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Table of Contents

  1. THE VISTA DESKTOP

    1. Chapter 1 THE VERY BASICS

      1. About Windows
      2. Mouse and Keyboard Essentials
    2. Chapter 2 WELCOME CENTER, DESKTOP, AND THE START MENU

      1. The Welcome Center
      2. The Vista Desktop—Now with Aero!
      3. The Start Menu
      4. What’s in the Start Menu
      5. Start→ (Sleep)
      6. Start→ (Lock)
      7. Start→Log Off, Restart, Hibernate, Shut Down
      8. Start→Help and Support
      9. Start→Default Programs, →Control Panel
      10. Start→Connect To
      11. Start→Network
      12. Start→Computer
      13. Start→Recent Items
      14. Start→Search
      15. Start→Games
      16. Start→Music, Pictures
      17. Start→Documents
      18. Start→[Your Name]: The Personal Folder
    3. Chapter 3 FILES, FOLDERS, AND WINDOWS

      1. Universal Window Controls
      2. Explorer Window Controls
      3. Optional Window Panes
      4. Icon and List Views
      5. Sorting, Grouping, Stacking, and Filtering
      6. Sizing, Moving, and Closing Windows
      7. Windows Flip (Alt+Tab)
      8. Windows Flip 3D
      9. The Taskbar
    4. Chapter 4 SEARCHING AND ORGANIZING YOUR FILES

      1. Meet Vista Search
      2. Search from the Start Menu
      3. Explorer-Window Searches
      4. The Folders of Windows Vista
      5. Life with Icons
      6. Selecting Icons
      7. Copying and Moving Folders and Files
      8. The Recycle Bin
      9. Shortcut Icons
      10. Burning CDs and DVDs from the Desktop
    5. Chapter 5 INTERIOR DECORATING VISTA

      1. Aero or Not
      2. Desktop Background (Wallpaper)
      3. Screen Savers
      4. Sounds
      5. Mouse Makeover
      6. Customizing the Start Menu
  2. THE PIECES OF VISTA

    1. Chapter 6 PROGRAMS, DOCUMENTS, AND GADGETS

      1. Opening Programs
      2. Exiting Programs
      3. When Programs Die: The Task Manager
      4. Saving Documents
      5. Closing Documents
      6. The Open Dialog Box
      7. Moving Data Between Documents
      8. The Sidebar
      9. Filename Extensions and File Associations
      10. Installing Software
      11. Uninstalling Software
      12. The Control Panel
    2. Chapter 7 PHOTOS, MUSIC, AND MOVIES

      1. Windows Photo Gallery
      2. Windows Media Player
      3. DVD Movies
  3. VISTA ONLINE

    1. Chapter 8 GETTING ONLINE—SECURELY

      1. Broadband Connections (Cable Modems and DSL)
      2. Wireless Networks
      3. Dial-Up Connections
      4. Connection Management
      5. Internet Security
      6. Hot Spot Security
      7. Parental Controls
    2. Chapter 9 INTERNET EXPLORER 7

      1. IE7: The Grand Tour
      2. Tabbed Browsing
      3. Favorites (Bookmarks)
      4. History List
      5. RSS: The Missing Manual
      6. Tips for Better Surfing
      7. The Phishing Filter
      8. Privacy and Cookies
      9. The Pop-up Blocker
    3. Chapter 10 WINDOWS MAIL

      1. Setting Up Windows Mail
      2. Sending Email
      3. Reading Email
      4. Junk Email
  4. BEYOND THE BASICS

    1. Chapter 11 PRINTING AND FAXING

      1. Installing a Printer
      2. Printing
      3. Controlling Printouts
      4. Sharing a Printer
      5. Printer Troubleshooting
      6. Fonts
      7. Faxing
    2. Chapter 12 EXPANDING YOUR HARDWARE

      1. External Gadgets
      2. Installing Cards in Expansion Slots
      3. Troubleshooting Newly Installed Gear
      4. Driver Signing
      5. The Device Manager
    3. Chapter 13 GETTING HELP

      1. Navigating the Help System
      2. Remote Assistance
      3. Getting Help from Microsoft
    4. Chapter 14 BACKUPS, MAINTENANCE, AND TROUBLESHOOTING

      1. Automatic Backups
      2. System Restore
      3. Windows Update
      4. Four Speed Tricks
      5. Safe Mode and the Startup Menu
      6. Startup Repair
  5. THE VISTA NETWORK

    1. Chapter 15 ACCOUNTS (AND LOGGING ON)

      1. Introducing User Accounts
      2. Accounts
      3. Fast User Switching
      4. Logging On
    2. Chapter 16 SETTING UP A NETWORK AND SHARING FILES

      1. Kinds of Networks
      2. Sharing an Internet Connection
      3. The Network and Sharing Center
      4. Sharing Files
      5. Accessing Shared Files
  6. APPENDIX

    1. Appendix APPENDIX

      1. Explorer windows
      2. Instant Search box (top of each Explorer window)
      3. Working with icons
      4. Navigation pane
      5. Windows-key shortcuts
      6. Login screen
      7. Security screen
      8. Miscellaneous/Editing
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