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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1
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Paul McFedries
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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1

Paul McFedries


John Wiley & Sons Inc

Microsoft Windows


352 pages

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A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8.1 If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8.1. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music and other media files, download photos from your digital camera, go online, set up and secure an e-mail account, and much more.

The tried-and-true format for visual learners, using step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots to show exactly how things are done Shows how to perform more than 150 Windows 8 tasks, including working with files, digital images, and media; customizing Windows; optimizing performance; and sharing a computer with multiple users Covers installing and repairing applications, system maintenance, setting up password-protected accounts, downloading photos to your computer, and managing media files Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1 is the fastest, easiest way for visual learners to get going with the newest version of Windows.

By:   Paul McFedries
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 187mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   798g
ISBN:   9781118826232
ISBN 10:   111882623X
Series:   Teach Yourself Visually
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   December 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Windows Start Windows 4 Explore the Windows Start Screen 6 Display the Charms Menu 7 Get to Know the Windows Apps 8 Using a Mouse with Windows 10 Connect to a Wireless Network 12 Create a Microsoft Account 14 Work with Notifications 18 Put Windows to Sleep 19 Restart Windows 20 Shut Down Windows 21 Chapter 2 Launching and Working with Apps Explore the Windows Store 24 Install an App 26 Start an App 28 Understanding Windows 8 App Windows 30 Understanding Desktop App Windows 31 Using a Ribbon 32 Using a Pull-Down Menu 34 Using a Toolbar 35 Understanding Dialog Box Controls 36 Using Dialog Boxes 38 Using Scroll Bars 40 Switch Between Running Apps 42 Update an App 44 Uninstall an App 46 Chapter 3 Customizing Windows Configure the Start Screen 50 Pin an App to the Start Screen 52 Open the PC Settings App 54 Change the Start Screen Background 56 Change the Lock Screen Background 58 Add an App to the Lock Screen 60 Synchronize Settings Between PCs 62 Access an App?s Features 64 Pin an App to the Taskbar 66 Adjust the Volume 68 Set the Time Zone 69 Chapter 4 Surfing the World Wide Web Understanding the World Wide Web 72 Start Internet Explorer 73 Navigate Internet Explorer 74 Select a Link 75 Enter a Web Page Address 76 Open a Web Page in a Tab 78 Navigate Web Pages 80 Find Text on a Page 81 Save Favorite Web Pages 82 Search for Sites 84 Download a File 86 Chapter 5 Sending and Receiving E-mailpter 4 Configure an E-mail Account 90 Send an E-mail Message 92 Format the Message Text 94 Set the Message Priority 95 Add a File Attachment 96 Save a Draft of a Message 98 Receive and Read E-mail Messages 100 Reply to a Message 102 Forward a Message 104 Open and Save an Attachment 106 Delete a Message 108 Create a Folder for Saving Messages 110 Chapter 6 Getting Social with Windows Create a Contact 114 Connect to Facebook 116 Connect to Twitter 118 Connect to LinkedIn 120 Add Your Google Account 122 View a Contact 124 View Your Contacts? Activities 126 View Your Social Networking Activity 128 Post a Link to a Social Network 130 View Your Calendar 132 Add an Event to Your Calendar 134 Create a Recurring Event 136 Add an Event Reminder 137 Send or Respond to an Event Invitation 138 Chapter 7 Performing Day-to-Day Tasks Search Your PC 142 Display a Location on a Map 144 Get Directions to a Location 146 Check Your Weather Forecast 148 Check Another City?s Weather Forecast 150 Plan a Trip 152 Get the Latest News 154 Track a Stock 156 Follow Your Favorite Teams 158 Chapter 8 Working with Images Import Images from a Digital Camera 162 Navigate the Pictures Library 164 View Your Images 166 Start a Slide Show 168 Repair an Image 170 Crop an Image 172 Rotate an Image 174 Delete an Image 175 Print an Image 176 Take a Picture with Your PC Camera 178 Chapter 9 Working with Multimedia Import Videos from a Digital Camera 182 Navigate the Videos Library 184 Watch a Video 186 Play a Music CD 188 Copy Tracks from a Music CD 192 Navigate the Music Library 194 Play Music 196 Create a Playlist 198 Create a Radio Station 200 Chapter 10 Editing Documents Understanding Documents 204 Create a Document 205 Save a Document 206 Open a Document 208 Edit Document Text 210 Change the Text Font 214 Find Text 216 Replace Text 218 Insert Special Symbols 220 Make a Copy of a Document 222 Print a Document 224 Chapter 11 Working with Files View Your Files 228 Select a File 230 Change the File View 232 Preview a File 233 Copy a File 234 Move a File 235 Rename a File 236 Create a New File 237 Delete a File 238 Restore a Deleted File 239 Add a File to Your SkyDrive 240 Extract Files from a Compressed Folder 242 Burn Files to a CD or DVD 244 Chapter 12 Sharing Your Computer Display User Accounts 250 Create a User Account 252 Switch Between Accounts 254 Change Your User Account Picture 256 Change a User?s Password 258 Delete an Account 260 Create a Homegroup 262 Join a Homegroup 264 Share a Document or Folder 266 View Network Resources 268 Chapter 13 Implementing Security Understanding Windows Security 272 Check the Action Center for Security Problems 274 Create a Picture Password 276 Lock Your Computer 280 Set Up Family Safety 282 Browse the Web Privately 286 Clear Your Private Information 288 Reset Your Computer to Preserve Privacy 290 Chapter 14 Getting More from a Tablet PC Understanding Gestures 294 Using Gestures to Control Windows 296 Input Text with the Touch Keyboard 298 Configure the Touch Keyboard 300 Configure Your Tablet to Work with a Second Monitor 302 Adjust Screen Brightness 304 Monitor Battery Life 305 Chapter 15 Maintaining Windows Check Hard Drive Free Space 308 Delete Unnecessary Files 310 Refresh Your Computer 312 Create a Recovery Drive 314 Keep a History of Your Files 316 Restore a File from Your History 318 Check Your Hard Drive for Errors 320 Check Your Devices for Errors 322 Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule 324 Create a System Restore Point 326 Apply a System Restore Point 328 Index 330

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