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By David A. Karp

In a great international, an working method may do its task inthe heritage, when you did yours within the foreground. in fact, notwithstanding, working platforms frequently get within the means, fouling up the method on the so much inopportune occasions. And home windows XP isn't any exception.O'Reilly's renowned sequence for customizing and troubleshooting home windows once more involves the rescue with home windows XP Annoyances for Geeks. providing dozens of on-target assistance, workarounds, and warnings, home windows XP Annoyances for Geeks permits clients to enhance their total adventure with the home windows XP working approach in each method possible.You'll how to use the Registry Editor; the best way to customise the interface past Microsoft's personal intentions; and the way to grasp home windows' integrated networking functions, together with complicated applied sciences reminiscent of net Connection sharing, distant computer sharing, and digital deepest networking. And now, with this up-to-date variation, you may as well anticipate certain assurance of the newly published carrier Pack 2 (SP2) technology.SP2 is designed to make your paintings with the home windows XP working process even more uncomplicated and more secure via delivering better defense opposed to viruses, hacker, and worms. one of the center SP2 elements coated in home windows XP Annoyances for Geeks are home windows Firewall, Pop-up Blocker for web Explorer, and the hot home windows protection Center.David Karp, veteran writer of a number of titles within the home windows Annoyances sequence, is in the back of the wheel of this complete advisor, besides. Karp issues out various SP2-related quirks and unaccountable behaviors which are certain to raise your point of perplexity and frustration. by way of spotting those shortcomings, home windows XP Annoyances for Geeks palms you with the information to beat them.Karp leaves no stone unturned in delivering the last word source for the ever-expanding home windows XP industry. therefore, it is easy to grab entire keep watch over of the home windows XP working system-instead of the wrong way round.

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Txt. txt. Because the filename keeps changing (albeit somewhat inconveniently), you can duplicate multiple files simultaneously to fill a directory quickly with dozens of identical files. If you need a bunch of duplicates of a file or folder, start by duplicating it once. Then, select both the original and the copy, and duplicate them both. Then, select the now four objects and duplicate them to make eight. 4, later in this chapter, for help in giving your duplicates more appropriate names. If you duplicate a folder, all the contents of the folder will be duplicated, but only the name of the single folder will be changedthe names of the files and folders therein will remain intact.

My Computer icon on the desktop By default, the My Computer icon is not shown on the Windows XP desktop, but all the entries it contained can be found in both the Start Menu and Windows Explorer. To put the icon back on the desktop, go to Control Panel Display Desktop tab Customize Desktop, and turn on the My Computer option. Control Panel in My Computer By default, Control Panel no longer appears in the My Computer window, but it's still available in the Start Menu. You can also go to Control Panel Folder Options View tab, and turn on the Show Control Panel in My Computer option.

Likewise, if you press Shift before you click, Windows assumes you're still selecting files, so make sure to press it only after you've started dragging but before you let go of that mouse button. Like above, this doesn't apply to system objects like Control Panel icons. • To create a shortcut to an object under any situation, hold the Alt key while dragging. Note that this is different than in previous versions of Windows. • To choose what happens to dragged files each time without having to press any keys, drag your files with the right mouse button, and a special menu like the one shown in Figure 2-3 will appear when the files are dropped.

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