By David A. Karp

Home windows XP in a Nutshell, moment version records every little thing there's to understand in regards to the world's most generally used working procedure. up-to-date to incorporate details at the defense applied sciences featured in provider Pack 2 (SP2), this must-have computing device reference is devoted to creating some time on the laptop more secure, more uncomplicated, and extra enjoyable. it is the final source for IT execs and home windows XP strength clients far and wide.

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If you were to then type CD cursors, the current directory would then become c:\windows\cursors. The fact that the entire, absolute path was not needed after the CD command is an example of the use of a relative path. A special type of relative path is made up of one or more dots. The names . and .. refer to the current directory and the parent of that directory, respectively (c:\windows is the parent folder of c:\windows\cursors, for example). Type CD .. while in c:\windows, and the current directory becomes simply C:\.

10. Online Help Most windows have some degree of online documentation, in the form of a Help menu that you can pull down with the mouse or by typing Alt-H. In addition, you can press F1 at almost any time to display help. In some situations, pressing F1 will only display a tiny yellow message (known as a tooltip) with a brief description of the item with the focus; at other times, F1 will launch an online index to help topics. Sometimes, F1 will have no effect whatsoever. Furthermore, if you hold the pointer over many screen objects (such as items on the Taskbar or a window's toolbar), a tooltip may appear.

The short name consists of the first six letters of the long name, a tilde, a number from 1 to 9 (the number is incremented to prevent two long filenames being linked to the same short filename; after ~9, those six characters are reduced to five), and the file type extension, if any. ) Any spaces in the first six characters are removed. The easiest way to investigate short filenames is to use the command prompt (see Chapter 6 for details). htm, you'd have a match. The same rules apply to folder names: \Program Files becomes \PROGRA~1.

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