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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 5. Managing Your Programs

In This Chapter:

  • Master program and window control
  • Utilize see-through window borders
  • Switch between windows and programs
  • Use icons to give you live previews in file lists
  • Change icon sizes when needed

As you know, Windows Vista is an operating system. An operating system serves many purposes, but primarily, it exists so that your hardware can talk to your software. The operating system sets up a uniform data exchange so that your programs recognize all the different devices you’ve attached to your computer.

The operating system also serves as a conduit between you and your programs. With Vista you interact with your programs by entering information, triggering hardware device activity (such as printing), and ...

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