Easy Windows 8

Easy Windows 8

By: Mark Edward Soper (author)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.

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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 Microsoft Office for Ivy Tech Corporate College's southwest Indiana campus in Evansville, Indiana.

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 6 Enjoying Media with the Windows 8 UI Playing Music Viewing Video Buying Music and Videos Viewing Pictures Uploading Photos with SkyDrive Grabbing Photos with Your Webcam Chapter 7 Staying Connected with Windows 8 Apps Setting Up Email Accounts Reading and Replying to Emails Creating a New Email Message Attaching a File to a Message Chatting with the Messaging App Adding Contacts with the People App Viewing Your Calendar Scheduling Appointments with Calendar Finding Locations with the Maps App Checking Weather with the Weather App Chapter 8 Customizing the Windows 8 Start Screen Pinning a Website to the Start Screen Pinning a Folder to the Start Screen Relocating Tiles on the Start Screen Unpinning an Object from the Start Screen Adjusting the Size of Start Screen Tiles Turning Live Tiles Off and On Personalizing the Lock Screen Personalizing the Start Screen Changing Time Zone Settings Choosing a Photo for Your Account Picture Turning Off Notifications (online) Selecting Lock Screen Apps (online) Chapter 9 Using the Windows 8 Store Going to the Store Installing an App Removing an App Searching for an App Rating an App Updating Apps Adding a Payment Method to Your Account Chapter 10 Playing Games with Windows 8 Shopping for Games in the Microsoft Store Using the Games App Adding an Xbox Game Playing a Game Finding Game Options Chapter 11 Running Desktop Apps Opening the All Apps Screen Searching for "Hidden" Apps Starting a Desktop App from the All Apps Screen Pinning a Desktop App to the Start Screen Switching Between the Windows 8 UI and Desktop Apps Using WordPad Using Paint Printing Adding an App to the Desktop Taskbar Chapter 12 Managing Storage with File Explorer Starting File Explorer Introduction to File Explorer Introduction to Ribbon Menus Managing Libraries Copying and Moving Files or Folders Dealing with File/Folder Name Conflicts Burning Data Discs Selecting, Viewing, and Grouping Options Creating Zip Files with the Share Tab Using Frequent Places Viewing File Properties Chapter 13 Networking Your Home with HomeGroup Connecting to an Unsecured Public Wireless Network Connecting to a Secured Private Network Disconnecting and Other Network Options Connecting to a Hidden Network Creating a HomeGroup from the Start Screen Viewing the Password for Your HomeGroup Joining a HomeGroup from the Start Screen Opening the Network and Internet Window in Control Panel Setting Up a HomeGroup from Network and Internet Joining a HomeGroup from Network and Internet Opening HomeGroup Files Customized Sharing for Folders You Choose Viewing a Folder's Sharing Settings Leaving a HomeGroup from the PC Settings Screen Changing File Sharing Settings (online) Adjusting Streaming Media Settings (online) Chapter 14 Working with Photos from Your Desktop Adding Pictures to Your Pictures Library Importing Pictures Selecting Import Options Changing Picture Settings Making a Copy of a Photo Using Windows Photo Viewer Printing Photos with Windows Photo Viewer Installing Microsoft SkyDrive Copying Files to SkyDrive Sharing Photos on SkyDrive Adding RAW Image Support (online) Chapter 15 Working with Music from Your Desktop Starting Windows Media Player Playing an Audio CD Using Playback Controls in Windows Media Player Ripping (Copying) an Audio CD Selecting and Playing Albums and Individual Tracks Using Visualizations Setting Up Playlists Syncing Files to a Media Player Burning (Creating) a Music CD Chapter 16 Browsing the Internet from Your Desktop Starting IE10 from the Desktop Entering a Website Address (URL) Working with Tabs Setting Your Home Page Opening a Link Using Page Zoom Previewing and Printing a Web Page Opening the Favorites Center Adding Favorites to the Favorites Bar Adding Favorites to the Favorites Center Organizing Favorites Saving a Tab Group as a Favorite Opening a Favorite Website or Tab Group Using Accelerators Using InPrivate Browsing from the Desktop Managing Popups Setting Internet Privacy Features Deleting Selected Items from Your History List Deleting All Items from Your History List Saving a Web Page Chapter 17 Adding and Using Multimedia Features Adding Windows Essentials 2012 First-Time Startup of Windows Essentials 2012 Programs Displaying Your Photos by Folder and Date Creating a Movie from Your Slide Show with Movie Maker Adding Audio to Your Video or Slide Show Adding Windows Media Center An Overview of Windows Media Center Chapter 18 Advanced Configuration Options Adding and Using an Additional Display Personalizing Your Desktop Background Selecting a Standard Window Color Creating a Customized Window Color Selecting a Screen Saver Saving a Desktop Theme Snapping Apps Managing Devices and Printers from the Windows Desktop Changing Default Settings for Media and Devices Viewing and Removing Devices from the Start Screen (online) Turning Windows Features On and Off (online) Chapter 19 User Accounts and System Security Setting Up an Additional User with Windows 8 Changing an Account Type Setting Up PIN Number Access Enabling Parental Controls with Family Safety Reviewing Parental Controls (Family Safety) Logs Setting Up and Using a Picture Password Creating a Local Account (online) How Family Safety Works (online) Chapter 20 Protecting Your System Looking at User Account Control Configuring Windows Update Protecting Your Files with File History Recovering Files with File History Checking Security Settings with Windows Action Center Checking for Viruses and Spyware with Windows Defender Setting Windows Defender Options Checking for Windows Updates (online) Creating a System Image with Windows File Recovery (online) Restoring a System Image (online) Creating a Restore Point (online) Chapter 21 System Maintenance and Performance Displaying System Information Selecting a Power Scheme Using ReadyBoost Viewing Disk Information Checking Drives for Errors Testing Memory Scheduling Tasks Using Windows Troubleshooters Opening the Troubleshoot Startup Menu Using System Restore Using Refresh Customizing a Power Plan (online) Cleaning Up Unnecessary Files (online) Running Task Manager (online) Glossary Appendix A: Windows Essentials 2012 (online) Appendix B: Windows Media Center (online) 9780789750136 TOC 10/12/2012

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780789750136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780789750136
  • weight: 866
  • ISBN10: 0789750139

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