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Easy Windows 8

by Mark Edward Soper

Pearson Education | October 31, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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See it done. do it yourself.

 

It's that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we'll hold your hand every step of the way.

 

 

In Full Color

Learn how to…

• Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface

• Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8's free apps

• Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips

• Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos

• Get free apps at the new Windows Store

• Share what you want to share-and nothing else

• Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly

• Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox 360

• Fix problems and keep your computer running fast

 

Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 8

User Level: Beginner

 

The Least You Need to Know

Windows 8's new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy

access to media and news and robust system management. To discover some of the most useful

features included in Windows 8, see the suggestions below.

 

Start Screen with Live Tiles

Windows 8's new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines,

your favorite photos, and more. Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touch screen, Start screen makes work and play easier.

 

Instant, Intelligent Search

Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results.

 

The Windows Store Is Open for Business

Get free and paid apps made especially for Windows 8 from the Windows Store online. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed.

 

Supercharged File Management

The new File Explorer makes file management easier than ever before. It runs from the Windows desktop and includes enhanced file copy/move and new pinned location features.

 

Easy File Protection with File History

The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if it's lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version.

 

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 7.87 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: October 31, 2012

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789750139

ISBN - 13: 9780789750136

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Easy Windows 8

Easy Windows 8

by Mark Edward Soper

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 Pages, 7.87 × 9.45 × 0.39 in

Published: October 31, 2012

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0789750139

ISBN - 13: 9780789750136

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows 8 Windows 8 Start Screen Live Tiles Enhanced Desktop Search Settings Menu Switcher Internet Explorer 10 Windows Store for Apps Integrated Apps Windows 8 Shortcut Keys Chapter 2 Upgrading to Windows 8 Starting the Installation Completing the Installation Chapter 3 Essential Windows 8 Tasks Logging In to Windows 8 Using the On-Screen Keyboard to Log In Moving Around the Start Screen Opening the Windows 8 Charms Bar Using the Touch Keyboard Entering Emoticons and Special Symbols Using a Stylus for Handwriting Using Keyboard Shortcuts Locking and Unlocking Your PC Choosing Sleep, Shut Down, or Restart Using the Touch Keyboard with Desktop Apps (online) More Windows Keyboard Shortcuts (online) Chapter 4 Using the Windows 8 User Interface The Windows 8 Start Screen Opening an App Switching Between Apps Comparing Apps with Desktop Programs Viewing All Apps Zooming the Start Screen Moving App Tiles Working with the Charms Bar Searching for Apps and Programs Searching for Files Viewing Settings Finding Help with Windows 8 Chapter 5 Browsing the Web in the New UI Starting IE10 from the Start Screen Entering a Website Address (URL) Working with Tabs in IE10 Creating a New Tab in IE10 Using InPrivate Browsing Reopening a Frequently Used Web Page Removing an Entry from the Frequent List Pinning a Page to the Start Screen Unpinning a Page from the Start Screen Closing a Tab in IE10 Closing IE10 Viewing a Page on the Windows Desktop Chapter
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See it done. do it yourself.

 

It's that Easy! Easy Windows 8 teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from Windows 8. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common tasks with Windows. No need to feel intimidated; we'll hold your hand every step of the way.

 

 

In Full Color

Learn how to…

• Use the new Windows Start screen, tiles, and touch interface

• Connect with everyone you care about, through Windows 8's free apps

• Speed web browsing with new Internet Explorer 10 tools and tips

• Enjoy and organize all your music, videos, and photos

• Get free apps at the new Windows Store

• Share what you want to share-and nothing else

• Network your home safely, reliably, and painlessly

• Play free Windows 8 games and connect to your Xbox 360

• Fix problems and keep your computer running fast

 

Category: Windows Operating System

Covers: Windows 8

User Level: Beginner

 

The Least You Need to Know

Windows 8's new tile-based interface and improved desktop provide a great balance of easy

access to media and news and robust system management. To discover some of the most useful

features included in Windows 8, see the suggestions below.

 

Start Screen with Live Tiles

Windows 8's new Start screen puts you just a click away from your favorite media, web browsing, games, messaging, and more. Live tiles display current weather, top news headlines,

your favorite photos, and more. Whether you use a mouse, touchpad, or touch screen, Start screen makes work and play easier.

 

Instant, Intelligent Search

Want to find an app, setting, or file? Just start typing. Windows 8 instantly displays the results. Click Apps, Settings, or Files to filter the results.

 

The Windows Store Is Open for Business

Get free and paid apps made especially for Windows 8 from the Windows Store online. Easy updates and reinstallation as needed.

 

Supercharged File Management

The new File Explorer makes file management easier than ever before. It runs from the Windows desktop and includes enhanced file copy/move and new pinned location features.

 

Easy File Protection with File History

The new File History feature makes it easy to back up your files and restore a file if it's lost, damaged, or replaced by a different version.

 

 

About the Author

Mark Edward Soper has been using Microsoft Windows ever since version 1.0, and since 1992, he has taught thousands of computer troubleshooting and network students across the country how to use Windows as part of their work and everyday lives. Mark is the author of Easy Microsoft Windows 7 , Teach Yourself Windows 7 in 10 Minutes , and Using Microsoft Windows Live . Mark also has contributed to Que’s Special Edition Using series on Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows Vista; Easy Windows Vista ; Windows 7 in Depth , and has written two books about Windows Vista, including Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed and Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center .   When he’s not teaching, learning, or writing about Microsoft Windows, Mark stays busy with many other technology-related activities. He is a longtime contributor to Upgrading and Repairing PCs , working on the 11th through 18th and 20th editions. Mark has co-authored Upgrading and Repairing Networks , Fifth Edition, written several books on CompTIA A+ Certification (including two titles covering the new 2012 exams), and written two books about digital photography, Easy Digital Cameras and The Shot Doctor: The Amateur’s Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos . Mark also has become a video content provider for Que Publishing and InformIT and has posted many blog entries and articles at InformIT.com, MaximumPC.com, and other websites. He also teaches digital photography, digital imaging, and Mi
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