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Author: Steve Johnson
Publisher: Indianapolis, IN : Que Publishing ; London : Pearson Education [distributor], 2009, ©2010.
Series: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
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Need answers quickly? "Microsoft Windows 7 on Demand" provides those answers in a visual step-by-step format. It shows users exactly what to do through lots of full-color illustrations and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Johnson
ISBN: 9780789742018 0789742012
OCLC Number: 311754067
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 556 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction xvii1 Getting Started with Windows 7 1Introducing Windows 7 2 New!Starting Windows 7 4 New!Using Windows Aero 6 New!Exploring the Windows Desktop 8 New!Using the Mouse 10Using the Mouse for Quick Results 11Using the Start Menu 12 New!Using the Taskbar 14 New!Using Desktop Gadgets 15 New!Managing Windows 16 New!Using Menus, Toolbars, and Panes 18Choosing Dialog Box Options 19Using Windows Help and Support 20Switching Users 22Shutting Down Your Computer 24 New!2 Working with Windows Programs 25Starting and Exiting a Program 26 New!Changing the Way a Program Starts 28 New!Using Windows Accessories 29 New!Creating a Document 30 New!Editing Text 32Formatting Text 34 New!Setting Paragraph Tabs 35Setting Paragraph Indents 36 New!Previewing and Printing a Document 37Saving and Closing a Document 38 New!Sharing Information Among Programs 39Inserting and Editing Information 40 New!Linking and Updating Information 42Inserting Special Characters 44 New!Calculating Numbers 45 New!Running Commands 46Playing Games 48 New!Snipping the Screen 50 New!Running Older Programs 51Quitting a Program Not Responding 523 Managing Files and Folders 53Using the Explorer Window 54 New!Changing the Explorer Window View 55 New!Opening and Viewing the Computer 56Viewing and Opening Documents 58 New!Working with Libraries 60 New!Working with Personal Folders 62 New!Navigating Between Folders 63Viewing the Folders List 64 New!Changing the Explorer Layout 65 New!Customizing the Navigation Pane 66 New!Organizing Files by Headings 67Searching for Files and Folders 68 New!Saving a Search 70Changing Search Options 71Performing an Instant Search 72 New!Performing an Advanced Search 74Performing Natural Language Searches 75Modifying the Index to Improve Searches 76Adding Properties and Tags to Files 78Creating and Renaming Files and Folders 80Copying and Moving Files and Folders 82Deleting and Restoring Files and Folders 84Changing File and Folder List Views 86Hiding Files and Folders 87Changing Folder Options 88 New!Customizing Library Folders 90 New!Customizing Personal Folders 91Sharing Folders or Files with Others 92Compressing Files and Folders 94Managing Files Using a CD or DVD 96Creating a Shortcut to a File or Folder 984 Customizing Windows Using the Control Panel 99Viewing the Control Panel 100 New!Changing the Desktop Background 101 New!Customizing the Desktop 102 New!Using a Screen Saver 104Changing the Display 105 New!Using Multiple Monitors 106 New!Changing the Text Size on the Screen 107 New!Changing the Desktop Appearance 108 New!Setting the Date and Time 110Changing Language Options 112Changing Regional Options 114Working with Fonts 115 New!Displaying and Arranging Toolbars 116Customizing the Taskbar 118 New!Customizing the Start Menu 120 New!Setting Default Programs 122Changing the Way a CD or DVD Starts 124Using Ease of Access Tools 125 New!Using the Ease of Access Center 126 New!Listening to the Computer 128Recognizing Your Speech 1305 Exploring the Internet 133Connecting to the Internet 134Creating an Internet Connection 135Setting Up Windows Firewall 136 New!Starting Internet Explorer 137 New!Viewing the Internet Explorer Window 138Changing Your Home Page 139Browsing the Web 140 New!Browsing with Tabs 142 New!Navigating Basics 144 New!Browsing Privately 145 New!Using Compatibility View 146 New!Zooming the View In and Out 147 New!Using and Managing Accelerators 148 New!Getting Updates with Web Slices 149 New!Adding a Web Page to the Favorites List 150 New!Viewing and Maintaining a History List 152 New!Reading and Subscribing to Feeds 154 New!Searching the Web 156 New!Previewing and Printing a Web Page 158Saving Pictures or Text from a Web Page 160Saving a Web Page 162Sending