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By Alan Simpson

What the publication covers: specializes in home windows XP performance, this Bible covers the fundamentals (e.g., navigating your computing device) in addition to how one can use the preferred web beneficial properties, customise the paintings setting, retain and tweak the approach, and use basic options for operating with textual content, numbers, and snap shots. positive factors up to date assurance of XP Reloaded provider Pack 2, and the hot model of Media participant.

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2. In the box that appears (Figure 1-19), click the Turn Off button. 3. Watch the screen and wait. 1. Click Start 2. Click Turn Off Computer 3. Click Turn Off Figure 1-19: Shutting down your computer Your own screen might show different options from those shown in Figure 1-19. Don’t worry about that. For now, it’s sufficient to know the right way to turn off your computer. Don’t expect the computer to shut down immediately. Windows has some housekeeping to do first, and that will take a few seconds.

To open Windows Control Panel: STEPS: Open Control Panel 1. Click the Start button. 2. On the right side of the Start menu, click Control Panel. When Control Panel first opens, it will either be in Category View or Classic View. Figure 2-2 shows an example of each view. At the left side of each window, you should see an option titled Switch to Category View or Switch to Classic View. You can click that option to switch from one view to the other. Chapter 2 ✦ Workin’ It 25 Category View Classic View Figure 2-2: Control Panel open in Category View and Classic View Category View and Classic View Category View and Classic View both provide access to the same objects and their properties.

Using Checkboxes Checkboxes are options that can either be selected (checked) or not selected (clear). If you click the Taskbar tab in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, you’ll see several checkboxes, as in Figure 2-8. Figure 2-8: Examples of checkboxes Clicking a checkbox reverses its current setting. For example, if the checkbox is currently selected (checked), clicking it clears (unchecks) the checkbox. If the checkbox is clear, clicking it selects (checks) the checkbox. 30 Part I ✦ Beginner’s Crash Course If you’re using the keyboard, you’ll have to press Tab or Shift+Tab as necessary to move the focus to the checkbox you want to change.

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