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Alan Simpson's Windows XP Bible by Alan Simpson

By Alan Simpson

What the publication covers: specializes in home windows XP performance, this Bible covers the fundamentals (e.g., navigating your desktop) in addition to the way to use the most well-liked net gains, customise the paintings surroundings, keep and tweak the process, and use normal suggestions for operating with textual content, numbers, and pix. beneficial properties up-to-date assurance of XP Reloaded provider Pack 2, and the hot model of Media participant.

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Use the Delete (Del) key to delete the number(s) already shown in the box; then type a new number. From the keyboard, you first have to use the Tab or Shift+Tab keys to move the focus to the spin box control. Then use the ↑ arrow to increase the number shown or ↓ to decrease it. Using Drop-Down Lists A drop-down list is sort of like a menu, where initially only the currently selected option is visible. There are a couple of examples on the General tab of the Customize Start Menu dialog box. When you first look at a drop-down list option, you see only the currently selected option, as in the left side of Figure 2-10.

627 Windows XP System Requirements Preinstallation Housekeeping . . Installing Windows XP . . . . Installation Options . . . The Setup Wizard . . . . Product Activation . . . Getting Online . . . . . Sharing the Computer . . Done! . . . . . . . Re-Enabling Old Startup Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

You’ll learn more about managing open program windows in Chapter 4. You can also make an open program window disappear, and reappear, by clicking its taskbar button. To close an open program, click the Close (X) button (shown at left) in its upper-right corner. The Notification Area The Notification Area is to the right of the taskbar. It has some weird little icons that represent services currently running on your computer. Its name comes from the fact that, when Windows or some other program has a suggestion for you, a little message pops up from that area, as in the example shown in Figure 1-11.

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