
Et Tu, INI
INI Gadda da Vida
Icon's Choice Awards
Sections
Cross Reference

Chapter 9:
systemini, Windows' Soul
Sections
[386Enh]
[boot description]
(drivers]
[keyboard]
[mcil
[NonWindowsApp]
[standard]

Chapter 10:
Outer INIs, Other Files
PROGMANINI
CONTROUNI
DOSAPPINI
WINFILEINI
WINCOM
AutoexecBat, ConfigSys Windows Style
Disposable Files
WINMINEINI
SECTION 3: THE CD AND MORE

Chapter 11:
What's On the CD?
IMPORTANT - YO! TAKE NOTE!
Mom's Revolution Mom's Disk and What to Do with It The Stuff on Diskette
Sound Files: AUDIO\
Windows Driver Library: DRIVERS\
Icon files: ICONS\
Newsletters: NEWSLETR\
Pictures: PICTURES\
SMARTDrive: SMARTDRV\
Video: VIDEO\
WinCIM: WINCIM\
WinSleuth Gold Plus: Wnsleuth\
Working Models: WORKMODL\

Chapter 12:
Mom's Utilities
Shareware, Freeware, and More
Applications: APPS\
Audio: AUDIO\
Calculator, Clock, Clipboard: CLOCKETC\
Communications: COM\
DOS Assist: DOS\
Editor: EDIT\
File Manager Add-Ons: FILEMAN\
Fonts: FONTS\
Games, Education: GAMES\
General Utilities: GENERAL\
Graphics: GRAPHICS\
Icons: ICON\
Languages, Macros: LANG\
Personal Info / DataBase: PIMDATA\
Program Manager Add-Ons: PROGMAN\
Resources, Restart: RESOURCE\
Screen, Desktop Work: SCREEN\
zipstuff: ZIP\
Chapter 13:
The Mother of All Font Catalogs
Bread and Butter Fonts
Fun Fonts

Chapter 14:
Icon See Clearly Now
The Built-In Icons Allicons
SECTION 4: MORE NITTY GRITTY
APPENDIX A
Mom's Little Black Book
APPENDIX B
Windows Disks Exposed
The Distribution Disks
3 1/2 Inch 144 MB Distribution Disks
51/4 Inch 12 MB Distribution Disks
APPENDIX C
Character Sets
Windows Character Set
DOS (OEM) Character Set
Sort Sequences
APPENDIX D
HAAAAAAAALP!
Windows Won't Start
Shopping
General Admonitions
A Literary Salute
index
Settings Index

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