Visual QuickProject Guide: Customizing Windows XP


book cover
Visual QuickProject Guide: Customizing Windows XP
By John Rizzo
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Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 03, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32124-3
Pages: 144
 

Table of Contents  | Index
overview
Every new PC sold comes installed with Windows XP, so there are millions of XP users out there, so why not make your Windows XP machine work and look the way you want it to and stand out from the rest? Customizing Windows XP: Visual QuickProject Guide shows you how to customize you machine so you can work the way you want to. Each chapter uses large, four-color screenshots and focused instructions to lead you through common customizing tasks. This guide will help you learn the hidden productivity tricks, inside tips, and little known shortcuts to navigating and customizing your windows; changing backgrounds and screensavers; altering icons and mouse pointers; customizing and arranging folders; configuring for multiple users; and much more!


book cover
Visual QuickProject Guide: Customizing Windows XP
By John Rizzo
...............................................
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Pub Date: March 03, 2005
ISBN: 0-321-32124-3
Pages: 144
 

Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   Introduction
      What You'll Learn
      How This Book Works
      The Next Step
    Chapter 1.  Explore Windows Xp Customization
      Open Shortcut Menus
      Properties Windows
      Use the Control Panel
      Run Wizards
      Get Dialog Box Help
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 2.  Personalize the Desktop
      Replace Desktop Photo
      Change Desktop Size
      Switch Themes
      Enlarge Desktop Items
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 3.  Customize Toolbars And Taskbar
      Add New Toolbar
      Rearrange the Toolbar
      Add Taskbar Icons
      Add Player to Taskbar
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 4.  Customize the Start Menu
      Restyle the Start Menu
      Convert Links to Menus
      Add a Program
      Add a Folder
      Delete a Menu Item
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 5.  Rearrange Desktop Items
      Place Files and Folders
      Hide Standard Icons
      Cleanup the Desktop
      Add Icons to Taskbar
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 6.  Customize Folders and Windows
      Hide the Left Pane
      Create a Shortcut
      Modify Folder Toolbars
      Sort & Organize Files
      Modify Details View
      Customize Folder Icons
      Replace a Folder Icon
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 7.  Install Software and Features
      Install a Program
      Set Default Program
      Reset a File Opener
      Add/Remove Features
      Update Windows XP
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 8.  Customize Internet Access
      Create a Connection
      Connect to the Net
      Add Outlook Accounts
      Turn Off Email Graphics
      Create Email Groups
      Add Links Toolbar
      Add A Link
      Add Address Toolbar
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 9.  Customize Hardware
      Adjust Mouse Clicking
      Adjust Mouse Speed
      Set Up a Printer
      Extra Bits
    Chapter 10.  Set Up Multiple Users
      Add a User Account
      Add a User Password
      Change the User Icon
      Switch Between Users
      Extra Bits
   Index