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    Summer-ize Your Computer WHY A TECHTORIAL? TECH MAINTENANCE ABC'S ... Summer-ize Your Computer WHY A TECHTORIAL? TECH MAINTENANCE ABC'S ... Document Transcript

    • 02_583301 ftoc.qxd 2/10/05 5:27 PM Page vi Table of Contents 1 Make Windows XP Faster and More Efficient #1 Create Shortcuts for Your Favorite Programs 4 #2 Transfer Your Settings from an Old Computer 6 #3 Adjust Visual Effects for Best Performance 12 #4 Ensure Windows XP Is Optimized for Programs 14 #5 Adjust a Program's Priority for Better Performance 16 #6 Turn Off Confirmation for Deleted Files 18 AL #7 Hear an Alert When You Press the Caps Lock Key 19 #8 Force Windows XP to Use Less Disk Space 20 RI #9 Disable Fast User Switching 24 #10 Display a Network Folder as a Disk Drive on Your Computer 26 TE MA ED HT IG 2 Set Up Windows XP the Way You Want R #11 Pin an Item to Your Start Menu 32 PY #12 Remove an Item from Your Start Menu 33 #13 Change the Number of Programs on Your Start Menu 34 CO #14 Show Control Panel as a Menu on Your Start Menu 36 #15 Create a Custom Program Access Configuration 38 #16 Schedule Automatic Updates 40 #17 Synchronize Your System Time 42 #18 Customize Your Desktop Icons 44 #19 Make Your Desktop Icons Easier to See 46 vi
    • 02_583301 ftoc.qxd 2/10/05 5:27 PM Page vii 3 Enrich Your Media Experience #20 Customize a Media Folder by Applying a Template 50 #21 Publish Your Images to a Web Site 52 #22 Open Your Images for Editing by Default 56 #23 Compress Your Image Files 58 #24 Add Your Own Notes to an Image 60 #25 Add Sounds to Windows XP Events 62 #26 Activate the Mini Player Toolbar 64 #27 Adjust Playback Setting for Audio and Video 66 #28 Disable CD Recording 68 #29 Enable Parental Control for DVDs 70 4 Get the Most Out of Your Files and Folders #30 Open Your Files and Folders with a Single Click 74 #31 Open a File with a Different Program 75 #32 Add Destinations to Your Send To Menu 76 #33 Protect a File by Making it Read-only 78 #34 Make Your File Searches Run Faster 80 #35 Move Your My Documents Folder 82 #36 Back Up Files to a Recordable CD 84 #37 Change the Default Action for a File Type 86 #38 Work with Network Files Offline 88 #39 Interrupt Printing a File 92 vii
    • 02_583301 ftoc.qxd 2/10/05 5:27 PM Page viii Table of Contents 5 Maximize Your Internet Connections #40 Connect to the Internet Automatically 96 #41 Add an Alternate ISP Phone Number 98 #42 Dial Using Area Code Rules 100 #43 Dial a Number to Access an Outside Line 102 #44 Turn Off Your Modem's Sounds 104 #45 Share Your Connection on the Network 106 #46 Disconnect Automatically After Your Computer Has Been Idle 108 #47 See an Alert when Your Broadband Connection Has a Problem 110 6 Enhance Internet Security and Privacy #48 Protect Your Computer from Internet Intruders 114 #49 Prevent Ads from Appearing on Your Computer 116 #50 Guard Your Internet Passwords 118 #51 Restrict Internet Content 120 #52 Set the Web Security Level 122 #53 Thwart E-mail Viruses by Reading Messages in Text 124 #54 Thwart Web Bugs by Blocking Images in Messages 125 #55 Maximize Your E-mail Security 126 #56 Prevent Outlook Express from Sending a Read Receipt 127 #57 Block People Whose Messages You Do Not Want 128 #58 Block Spam Messages 130 #59 Password-Protect Your Outlook Express Identity 132 #60 Play Internet Media Safely 134 #61 Play Internet Media Privately 135 viii
    • 02_583301 ftoc.qxd 2/10/05 5:27 PM Page ix 7 Unleash the Power of Internet Explorer #62 Customize the Links Bar for Easier Surfing 138 #63 Save an Image to Your Computer 140 #64 Turn Off Web Page Sounds and Animations 141 #65 Search from the Address Bar 142 #66 Set Up Another Search Engine for Address Bar Searching 144 #67 Remove Saved Addresses from the Address Bar 146 #68 Block Pop-up Ads 148 8 Make E-mail Easier #69 Go to Your Inbox Automatically 152 #70 Change How Often You Check for Messages 153 #71 Leave Your Messages on the Server 154 #72 Change Your Message Priority 155 #73 Create an E-mail Distribution List 156 #74 Change the Location of Your Message Store 158 #75 Archive Your Old Messages 160 #76 Create a Backup Copy of Your Address Book 164 #77 Identify Unknown Senders 166 #78 Exchange Electronic Business Cards 168 ix
    • 02_583301 ftoc.qxd 2/10/05 5:27 PM Page x Table of Contents 9 Enhance Your Computer’s Security and Privacy #79 Add a Password to Your User Account 172 #80 Require Ctrl+Alt+Delete Before Logging On 174 #81 Switch to Advanced File Permissions 176 #82 Protect Your Files with Advanced File Permissions 178 #83 Protect Your Shared Network Files 180 #84 Encrypt Confidential Files and Folders 182 #85 Prevent Access to Your Computer with a Screen Saver 184 #86 Prevent Others from Starting Your Computer 186 #87 Clear Your List of Recently Used Documents 188 #88 Clear Your List of Recently Viewed Media Files 189 #89 Prevent Malicious Code from Running 190 10 Extend Your System with PowerToys for Windows XP #90 Download and Install PowerToys 194 #91 Tweak Windows XP with Tweak UI 196 #92 Switch Programs with Alt-Tab Replacement 200 #93 Quickly Access the Command Prompt 201 #94 Resize Pictures with Image Resizer 202 #95 View Multiple Desktops Simultaneously 204 #96 Create a CD Slide Show 206 #97 Create a Web Page Slide Show 210 #98 Magnify Your Screen with Taskbar Magnifier 214 #99 Perform Advanced Calculations 215 #100 Take Webcam Pictures at Regular Intervals 216 Ctrl+Esc = Open S Appendix: Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts 218 Ctrl+Alt+Delete = x
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