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Publisher Comments:

An operating system is a piece of software that should do its work in the background while you do your work in the foreground. In an ideal world, that's precisely how an operating system would work. In our world, however, operating systems constantly get in our way. They annoy us. And few are more annoying than Microsoft Windows 98. Perhaps you're annoyed with the icons that Windows deposits on your desktop and that you never use. Or you're frustrated with the new elements of the Windows 98 interface. Or you consider Windows 98's central feature, its integration of Windows and the Web, to be a massive inconvenience.With Windows 98 Annoyances, you can put an end to these and countless other annoyances. Given the book's format, which presents particular problems and immediately offers one or more solutions, you can quickly identify the Windows 98 features that most annoy you and equally quickly provide a fix for them. In the process, you'll take charge of Windows so that it works the way you want, rather than the way that Microsoft or some other software publisher has configured it.Based on the author's extremely popular #LINK<Windows Annoyances># web site (http://www.annoyances.org), Windows 98 Annoyances provides an authoritative collection of techniques for customizing Windows 98, including:

  • Useful keyboard shortcuts that let you work with Windows 98 more efficiently
  • Techniques for working with the Windows registry, the database of system and application-specific configuration information
  • Available third-party software and utilities that handle some of the more complex workarounds and customizations
  • Dealing with software applications that overwrite your file associations without warning
  • A discussion of scripting with the Windows Scripting Host as a means of eliminating many of the Windows 98's annoyances to be the definitive resource for customizing Windows 98.

Synopsis:

David A. Karp, author of the popular "Windows Annoyances", takes readers step-by-step through the workarounds for the annoyances found in this new Windows 98 operating system. Covers in detail the new Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. Details Active Desktop and the new Windows Scripting Host.

Synopsis:

A collection of techniques for customizing Windows 98. The text shows how to quickly identify a particular annoyance and immediately offers one or more solutions. Included is a CD with a trial version of "O'Reilly Utilities: Quick Solutions for Windows 98 Annoyances".

Synopsis:

Where do you really want to go today? If it is off Microsoft's well-worn path, bushwhack your own trail with Windows 98 Annoyances. Here's more than 400 pages of good stuff billg did not tell you. Like how to dis -integrate Windows 98's legendary (some would say notorious) Web integration features. How to get Windows to (thankfully) start faster. And how to script your Web connection so you do not have to log in manually.

About the Author

Windows expert David Karp is the author of O'Reilly's bestselling "Windows Annoyances" series of books, including his latest, "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks". He also co-authored "Windows XP in a Nutshell". A clear and engaging writer, he is a consistent voice for empowering Windows users to get more out of their operating system, and his annoyances.com web site has garnered a sizeable following. David has also written "eBay Hacks" and "eBay: The Missing Manual".

Table of Contents

 Table of Contents Preface  1. Making the Most of Windows 98  What's Wrong with Windows Flavors of Windows-Past and Present Transition to Windows 98 2. Customizing the Interface  Coping with Explorer Get Control of the Desktop Fundamental Interface Tweaks 3. The Registry  Getting to Know the Registry Tips and Tricks Registry Tools 4. Tinkering Techniques  Cleaning Up the Desktop Fixing the Start Menu Files and Folders Making Windows Your Own 5. Maximizing Performance  Fine-Tuning Your Components Fixing Software Bottlenecks Upgrading Your System 6. Troubleshooting  General Troubleshooting Techniques Error Messages Preventative Maintenance and Data Recovery Hardware Configuration DOS to the Rescue 7. Networking  Setting Up a Workgroup Installing Dial-Up Networking Coping with Dial-Up Networking Mixing and Matching Networks Security and Multiple Users 8. Taking Control of Web Integration  A Little History and Motivation Massaging the Interface The Web View and the Active Desktop Choosing Your Defaults 9. Scripting and Automation  Windows Scripting Host DOS Batch Files Scheduled Tasks A. Setting Locator  B. DOS Lives  C. Contents of the MSDOS.SYS File  D. Class IDs of System Objects  E. Interface Terminology and the Basics  F. Software to Solve Annoyances  Index  

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565924178
Author:
Karp, David A.
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Author:
Karp, David A.
Location:
Sebastopol, Calif.
Subject:
Operating Systems - General
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Computers
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows
Subject:
Operating Systems - Windows 98
Subject:
Microsoft windows (computer program)
Subject:
Operating systems
Subject:
Microsoft Windows (Computer file)
Subject:
Microsoft Windows NT.
Subject:
Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Computer Bks - Operating Systems
Subject:
Computer operating systems
Subject:
Microcomputer Operating Environments
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Networking & OS; Operating Systems; Microsoft Windows & DOS; Windows 98; Basics
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Networking & OS; Operating Systems; Microsoft Windows & DOS; Windows 98; Power User
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Networking & OS; Operating Systems; Microsoft Windows & DOS; Windows 98; Reference
Subject:
Books; Computers & Internet; Networking & OS; Operating Systems; Microsoft Windows & DOS; Windows 98;
Subject:
Windows 98;annoyances
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
O'Reilly Annoyances
Series Volume:
[13]
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
23 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by ,
David A. Karp, author of the popular "Windows Annoyances", takes readers step-by-step through the workarounds for the annoyances found in this new Windows 98 operating system. Covers in detail the new Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0. Details Active Desktop and the new Windows Scripting Host.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of techniques for customizing Windows 98. The text shows how to quickly identify a particular annoyance and immediately offers one or more solutions. Included is a CD with a trial version of "O'Reilly Utilities: Quick Solutions for Windows 98 Annoyances".
"Synopsis" by , Where do you really want to go today? If it is off Microsoft's well-worn path, bushwhack your own trail with Windows 98 Annoyances. Here's more than 400 pages of good stuff billg did not tell you. Like how to dis -integrate Windows 98's legendary (some would say notorious) Web integration features. How to get Windows to (thankfully) start faster. And how to script your Web connection so you do not have to log in manually.
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