a Page or Link by E-mail 163 New!Downloading Files from the Web 164Downloading Files from an FTP Site 165Downloading Windows Live Essentials 166 New!6 Exchanging Messages and Information 167Starting Windows Live Mail 168 New!Setting Up an Account 170Viewing the Windows Live Mail Window 172Importing and Exporting Information 173Adding a Contact to Windows Contact 174Composing and Sending E-mail 176Creating E-mail Stationery 178Reading and Replying to E-mail 180 New!Sending and Retrieving a File 182Sending a Photo File 184 New!Managing E-mail 186Deleting E-mail 188Setting Junk E-mail Options 190Marking an E-mail Blocked or Safe 192Diverting Incoming E-mail to Folders 193Protecting Against E-mail Attacks 194 New!Sending Secure E-mail 195Selecting a News Server 196Subscribing to a Newsgroup 197Reading the News 198Filtering the News 199Posting a News Message 200Viewing the Windows Calendar 202Scheduling an Appointment 203Creating and Using Calendars 204Creating and Viewing Feeds 206 New!7 Exchanging Instant Text and Video Messages 207Preparing for Windows Live Messenger 208Starting Windows Live Messenger 210Configuring Windows Live Messenger 211Viewing Windows Live Messenger 212Changing My Status 213Personalizing Windows Live Messenger 214Adding Online Contacts 216Managing Contacts and Categories 217Sending and Receiving Instant Messages 218Adding Symbols and Voice to an Instant Message 220Blocking a Contact 222Sending a File During an Instant Message 223Creating and Using Groups 224Making a Video Call with the Internet 226Making a Phone Call with the Internet 227Sending a Message to a Mobile Device 228Getting Remote Assistance 230Customizing Windows Live Messenger 2328 Working with Pictures 233Drawing a Picture 234 New!Editing a Picture 236Viewing Pictures 238Managing Pictures in the Photo Gallery 240 New!Fixing Pictures in the Photo Gallery 242 New!E-mailing a Picture 243Formatting and Printing Photos 244Ordering Photo Prints from the Web 245Publishing Photos on the Web 246 New!Installing a Scanner or Digital Camera 247Scanning a Picture 248 New!Downloading Digital Camera Pictures 250Using Pictures as a Screen Saver 252Using a Picture as a Desktop Background 253Setting Photo Gallery Options 254 New!9 Working with Windows Media 255Starting and Updating Windows Media Player 256 New!Viewing the Media Player Window 257Playing Music from CDs 258Playing a DVD or VCD Movie 259Controlling the Volume 260Browsing the Media Guide and Online Stores 262Listening to Radio Stations 263Playing Media Files 264 New!Playing Media Using a Playlist 266Ripping CD Music 268Copying Media Files to a CD or Portable Device 270Streaming Media 272 New!Enhancing the Media Player Display 274Viewing and Playing Music Files 275Creating a Sound File 276Associating a Sound with an Event 277Starting and Navigating Windows Media Center 278 New!Changing Windows Media Center Settings 279 New!Finding and Viewing Windows Media Center Files 280 New!10 Creating Movies and DVD Videos 281Planning a Movie Maker Project 282Starting Windows Live Movie Maker 283 New!Viewing the Windows Live Movie Maker Window 284Opening an Existing Project 285Using Photos and Videos from Photo Gallery 286 New!Adding Photos and Videos 288Adding Slides to a Movie 290Adding a Soundtrack 292Working with Clips 294Adding Text 296Trimming Clips 298Adding Transitions Between Clips 299Adding Photo and Video Effects 300Saving a Movie Project 301Saving a Movie 302 New!Adding Functionality with Plug-ins 304 New!Publishing a Movie 305 New!Creating a DVD Video 30611 Setting Up Accounts and Maintaining Security 309Securing a Computer 310 New!Adding and Deleting User Accounts 312Creating a Guest Account 314Changing a User's Group or Account Type 315Changing the Start Up Screen 316Changing an Account Picture 317Changing and Setting a Password 318Resetting a Password 320Locking the Computer 321Managing Security in One Place 322 New!Defending Against Malicious Software 324Setting Parental Controls 326 New!Sending Secure Information Using Windows CardSpace 327Encrypting Files for Safety 328Encrypting Files Using BitLocker 329 New!Avoiding Viruses and Other Harmful Attacks 330Understanding Security on the Internet 332Creating Security Zones 334Setting Ratings Using the Content Advisor 336Cleaning Up Internet Files and Information 337 New!Protecting Internet Privacy 338Protecting an Internet Identity 339Protecting Against Phishing 340 