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Windows 8.1 Simplified

by Paul McFedries

Wiley | December 4, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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The easiest way for visual learners to get started with Windows 8

The popular Simplified series makes visual learning easier than ever, and with more than 400,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. Using a Visual approach, this book covers the new features of Windows 8.1 and provides step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside, you''ll discover tasks on topics such as: Windows basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for you. This book covers the new features of Windows 8.1, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer.

  • Perfect for the absolute beginner, with easy-to-follow instructions and colorful illustrations that show what''s happening on the screen
  • Covers Windows basics, navigating the interface, creating accounts to share a computer, customizing Windows, and working with files
  • Demonstrates how to browse the web with the new version of Internet Explorer, how to use media features, and much more
  • The bestselling Simplified series is designed to make it easy for visual learners to start using new technologies right away

    Windows 8.1 Simplified will get you up and running in a friendly and comfortable environment in no time.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.57 in

Published: December 4, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118826248

ISBN - 13: 9781118826249

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Windows 8.1 Simplified

by Paul McFedries

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 264 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.57 in

Published: December 4, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118826248

ISBN - 13: 9781118826249

Table of Contents

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 Dowbn 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 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 Chapter 4 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 5 Sending and Receiving E-mail Configure an E-mail Account 88 Send an E-mail Message 90 Format the Mes
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The easiest way for visual learners to get started with Windows 8

The popular Simplified series makes visual learning easier than ever, and with more than 400,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. Using a Visual approach, this book covers the new features of Windows 8.1 and provides step-by-step instructions for readers who are entirely new to the subject. Inside, you''ll discover tasks on topics such as: Windows basics, creating movies, sharing their computer, working with and managing files, browsing the web, and new ways to customize Windows to work for you. This book covers the new features of Windows 8.1, including: the interface and the new and improved Internet Explorer.

  • Perfect for the absolute beginner, with easy-to-follow instructions and colorful illustrations that show what''s happening on the screen
  • Covers Windows basics, navigating the interface, creating accounts to share a computer, customizing Windows, and working with files
  • Demonstrates how to browse the web with the new version of Internet Explorer, how to use media features, and much more
  • The bestselling Simplified series is designed to make it easy for visual learners to start using new technologies right away

    Windows 8.1 Simplified will get you up and running in a friendly and comfortable environment in no time.

From the Jacket

Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Windows 8.1 — a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed.

  • Explore the Start screen and Windows apps
  • Surf the web and set up e-mail
  • Connect to your social network accounts
  • Plan a trip, track stocks, and check weather
  • Edit documents and work with multimedia

Simplify It

  • Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice
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