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Teach Yourself VISUALLY™ Windows Vista™ by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 2. Launching and Working with Programs

On its own, Windows Vista does not do very much. To do something useful with your computer, you need to work with a program, either one that comes with Windows Vista or one that you install yourself. In this chapter, you learn how to install, launch, and work with programs.

Launching and Working with Programs
  • Install a Program 18

  • Change or Repair a Program Installation 20

  • Start a Program 22

  • Understanding Program Windows 23

  • Using Pull-Down Menus 24

  • Using Toolbars 25

  • Understanding Dialog Box Controls 26

  • Using Dialog Boxes 28

  • Work with Program Windows 30

  • Using Scrollbars 36

  • Switch Between Programs 38

  • Uninstall a Program 40

Install a Program

If Windows ...

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