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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

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 1Getting Started with WindowsStart Windows 4Explore the Windows Start Screen 6Display the Charms Menu 7Get to Know the Windows Apps 8Using a Mouse with Windows 10Connect to a Wireless Network 12Create a Microsoft Account 14Work with Notifications 18Put Windows to Sleep 19Restart Windows 20Shut Dowbn Windows 21Chapter 2Launching and Working with AppsExplore the Windows Store 24Install an App 26Start an App 28Understanding Windows 8 App Windows 30Understanding Desktop App Windows 31Using a Ribbon 32Using a Pull-Down Menu 34Using a Toolbar 35Understanding Dialog Box Controls 36Using Dialog Boxes 38Using Scroll Bars 40Switch Between Running Apps 42Update an App 44Uninstall an App 46Chapter 3Surfing the World Wide WebUnderstanding the World Wide Web 72Start Internet Explorer 73Navigate Internet Explorer 74Select a Link 75Enter a Web Page Address 76Open a Web Page in a Tab 78Navigate Web Pages 80Find Text on a Page 81Save Favorite Web Pages 82Search for Sites 84Chapter 4Customizing WindowsConfigure the Start Screen 50Pin an App to the Start Screen 52Open the PC Settings App 54Change the Start Screen Background 56Change the Lock Screen Background 58Add an App to the Lock Screen 60Synchronize Settings Between PCs 62Access an App’s Features 64Pin an App to the Taskbar 66Adjust the Volume 68Set the Time Zone 69Chapter 5Sending and Receiving E-mailConfigure an E-mail Account 88Send an E-mail Message 90Format the Message Text 92Set the Message Priority 93Add a File Attachment 94S
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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