By Chris Fehily

This fast moving, no-fluff publication teaches you the fundamentals of Microsoft home windows Vista and contains counsel, shortcuts, and workarounds for home windows veterans in addition to new clients, even if you are utilizing the house, enterprise, firm, or final version of Vista. you will find step by step directions and many screenshots that advisor you thru Vista's new and up-to-date gains, together with the glasslike Aero interface; speedy seek; the Sidebar and devices; and the enhanced models of web Explorer, Mail, dwell Messenger, picture Gallery, motion picture Maker, and Media participant. you are going to additionally locate info on setup; deploy; upgrading from different home windows models; troubleshooting; undefined; and organizing your records, track, photographs, and movies. computing device and cellular clients will attach from the line, leap onto a public instant community, and preserve battery strength. writer Chris Fehily additionally walks you thru developing a community, connecting to the net, configuring routers and firewalls, and hooking up printers and different units. you are going to how you can use Vista's beefed-up safety features to guard your computing device and community and percentage documents whereas retaining own stuff private.

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Tips ■ If you use Alt+spacebar+(underlined letter) to maximize or restore a window, that window remains active; if you minimize it, it doesn’t. ■ You can resize only restored windows, not maximized or minimized ones. ■ To arrange multiple (restored) windows neatly on your desktop, see “Managing Windows by Using the Taskbar” in Chapter 2. ■ Some utility programs, such as Calculator and Character Map, can’t be maximized or resized. 39). or Activate the window, press Alt+spacebar, press M, use the arrow keys to move the window, and then press Enter.

Or Click the window’s taskbar icon. or In the Quick Launch toolbar on the taskbar, click the Switch Between Windows button ( ), use the arrow keys to select a window, and then press Enter. or Hold down Alt, press Esc repeatedly until the desired window appears, and then release both keys. or Hold down Alt, press Tab repeatedly until the desired program icon is highlighted in the pop-up selection bar, and then release both keys. ) or If you’re using the Aero color scheme, hold down the Windows logo key, press Tab repeatedly until the desired program window appears, and then release both keys.

Click a task, and a description and link appear in the top pane. Click the link to get started. 15 Ch01 Vista (001-054) 12/1/06 2:42 PM Page 16 Chapter 1 To open Welcome Center: ◆ Choose Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Welcome Center. ✔ Tips By default, only some tasks are shown. To see them all, click the Show All Items link in the Get Started with Windows section. ■ Below Get Started with Windows is at least one Offers section with more tasks and (free or pay) offers from Microsoft or your computer’s manufacturer.

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