The inside scoop...for when you want more than the officialline!
Microsoft Vista may be the hot new operating system, but to useit with confidence, you'll need to know its quirks and shortcuts.Find out what the manual doesn't always tell you in this insider'sguide to using Vista in the real world. How can you customize thedesktop? What's the best way to prevent crashes? From setting up ahome network to working with data, first get the official way, thenthe best way from two experts.
Unbiased coverage of how to get the most out of Vista,from the new user interface and "live" icons to the revampedControl Panel
Savvy, real-world advice from mastering multimedia withVista and editing "secret settings" to synching data with yourlaptop and handheld
Time-saving techniques and practical guidance on workingaround Vista quirks, avoiding pitfalls, and increasing yourproductivity
Tips and hacks on Gadgets, how to launch Instant Search,and ways to use a USB flash drive as extended memory
Sidebars and tables on Internet Explorer 7, tough newparental controls, and backing up data with enhanced Vistatools
Watch for these graphic icons in every chapter to guide you tospecific practicalinformation. Bright Ideas are smartinnovations that will save you time or hassle. Hacks areinsider tips and shortcuts that increase productivity. When you seeWatch Out! heed the cautions or warnings to help you avoidcommonpitfalls. And finally, check out Inside Scoops forpractical insights from the author. It's like having your ownexpert at your side!