By David A. Karp

Microsoft home windows XP could be the most recent in a well-liked relations of working structures, yet that does not suggest it is ideal. even if, the designers of home windows XP have outfitted sufficient flexibility into their product and supplied clients with a sufficiently huge toolkit to beat so much shortcomings. In home windows XP Annoyances David Karp finds his principles approximately tips to use home windows XP so much successfully, for max enjoyable and productiveness and as little aggravation as attainable. if you are cozy operating with home windows XP (or any of its fresh predecessors) yet locate yes elements of it, good, demanding, you can find this booklet on your liking. Karp publications his readers via possibly dicy approaches, corresponding to modifying the Registry and adjusting machine drivers, with ability and precision.

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Highlight any folder with the arrow keys and then press Enter to open it. To jump to the parent (containing folder) of the current folder, press Backspace. In the folder tree, move from folder to folder with the up and down arrow keys; use the plus (+) key or the right arrow key to expand a folder branch, or the minus (-) key or the left arrow key to collapse it. ) 42 43 Windows Explorer also maintains a "history," like Internet Explorer. Hold down the Alt key and press the left arrow key to jump to any folder you've previously viewed.

Figure 1-20. Use the Alternate User Accounts window to make it so you don't have to log in every time you turn on your computer. 2. Fix the Unread Messages Display THE ANNOYANCE: The Welcome screen is telling me I have unread mail. How does it know? And, besides, it's wrongnobody ever emails me. How do I get rid of this? THE FIX: Sorry to hear that. Try joining some discussion groups or something, or if you like, I can add your address to some spam lists! Regardless, the "unread messages" display only works if you're using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express to read your email.

Use Folder Options to show filename extensions so you can more easily work with your documents. 2. Choose Default Programs THE ANNOYANCE: I like to double-click files to open them, as opposed to opening them from within an application. But sometimes when I double-click a file, the wrong program opens. How do I fix this? THE FIX: Right-click the file you'd like to open, select Properties, and click the Change button to choose a new default program for that type of file. exe) file on your hard disk.

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