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If Windows Me can do it, you can do it too
In this all-in-one guide, bestselling author Alan Simpson walks you through the new Microsoft operating system and shows you step-by-step how to make the most of it. From file and menu basics to all the hot new multimedia and networking features, this comprehensive reference will make you a Windows Me power user in no time. Inside, find everything you need to know to:
- Install and configure Windows Me
- Print, fax, and e-mail like a pro
- Share a single Internet connection with everyone on your home network
- Access all your applications with Internet Explorer 5.5
- Manipulate graphics, sound, and movie files with MediaPad
- Take advantage of Media Player 7
- Set up your own Hollywood-like studio with Movie Maker
- Tune in to Windows radio
Special coverage of hot new features!
- Personalize Windows Me with My Network Places, My Music, and My Pictures
- Go Hollywood with an all-new chapter on Windows Movie Maker
- Get the newest information about Internet games and other online services
With over 1,100 pages of useful tips, tricks, and techniques, this guide helps users of Microsoft's newest operating system get up to speed quickly on its new features, such as Collaborative Web Browsing and MediaPad. The CD is filled with Windows tools.
This comprehensive reference expertly guides both novice and expert Windows users through installation, configuration, and the new operating features of Windows Me including Internet Explorer, the Active Desktop, Outlook Express, MediaPad, Game Manager, and more!
You will soon master the new desktop design, icons, and layout while learning how to work efficiently with windows and applications. You'll also get valuable insight into printing, faxing, and email techniques with Outlook Express, as well as helpful advice on how to get up-and-running in no time with multimedia hardware and software. An introduction to Registry editing explains the basics of opening, viewing and printing. You will learn how to access the Internet, browse with Internet Explorer, use Windows Radio, and much, much more! All Windows users, from novice to veteran, will appreciate Alan Simpson's sensible advice and the Bible's comprehensive reference approach.
About the Author
About the Authors Alan Simpson is a freelance computer/Internet nerd and veteran author of digilit (digital literature). Although he's a bit of a computer guru, Alan is best known for his light, conversational writing style, which appeals to most people who are put off by the dense, unintelligible text that fills so many manuals and large computer books. Prior to writing books full-time, Alan taught introductory and advanced computer programming courses at San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Extension. He also worked as a freelance programmer and computer consultant. He maintains the www.coolnerds.com Web site (when time permits), and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brian Underdahl is the best-selling author of over 50 computer books, including several current titles from IDG Books Worldwide: Opera Web Browser For Dummies, Windows 98 One Step at a Time, Internet Bible, 2nd Edition, Teach Yourself Office 2000, Teach Yourself Windows 2000 Professional, and Teach Yourself Windows Me. Brian spends most of his time at the keyboard, writing about personal computing. When he finds the time, he enjoys taking in the view from the home he and his wife, Darlene, built in the mountains 2,000 feet above Reno, Nevada. He tries to find the time to attend Mensa meetings whenever possible, and he has become a fairly decent gourmet cook in the recent years, too.
Table of Contents
PART I: Know This or Suffer.
Chapter 1: What Is Windows Millennium Edition?
Chapter 2: Getting Around Like a Pro.
Chapter 3: Opening Programs and Documents.
Chapter 4: Shortcuts and Other Cool Tricks.
PART II: Becoming an Internet Guru.
Chapter 5: Choosing and Installing a Modem.
Chapter 6: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 7: Browsing the World Wide Web.
Chapter 8: Maximum Web.
Chapter 9: Internet E-mail.
Chapter 10: Participating in Usenet Newsgroups.
Chapter 11: NetMeeting: Your Free Long Distance Video Phone.
Chapter 12: Fun Online with Microsoft Chat.
Chapter 13: Internet Games and Other Online Services.
PART III: Have It Your Way.
Chapter 14: General Housekeeping: Copying, Deleting, and So On.
Chapter 15: Personalizing the Screen.
Chapter 16: Mouse, Keyboard, and Game Controllers.
Chapter 17: Organizing Your Virtual Office.
PART IV: Work and Play.
Chapter 18: Numbers, Text, Pictures, and Scraps.
Chapter 19: Printers and Fonts.
Chapter 20: Sounds and Music.
Chapter 21: Enhanced TV, DVD, and Video.
Chapter 22: Working with Digital Images.
Chapter 23: Windows Movie Maker.
Chapter 24: Road Warrior Tools and Techniques.
PART V: Growth, Maintenance, and General Tweaking.
Chapter 25: Installing and Removing Programs.
Chapter 26: Installing and Removing Hardware.
Chapter 27: Updates, Upgrades, and Optimization.
Chapter 28: Using Multiple Monitors.
Chapter 29: Managing Multiple Users and Hardware.
PART VI: Building Your Own Network.
Chapter 30: Why Bother with a Local Area Network?
Chapter 31: Creating Your Own LAN.
Chapter 32: Sharing Resources on a LAN.
Chapter 33: Cool LAN Tricks.
PART VII: Advanced Stuff.
Chapter 34: File Icons, Associations, and Properties.
Chapter 35: Dealing with the Windows Me Registry.
Chapter 36: The Windows Scripting Host.
Appendix A: Installing Windows Me.
Appendix B: What's New in Windows Me?
Appendix C: Special Folders and Shortcut Keys.