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Windows Vista Visual Quick Tipsby Paul Mcfedries
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Would you like to harness the power of the new Vista operating system, set it up the way you want, and get the very best performance out of it that you can? Then this Visual Quick Tips book is for you. This book will increase your productivity by providing you with shortcuts, tricks, and tips to help you work smarter and faster.
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About the Author
Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. While now primarily a writer, Paul has worked as a programmer, consultant, and Web site developer. Paul has written nearly 50 books that have sold more than three million copies worldwide. These books include the Wiley titles Windows XP: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks, 2nd Edition, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Computers, 4th Edition. Paul also runs Word Spy, a Web site dedicated to tracking new words and phrases (see www.wordspy.com).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Make Windows Vista Faster and More Efficient
Create Shortcuts for Your Favorite Programs.
Adjust Visual Effects for Best Performance.
Ensure Windows Vista Is Optimized for Programs .
Improve Performance with a USB Flash Drive.
Run a Program with Elevated Privileges.
Make Your File Searches Run Faster.
Hear an Alert When You Press the Caps Lock Key.
Display More Programs on Your Start Menu.
Launch Control Panel Icons Faster by Using a Menu.
Update a Device Driver to Ensure Top Device Performance.
Chapter 2. Set Up Windows Vista the Way You Want.
Pin an Item to Your Start Menu.
Remove an Item from Your Start Menu.
Add the Run Command to the Start Menu .
Display a Clock for Another Time Zone.
Automatically Move the Mouse to the Default Button.
Hide the Taskbar to Get More Screen Space.
Run a Program in Compatibility Mode.
Configure AutoPlay Default Actions.
Change a Disk’s Drive Letter.
Chapter 3. Enrich Your Media Experience.
Rotate an Image.
Repair a Digital Photo.
Categorize Your Images with Tags.
Create Custom Names for Imported Images.
Synchronize a Media Device.
Create an Automatic Playlist.
Adjust Rip Settings.
Customize the Media Player View.
Share Your Media Library with Others.
Display the Windows Media Player Toolbar.
Chapter 4. Get the Most Out of Your Files and Folders.
Open Your Files and Folders with a Single Click.
Open a File with a Different Program.
Add Destinations to Your Send To Menu.
Protect a File by Making It Read-Only.
Perform an Advanced File Search.
Save Time by Saving and Reusing a Search.
Find Files Faster by Sorting and Filtering.
Organize Files by Grouping and Stacking.
Move Your Documents Folder.
Restore a Previous Version of a File.
Chapter 5. Enhance Internet Security and Privacy.
Protect Children by Activating Parental Controls.
Avoid Objectionable Material by Filtering Web Content.
Scan for Spyware to Remove Malicious Software.
Play Web Page Media Safely and Privately.
Set the Junk E-Mail Protection Level to Avoid Spam.
Add a Person to Your Blocked Senders List.
Block Messages from a Country to Reduce Spam.
Add a Person to Your Safe Senders List.
Prevent Windows Mail from Sending a Read Receipt.
Configure Windows Mail to Thwart E-Mail Viruses.
Chapter 6. Unleash the Power of Internet Explorer.
Automatically Switch to New Tabs.
View Open Pages as Quick Tabs.
Open Multiple Pages When You Start Internet Explorer.
Subscribe to a Web Feed to See New Site Content.
Set the Web Feed Refresh Frequency.
Improve Searching by Adding More Search Engines.
Customize the Links Bar for Easier Surfing.
Save Web Sites Longer to Surf More Efficiently.
Delete Your Browsing History to Ensure Privacy.
Chapter 7. Make E-Mail Easier.
Leave Your Messages on the Server.
Change Your Message Priority.
E-Mail Multiple People Using a Contact Group.
Protect Your Contacts by Creating a Backup Copy.
E-Mail an Electronic Business Card.
Change the Location of Your Message Store.
Activate the Spell Checker to Eliminate Message Errors.
Create a Rule Quickly from a Message.
Synchronize a Newsgroup to Read Posts Offline.
Chapter 8. Enhance Your Computer’s Security and Privacy.
Protect a File or Folder with Permissions.
Add a Password to Your User Account.
Require Ctrl+Alt+Delete Before Logging On.
Lock Your Computer to Prevent Others from Using It.
Prevent Others from Starting Your Computer.
Hide Recently Used Documents to Enhance Privacy.
Prevent Malicious Code from Running.
Switch to Advanced Sharing to Improve Security.
Safeguard Your Computer with a System Image Backup.
Chapter 8. Get More Out of Your Notebook and Tablet PC.
Set a Battery Alarm to Avoid Running Out of Power.
Create a Custom Power Plan to Improve Battery Life.
Define Actions for Notebook Power Buttons.
Adjust Settings to Give a Better Presentation.
Use Pen Flicks to Scroll and Edit Documents.
Calibrate the Tablet Pen for Accurate Tapping.
Capture Part of the Screen with the Tablet Pen.
Improve Handwriting Recognition by Enabling Automatic Learning.
Chapter 9. Maximize Windows Vista Networking.
View the Current Status of Your Network.
Run the Network Diagnostics Tool to Repair Problems.
Personalize Your Network Name and Icon.
Display a Network Folder as a Disk Drive.
Share a Folder with Other Users on the Network.
Protect Your Shared Files with Advanced File Permissions.
Work with Network Files Offline.
Manually Connect to a Hidden Wireless Network.
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