Windows Vista in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference (Paperback)

Preston Gralla

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 出版日期: 2007-01-16
  • 定價: $1,225
  • 售價: 1.6$199
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 752
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596527071
  • ISBN-13: 9780596527075
  • 立即出貨(限量) (庫存=5)




This unique reference thoroughly documents every important setting and feature in Microsoft's new operating system, with alphabetical listings for hundreds of commands, windows, menus, listboxes, buttons, scrollbars and other elements of Windows Vista. With this book's simple organization, you'll easily find any setting, tool, or feature for the task you want to accomplish.

Along with a system overview that highlights major changes, and a tour of the basics such as manipulating files and getting around the interface, Windows Vista in a Nutshell offers alphabetized references for these topics:

  • The User Interface: Covers the Sidebar, Aero Glass, the new Control Panel layout, and applets, as well as how to customize animated windows, the desktop, Start menu, pop-up windows on the Taskbar, and more.

  • The File System, Drives, Data, and Search: Discusses working with the new Windows Explorer, Virtual Folders, searches, indexing, saved searches, metadata, and sharing.

  • The Internet and Networking: Examines TCP/IP, RSS, tabbed browsing, and anti-phishing features of Internet Explorer, plus cookie handling, parental control features, and more.

  • Networking and Wireless: Offers an illustrated, step-by-step guide to setting up a home network; covers the Network Center, Sync Center, Hot Spot access, wireless management, collaboration, and sharing.

  • Working with Hardware: Describes how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot hardware--including keyboards, mice, monitors, USB devices, scanners, cameras, and sound devices--and how to add, install, and troubleshoot drivers.

  • Security: Includes the Security Center, Windows Defender, User Account Protection, System Protection, Network Access Protection, WiFi encryption, Windows Firewall, file encryption, and more.

  • Mobility: Explains Mobility Center settings, plugging a secondary monitor into your computer, and the new "network projection" feature for making presentations.

  • Multimedia: Covers Windows Photo Gallery, Media Player, Media Center, podcasting features, connecting to and synching with MP3 players, recording TV and videos, making videos with Windows Movie Maker, and burning CDs and DVDs.

  • The Command Prompt: Provides commands for working with files, utilities for troubleshooting the network, and instructions on how to create your own batch files.

Appendixes include information on installation, keyboard shortcuts, common filename extensions, and more. Windows Vista in a Nutshell is your one-stop source for everything you need from Microsoft's latest operating system.


Table of Contents


I. The Big Picture

1. The Lay of the Land

     The Big Picture
     What's New in Windows Vista

     Windows Vista Editions

     Hardware Requirements

     Upgrading from Earlier Versions of Windows

2. Using Windows Vista

     The Desktop

     Point-and-Click Operations

     Starting Up Applications

     Windows and Menus

     Keyboard Accelerators

     Common Controls

     Files, Folders, and Disks

     The Command Line

     Online Help

     Shutting Down

II. Nutshell Reference

3. The User Interface

     Controlling the Interface

4. Working with the Filesystem, Drives, Data, and Search

5. Internet Explorer


6. Windows Mail

7. Networking, Wireless, and Mobility

     Networking 101

     Planning Your Network

     Setting Up a Network

     Wired and Wireless Connections, Management, and Configuration

     Sharing Resources and Files

     Network Applications

     Mobile Computing

     Networking and Internet Command-Line Tools

8. Security

     General Security

     Internet Security


9. Working with Hardware

10. Managing Programs, Users, and Your Computer

     User Accounts and Computer Management

     Applications and Utilities


11. Performance and Troubleshooting

     Performance, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting


12. Graphics and Multimedia

13. The Registry

     What's in the Registry

     Adding and Deleting Registry Keys and Values

     Registry Protection in Windows Vista

     Organization of the Registry


     Backing Up the Registry

     Exporting and Importing Registry Data with Patches

     Five Cool Things You Can Do in Your Registry

14. The Command Prompt

     Using the Command Line

     Command Prompt Choices

     Wildcards, Pipes, and Redirection

     Batch Files

III. Appendixes

A. Installing Windows Vista

B. Keyboard Shortcuts

C. Keyboard Equivalents for Symbols and International Characters

D. Common Filename Extensions

E. Services