Windows 95 Secrets

Windows 95 Secrets

by Brian Livingston, Davis Straub


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764530708
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Series: Secrets Series , #51
Pages: 1176
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.19(d)

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.


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