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Crossing Platforms A Macintosh/Windows Phrasebook by David Pogue, Adam Engst

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Chapter 21. U

Undo

In Windows: Undo

The Windows Undo command, available from Edit → Undo, works exactly like the Mac’s. Even its keystroke is equivalent: Ctrl-Z.

At the Desktop level, in fact, the Windows Undo command does even more than it does on the Mac: it can undo actions like moving files, copying files, and deleting files. Better yet, it remembers multiple actions, so you can undo more than just the last action. (The Windows Undo command doesn’t work while you’re renaming a file, however—it doesn’t actually work until you’ve finished the renaming.)

Uninstalling Applications

In Windows: Add/Remove Programs Control Panel

You must uninstall applications properly in Windows (rather than just dragging their folders and related files to the Recycle Bin). See Installing Software for details, since the Add/Remove Programs control panel handles both installing and uninstalling.

USB

In Windows: USB

USB, or Universal Serial Bus, is an increasingly popular technology for connecting slow or medium-speed devices to computers. USB connectors and cables can transfer data at up to 12 megabits per second, which makes them useful for gadgets like keyboards, mice, graphics tablets, joysticks, floppy disk drives, Zip drives, scanners, and digital cameras. By attaching an inexpensive USB hub to an available USB port on the computer, or even stringing one USB hub to another, you can theoretically connect up to 127 printers, scanners, hard disks, and other devices to a single computer.

Although USB has been ...

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