Windows 98 in a Nutshell

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Page index
There is no seperate listing for "hearts" or "hearts.exe"

in the index. Add these two listings.

Anonymous   
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Page 103
In the second paragraph under "The Addess Toolbar" heading,

lines 3-4 now read: "typing oreilly in the Address Toolbar . . ." Should read: "typing oreilly in the Address Toolbar followed by Ctrl-Enter . . ."

Anonymous   
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Page 104
The following section should be added to the "Address Toolbar"

section and called "Browser Variations and Features." It should be inserted at the top of page 104 just before the "Desktop Toolbar" section: "Browswer Variations and Features The Address Toolbar has slightly different behavior, depending on the version of Internet Explorer (IE5 or IE4) that is installed on your Windows 98 system, and the default browser (IE5, IE4, or Navigator 4) that's been chosen. These differences can best be examined by detailing the main Address Toolbar features: Auto- search, Autocomplete, URL completion, and the running of commands. (See "Internet Explorer" in Chapter 6, Start Menu Programs and Other Graphical Applications.) Web Autosearch This feature varies, depending on the browser that is installed and configured as the default. IE5 (installed and default) You can't type in terms in the Address Toolbar to peform a web search; you need to use the autosearch feature by typing go or? followed by a space and the term you are searching for. In other words, typing go greyhound in the toolbar will launch IE5 and do one of the following options (based on the settings in the Advanced tab in the Internet Options Control Panel applet): display the search results, go to the most likely site, or go to the most likely site and display the results. IE4 (installed and default) To perform a web search in the Address Toolbar using IE4, you also need to precede the term(s) with go or ? and a space to use the autosearch feature. The difference here, however, is that the Yahoo autosearch service is automat- ically launched and it returns a list of search results in the browser; you don't have the result options that exist in IE5, nor do you have the ability to select different search engines. Netscape Navigator 4.0 (default with IE4 or IE5 installed) If you are using Navigator 4 as your default browser, you can still use the autosearch feature by typing go or ? with a space followed by the term(s), but it will only return the list of results in the browser using the MSN search engine if you have IE5 installed, or the Yahoo autosearch service if you have IE4 installed. You can't access any of the display options, nor choose different search engines. With Navigator 4.0 as your default browser, you can type search terms directly into the Address Toolbar. This will run the Netscape Search service and display your search results in the browser. Autocomplete The behavior of this feature depends on the version of IE (5 or 4) installed. IE5 (installed and default) By default the AutoComplete feature is enabled, but the location for toggling this feature is located at: Control Panel┘Internet Options┘Content tab┘AutoComplete button┘Use AutoComplete for Web Addresses. With this enabled, a "possible matches" window pops up as you type in the Address toolbar, allowing you to quickly select previous sites, searches, or commands. IE4 (installed and default) The AutoComplete feature available in IE4 is different than the one in IE5. In IE4 a "possible matches" window doesn't pop up, but matches are suggested for previous sites, searches, or commands and added for you as you type. The location for toggling this feature is located at: Control Panel┘Internet Options┘Advanced┘Use Autocomplete. Netscape Navigator 4.0 (default with IE4 or IE5 installed) The AutoComplete behavior from the Address Toolbar will be inherited from IE4 or IE5. URL Completion Regardless of your default browser (IE5, IE4, or Navigator 4.0), you can use Ctrl-Enter to quickly launch sites with a .com extension. For instance, if you type oreilly in the Address Toolbar and then select Ctrl-Enter, the protocol and extension will be added. In other words, http://www.oreilly.com will be sent to your browser. Running Commands You can launch any command from the Address Toolbar, regardless of your default browser (IE5, IE4, or Navigator 4.0) as long as its associated filename is listed in one of the following places on your machine: WindowsDesktop WindowsSystem Windows any path set in the PATH variable any path defined in the Registry If for some reason this isn't working for you, typing file followed by the command without spaces will launch the application (e.g., file:notepad.)"

Anonymous   
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Page 105
The tip has a turkey; it should have an owl.

Anonymous   
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Page 216

The first sentence of the last paragraph now reads: "The Search bar shown in Figure 6-23 . . ." Should read: "The Search bar shown in Figure 6-25 . . ."

Anonymous   
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Page 296
The Address Toolbar is mentioned in the first paragraph after the

"Command Lines" heading. We should probably reference back to page 103 for details. Now reads: "Windows 98 provides several different command lines: . . . an Address Toolbar (similar to the Run prompt but always visible on the Taskbar or Desktop once you have selected it from the Taskbar context menu). Should read: "Windows 98 provides several different command lines: . . . an Address Toolbar (similar to the Run prompt but always visible on the Taskbar or Desktop once you have selected it from the Taskbar context menu). (See Chapter 4, The Windows 98 User Interface, page 103 for details.)"

Anonymous   
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Page 377
The "Scandisk" heading is missing. It should be just before

the last paragraph on the page. Also, the "Scandisk" section is out of order, it should be before scandskw, which is on the previous page.

Anonymous   
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Page 594
The index entry for "Address Toolbar" (first column, eighth entry)

now reads: "Address Toolbar, 26" Should read: "Address Toolbar, 26, 103, 296"

Anonymous   
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Page 607

Now reads: "Media Player, 237" Should read: "Media Player, 228"

Anonymous