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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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The Web Comes to the Desktop

One of the key design features of Windows 98 is the widespread implementation of the World Wide Web browser interface. So, yes, you still use a browser to navigate Web sites, but you also use browser-like actions to navigate your local disks and to launch applications. This integrated Internet shell brings the following features to the Windows 98 table (all of these features are covered in Chapter 5, “Web Integration and the Active Desktop”):

One-click icon and program launching: With Web integration activated, Windows 98 underlines the names of icons and files so that they resemble Web page links. Launching an icon or file requires only a single click.

No-click icon and file selection: Along similar lines, Web integration ...

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