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Pc Annoyances 2ND Editionby Steve Bass
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In every PC user's life, there's a point when desperate measures must be taken. Some push their PC off a pier or chuck it into a landfill. Others turn their former computing ally into a planter box. But don't give up on your PC yet--help is at hand. This easy to read, accessible book from PC World expert Steve Bass covers the waterfront of PC gripes and gremlins, with fixes for everything from Windows glitches to browsers that won't browse. Each fix is served up in bite-sized portions for quick reading--and even quicker fixing. A revised version of its best-selling predecessor, the 2nd edition offers 50 additional pages and over 120 new fixed annoyances. This reader-friendly book tackles problems related to a wide-ranging number of topics:
Plus, you get access to more than one hundred utilities that will help you squash bugs, enhance your email, untangle a system snarl, and much more. If your PC has ever annoyed you (do we see several billion raised hands?), PC Annoyances is for you. With the flip of a page or two, you can fix that faux pas and have your PC purring again.
Book News Annotation:
Bass, a contributing editor and columnist for PC World, gives instructions for fixing the most common PC annoyances. Tasks are in sections on e-mail, Windows, Office, hardware, file management, the Internet, and CD, music, video, and audio annoyances. The book is attractive and reader friendly, with a two-color layout and a sense of humor, but instructions are not always spelled out in step-by-step detail and seem most useful to the reader who is at least at the advanced beginner stage. The book is linked to a web site with 150 free tools and utilities aimed at ridding PCs of annoyances.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This second edition covers the gamut of common PC frustrations, gripes, nuisances, bellyaches, and worse, with fixes for everything from Windows glitches to browsers that won't browse.
Almost everyone has a computer or two at home. And that means they have a dozen or so frustrations to deal with every day. PC Annoyances, 2nd Edition covers the gamut of common PC frustrations, gripes, nuisances, bellyaches, and worse, with fixes for everything from Windows glitches to browsers that won't browse. Each fix is served up in a bite-sized portion for quick reading. A revised version of its best-selling predecessor, the 2nd edition offers 50 additional pages of updated information and a fresh new look to pump up sales. This reader-friendly book tackles problems related to a wide-ranging number of topics: * Windows--learn how to kick Windows in the rear, overcome glitches, take charge of the interface, live with the dreaded activation * Hardware--wake up your DSL, tame your notebook, silence your PC's fan, save your data, save paper * Email--defeat spam, avoid mailing lists, send big files, manage folders * Microsoft Office--learn workarounds for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that help you back up the unbackable and automate data entry * Internet--shake up IE, stop Flash, outsmart defaults, control Favorites, add the Google toolbar to Netscape Make no mistake, if you're suffering from the PC blues, this book will get your system purring again.
About the Author
Bass is a longtime contributing editor to PC World and the author of the magazine's "Home Office" column and numerous how-to features. He runs the Pasadena IBM Users Group and is a founding member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups.
Table of Contents
CopyrightPraise for PC AnnoyancesDedicationIntroductionChapter 1: Email AnnoyancesChapter 2: Windows AnnoyancesChapter 3: Internet AnnoyancesChapter 4: Microsoft Office AnnoyancesChapter 5: Windows Explorer AnnoyancesChapter 6: Browser AnnoyancesChapter 7: Hardware AnnoyancesColophon
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