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Table Of Contents

The Very Basics
Getting Started
The Windows Desktop—Now with Aero!
The Start Menu
The All Programs List
Start Menu: The Right Side
StartÆShut down (Sleep, Restart, Log Off…)
Customizing the Start Menu
Jump Lists
The Run Command
Universal Window Controls
New Window Tricks in Windows 7
Windows Flip (Alt+Tab)
Windows Flip 3D
Explorer Window Controls
Optional Window Panes
Tags, Metadata, and Properties
Icon and List Views
Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering
Uni-Window vs. Multi-Window
Uni-Window vs Multi-Window
Immortalizing Your Tweaks
The “Folder Options” Options
Immortalizing Your Tweaks
Taskbar 2.0
Three Ways to Get the Taskbar Out of Your Hair
Taskbar Toolbars
Meet Windows Search
Search from the Start Menu
Explorer-Window Searches
Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop
Aero or Not
A Gallery of Themes
Desktop Background (Wallpaper)
Window Color
Sounds
Screen Savers
Desktop Icons
Mouse Makeover
Preserving Your Tweaks for Posterity
Monitor Settings
Navigating the Help System
Remote Assistance
Getting Help from Microsoft
Part Two: Windows 7 Software
Opening Programs
Exiting Programs
When Programs Die: The Task Manager
Saving Documents
Closing Documents
The Open Dialog Box
Moving Data Between Documents
Speech Recognition
Gadgets
Filename Extensions and File Associations
Installing Software
Uninstalling Software
Program Compatibility Modes
Windows XP Mode
Windows Live Essentials
Default Programs
Desktop Gadget Gallery
Internet Explorer
Windows Anytime Upgrade
Windows Anytime Upgrade
Windows DVD Maker
Windows Fax and Scan
Windows Live Movie Maker
Windows Update
Windows DVD Maker
XPS Viewer
Accessories
Connect to a Network Projector
Games
Maintenance
Startup
Windows Live
Many Roads to Control Panel
The Control Panel, Applet by Applet
Part Three: Windows 7 Online
Your New Network Neighborhood
Wired Connections
WiFi Hot Spots
Cellular Modems
Dial-Up Connections
Connection Management
Microsoft Security Essentials
Action Center
Windows Firewall
Windows Defender
SmartScreen Filter
Privacy and Cookies
History: Erasing Your Tracks
The Pop-Up Blocker
InPrivate Browsing
InPrivate Filtering
Internet Security Zones
Hot Spot Security
Protect Your Home Wireless Network
Protect Your Home Wireless Network
Parental Controls
IE8: The Grand Tour
Tabbed Browsing
Favorites (Bookmarks)
History List
RSS: The Missing Manual
Web Slices
Tips for Better Surfing
The Keyboard Shortcut Master List
Setting Up Windows Mail
Sending Email
Sending Mail
Reading Email
Junk Email
Getting Pictures into Photo Gallery
The Post-Dump Slideshow
The Digital Shoebox
Tags and Ratings
Editing Your Shots
Sharing Music on the Network
Online Music Stores
DVD Movies
Pictures and Videos
Your Gear List
Setup
The Main Menu
Extras
Pictures+Videos
Music: Your PC as Jukebox
Now Playing
Movies
TV: Your PC as TiVo
TV: Your PC as TIVO
Sports
Tasks
Settings
Installing a Printer
Printing
Controlling Printouts
Fancy Printer Tricks
Printer Troubleshooting
Fonts
Faxing
Scanning Documents
External Gadgets
Device Stage
Installing Cards in Expansion Slots
Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
Driver Signing
The Device Manager
Laptops
Tablet PCs and Touchscreen PCs
Windows Touch
Windows Mobile
Offline Files & Sync Center
The Action Center
Disk Cleanup
Disk Defragmenter
Hard Drive Checkups
Disk Management
Task Scheduler
Three Speed Tricks
Dynamic Disks
Encrypting Files and Folders
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Automatic Backups
System Images
System Restore
Shadow Copies (Previous Versions)
Safe Mode and the Startup Menu
Troubleshooting Tools
Startup Repair (Windows Recovery Environment)
Introducing User Accounts
Windows 7: The OS with Two Faces
Local Accounts
Authenticate Yourself: User Account Control
Local Accounts on a Domain Computer
Local Users and Groups
Fast User Switching
Logging On
Profiles
NTFS Permissions: Protecting Your Stuff
Kinds of Networks
Sharing an Internet Connection
The Network and Sharing Center
The Domain
Joining a Domain
Four Ways Life Is Different on a Domain
Three Ways to Share Files
Homegroups
Sharing the Public Folders
Sharing Any Folder
Accessing Shared Folders
Mapping Shares to Drive Letters
Remote Access Basics
Dialing Direct
Virtual Private Networking
Remote Desktop
Before You Begin
Upgrade vs. Clean Install
Dual Booting
Installing Windows 7
Activation
Windows Easy Transfer
Meet Regedit
Regedit Examples
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Windows 7: The Missing Manual

Windows 7: The Missing Manual

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In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With this book, you'll learn how to:

Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network

In early reviews, geeks raved about Windows 7. But if you're an ordinary mortal, learning what this new system is all about will be challenging. Fear not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The Missing Manual comes to the rescue. Like its predecessors, this book illuminates its subject with reader-friendly insight, plenty of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for beginners as well as veteran PC users.

Windows 7 fixes many of Vista's most painful shortcomings. It's speedier, has fewer intrusive and nagging screens, and is more compatible with peripherals. Plus, Windows 7 introduces a slew of new features, including better organization tools, easier WiFi connections and home networking setup, and even touchscreen computing for those lucky enough to own the latest hardware.

With this book, you'll learn how to:

Navigate the desktop, including the fast and powerful search function Take advantage of Window's apps and gadgets, and tap into 40 free programs Breeze the Web with Internet Explorer 8, and learn the email, chat, and videoconferencing programs Record TV and radio, display photos, play music, and record any of these to DVD using the Media Center Use your printer, fax, laptop, tablet PC, or smartphone with Windows 7 Beef up your system and back up your files Collaborate and share documents and other files by setting up a workgroup network

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Publish date: Mar 19, 2010
Added to Scribd: Jul 21, 2010
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