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Windows 95 Explained: A guide for blind and visually impaired users
By Sarah Morley
Published by Royal National Institute for the Blind, UK
© Sarah Morley 1997. All rights reserved.

Please note: This Guide is not designed to be a manual. It is written to provide you with a firm understanding of the basics of Windows 95, following a logical progression of topics. The provision of keyboard commands throughout, together with a comprehensive glossary and a keyboard listing at the end should provide you with sufficient information to get you started and keep you going in Windows 95.

This is a chapter listing to give you an idea of what the book contains - these are not links, so you'll need to order the complete guide to read about these topics!

 

  • Preface
  • What are Graphical User Interfaces and What is Windows 95?
  • Introducing Windows 95
  • Icons
  • Menus
  • The Taskbar
  • The Start Button and Start Menu
  • Windows in Detail
  • Dialog Boxes
  • My Computer and Windows Explorer
  • The Recycle Bin
  • Running MS-DOS from Windows 95
  • Running MS-DOS Outside Windows 95
  • The Control Panel Application
  • The Accessibility Options
  • Windows 95 Help
  • The Clipboard
  • Final Remarks
  • Glossary
  • Keyboard Commands
  • Feedback from the original 3.1 Guide "Window Concepts: An Introductory Guide for Visually Disabled Users" 1995.
  • Resources

List of Figures and Sections Describing Them

  • Figure 1: The Desktop with Shortcut Icons and Taskbar (D)
  • Figure 2: Notepad Main Menu Activation (E)
  • Figure 3: Notepad and a Pull-Down Menu 1 (E)
  • Figure 4: Notepad and a Pull-Down Menu 2 (E)
  • Figure 5: Notepad and its Control Menu (E)
  • Figure 6: The Context Menu of a File Icon (E)
  • Figure 7: The Context Menu of the Taskbar (E)
  • Figure 8: The Context Menu of a Word Processor (E)
  • Figure 9: The Context Menu of the Desktop (E)
  • Figure 10: The Taskbar, Start Button and Application Buttons (F)
  • Figure 11: The Desktop and Start Menu (G)
  • Figure 12: The Start Menu with Additional Shortcuts (G)
  • Figure 13: Cascaded Document Windows (H)
  • Figure 14: Tiled Document Windows (H)
  • Figure 15: Notepad Application Window (H)
  • Figure 16: Microsoft Word Application Window (H)
  • Figure 17: The Switch To Box (H)
  • Figure 18: The Find Dialog Box in a Word Processor (I)
  • Figure 19: The Taskbar Properties Sheet (I)
  • Figure 20: Pushbuttons (I)
  • Figure 21: Checkboxes (I)
  • Figure 22: Radiobuttons (I)
  • Figure 23: Editfield (I)
  • Figure 24: Single Item Listbox (I)
  • Figure 25: Drop-Down Listbox (I)
  • Figure 26: Extended Listbox (I)
  • Figure 27: Directories Listbox (I)
  • Figure 28: Combobox 1 (I)
  • Figure 29: Combobox 2 (I)
  • Figure 30: Sliders (I)
  • Figure 31: Spinners (I)
  • Figure 32: My Computer (J)
  • Figure 33: Explorer (J)
  • Figure 34: MS-DOS Window (L)
  • Figure 35: The Control Panel (N) Figure 36: The Accessibility Options Properties Sheet (O)
  • Figure 37: The Shortcut Checkbox for an Accessibility Option (O)
  • Figure 38: Help System - Contents Page (P)
  • Figure 39: Help System - Topic Window (P)