Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

By David Pogue

In early experiences, geeks raved approximately home windows 7. but when you're a typical mortal, studying what this new method is all approximately should be not easy. worry now not: David Pogue's Windows 7: The lacking Manual involves the rescue. Like its predecessors, this publication illuminates its topic with reader-friendly perception, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity for rookies in addition to veteran computer clients.

home windows 7 fixes a lot of Vista's so much painful shortcomings. It's faster, has fewer intrusive and nagging monitors, and is extra appropriate with peripherals. Plus, home windows 7 introduces a slew of latest gains, together with higher association instruments, more uncomplicated WiFi connections and residential networking setup, or even touchscreen computing for these fortunate adequate to possess the most recent undefined.

With this booklet, you'll learn the way to:

* Navigate the machine, together with the short and robust seek functionality
* reap the benefits of Window's apps and contraptions, and faucet into forty unfastened courses
* Breeze the internet with net Explorer eight, and study the e-mail, chat, and videoconferencing courses
* checklist television and radio, reveal photographs, play tune, and checklist any of those to DVD utilizing the Media middle
* Use your printer, fax, desktop, capsule laptop, or telephone with home windows 7
* give a boost to your process and again up your records
* Collaborate and percentage records and different records through establishing a workgroup network

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In the Search box, start typing power options until you see “Change what closing the lid does” in the search results. Click that link. ” In fact, you can even choose this setting independently for when the laptop is plugged in and when it’s running on battery, although Sleep is really the best choice in both cases. •• Change what happens when you press the power button. Open the Start menu. In the Search box, start typing power options until you see “Change what the power buttons do” in the search results.

You’ve just opened the Startup folder itself. Once its window is open, navigate to the disk, folder, program, or document icon you want to add. ) Using the right mouse button, drag the icon directly into the Startup window, as shown in Figure 1-5. When you release the button, a shortcut menu appears; from the shortcut menu, choose Create Shortcuts Here. Figure 1-5: It’s easy to add a program or document icon to your Startup folder so that it launches automatically every time you turn on the computer.

If you’re among the Windows 2000 crowd who genuinely preferred the old arrangement, the free CSMenuLanucher program can do the job for you. com. Close any windows you’ve opened. From now on, each time you turn on or restart your computer, the program, file, disk, or folder you dragged will open by itself. The All Programs List Start Menu: The Right Side All Versions As noted earlier, the left-hand Start menu column, the white column, is your launcher for program, files, and folders you use a lot.

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