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2. Basic Explorer Coping Skills

Chapter 2. Basic Explorer Coping Skills

The part of Windows XP with which we interact most frequently is Windows Explorer, commonly referred to simply as “Explorer.” The Explorer application (Explorer.exe) is known as the shell, since it’s the pretty face that is used to conceal what lies under the hood of the operating system. Although Explorer is really only an application like any other, it is responsible for the desktop, the Start Menu, Recycle Bin, Control Panel, folder windows, and a million other things.

Given the amount of time you probably spend starting programs, copying files and folders, and looking for documents — not to mention actually writing all those documents — it makes sense to invest a little time to find better ways to accomplish these tasks. By following some of the solutions in this book, you can make your experience with Windows a lot more pleasurable, reducing stress and your recurring urges to toss your computer out a window seven stories off the ground.


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