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Windows Vista in a Nutshell - This unique reference thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Microsoft's new operating system, with alphabetical listings for hundreds of commands, windows, menus, list boxes, buttons, scroll bars and other elements of Windows Vista.
With this book's simple organization, you'll easily find any setting, tool, or feature for the task you want to accomplish.
The User Interface
Covers the Sidebar, Aero Glass, the new Control Panel layout, and applets, as well as how to customize animated windows, the desktop, Start menu, pop-up windows on the Taskbar, and more
The File System, Drives, Data, and Search
Discusses working with the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing, saved searches, metadata, and sharing
The Internet and Networking
Examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbed browsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, plus cookie handling, parental control features, and more
Networking and Wireless
Offers an illustrated, step-by-step guide to setting up a home network; covers the Network Center, Sync Center, Hot Spot access, wireless management, collaboration, and sharing
Working with Hardware
Describes how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware—including keyboards, mice, monitors, USB devices, scanners, cameras, and sound devices—and how to add, install, and troubleshoot drivers
Includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, User Account Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection, WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more
Explains Mobility Center settings, plugging a secondary monitor into your computer, and the new "network projection" feature for making presentations
Covers Windows Photo Gallery, Media Player, Media Center, pod casting features, connecting to and synching with MP3 players, recording TV and videos, making videos with Windows Movie Maker, and burning CDs and DVDs
The Command Prompt
Provides commands for working with files, utilities for troubleshooting the network, and instructions on how to create your own batch files