Chapter 25. Setting Up Windows Program Defaults

In This Chapter:

  • Determine what AutoPlay action occurs when you insert a CD or DVD
  • Learn how Windows Vista recognizes different file types
  • Limit programs to use only selected file types
  • Change your folder options to display filename extensions
  • Associate file types to specific programs
  • Set your default web browser, instant messenger, email, and media player program

As you use Windows Vista, you’ll notice that Microsoft applied several default settings that you might or might not want to keep. Actually, every one of the scores of options in the Control Panel that you read about in the previous chapter are set to values that Microsoft perceived as being the settings most users would prefer most of ...

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