Windows Vista: The Missing Manual

Errata for Windows Vista: The Missing Manual

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Printed
Page 11
2nd bullet statement under "Windows Defined", last line

You can also trash icons you longer need should be You can also trash icons you no longer need

Anonymous    Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 32
Tip after Lock section

The tip at the end of the section on how to lock your computer says how to lock your computer using the keyboard only by pressing this sequence: Logo key, right arrow key (twice), Enter key. The easier keystroke (to remember and type) is simply: Logo key, letter L.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous  May 15, 2009  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 40
1st Paragraph

reference to "box on page 46" instead of "box on page 36"

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous    Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 67
3rd line

The section of the Navigation Pane section that talks about how to remove an icon from the Navigation Pane. The last line reads "you've just unhitched its |alias| from the Navigation pane." It should read "unhitched its |shortcut| from the Navigation pane", since Windows PCs call them shortcuts and Macs call them aliases.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous  May 15, 2009  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 112
2nd paragraph under "What Vista Knows"

What it says now: No, Vista actually looks <i>inside</i> the files. It can actually read and search the contents of text files, PDF documents, and documents from AppleWorks, Keynote, Pages, Photoshop, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Entourage, and PowerPoint). What it should say: No, Vista actually looks <i>inside</i> the files. It can actually read and search the contents of text files, RTF and PDF documents, and documents from Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook only).

Anonymous    Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 116
Second-to-last paragraph

The second-to-last paragraph on page 116 covers the option for "Include compressed files (.zip, |.cap|...)" The author meant to say .cab.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous  May 16, 2009  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 266
7th paragrpah entitled "Drag and Drop Editing"

i think "see page 200164 for details" is a typo.

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous  Aug 11, 2008  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 360
2nd paragraph

In the Turn off file sharing paragraph, the 2nd sentence says; "Open the Control Panel Control, click ...." What is the Control Panel Control?

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Michael Trombetta  Dec 10, 2009  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 746
Figure 26-9

It says "Top:" where it should say "Bottom:", and "Bottom:" where it should say "Top:".

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 15th Printing, 9/8/14

Colin Reeder  Feb 04, 2010  Oct 10, 2014
Printed
Page 797
Powertoys Section of Appendix C

Powertoys section of Appendix C reads "Microsoft reserves the right to come up with |these| freebie software goody bag later." It should read "|this| freebie software goody bag".

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed in 9th Printing, 10/10/15

Anonymous  May 15, 2009  Oct 10, 2014