Windows® 95 secrets® 4th Edition "You can't get the beast to run? Does the Registry need CPR? Don't boot up without Windows 95 Secrets." Robert Luhn, Computer Currents Now in its fourth edition, the internationally acclaimed Windows 95 Secrets contains hundreds of invaluable inside techniques for optimizing your operating system. Experts Brian Livingston and Davis Straub have spent more than three years taking apart Windows 95. With precise and detailed instructions, they reveal the many undocumented features and time-saving shortcuts that will help you realize the promise of Windows 95 from installing and configuring software to connecting to the Internet and networking. Optimize your Windows 95 performance!
- Use shortcuts to open your system and files
- Customize your startup, desktop settings, and file management system
- Edit the Registry to change underlying parameters
- Run and optimize your DOS applications
- Install new plug-and-play devices without conflicting with your existing peripherals
- Create briefcases to edit and update files on both your desktop and your laptop
- Take full advantage of Windows' built-in dial-up networking capabilities
- Configure your computer as a networking client
- Connect to the Internet with Internet Explorer
- Communication Tools
- Mail Clients and Utilities
- Dial-up Networking Tools
- Remote Computing Tools
- FTP Clients
- Internet Suites
- Web Browsing and Authoring Tools
- HTML Editors
- Networking Tools
- Automation Tools
- File Managers and Compression Tools
- Memory and Benchmarking Tools
- Virus Protection Software
- Calendar and Time Management Programs
- Personal Finance Managers
- Database Managers
- Graphics and Text Editing Tools
- Programming Tools
- MS Power Toys
- Desktop Enhancements
- Onscreen Notes and Stickies
- Presentations and Slide Shows
- Video and Animation Tools
- T-shirt Designs
- Exercise Programs
About the Author
About the Authors Brian Livingston is the author of IDG Books Worldwide's bestselling Windows® 3.1 Secrets®, MORE Windows® 3.1 Secrets®, and coauthor of Windows® 95 Secrets®, 3rd Edition, 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®, 3rd Edition 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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Read This First.
PART I: Introduction and Installation.
Chapter 2: Windows 95 Features Summary.
Chapter 3: Installing and Setting Up Windows 95.
Chapter 4: A Quick Look at Windows 95.
Chapter 5: A Tutorial for Windows 95.
Chapter 6: Customizing Your Windows 95 Startup.
PART II: The Windows 95 User Interface.
Chapter 7: The Desktop and the Taskbar.
Chapter 8: My Computer Folders and Windows.
Chapter 9: The Explorer Displaying the Hierarchy.
Chapter 10: Using Shortcuts to Open Up Your Computer.
Chapter 11: The Start Button and Finding.
Chapter 12: Desktop Strategies Making Windows 95 Your Own.
Chapter 13: Documents First.
Chapter 14: The Recycle Bin Going Through the Trash.
Chapter 15: The Registry The Real User Interface.
Chapter 16: The Control Panel and Properties Sheets.
PART III: DOS Secrets.
Chapter 17: Meet the New DOS Same As the Old DOS.
Chapter 18: Configuring Windows 95 Memory.
PART IV: Plug and Play.
Chapter 19: Plug and Play Device Management.
Chapter 20: Fonts.
Chapter 21: Keyboards and Characters.
Chapter 22: Displays.
Chapter 23: Printer Drivers.
Chapter 24: The Mighty Mouse (Other Pointing Devices, Too).
Chapter 25: Modems, Serial Ports, and Parallel Ports.
Chapter 26: Telephony and the Phone Dialer.
Chapter 27: Disk Tools and File Systems.
PART V: Communications.
Chapter 28: Calling Your Computer at Work from Your Computer at Home.
Chapter 29: Calling the Bulletin Boards.
Chapter 30: Laptop to Desktop.
Chapter 31: Synchronized Filing The Briefcase.
Chapter 32: E-mail (And Faxes) Everywhere.
Chapter 33: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 34: Internet Explorer.
Chapter 35: Internet Mail and News (and Outlook Express).
Chapter 36: Networking.
PART VI: Windows 95 Shareware.
Chapter 37: The Best in Windows Shareware.