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icons, hiding, 427-428

IDE interface, 124, 137-141

images. See pictures

impact printers, 553

Impress, OpenOffice, 576-577

inactive icons, hiding, 427-428

indicator lights, on laptops, 335-336

infrared (IrDA) link, 701-703

inkjet printers, 553

inputs and outputs

calibrating game controllers, 286-287

laptop computers

audio connectors, 326

docking port, 327

Ethernet and modem ports, 325

mouse and keyboard connectors, 327

overview, 336-338

PCMCIA (pc card) and Expresscard sockets, 326

serial and parallel data ports, 327

USB and FireWire ports, 325

video monitor output, 327

Wi-Fi, 325-326

overview, 43-44, 66-67

parallel (printer) port

alternatives to, 277

standards, 276

PS/2 mouse and keyboard sockets, 275

serial ports

changing settings, 280-283

null modem cables, 278-280

testing game controllers, 283-286

Insert key, 202

installing

application programs, 436

Bluetooth

letting other hosts find you, 260-261

using Bluetooth as COM port, 261-262

device drivers, 405-406

expansion cards, 69-70

hard drives

in desktop case, 142-144

jumper settings, 141-142

in laptops, 144

memory modules, 113-115

PC cards, 379-381

scanner software, 583

security programs, 406

updates for Windows, 406-409

instant messaging

configuring Windows Messenger, 756-757

using Windows Messenger, 757-758

insurance

coverage in business, 781-782

homeowner's or renter's coverage, 782

making an inventory, 782-783

integrity of drives, checking

hard drive errors, 806

running error-checking tool from command prompt window, 808-809

using error-checking tool, 806-808

Intel processors, 38, 96-97

interfaces, 42-43

internal cables, 72-73

internal drive bays, 72

Internet

browsing the Web

configuring Internet Explorer, 734-747

saving favorites, 732-733

searching the Web, 730-731

viewing history, 733-734

choosing e-mail package, 509-512

connecting to

broadband configuration, 719

changing broadband connection properties, 728

changing dial-up connection properties, 723-727

choosing ISP, 718

dial-up configuration, 718

using New Connection Wizard, 719-723

connecting to with laptop computers

wired connections, 365-366

wireless options, 367-374

e-mail

configuring e-mail client, 748-750

creating new e-mail, 751-752

managing, 756

receiving, 754-756

using Address Book, 752-754

enabling Windows firewall, 512-514

instant messaging

configuring Windows Messenger, 756-757

using Windows Messenger, 757-758

pop-up blocker, 516-517

protecting against virus threats, 514-516

Remote Desktop, 652-654

selecting Web browser, 508

sending faxes via, 715-716

streaming audio from, 662-663

streaming video from, 668-670

streaming video to, 670-671

using Web mail, 512

viewing Flash files, 518-519

viewing PDF files, 517-518

Internet Explorer

blocking inappropriate content, 743-745

changing browser's colors and fonts, 737-738

changing browser's language, 738-739

changing browser's text size, 738

changing default Web page, 734-735

changing login information, 745-746

controlling privacy settings, 741-743

controlling security settings, 740-741

managing cached files, 735-736

managing history, 736

setting browser programs, 747

Internet Service Provider (ISP), choosing, 718

interrupt transfers, 247

I/O devices, generic, 86

IrDA (infrared) link, 701-703

isochronous transfers, 247, 249

ISP (Internet Service Provider), choosing, 718

iTunes, 658




PC User's Bible
PC Users Bible
ISBN: 0470088974
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2007
Pages: 372

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