By Curt Simmons
A worthy technical help source offers skill-building and troubleshooting information regarding home windows XP, in addition to concise guide in universal initiatives and often encountered difficulties, masking such subject matters as set up, upgrading, and configuraton; dealing with records and folders; functions; networking; diagnosing and troubleshooting; and preventative upkeep.
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Links This option, which is enabled by default, gives you a Links button on your toolbar so you can add links, which are resource locations that you commonly access. Aside from these standard options, you can also lock the toolbars and you can click Customize. This option opens a Customization toolbar, as shown in Figure 3-4, which is a window in which you can add and remove various toolbar buttons and options. To create a customized toolbar, use the following steps. Figure 3-4: Use the Customization options to create custom toolbars 50 Chapter 3: Managing Folders and Files Chapter 3: Managing Folders and Files 51 Create a Customized Toolbar 1.
Hibernation allows Windows XP to store information that is in memory on your hard disk before the operating system shuts down. When the computer is brought back online, XP can remember its previous state so that you do not lose any data. The computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), however, must support hibernation. Computers that support the ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface) standard support the hibernation feature. If the computer does not support ACPI, the feature will not be available.
For example, the Local Users and Groups snap-in has subcategories of Users and Groups. If you select a subcategory, information about the category appears in the right console pane. For example, if you are using Local Users and Groups, the subcategory of Users contains user accounts that will appear in the right console pane. If you right-click any subcategory or icon in the console, menu options related to that subcategory will appear. For example, if you right-click Users, the option to create new user accounts appears.
A+ Technician's on the Job Guide to Windows XP by Curt Simmons