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Windows 8 Simplified

by Paul McFedries

Wiley | September 25, 2012 | 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 360,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. This guide goes straight to the point with easy-to-follow, two-page tutorials for each task. With full-color screen shots and step-by-step directions, it gets beginners up and running on the newest version of Windows right away. Learn to work with the new interface and improved Internet Explorer, manage files, share your computer, and much more.

  • 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 Simplified gives visual learners confidence as they start using the new version of Windows quickly and easily.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10 × 8.52 × 0.56 in

Published: September 25, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 111813527X

ISBN - 13: 9781118135273

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Windows 8 Simplified

Windows 8 Simplified

by Paul McFedries

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 10 × 8.52 × 0.56 in

Published: September 25, 2012

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 111813527X

ISBN - 13: 9781118135273

About the Book

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 360,000 copies sold.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Windows 8Start Windows 8                                              4What You Can Do with Windows 8                              5The Windows 8 Start Screen                                    6The Windows 8 Desktop                                       7Using a Mouse with Windows 8                                  8Using Windows 8 on a Tablet PC                               10Restart Windows 8                                           12Shut Down Windows 8                                        13Chapter 2. Launching and Working with AppsInstall an App                                                16Install Windows Live Essentials Programs                         18Start an App                                                 20Understanding Windows 8 App Windows                         22Understanding Desktop App Windows                           23Using a Ribbon                                               24Using a Pull-Down Menu                                       26Using a Toolbar                                              27Understanding Dialog Box Controls                             28Using Dialog Boxes                                           30Using Scrollbars                                              32Switch between Running Apps                                  34Uninstall an App                                             36Chapter 3. Getting Connected to the InternetUnderstanding Internet Connections                   
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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 360,000 copies sold, previous Windows editions are among the bestselling Visual books. This guide goes straight to the point with easy-to-follow, two-page tutorials for each task. With full-color screen shots and step-by-step directions, it gets beginners up and running on the newest version of Windows right away. Learn to work with the new interface and improved Internet Explorer, manage files, share your computer, and much more.

  • 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 Simplified gives visual learners confidence as they start using the new version of Windows quickly and easily.

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 — 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.

  • Tour the Start screen and desktop
  • Install, launch, and work with applications
  • Surf the web and use e-mail and calendars
  • Import, view, edit, and manage photos
  • Create and manage various documents
  • Keep your computer secure and running smoothly
  • "Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world advice
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Self-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snap