One of the most popular books in the best-selling Dummies line, Windows 95 for Dummies, Second Edition
, introduces rank neophytes to personal computing via Windows 95. The book opens with explanations of the most basic computing conventions: how to use the mouse, what the Shift key does, and why you shouldn't leave floppy disks in the sun. It also explains the concept of computer files and tells the reader in a light but competent tone what it means to open, close, move, and delete files. Then, Windows 95 for Dummies
gets into the specifics of Windows 95. The book explains the Start button, the Taskbar, the Desktop, and the most important Windows 95 icons. All Windows 95 accessories get full treatment--there's even an introduction to Web surfing with Microsoft Internet Explorer. Finally, it wraps up with lots of troubleshooting help and some hints on making Windows 95 work faster.
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USA Today's #1 Science/Technology Book for 1996! Bestselling author Andy Rathbone has helped millions of novice Windows users figure out the buttons, bars, and boxes in Windows 3.1. Now Andy demystifies Windows 95, with the completely updated Windows® 95 For Dummies®, 2nd Edition. This handy guide gives you all the information you need to make your PC more efficient and a lot easier to use. Ask for IDG Books'
For Dummies® Books, the Fun and Easy Way to Find out About Computers. Also look for IDG Books' PCs For Dummies®, 4th Edition, the fun and easy way to get started on your PC, and Windows® 95 For Dummies® Quick Reference, 3rd Edition, the fast and friendly way to look up Windows 95 tasks and commands alphabetically!
Inside, find helpful advice on how to:
- Find information on the new, enhanced version of Windows 95
- Make old versions of DOS and Windows programs work under Windows 95
- Save time with new Windows 95 programs like the Taskbar, Internet Explorer, and Start button
- Customize the Windows 95 desktop to fit your needs
- Discover steps for doing the things that you used to do in Windows 3.1
- Find your way around even when nobody's there to help
- Use Windows 95's "Plug and Play" so that it really is easier to install new hardware and software
- Browse the Web with Internet Explorer 3.0
- Play CD-ROMs, videos, sounds, and music to take advantage of all the cool stuff that's available
- Discover Windows CE technology (palmtop stuff)
- Plus, Andy's Lists of Top Ten Tips:
- Ten Windows 95 icons and what they do
- Ten cool new Windows 95 features worth checking out
- Ten aggravating things about Windows 95 (and how to fix them)