Synopses & Reviews
Just the steps you need to get going with Vista today!
...for great results
Move a File or Folder
- Right-click Start menu button and choose Explore.
- In the resulting Windows Explorer window (see Figure 3-8), double-click a folder or series of folders to locate the file that you want to move.
- Take the following action:
Click and drag the file to another folder in the Folders pane on the left side of the window. If you right-click and drag, you are offered the options of moving or copying the item when you place it via the shortcut menu that appears.
Get Ready To
- Use built-in Windows applications
- Manage files and folders
- Get online safely
- Set up a network
- Use anti-virus and anti-spyware tools
- Play games, music, and slide shows
What the book covers: Common Windows XP tasks including navigating the desktop, creating files, copying and deleting files and folders, connecting to the Internet, searching the Web, using email, and much more. Series features: Just the Steps For Dummies books present readers with concise, step-by-step instructions for carrying out the activities essential to achieving competence in the technology.
Utilizes visual elements and clear, step-by-step instructions to assist readers in learning how to accomplish common Windows tasks quickly and easily, presenting information on how to use Microsoft Vista to connect to the Internet, customize one's system, fix common problems, and work with files, games, music, movies, and the new Sidebar feature. Original. (Beginner)
- Covering the new features and capabilities of Windows Vista, this book gets readers up to speed fast on interface changes, security options, and setup processes
- Simple, easy-to-follow instructions for common Windows Vista tasks show readers how to carry out essential activities and gain competence and confidence
- Bargain-priced at only $14.99, this book explains how to navigate the desktop, create files, copy and delete files and folders, connect to the Internet, search the Web, use e-mail, and much more
About the Author
Nancy Muir has written over 50 books on topics ranging from desktop applications to online safety and distance learning. She has also contributed articles to several national magazines on topics such as distance learning and home design. Prior to her freelance career, Nancy worked in the software and book publishing industries and has taught technical writing at the university level. She holds a certificate in distance learning design.
Table of Contents
Part I: Working in Windows Vista.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Windows Vista Desktop.
Chapter 2: Controlling Applications with Windows Vista.
Chapter 3: Working with Files and Folders.
Chapter 4: Using Built-In Windows Applications.
Chapter 5: Using the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets.
Part II: Getting on the Internet.
Chapter 6: Accessing the Internet.
Chapter 7: Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer.
Chapter 8: Exchanging E-Mail with Windows Mail.
Chapter 9: Working Remotely.
Part III: Setting Up Hardware and Networks.
Chapter 10: Setting Up New Hardware.
Chapter 11: Setting Up a Network.
Part IV: Customizing theWindows Desktop.
Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Display.
Chapter 13: Customizing Windows Ease of Access.
Part V: Using Security and Maintenance Features.
Chapter 14: Setting Passwords and File Access.
Chapter 15: Protecting Windows.
Chapter 16: Maintaining Windows.
Part VI: Fixing Common Problems.
Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Hardware Problems.
Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Software Problems.
Chapter 19: Getting Help.
Part VII: Fun and Games.
Chapter 20: Playing Games in Windows Vista.
Chapter 21: Playing Music in Windows Vista.
Chapter 22: Working with Photos in Photo Gallery.