Alan Simpson's Windows Vista Bible, Desktop Edition by Alan Simpson

By Alan Simpson

A protracted winded, dry and disappointing ebook. Being new to Vista i used to be searching for anything to aid me comprehend the hot beneficial properties and make allowance me to utilize this new working method. as an alternative I acquired a close rehash of all of Microsoft's working structures with a sprinkling of Vista thrown in. i believe they have been making an attempt for the "most pages" checklist in order that they threw in every thing they can contemplate. comfortable I obtained it reasonable. It will not hassle me to throw it away.

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It’s just sitting on top of the desktop, as a real calculator would sit atop a real desktop. Figure 1-9: Click Start; choose All Programs ➪ Accessories ➪ Calculator Chapter 1 ✦ Getting Started 15 The Taskbar Usually, you open a program to perform a task. For example, you open Calculator to perform a math task. If you think of each open program as a task, the taskbar is the tool that enables you to manage those tasks. Each program you open has a title bar at the top, which shows the program’s icon (symbol) and usually the name of the program as well.

Boring as the terms may be, you might want to spend a little time getting to know them, so you can understand any written instructions you come across. ✦ Mouse pointer: The little arrow, hand, or bar on the screen that moves in whatever direction you move the mouse. ✦ Point: To move the mouse pointer so that it’s touching some item. For example, the phrase “point to the Start button” means move the mouse pointer so that it’s resting on the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen, as shown in Figure 1-4.

This disk drive also goes by several other names, including hard disk, fixed disk, primary drive, or just C:. Your hard disk is an example of nonremovable media, so-named because you can’t take the hard disk out of its drive. In fact, you can’t even see the hard drive, because it’s inside the system unit, as illustrated in Figure 1-2. Floppy drive CD and/or DVD drive Hard drive Figure 1-2: Disk drives on a typical PC Chapter 1 ✦ Getting Started 5 Using Your Mouse or Touchpad The easiest way to operate your computer (especially if you can’t type worth beans) is with your mouse.

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