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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Giving Instructions

To get any useful work done, you have to be able to give your computer instructions about what to do. These instructions are called commands. Some commands are simple, and you can give them by clicking an item on a menu, clicking a button on a toolbar, or pressing a key or combination of keys on the keyboard. If Windows Vista or the program you are working in needs information from you in order to know how to carry out a command, it might display a different window, a task pane, or a dialog box. These might present only one set of options, but they can also be quite complex, involving several layers of options you can use to refine your instructions. However, they all request information in consistent ways and use these common ...

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