New!Blocking Pop-Up Ads 342Using the Information Bar 343Blocking Content with InPrivate Filtering 344 New!Managing Add-Ons 34612 Managing Files Using a Network 347Understanding Network Services 348Viewing a Network 350Viewing the Network and Sharing Center 352Viewing Network Computer Properties 354Viewing Network Connection Properties 355Joining a WorkGroup Network 356Joining a Domain Network 358 New!Connecting to a Network Using a Modem 360 New!Connecting to a Network over the Internet 362 New!Connecting to a Wireless Network 364 New!Setting Up a Wireless Network 366Setting Up a Wireless Computer Connection 367Managing a Wireless Connection 368Mapping and Disconnecting a Network Drive 370Creating a Shortcut to a Network 371Setting Network Sharing Options 372Setting HomeGroup Sharing Options 373 New!Sharing with a HomeGroup 374 New!Controlling a Remote Computer 376Sharing an Internet Connection 378 New!Changing a Dial-Up Connection 38013 Going Mobile 381Viewing the Windows Mobility Center 382Controlling Power Options 384 New!Keeping Files in Sync 386Working with Offline Files 388Connecting to a Network Projector 390Viewing Windows SideShow 391Working with Tablet PC Tools 392 New!Using the Tablet PC Input Panel 394 New!Using Math Input Panel 396 New!14 Printing and Faxing 397Understanding Printers 398Viewing Printers 399 New!Installing a Printer 400Specifying a Default Printer 402 New!Renaming or Deleting a Printer 403Sharing a Printer 404Printing Documents 405Managing Printers and Print Jobs 406Changing Printer Properties 408Changing Printer Preferences 409Creating an XPS Document 410 New!Understanding Faxes 411Setting Up a Fax 412Creating a Fax Cover Page 414Sending a Fax 416Managing Outgoing Faxes 418Receiving a Fax 420Reviewing a Fax 421Changing Fax Properties 422Changing Fax Options 42415 Maintaining Your Computer 425Understanding Disk File Systems 426Formatting a Disk 428Displaying Disk and Folder Information 430Transferring Files Using a Disk 431Setting Disk Quotas for Users 432Detecting and Repairing Disk Errors 433Optimizing a Disk 434 New!Cleaning Up a Disk 435 New!Scheduling Tasks 436Adding or Removing Windows Components 437Installing and Uninstalling a Program 438Updating Windows 440Improving Computer Performance 442Boosting Speed with Removable Media 443 New!Restoring Computer Settings 444 New!Using Previous Versions 446Starting Windows When Problems Occur 447Setting Startup and Recovery Options 44816 Managing Hardware 449Understanding Plug and Play Hardware 450Viewing Hardware Devices 452 New!Installing Hardware Devices 453Viewing System Hardware Settings 454Changing Windows Update Driver Settings 455 New!Changing Mouse Settings 456Changing Keyboard Settings 458Changing Phone Dialing Options 459Changing Modem Options 460Managing Color 461Adding a Secondary Monitor 462 New!Removing Hardware Devices 464Removing Plug and Play Hardware 465Troubleshooting Computer Problems 466 New!17 Backing Up Your Computer 467Creating a System Repair Disc 468 New!Developing a Backup Strategy 469Understanding Backup Permissions 470Exploring Backup and Restore 471 New!Performing a Backup 472 New!Changing Backup Settings 474Scheduling a Backup 476Managing Backups 478Creating a System Image 479 New!Restoring Backup Files 480Restoring Files Using Advanced Settings 482Restoring Your Computer 483Copying or Deleting Files From a Backup 48418 Administering Your Computer 485Exploring Windows Administrative Tools 486Monitoring Activity with Event Viewer 487Managing an Event Log 488Managing All Printers 490 New!Checking Memory for Problems 491Viewing and Creating Performance Charts 492Monitoring Local Security Settings 494Viewing Computer Management Tools 496Managing Disks 497Managing Local Users and Groups 498Viewing and Saving System Information 499Setting System Configuration Options 500A Appendix: Installing Windows 7 501Preparing to Install Windows 7 502Installing Windows 7 504Updating to a Windows Service Pack 506Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer 508 New!Using Windows XP Mode 510 New!Exploring Windows Live 512 New!New Features 513 New!Windows 7 Editions 521 New!Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist 525Index 529
Series Title: On demand (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Other Titles: Microsoft Windows 7 on demand
Responsibility: by Steve Johnson.


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