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Windows 8 Simplified

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Published: 5th September 2012
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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.

About the Author

Paul McFedries runs Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company, and has been writing computer books for more than 17 years. He is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books that have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Paul is also the proprietor of Wordspy, a website that tracks new words and phrases as they enter the language.



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      Chapter 1. Getting Started with Windows 8

      Start Windows 8 4

      What You Can Do with Windows 8 5

      The Windows 8 Start Screen 6

      The Windows 8 Desktop 7

      Using a Mouse with Windows 8 8

      Using Windows 8 on a Tablet PC 10

      Restart Windows 8 12

      Shut Down Windows 8 13

      Chapter 2. Launching and Working with Apps

      Install an App 16

      Install Windows Live Essentials Programs 18

      Start an App 20

      Understanding Windows 8 App Windows 22

      Understanding Desktop App Windows 23

      Using a Ribbon 24

      Using a Pull-Down Menu 26

      Using a Toolbar 27

      Understanding Dialog Box Controls 28

      Using Dialog Boxes 30

      Using Scrollbars 32

      Switch between Running Apps 34

      Uninstall an App 36

      Chapter 3. Getting Connected to the Internet

      Understanding Internet Connections 40

      Set Up a Wireless Broadband Connection 42

      Connect a Broadband Modem 44

      Create a Broadband Internet Connection 46

      Connect a Dial-Up Modem 48

      Create a Dial-Up Internet Connection 50

      Create a Microsoft Account

      Chapter 4. Using the Windows 8 Apps

      Surf the Web 58

      Send an E-Mail Message 60

      Reply to an E-Mail Message 62

      Create a Contact 64

      Add Social Network Contacts 66

      View Your Photos 68

      Watch a Video 70

      Play Music 72

      View Your Calendar 74

      Add an Event to Your Calendar 76

      Search Your Computer 78

      Chapter 5. Surfing the World Wide Web

      Understanding the World Wide Web 82

      Start Internet Explorer 83

      Navigate Internet Explorer 84

      Select a Link 85

      Enter a Web Page Address 86

      Open a Web Page in a Tab 88

      Navigate Web Pages 90

      Change Your Home Page 92

      Save Favorite Web Pages 94

      Search for Sites 96

      Chapter 6. Working with E-Mail, Contacts, and Appointments

      Open and Close Mail 100

      Configure an E-Mail Account 102

      Send an E-Mail Message 104

      Add Someone to Your Contacts 106

      Create a Contact Category 108

      Select a Contact Address 110

      Add a File Attachment 112

      Receive and Read E-Mail Messages 114

      Reply to a Message 116

      Forward a Message 118

      Open and Save an Attachment 120

      Switch to Calendar 122

      Navigate the Calendar 123

      Display a Different Date 124

      Create an Event 126

      Chapter 7. Working with Images

      Open the Pictures Library 130

      Preview an Image 131

      View Your Images 132

      Scan an Image 134

      Import Images from a Digital Camera 136

      Repair a Digital Image 138

      Crop an Image 140

      Rotate and Straighten an Image 142

      Chapter 8. Playing Music

      Open and Close Windows Media Player 146

      Navigate the Media Player Window 147

      Using the Library 148

      Play an Audio File 150

      Adjust the Volume 151

      Play a Music CD 152

      Copy Tracks from a Music CD 156

      Create a Playlist 158

      Burn Music Files to a CD 160

      Chapter 9. Creating and Editing Documents

      Understanding Documents 164

      Create a Document 165

      Save a Document 166

      Open a Document 168

      Edit Document Text 170

      Change the Text Font 174

      Find Text 176

      Replace Text 178

      Chapter 10. Working with Files

      View Your Files 182

      Select a File 184

      Change the File View 186

      Preview a File 187

      Copy a File 188

      Move a File 189

      Rename a File 190

      Create a New File 191

      Delete a File 192

      Restore a Deleted File 193

      Chapter 11. Implementing Security

      Understanding Windows 8 Security 196

      Check Action Center for Security Problems 198

      Display User Accounts 200

      Create a User Account 202

      Protect an Account with a Password 204

      Lock Your Computer 206

      Set Up Family Safety 208

      Delete Your Browsing History 212

      Browse the Web Privately 214

      Set the Junk E-Mail Protection Level 216

      Chapter 12. Customizing Windows 8

      Configure the Start Screen 220

      Pin an App to the Start Screen 222

      Open the PC Settings App 224

      Change the Start Screen Background 226

      Change the Lock Screen Background 228

      Add an App to the Lock Screen 230

      Synchronize Settings between PCs 232

      Access an App's Features 234

      Pin an App to the Taskbar 236

      ISBN: 9781118135273
      ISBN-10: 111813527X
      Series: Windows Simplified
      Audience: Professional
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 272
      Published: 25th September 2012
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 20.96  x 1.91
      Weight (kg): 0.77
      Edition Number: 1